The Plaid Life

Kurt Cobain wearing a Plaid ShirtThe plaid shirt is one of the most underrated apparels that the world of fashion has ever seen. It is simple, stylish and extremely good looking and has stood the test of time. This is one of the most enduring styles that you could possibly come across and is a fashion staple that has spanned multiple generations like many other legendary fashion trends that have come by so far.

The origins of the plaid shirt are based in the early 1500s from the Scottish Tartans and later in the early 1900s when it entered North America. It did not take very long for the plaid shirt to be associated with cowboys, lumberjacks and hunters who made it a staple wear because of its durability. As a result of this, their presence trickled down to the fashion industry where they became a symbol of toughness and that of a working class hero, much like the denim jeans did. Eventually it was the Grunge Rock scene of the 1990s that made them popular among young people globally. Watching Kurt Cobain sway to the authority defying numbers belted out by Nirvana dressed in plaid shirt and baggy jeans suddenly made them both remarkably cool.

Blue Plaid Shirt They are simple, versatile and extremely good looking and this is the primary reason their presence has transcended the expectations of multiple generations. There is simply so much that you can do with them and they fit into the casual and formal setting perfectly. Understanding how their look can affect your fashion is the key to perfecting plaid shirts. Although they look similar they have subtle differences that help customize them for your needs.

The very basic things to know about plaid shirts and the effect that they can have on your fashion are the nature of their pattern, the colour and the way they are worn. They seem to have a place in your wardrobe irrespective of if you are on a vacation somewhere or are dressing up for an important meeting at work. It is this very versatile nature of plaid shirts that make them a must have apparel in any man’s wardrobe. Plaid shirts with smaller and finer checks can be worn with your formal attire while the ones with big and bold patterns are perfect for wearing with denim jeans and shorts alike. While smaller checks signify an air of sophistication and finesse, the larger and bolder prints convey playfulness. The colour of your shirt has a similar effect on your fashion as well, with brighter colours working well with casual trousers and darker colours that make you look composed, working well with formal trousers and a leather belt.Red Plaid Shirt

RMC jeans, the people behind the iconic embroidered denim jeans have released the latest collection of their take of the plaid shirt and they look absolutely fantastic. The essence of the signature style of RMC is immediately obvious with the use of bright coloured tones and big bold patterns, now available at Niro Fashion. Time and again RMC Jeans have proved that they are a heavyweight of the fashion industry and this new collection of plaid shirts hints towards the same. We are certain that if you are a fan of RMC jeans apparel and connect with their radical designs you are in for a treat with this splendid new collection of plaid shirts from the men whose roots are based in Hong Kong. Checks are here to stay, enjoy the plaid life!


1 Comment: The Plaid Life

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