Famous for its simplicity and versatility, the checked shirt is a staple in any man’s wardrobe; season after season. Want to know the key to keeping your plaid look fresh? Here are five ways to style yours.
AS A LAYER
The plaid shirt doesn’t have to be the focal point of your look- add a subtle nod to the print by tying the piece around your waist or teaming with heavy knits for a cold weather-friendly feel.
The ultimate in laid back, retro styling; 90s nostalgia was all about shapeless pieces with plaid being one of the primary prints. Team yours with a white tee and baggy jeans, completing the look with hardwearing combat boots.
From weekends exploring the city to dinner with friends or family, the plaid shirt is the perfect attire for those smart/casual occasions. Thick cotton is preferable for those chilly winter days and keep your outerwear plain means no competing with your checked piece.
The endless appeal of grunge has always seen checked shirts at the forefront of menswear and the look has never been easier to achieve. Think raw, ripped jeans teamed with a tee and throw on your flannel shirt- add a chukka boot for a smart finish, or stick to trainers on those low key days.
Ditch those preconceptions of lumberjack plaid, these squares can be smart too. Adopt a smaller pattern for those special occasions-uniformed checks have a sleek and formal appeal. Finish with a tie, chinos and brogues and you’re winter party ready.
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