The Tiamat red cross houndstooth sweater is a unisex sweater. At first sight a very classic casual look. This is because of the classic appearance of the black and white woven fabric. Here we used the houndstooth tartan pattern in an unexpected modern way. This makes this sweater a standout piece.
A cross in shades of red is set on top of this unisex houndstooth sweater. The cross is made of strips of frayed chiffon. The raw edges give it a tough feel. The raw edge cross, combined with the more classic houndstooth fabric, creates the tension we are looking for.
The back of this sweater is made of a black cotton jersey. Also the cuffs, board, and neckline are done in a black cotton mix. The black features give a modern and tough looking finish to this timeless item.
How to style this red cross houndstooth sweater
This unisex houndstooth sweater with a red application is an easy to wear item. Because it is both elegant and tough, modern and classic, you can play around with it for different looks.
For a casual but fun style wear this red cross houndstooth sweater over relaxed but chic trousers. Put on a black sneaker for a more sporty feel, or a fancy black shoe for a more elegant look. Because of the shades of red in the cross, red trousers go perfect with this black and white sweater. It gives a casual chic vibe. With sneakers you can style it in a more sporty way, but with tough boots you will get a tougher looking outfit. If it cools off in the warmer days, you can wear this sweater easily over shorts. Our black cotton dropped crotch trousers for example make a nice outfit.
Because of the reds used in the cross, this black and white houndstooth sweater goes well with any kind of red bottom. Red trousers with straight legs are a great match. It gives a relaxed chic vibe. With sneakers you can style it in a more sporty way, but with a pair of black heels you will get a more sophisticated looking outfit. A flowy red skirt will give an elegant feel to your outfit. Black trousers or a black skirt will also go perfectly with this sweater. Go for a fun silhouette with our black satin broomstick skirt.
History of houndstooth fabric
The black and white abstract checkerboard pattern with a vague resemblance to a chicken-foot print known in French as the pied de poule and in English as houndstooth, first appeared in the 1800s in the Scottish lowlands. Then, it was called Shepherd’s check or Dogtooth, and was mostly used on woven wool cloth outerwear for sheepherders. Today, the duo-tone pattern can be found on everything from tweed jackets to designer stiletto heels. From 1959 Christian Dior began incorporating the pattern into his designs. Rather than weaving the pattern, as was the style of the British, Dior and subsequent designers, including Louis Vuitton and Chanel, would instead print the distinctive shapes onto fabric for their women’s wear collections.