In truth, the best check shirts is a tricky old list to compile. While styles come and go (even those super baggy, faux silk ‘Madchester’ shirts, last seen on a Blind Date contestant circa 1993 have made a slight resurgence) the check shirt remains a constant. And for good reason, it’s a timeless design classic. As such, choosing the best is no easy task.
Whether you’re smartening up or dressing down, the plaid button-up is your friend. And, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love that lumberjack vibe that a check shirt instantly gives you. From thick, outdoor work wear, to lighter, summer camping numbers, our top check shirts list has something for everyone.
1) Burton Brighton Sherpa Lines Shirt – £94.99
Scraping through as a check shirt by the skin of its teeth, this check shirt from the good folk at Burton Snowboards is steeped in American. Beneath that classic look, is an insulating Sherpa lining in the body, and Taffeta lining in the sleeves where you wont need quite so much insulation.
Where You Would Wear This
Ffion’s boyfriend talks to you about Kings of Leon playing the Milton Keynes Bowl, and you nod intently, but you’re distracted. Just like the thump of Remix Ignition that’s playing from the conservatory stereo, his words are just muted background noise. You can’t stop thinking about that acoustic guitar you saw in the bedroom when you went for a piss. “Should I get it and give it a go?” You think. “Everyone will love Wonderwall, surely?”. “Bowie would, wouldn’t he?” Sharply, you come to your senses. “What was I thinking!” you scream at yourself. No. You’re already the coolest person there in your vintage looking Burton shirt. There’s no Wonderwall tonight.