THREE WAYS TO WEAR SUMMER CHECKS
By Steven Potter, July 10, 2019
Now, we know checks are usually synonymous with a more wintry aesthetic. You know: wool coats, thick overshirts etc. — but there’s more than one way to wear the four-edged favorite. So, take a peep at the three looks below, from tailored utility styles to eye-popping colorways without a buffalo plaid in sight. After all — it’s always hip to be square.
For a high-summer spin on the classic check, channel the guy above and swap out your trusty denim shorts for a utility style instead. With the multi-pocket look leading the way for SS19 and SS20 thanks to the most recent run of menswear shows, now’s the time to update. A sleeveless printed tee keeps things easy-breezy, and for throwing real shade, cop a pair of visor-style sunnies to top it all off.
Talking of swapping out denim, your jeans could do with a day off this season too. Some check pants like the pair above seamlessly bridge that tricky gap between smart and casual looks with ease. All you need is a fresh white tee to match those accents and some sneakers with day-glo shades ensure you're repping the utility and neon trends simultaneously. Just swap the kicks out for some loafers and you’ve effortlessly updated the look for a smarter vibe.
Dropping the polished look for this last 'fit. For the long, hazy days ahead, give your shorts and tee combination an update with a brighter vibe, as bold colors are here for the foreseeable. Team with a pair of adidas shorts and keep those athleisure vibes peaking nicely with some optic-white sneakers from Asics — the dad-sneaker specialists. One for the rooftop-bar repertoire for sure.