Trends come and go. And with them, so do our favorite pieces and styles. However, there are survivors who have managed to defy the fast pace of the industry through their adaptability and checked shirts styleability. Thus, the checkered shirt, originating in North America has made it into our hearts as a reliable companion in both casual and business settings. Plaid shirts come in countless patterns. Shirts with large checks in lumberjack style are due to the rather casual cuts particularly well suited for a casual leisure look that paired with a classic blue jeans and a brown shoe a very cool street look. In the office, man wears under the suit gladly kleinkarierte shirts in light and dark construction.
Why are plaid shirts so popular?
The plaid shirt for men has been a true classic for years. Just like striped or plain shirts, plaid shirts can be worn for any casual or business occasion. Therefore, they are undoubtedly a real timeless classic. Plaid shirts come in all sizes and styles. Often, the check pattern is of different sizes. Some variants have a very large check, others have small checks. In English, the plaid shirt is also called a checkered or checked shirt.
Wear tips for checkered shirts
In your free time, real guys can wear large checkered shirts from Casamoda or VENTI perfectly with a pair of jeans or chinos. Also on warm days, plaid short sleeve shirts in combination with Bermudas or shorts give you the necessary freedom of movement for sportier activities. If you like it casual, you can also wear the shirt open over a shirt and complete the outfit with a cool sneaker. For the leisure look applies to the office style: shirts do not have to be tucked into the pants! If you want to look rather chic Out Of Office, you can also combine your favorite plaid shirt with a matching sweater and wear an elegant patent shoe with it. With this, you will be welcome at any terrace party.
Sizes of plaid shirts
For plaid shirts, depending on the brand, customers can find both the international sizes S/M/L and the German sizes according to collar size 39/40. For the German collar sizes, two sizes always correspond to one torso size. For example, the torso size (chest and waist size) of a plaid shirt in collar size 39 is exactly the same as that of a shirt in collar size 40. The only difference is the collar circumference, which is 1cm narrower. The following table gives an overview of which international size corresponds to which German collar sizes.
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A plaid shirt in business - is that possible?
If you can afford a business casual style in the office, you are also welcome to fall back on checks here. Unlike casual shirts, however, the checks in the office shirt are woven in much smaller and appear in quieter color variations. a plaid shirt should then be made of fine fabrics such as wool or silk.
To spare the eyes of colleagues at a meeting, you should pay attention to a few little things when choosing a plaid outfit. For this, choose plaid shirts with a fine check pattern. Dark blue, light blue and pink plaid shirts are just as suitable for the business look as shirts in earthy colors like brown or bordeaux. The easiest way to combine them is with a plain tie. When choosing patterned ties, the following applies: avoid too strong contrasts. Avoid similar patterns of identical size on tie and shirt. However, for different patterns - like plaid and stripes - go for similar pattern sizes.
Blue and white checkered shirts
Especially during the folk festival season, plaid shirts are a must-have to go with leather pants. The Vichy check shirts, whose check pattern consists of many stripes of the same width, have prevailed over the once traditional linen shirt over the course of time - thank the fashion god! Our wide range of shirts with wide or narrow checks, plaid or striped leaves nothing to be desired. The color variation of the check shirt is up to everyone, depending on the occasion and taste. However, traditional shirts in blue and white, for example from OLYMP, are still very popular. For a cozy marquee evening with friends you are now only missing the matching dirndl.
A red and white checked shirt
You are invited to a garden party with friends and have not yet found a suitable outfit. Your closet is full but you can't decide - We know this problem all too well and will help you find the perfect look for a cozy afternoon. Especially in spring, bright colors and wild patterns are back in style. A trend that will stay with us in 2018: Shirts in plaid patterns in all imaginable variations. But which plaid shirt is suitable for the first garden party and how do you combine it with a round outfit?
If you finally want to conjure up some spring mood in your outfit after the cold season, why not choose a plaid shirt in the color combination red and white. Sporty but chic enough for a party and elegant but without looking put on. Worn rolled up or open over a white shirt. Add a pair of light colored jeans with a wash and white sneakers. Ready is the perfect spring look.
More variations of plaid shirts
In 2018, the check shirt celebrates its revival - once again! Especially trendy is the check combination red-black. If that's too somber for you in spring, you can fall back on multi-colored check patterns from OLYMP or ETERNA. Because in 2018 it's going to be colorful! Around 12 trend colors have made it to the list of well-known designers this year. So dare to wear your favorite plaid shirt in more gaudy colors like red, yellow, orange or purple. There are also no limits for you when it comes to patterns. In addition to the classic Vichy pattern, why not try large checks or striped checks. Paired with a sporty button-down collar or classic Kent collar, you are dressed appropriately for any occasion.
Plaid patterns in different weaves
Plaid shirts are available in a variety of weaves. Satin, poplin, oxford and twill. If you're looking for a plaid shirt with a smooth feel, poplin and satin are the way to go. A light texture is found in the herringbone or twill shirts. Oxford is more tightly woven, giving it a coarser feel. Another common type of fabric is flannel: the typical plaid lumberjack shirt, for example, is made of it.