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5 Days, 5 Ways: The Tattersall Shirt

cross your T's and give tattersall a try

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Feb 6 2017

If there’s a part of your wardrobe worth bulking up, it’s your tailored shirt options. You can wear the same khakis for 3 days straight and potentially have it go unnoticed, but the same cannot be said for your favorite OCBD. A few colorful solid options are a smart choice, but to really add visual interest to your work wardrobe, a few patterned shirts are worth the investment. Our first choice? A blue tattersall.

So what makes tattersall differ from your standard plaid shirt? Tattersall has regular, evenly spaced lines that run vertically and horizontally, resulting in a repeating square pattern. Very clean and geometric, tattersall is a great way to introduce visual interest to your work wardrobe.



Tattersall is the perfect print to add just a little spice to your favorite work shirt.



Suit: Suit Supply, $639 | Tie: The Tie Bar, $19Shoes: Massimo Matteo, $159

Socks: Pair of Thieves, $10 | Bag: Jack Spade, $378

Wear it well: Bust through the Monday blues with pops of bright red.


Trousers: Sid Mashburn, $295 | Coat: J.Crew, $198 | Pomade: Railcar, $18

Jacket: Spellbound, $359 | Boots: Alden x Context, $595 | Belt: Steven Alan, $59

Wear it well: Don’t be afraid to throw another pattern into the mix – just make sure you change the scale, like the large windowpane on the pants above.


Chinos: Gant Rugger, $165 | Sweater: Everlane, $68 | Shoes: Common Projects, $530

Glasses: Steven Alan Optical, $225 |  Fragrance: D.S. & Durga, $155

Wear it well: Break out your bright, spring chinos early by pairing them with a neutral sweater and boots.


Pants: Carhartt WIP, $59 | Sweatshirt: Wood Wood, $152 | Cap: Whistles, $95

Sneakers: Acne Studios, $370 | Glasses: Warby Parker, $145

Wear it well: Bring your favorite work shirt into the weekend with a graphic sweatshirt and slim pants.


Jeans: Norman Porter, $250 | Jacket: A.P.C., $515 | Socks: Ace & Everett, $26

Sweater: Brooks Brothers, $60 | Shoes: Want les Essentiels, $495

Wear it well: Compliment an all blue tattersall with a bright orange sweater and socks.

Tell Us,

What is your go-to work shirt pattern?

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