Elegant or casual checked shirts are primarily tailored to the male world. The normally very colorful checkered shirts are available in stores in both short-sleeved and long-sleeved shirts and are made of cotton or fine linen, for example.
Classification of the checked shirt category
Checked shirts are often colloquially referred to as “wooden shirts”. This is likely due to the fact that craft professionals (as well as forest workers) are obviously very fond of this. In fact, there is at least one checked shirt in almost every male wardrobe – regardless of the professional orientation of the wearer.
There are checked shirts in summery light quality with short sleeves and a fluffy flannel finish with long sleeves – but they all have one thing in common: the woven check pattern. Since a check is called an equilateral, right-angled parallelogram, there are various geometric formulas for its construction. However, it is questionable whether these formulas are integrated into the design and production process
Checked shirts can be found in casual wear, combined with jeans and in the business wardrobe. The decisive differences lie in the choice of material used on the one hand and in the design of the pattern on the other.
Materials and colors
Casual shirts are usually made of coarser, more robust fabrics like wool or linen and are available in eye-catching, high-contrast color combinations. Red and blue, but also black and white patterns are increasing.
Business model shirts made of fine, non-iron cotton or even silk appear much more elegant. The choice of color is much more subtle, light pastel colors such as blue, cream or gray are favorites.
The tests only appear inconspicuously in the basic tone of similar colors or delicate contrasting tones, but are then only carried out in very narrow lines. The checks themselves are much smaller than the casual shirts. If “he” wears checked shirts, ties should only be of one color in order not to completely confuse the viewer’s eyes.