Mens Ready Made Outfit: Summer Plaid

June 3rd, 2009

Summer Plaid for Men
Feeling the love for this set?  Here’s more information about it.

Be the very essence of summer in a classic pair of boat shoes and a colorful plaid shirt.  Effortlessly cool, and super easy to wear.  Here’s how to get the look of summer plaid:

1.  Start with a plaid shirt.  If you’re uncomfortable with patterns, try a simple blue and white plaid.  But if you’re looking to make a splash, try a plaid with bright colors–such as this light blue and orange combo.
2.  Put on a pair of khaki pants.  Bonus points for eschewing the traditional beige for a color like navy or black.
3.  Slip on a pair of boat shoes, sans socks, to complete the look.

How would you wear summer plaid?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Men,Ready Made Outfits

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jay  |  June 3rd, 2009 at 4:45 am

    I really like this outfit, apart from the shoes. I love plaid and can really see myself wearing this particular shirt, and I love the dark khakis… although the definition of khakis has me confused. Are they the same as chinos?
    I think I’d replace the boat shoes with some brown lace-ups.

  • 2. Trisha  |  June 3rd, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Yup, that can be confusing. Khaki is both a color and a type of fabric – here, we’re referring to the fabric, not the sand-like color ordinarily associated with it. Chinos are similar to Khaki pants, but they’re slightly dressier.

    The outfit does work with brown lace-up shoes as well. Nice call out, Jay!


  • 3. jeremy  |  June 4th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I’m a big fan of this outfit, however….
    When I follow the link to american eagle for the pants they are not available. BUMMER!! Can you suggest an alternative?

    Thanks much,

  • 4. Trisha  |  June 4th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Sorry about that Jeremy. We’re also a fan of J Crew’s relaxed fit lightweight chino, and they’re on sale for $49.50 (originally $69.50). Here’s the link:

  • 5. MC  |  June 11th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I’m still not sold on the “caged shoe” or gladiator sandal trend that’s really overtaking closets around the world. It just seems like too much all at once and comes across as trying too hard.

    And it might work, maybe, for summer evenings but during the day, ugh, I just feel like those shoes are going to melt on feet!

  • 6. edwin  |  February 27th, 2011 at 2:08 am

    how much this set?

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