Like a plaid flannel is an autumnal essential, every guy should have a gingham shirt worth showing off in the summertime. While you may associate gingham with Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz or picnic tables, the pattern can be subtly cool and manly in dark colors and smaller checks. Pastels are obvious perfection around Easter time, but black and white gingham work from the the dog days of summer into the harsh nights of winter with a few changes in accessories and some additional layers.
We found the perfect shirt to ground your summer style.
Below, how to wear a gingham shirt five ways:
Wear it Well: Roll up the sleeves so you don’t get any egg benny on your elbow.
TO THE GAME
Wear it Well: Instead of going with your good ol’ sports tee, upgrade your look by keeping your pieces in the team’s colors.
Wear it Well: Keep it monochrome, save for the tie, to really show off the gingham.
TO A WEDDING
Wear it Well: Pick a fun color suit and go black and white with all your accessories to let the gingham act as a neutral.
TO DATE NIGHT
Wear it Well: Add one pop of color and a dose of pattern with your gingham shirt for an “I-tried-but-not-too-hard” look.
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