Plaid is a classic men’s pattern, one you can wear pretty much anywhere. But go about it wrong and you run the risk of looking like a lost lumberjack. So take note:

  1. When suiting up with a plaid button-front, always pair it with a dark tie.
  2. Never mix your plaids and checks. Remember: gingham, tattersall, and plaid are all different.
  3. Leave plaid pants to the pro golfers. Period.
  4. Plaid should be worn as an accent – not the main attraction. Limit yourself to one plaid piece per outfit and anchor your ensemble with a solid color.
  5. Don’t be afraid to go unconventional. Sure, red and blue are classic plaid hues, but pastels and brights are great for summer.

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By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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July 9, 2013