Checks are always trending in some way, shape or form. But for the colder months this year it’s Black Watch tartan, buffalo and windowpane that are the ones to watch. There are countless ways to work these patterns into your daily wardrobe, but one of the simplest is in the medium of an overshirt or flannel shirt. Men seem to pay little care and attention to what they are wearing their check shirt with, it is thrown on like an old shirt you do the painting and decorating in instead of being worn with an outfit befitting of this classic wardrobe staple. This is a shirt that covers every fashion base, it transcends seasons, it can be super hip, stylish and elegant, worn with shorts or suits; you can please your mother, girlfriend or best mates in a check shirt. The check shirt does not have to be all prim and proper, you know. Yes, you can turn it into a Sunday shirt if you like but how about giving it a little rebellious edge? Wear it tucked into some skinny black jeans, a well-worn leather jacket and a pair of old brogues and you’ll be rocking a look that makes the check shirt looking anything other than boring. Plus, if you’ve got that slicked-back greaser hair going on you’ll make it look even more rebellious.
– Ananya ghosh