Final Word The broad, cross-demographic appeal of the plaid shirt has allowed it to straddle all ends of fashion, particularly giving risk-averse men a chance to experiment — even if only slightly — with their day-to-day style. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply. The key players in the short sleeve game are the polo and the t-shirt. While short sleeve shirts do work, and can work, any time of the year, it is summertime that practically begs a guy to wear a short sleeve shirt.
So what makes the plaid shirt so enduring? How does one wear it, and wear it well? Before it became intrinsically linked with the great American outdoors, plaid was a loaded political symbol. As a result of the Scottish rebellion, The Dress Act of banned plaid and tartan throughout Great Britain and wearing it was a punishable offence for over four decades. When plaid eventually made its way across the pond to North America, it began to develop its connotations of outdoorsmen as cowboys, lumberjacks and hunters championed the plaid flannel shirt for its durability and US heritage brands like Woolrich and Pendleton spun their now iconic two-tone Buffalo check styles.
It entered the annals of pop culture through a generation of mid-century film icons like James Dean and Rock Hudson, and made the big time when worn by The Beach Boys on the cover of their album Surfer Girl. Aesthetically speaking, plaid shirts in most colour schemes are low-risk, sitting nicely atop a pair of chinos or jeans, and equally at home under a Harrington jacket or worn unbuttoned over a classic white crew neck T-shirt. Indeed, a plaid shirt is the ideal solution for guys who are keen to introduce a little more visual interest to their casual looks but are unsure how to go about it: When on the lookout for the right plaid shirt, Raymond recommends focusing on fit, colour and a certain level of authenticity.
For premium quality at less-than-luxury prices, look towards American revisionist brands out of Japan like Beams Plus. Team them with straight-leg jeans, slim cords or camel chinos, a denim jacket and a pair of classic Red Wing boots to achieve the full Americana effect. All-American brands should be your first port of call for this type of shirt, with the likes of J. Crew and Ralph Lauren offering a wide variety of styles year-round.
The broad, cross-demographic appeal of the plaid shirt has allowed it to straddle all ends of fashion, particularly giving risk-averse men a chance to experiment — even if only slightly — with their day-to-day style. The shirt features a button down collar and a patch pocket on the left front. For an option in a regular fit — also from an Amazon brand — the Amazon Essentials short sleeve plaid is percent cotton and offered in three different shades of blue.
The Tennyson is percent cotton and features one buttonless pocket on the left chest. The shirt is percent cotton. Another option for a very western shirt is the Wrangler short sleeve plaid , which also features the pearl snap buttons.
Dickies has been on trend and popular for a few years now and this short sleeved shirt for men is a good example of why. The shirt is 55 percent cotton and 45 percent poly and features a larger plaid pattern. The horn buttons also feature the Dickies name. The bottom hem is straight so the shirt works great untucked.
The collar is a straight collar. As another option , Dickies also makes a short sleeve plaid western shirt , which comes in 10 different colors. This plaid short sleeve shirt is an all-natural blend of 60 percent linen and 40 percent cotton, so it might need a little iron action after machine washing. The shirt features one pocket on the left chest and a button-down collar. Nautica red and French vanilla. There is actually a lot going on with this shirt — besides being good looking.
Now as for the looks: It is available in several different colors. Updated Jul 18, at 7: Published Apr 4, at 9: The men's short sleeve plaid shirt is an essential for every great wardrobe.
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