I am inspired by plaids today. After retiring some of the flashier items on my shirt shelves, I realized I'd gone too far. My city shirt wardrobe is currently weighted too heavily towards semi-solid shirts and simple stripes, an oversight that will be remedied with plaid shirts made from these Thomas Mason fabrics.
Now just a few men wear plaid shirts and perhaps others may think themselves not quite bold enough to make a plaid statement. But boldness is not really necessary. One trick that helps de-emphasize the complexity of a large check like the swatches in the photo is to combine them with a white collar and cuffs. Worn with a double breasted suit or single breasted with a waistcoat, there's only a peak of pattern setting off the necktie.
Yes indeed, fourth and fifth from the top will be just the ticket for the spring sunshine.