5 checkered shirts you need to wear
Cool enough to be worn on a weekend, a date, or in the office, the checkered shirt never seems to tire, and is the complimentary counterpart to the classic plain white shirt. Choosing a bold check for the new season is also a surefire way to overhaul your style without the fuss.
Simply pair a bold checkered shirt with slim jeans or chinos (and even shorts, weather permitting) – and remember to roll up your sleeves to achieve every gentleman’s failsafe look.
When opting for linen, it’s always best to ensure the fit is regular and not fitted, and Thomas Pink‘s Lovell check washed linen shirt is a winner. The bold plaid design is perfect for those tranquil dress-down days (or jet-set lounging by the poolside) and we believe that this should be the gentleman’s wardrobe staple. £100, thomaspink.com
Beautifully crafted from super-soft cotton, Sandro’s Lost Check shirt features the classic plaid in red and navy. Worn unbuttoned and untucked, try wearing this over a white t-shirt, or pair with jeans or chinos with suede shoes for an effortlessly casual look. £155, harrods.com
Polo Ralph Lauren
The Madras checkered shirt is a gentleman’s favourite, instantly adding flair to any holiday look. Polo Ralph Lauren’s standard-fit linen shirt features the unmissable Madras check that demands favourable attention. Worn untucked, roll up the sleeves and pair with almost any pair of chinos or shorts. £109, ralphlauren.co.uk
Crafted from pure cotton, Peter Millar’s Philosopher’s Plaid shirt features a button-down collar and is cut slim – ideal for those smart-casual days in the office. Try pairing under a navy blazer to finesse a timeless, gentlemanly look that will never tire. £180, harrods.com
Burberry’s regular fit pure cotton button-down shirt will instantly set you aside from the rest, thanks to this unmissable red and blue gingham check. We particularly favour a pairing of slim denim jeans and off-white trainers which is the perfect go-to when traversing the urban landscape this spring. £180, harrods.com
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