The best men’s plaid shirts are those that can fill the role of a wardrobe staple, whether for the hot summer months or as cold weather gear. But finding them in the sea of options that online shopping can provide is often a challenge. We’ve compiled a list of our top ten favorite options that fulfill a range of tastes, wardrobe needs, and even occupation specific needs, so you can curtail your quest and get on with the business of life. Whether you’re headed into the office, out to a barbecue, or into the winter wilderness, we’ve got you covered.
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1. Men’s Long-Sleeve Plaid Fleece Shirt from Wrangler Authentics
The two-sided brushed fleece fabric is crafted to ensure that you stay warm all winter long. While it’s ideal for layering on especially cold days, you need not wait for a deep freeze to wear it. It can be worn on its own as the weather turns chilly in the autumn. The generous cut of the shirt allows for a full range of motion for those out of door chores that won’t wait. Take it on the trail or wear it closer to home in perfect comfort.
2. Goodthreads’ Short-Sleeve Large-Scale Plaid Shirt
For hot summer days, you need a shirt that will help you stay cool. The 100 percent cotton poplin fabric is crafted for comfort. A button collar allows it to be worn to casual or dress casual occasions and the box-pleated rear yoke allows complete freedom of movement. It’s the perfect grill master shirt, but can be worn to the park, on the golf course, or for a day enjoying the beauty of nature. The cut is designed to provide a standard, slightly slim fit and the rounded hem renders it attractive, whether you tuck it in or keep it relaxed.
3. Goodthreads’ Long-Sleeved Twill Plaid Shirt
The classic look of this plaid shirt is a staple in any man’s wardrobe. Brushed cotton twill fabric makes it perfect to wear during cooler summer activities or as a layer once the weather takes on a distinct chill. The button-down front closure and cuffs present the perfect casual, yet polished appearance and the box-pleated rear yoke allows a full range of motion. A rounded hem renders it ideal for a loose, casual look.
4. Long-Sleeve Button-Down Plaid Flannel Shirt by Izod
A great cool-weather wardrobe item, this plaid flannel shirt will keep you warm when the temperature starts to drop. Crafted from 55 percent cotton and 45 percent polyester, it’s still lightweight and ideal for autumn days when the temperature is variable. Wear it by itself or as a layer with other warm clothing; the box pleated rear yoke gives you a free range of motion, and the button cuffs can be rolled back for comfort.
5. Cotton Long-Sleeve Plaid Shirt from Double Pump
Affordable, easy to care for, and comfortable to wear to any occasion, this windowpane plaid shirt offers you a classic look with no fuss. The 100 percent cotton fabric has been given a soft, broken-in feel so you’ll never experience that new shirt discomfort. A button front closure and single-button barrel cuffs offer a dress casual appearance and a regular fit with rounded hem allow you to style your look as the occasion demands.
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6. Amazon Essentials’ Poplin Plaid Long-Sleeved Shirt
A relaxed, regular fit and generously cut rear shoulder yoke offer plenty of freedom for active motion. But the button front, sophisticated check pattern, and single-button barrel cuffs render this shirt a classic addition to any wardrobe. The crisp, light poplin fabric is crafted from 100 percent cotton, so it will help you stay cool even on warmer days, and it can be machine-washed. The rounded bottom hem means it can be worn loose or tucked in as the occasion merits, but you’ll always look great.
7. Hubbard Flannel Shirt by Carhartt
A classic pattern and a classic fit make this flannel plaid shirt a great wardrobe staple for any man. Crafted from 100 percent cotton ring spun flannel, it’s pre-shrunk to reduce post-purchase shrinking in the wash. The spread collar and button cuffs permit casual, comfortable wear of this shirt by itself or as a layer during cold weather. Two front pockets with flaps and button closures mean you can keep all your necessary items close at hand and secure.
8. Cutter and Buck Men’s Easy Care Button-Down Short-Sleeve Plaid Shirt
The yarn dye poplin fabric is crafted from 60 percent cotton and 40 percent polyester for lightweight and comfortable wear during warm weather. Short sleeves and a double-pleated rear shoulder yoke permit you a full range of motion, whether you’re tending the grill, playing ultimate Frisbee, or keeping the whole family together on a summer afternoon museum trip. Plus, it’s machine-washable and ready to wear at a moment’s notice. Stock your summer wardrobe with one of every color.
9. Gingham Buttondown Dress Shirt from Tommy Hilfiger
This is a perfect lightweight addition to any office or dress-casual wardrobe. But this wrinkle-free men’s gingham shirt is also comfortable. Crafted from 100 percent cotton, the button front with breast pocket and buttondown collar and cuffs is machine washable. Plus, the classic design has fuller sleeves, more generous armholes, and a more comfortable cut through the middle and chest, making it an ideal big and tall plaid shirt while sacrificing none of the style.
10. Van Heusen Gingham Dress Shirt
Perfect for the office or any important occasion, the tight, clean gingham pattern of this shirt will always look polished. The fabric is 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton, which makes it easily machine washable and quick to dry. Customize your look with the button collar and classic barrel cuffs, which may be rolled back for an informal, breezy appearance. You can even layer it with a t-shirt, leaving it loose and open for casual outings or errand running.
Plaid is a versatile pattern—gingham, buffalo check, windowpane, or even classic tartans—that can provide many essential items in your wardrobe. Finding the best plaid shirts for your budget and lifestyle needs shouldn’t be taxing or frustrating, and this list is designed to help you fill your shirt order in short order.
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By BCR Staff