Lumberjack Check Makes Its Return To Popularity

Plaid has some competition – the check has returned.  It’s not just for enthusiastic hipsters, either; designers from Alexander McQueen to Marc Jacobs have taken the pattern to usages we have not seen since the Nirvana 90s.

Wearing a check does not always have to denote a nod to the grunge era; having a pattered shirt or jacket with a straight cut silk pant, streamlined blazer and extras like a bow around the neck of a collared shirt or a textured leather belt will remove you from the dirty slacker stigma just enough.

Of course if you are going for that type of look; bring out some thin legged jeans with a bit of shredding and some half laced work boots.  Try not to go to overboard with this one, though; nobody likes a pseudo 90s rocker that is trying so very hard to look effortless.


Lumberjack Check Makes Its Return To Popularity

From left to right: Lumberjack biker jacket ($145; Topshop), Alexander McQueen Checked silk dress ($925; Net-A-Porter), Marc by Marc Jacobs Nix check dress ($227; Net-A-Porter), Elisa check shirt ($35; Delia’s)



Lumberjack Check Makes Its Return To Popularity

From left to right: Black and white check shirt ($60; Topman),  Drykorn check scarf ($65; S|Sense),  ADAM wool blazer ($253; Bluefly), Red Bobby zip up hoody ($60; Topman)


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when i was still living in europe last winter, i bought a “euro style” blue plaid zip up from H&M! I thought it was sooo European because of the way it zips up and folds over. i get back to vancouver, and my friends are all thinking LUMBERJACK. *HA* well lumberjack is in.

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