(Pendleton gun clubs circa 1952)
From American Fabrics, 1949:
Gun Club check! More interesting than Shepherd's check, more densely packed than Tattersall, and without the anxieties that occasionally bother folks over wearing tartans. How did they enter the look? Any idea whose gun club it was? :icon_smile_big: Wool only? (Would it turn into a form of gingham in cotton? I'm a little fuzzy over whether gingham is a pattern or a weave...) Anything you wouldn't put the pattern on?18. The Coigach
The first of the original Gun-clubs was adopted as the club check of one of the American Gun Clubs in the year 1874. It is like the Shepherd on a white ground, but with alternating checks of black and strong red-brown. The six-threads in the check are just less than a quarter of an inch in the fabric, and the all-over effect is both pleasing and distinctive. While the "gun-club" checks were adopted of use in American Gun Clubs, it should be remembered that the design was created by a Scotch woolen designer whose name has failed to survive that of his great creation.