Design Signature: Tan, black, white, and red "House Check" tartan pattern
Established in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, the brand initially made a name for itself with its hard-wearing trenchcoats made from gabardine, at the time a revolutionary fabric. What really pushed it into pop culture infamy was its tartan "House Check," a tan, black, red, and white pattern that became popular among working class "Chav" youths, who were kind of England's equivalent to 'Lo Heads. In addition, it's one of the most widely copied patterns, with so many people continuing to aspire for a piece of that British luxury. You'll find it on the lining of Burberry's classic trenches and outerwear, as well as button down shirts, scarves, and other accessories.