5 Days, 5 Ways: The Check Shirt
A solid wardrobe consists of at least a handful of patterns. Your very first button up shirt was probably a solid white, followed by a French blue, and then maybe a gingham number…but have you checked out checks? A check shirt gives a quiet but impactful dose of visual interest, and never goes out of style.
THE CHECK SHIRT: CHARLES TYRWHITT, $69
The check shirt is an easy option to add a touch of visual interest to any outfit.
Suit: Suit Supply, $999 | Tie: The Tie Bar, $19 | Watch: Michael Kors, $250
Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, $155 | Belt: Bonobos, $98 | Glasses: Warby Parker, $95
Wear it well: Take pattern play to the next level by pairing your check shirt with a dotted tie.
Blazer: Gant, $650 | Pants: Acne Studios, $240 | Tie: Frank + Oak, $26
Oxfords: Cole Haan, $270 | Work Bag: Mismo, $550
Wear it well: Add some fun to your weekday work look by skipping the socks and flashing that ankle.
Bomber: Your Neighbors, $89 | Chinos: Incotex, $295 | Sneakers: Converse, $125
Sunglasses: Carhartt WIP, $218 | Cap: Publish, $44 | Wallet: Paul Smith, $150
Wear it well: Match your pants to your favorite accent color in the check, and balance the loud pants with all black everything else.
Jacket: Paul Smith Red Ear, $525 | Jeans: Levi’s Made & Crafted, $160 | Cologne: Tom Ford, $220
Sneakers: Onitsuka Tiger, $70 | Key Holder: Areaware, $56 | Wallet: Jack Spade, $88
Wear it well: Go mostly monochrome by dressing around one accent color in the check pattern.
Sweatshirt: Saturdays NYC, $120 | Shorts: Fred Perry, $125
Penny Loafers: G.H. Bass & Co., $110 | Sunglasses: Steven Alan Optical, $165
Bracelet: Miansai, $85 | Backpack: Herschel Supply Co., $60
Wear it well: Skip the office and pair your work top with your weekend favorites for a Friday in the park.
WHERE DO YOU WEAR YOUR CHECKS?
Want to see more ways to wear the items featured in this article? See 5 ways to wear a crewneck sweatshirt, statement bomber and minimal sneaker.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Gabi Meyers went from Team SG's first-ever intern to a trusted fashion editor and stylist. She currently lives in Chicago with a very cute dog.