by Bailey, Buffalo Exchange Portland
Portlanders are no strangers to plaid. We love it, we live it, we wear it all the time, in sickness and in health, ’til death do us part. I think I love plaid because I associate it with picnics. I love picnics, too, but we only get to have them for a few months out of the year in rainy North West. So what better time to bust out the plaid than Spring 2013?
Step 1: Know your plaid
There are a number of different kinds of plaid being shown for men this spring in shirts, pants, jackets, etc. You name it, you can find it in plaid—especially here! Here’s a quick guide to the different styles.
Tartan (multi-colored large square, pajama plaid)
Madras (preppy multi-colored, similar to tartan)
Glen (multi-color, multi width, 40s)
Buffalo Check (lumberjack)
Step 2: Own your plaid
For a subtle approach to plaid, try finding a piece with a plaid accent, like these awesome pants with plaid pocket accents!
For daring plaid connoisseurs, try out some pattern mixing like our cashier, Zahnen!
Step 3: Take to the streets
No matter your particular plaid preference, there is always a way to incorporate this proven Portland pattern into your spring wardrobe. See you at the park! I’ll bring the watermelon.