There are several different types of plaid fabrics. Among some examples are: Tartan Plaid patterns, Buffalo Check, Madras Plaid, and Glen Plaid. Buffalo Check is typically red and black, and common in outdoor clothing, such as that for hunting. Tartan patterns have many intersecting stripes of color in various widths and different hues. Madras Plaid is typical of summer patterns, in a classy fabric. Glen Plaid uses two or three colors at most.