Check Mate: Vintage Lumberjack Shirts
The lumberjack of Monty Python sketch fame may profess a love of ladies underwear (hey, whatever floats your boat) but we all know the real style superstar in any rugged logger's wardrobe has got to be the humble flannel shirt! As the temperatures dip, it's worth taking a style tip from those who spend their working life outdoors - they know cosy when they find it, which is why the plaid shirt has become the lumberjack's unofficial uniform over the years. And the best place to find your new check mate? Among Rokit's collection of vintage shirts, natch!
Choppin' Wood & Lookin' Good In Vintage Plaid Shirts
Check shirts have become stratospherically popular in recent times
- if you haven't got one in your wardrobe already, where have you
been - living in a remote forest with no one but loggers for
fashion guidance?! Oh, wait...
But don't let a high street awash with identikit flannel numbers
lessen their appeal - remember the old adage: vintage equals
unique! If you're feeling classic, a vintage shirt with jeans, an
oversized knit and heavy boots has grunge appeal, or team with a
studded biker and ripped black skinnies for a more punk take.
Want to push some style boundaries? Try layering a couple of
vintage flannel shirts in different check patterns - wear one
buttoned up and another tied around your waist, balanced with hard
wearing heritage fabrics like leather, suede or denim. Or how about
tearing a leaf out of Ovadia & Sons AW14 catwalk offering and
incorporating your vintage shirt into a smarter outfit? Try a tweed
or wool suit with an open check shirt to add a pop of colour and a
laid back feel, or layer one under a plain jumper and check suit
for full-on geometric appeal.
Vintage Flannel Shirts: What To Look Out For
When buying your plaid shirt, it's worth remembering that not all
vintage shirts are created equal. If you're after quality, then
wool is the name of the game. We've pure virgin wool shirts galore
from heritage brands like Pendleton and Woolrich whose family run
woollen mills have been producing garments and blankets for over a
After a bargain? Laundry skills leave something to be desired?
Before you compile a wardrobe full of clothes that require sending
back to your mum for washing (seriously, she has better things to
do) why not check out our range of synthetic mix shirts, that you
can just chuck in the machine? Less of the itch-factor there,