As everyone struggles to transition his or her wardrobe perfectly from summer to fall, a pattern that remains timeless as well as season-less is gingham. It’s been around for a few months and brands like J. Crew have made sure to express the gingham appeal to classy dressers who love a good button-up. The gingham pattern has a bit of a picnic table vibe but when done right, it can also be the chicest transitional pattern on anyone.
This Fashionisto pairs his classic gingham shirt with a pair of fresh blue jeans and desert boots. He accents the monochromatic outfit with a leather braided green belt. The black and white gingham shirt goes well with his faded black and clear glasses, making the overall look perfectly back-to-school friendly.
I think gingham is a timeless pattern and it’s most recent appearance in menswear offers a vintage perspective on any outfit. It’s both youthful yet classic. According to GQ, “In the eighteenth century, factories in Manchester, England, and the southern United States were in the midst of a brutal financial slump when they latched onto gingham production as a way to revive their struggling economies.”
Gingham works well in shirts, pocket squares, and even tablecloths. It’s a bold pattern that can transition into fall in the most discrete way.
Hint: If you’re trying to transition a gingham-patterned item to fall, make sure to pick dark colors like black and navy contrasted with white.