Inspiration Blog - traditional

Menswear Refashioned

Fabrics don’t have to be colored “old world” to be classic.  Uplifting color stories have recently carried us through the economic downturn. Despite menswear fashion being characterized as a dated tartan with dark and drab colors, it more importantly encompasses fine fabrics with clean lines and impeccable tailoring.  Today, intense color is a mainstay in decor.  Your home should reflect what you wear.  Your colorful personality should bounce off your decorated walls and furniture.  Tattersall, houndstooth, and plaids with rich color bring tried and true design into the 21st century.  Roth & Tompkins puts a fresh spin on traditional, using bold blacks, blues, and reds to resurrect a tired plaid and refashion color in a tattersall.

For fabric specifications, other color ways, and coordinates click on the links in red.

a. Elizabeth Night
b. Copley Square Cardinal
c. Pembrook Cardinal
d. Harris Charcoal
e. Carlton Night
f.  Parkhill Cardinal
g. Pembrook Cardinal


Traditional is Back

Traditional plaids, paisleys, and tattersalls have found their way back into our wardrobes and homes.  Brights continue to be accented throughout, but the warmth found in our heritage lays the foundation for today’s furnishings.  Oil paintings and assorted antiques pair beautifully with rich twill and houndstooth fabrics, and leather bound books and globes in libraries sit elegantly by our tartan drapes.

Roth & Tompkins understands the eclectic traditional.  We specialize in creating flow and transition from room to room.  Solids and textures can layer casually in a masculine office and elegantly in a formal dining room.

For fabric specifications, other color ways, and coordinates click on the links in red.



trend (trend)

  1. the general course or prevailing tendency; drift
  2. style or vogue
  3. the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.

tra•di•tion•al (truh-dish-uh-nl)

  1. handed down by; in accordance with
  2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the older styles

By definition, you may think one needs to be “trendy” or “traditional”.  Here at Roth & Tompkins Textiles, we flow in the middle, embracing a “transitional” approach, marrying traditional and trend.  We feel your style is an individual choice.  We offer comfort, quality, and cotton in transitional solids and patterns…

tran•si•tion (tran-zishuhn)

  1. movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change
  2. brief modulation; a modulation used in passing.
  3. a passage from one scene to another

For fabric specifications, other color ways, and coordinates click on the links in red:

a. Bennett Wheat
b. Hepburn Spring
c. Edwin Spring
d. Hanover Seaglass
e. Calypso Red