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August 21, 2014

Plaids & Checks: A Fresh Update to a Casual Necessity

When we think of plaids and checks, a favorite plaid sport shirt is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Why? Because they’re awesome. Pattern is so popular this season, it’s popping up everywhere – and in all incarnations, like windowpane and even argyle. They work with jeans, and cords as it gets cooler. Whatever your style, we’ve got a plaid for you.
If you missed out on plaids and checks for work or for after 5, be sure to check them out in our Fashion Finds, and tell us what you think in the comments section below and on social media. See you next week.
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Argyle-Crewneck-Sweater/MS00555,default,pd.html
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Brooks Brothers - Argyle Crewneck Sweater
Argyle Crewneck Sweater
Brooks Brothers
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With the return of checks and plaids, an argyle sweater takes on a fresh and modern look. While this one from Brook Brothers Red Fleece collection is a classic, the fit is a little trimmer and the proportions a bit more modern – giving it a really updated feel. We always like to add a simple white crewneck t-shirt to give a little interest at the neckline – and for comfort, though this sweater is quite soft. It looks great with jeans and grey or tan cotton twill pants for a weekend afternoon of shopping.
https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shirts/secretwash/PRDOVR~A0205/A0205.jsp J. Crew - Thomas Mason® Archive for J.Crew in 1882 Check Shirt
J. Crew - Thomas Mason® Archive for J.Crew in 1882 Check Shirt
As you know from prior posts, Thomas Mason produces some of the world’s best fabrics. We especially like this Thomas Mason blue plaid for J. Crew. The color is so perfectly saturated, it looks great with darker jeans. You will appreciate the quality of the fabric and the richness of the colors for many weekends – and years - ahead.
http://www.tommybahama.com/TBG/Men/Shirts/Long_Sleeve_Shirts/PRD_TD37755/Island+Modern+Fit+Washington+Square+Plaid+Shirt.jsp# Tommy Bahama - Island Modern Fit Washington Square Plaid Shirt
Tommy Bahama - Island Modern Fit Washington Square Plaid Shirt
This cotton pale bluish grey plaid from Tommy Bahama has the classic relaxed weekend look they are known for. The two flap pockets and soft washed look of the fabric just calls of casual weekends, relaxing – maybe on the couch, watching the game. Wear your favorite jeans (or for now, your shorts will work, too.)

http://www.ledbury.com/products/brown-carpenter-shirt Ledbury - The Brown Carpenter Gingham Shirt
Ledbury - The Brown Carpenter Gingham Shirt
Heading into fall, this brown and white gingham is a wonderful alternative to a classic plaid for a casual day at the office or heading out for brunch on a weekend. Ledbury has designed this shirt with a modern button down collar, giving it a clean finish that will look great with your dark wash denim jeans. Add a dark navy or brighter, complimentary color sweater.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Burberry-Brit-Modern-Fit-Logo-Polo-Navy/prod149130261_cat13140748__/p.prod Burberry Brit - Modern-Fit Logo Polo
Burberry Brit - Modern-Fit Logo Polo
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Burberry Brit - Modern-Fit Logo Polo
Modern-Fit Logo Polo
Burberry Brit
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Sometimes a small amount of plaid goes a long way – especially when it’s from Burberry. The contemporary fit and most subtle plaid detail at the placket is timeless. You’ll still get plenty of use out of this classic polo in the next couple of months. And when it gets too cool, you’ll look forward to the days when you can reach for it again.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/peter-millar-fairfield-regular-fit-windowpane-plaid-polo/3740271 Peter Millar - Fairfield Windowpane Plaid Polo
Peter Millar - Fairfield Windowpane Plaid Polo
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Peter Millar - Fairfield Windowpane Plaid Polo
Fairfield Windowpane Plaid Polo
Peter Millar
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If you watched the Masters or US Open golf tournaments, you saw lots of plaid on the golf course. We like this blue windowpane check from Peter Millar. Wear it to the club or with your jeans or shorts on the weekends. There’s still plenty of golfing season left, right? Right?
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=41387946 Polo Ralph Lauren - Tartan Waxed-Cotton Anorak
Polo Ralph Lauren - Tartan Waxed-Cotton Anorak
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Polo Ralph Lauren - Tartan Waxed-Cotton Anorak
Tartan Waxed-Cotton Anorak
Polo Ralph Lauren
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Sure, we always like a good black, navy, or tan piece of outerwear. But this tartan anorak from Ralph Lauren has totally drawn us in. It has leather trim, and a zip and button closure to keep out the wind, as well as a drawstring hem. We can’t help but admire style when it’s paired with function. Your fall weekend outings just got a little better in this jacket.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/daniel-buchler-woven-cotton-lounge-pants/3291680 Daniel Buchler - Woven Cotton Lounge Pants
Daniel Buchler - Woven Cotton Lounge Pants
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Daniel Buchler - Woven Cotton Lounge Pants
Woven Cotton Lounge Pants
Daniel Buchler
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Hey, who doesn’t like a good-looking pair of lounge pants – as long as they’re still completely comfortable? Daniel Buchler comes through for us with these cotton drawstring favorites. Wear them with a white or navy zip-up hoodie or a soft t-shirt for a comfy and presentable look. Your family will thank you.
 

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