Check it Out!
Check out our selection of checked shirts from just £7
Tartan, check or plaid, whatever name you prefer to call it, the checked shirt is back! And is a key print for AW16. We have a wide selection in various different styles from large checks to micro patterns.
The plaid shirt’s an item that has been adopted by several different style tribes over the generations. From Punks in the Eighties with their customisation approach, played out by using badges, rips and tears, to Grunge’s dishevelled iterations and also the Skater scene with the garment commonly tied around the waist. Solid proof that there’s several ways to adopt the piece into your wardrobe whatever your style!
If you prefer the laid back look, pair the shirt with some joggers and high-top trainers which will instantly add a sporty vibe. This look is multi-purpose enough to adapt to several occasions, from lounging indoors to strolling around town on a Sunday afternoon.
For a smarter approach, the shirt can be worn with a pair of chinos and some chukka boots. If you want to turn up the smart notch then switch the chinos for tailored trousers and wingtip brogues, creating a balanced and considered outfit.
The lumberjack look can also come to mind, yet there’s nothing wrong with creating a stylised version of this outfit and it can actually look quite good! Pair the shirt with dark indigo denim to give it an instant update and finish off with some chunky boots.
A comfortable and casual solution to a dialled down outfit can be played out by using the jacket as a layer, worn open and pairing with a long or short sleeved t-shirt, ideal for the autumn weather. We have a selection of shirts that come readily paired with a t-shirt for just £12 so we’ve done half the work for you! Finish off with some distressed denim and some skate shoes.
The checked shirt offers versatility, a garment with enduring fashion credibility. The shirt’s a well-rounded item that can be worn with and complement a variety of outfits, making it a true investment piece that’s light on the pocket, and great in the wardrobe!