When making the transition into autumn styling, it’s best take some cues from your spring style. Gingham and plaid shirts weren’t just trends during the warmer months, they have effectively become style staples that have made a case for themselves to be worn year-round. Even though you’re taking cues from your spring style, you’ll want to save those spring color palettes for next year and reach for heartier tones this fall.
The two shirts in this feature are from Johnston & Murphy’s Fall 2013 Collection. It is impressive to see that J&M has really improved the fit of their shirts, while sticking to their traditional styles. Below are some style tips when selecting plaid or gingham shirts this fall.
- When choosing either a gingham & plaid shirt this fall, sticking to earth tones and heartier colors is key.
- Gingham Scale: during the warmer months, the scale of the squares should remain smaller and traditional. During the fall, look for a larger size/scale gingham pattern. A larger scale to the pattern will make it more distinct which is beneficial when the colors become darker and warmer.
- Plaid shirts pair well with wool suits because they inherently complement the wool fabric’s texture.
- Booth shirt patterns pair well with corduroy, wool and denim.
Clayton Double Buckle Pebble Grain Shoes by Johnston & Murphy
Dr. Herringbone Wool Tie by Armstrong & Wilson
Tyndall Wingtip Burgundy Boot by Johnston & Murphy
This post is sponsored by Johnston & Murphy & Style Coalition.
Photos by Marina T. Peele @Cantwinklefty
Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM