Bit of a "faux" tartan this one. Legend has it that "Childers Universal" was invented by Erskine Childers (author of The Riddle of the Sands) as a "Universal" tartan that could be worn by Englishmen at government functions. This may or may not be the case, but it's one of the more tasteful tartans, in my opinion, and would make an excellent picnic rug- or indeed, a pair of ultra smart trews.
Oh how I loved this when it first came out in 1990! Watched it over and over again. Whit Stillman's brilliant low-budget take on Manhatten preppies on the Deb Circuit. Lots of talking, not much action, script-led, witty, urbane, slightly jerky direction; like modern-day Jane Austen. If you loathed "Titanic" you're going to love this.