A Style Move Worth Borrowing From Grandpa


A not-so-lazy Sunday look

Plaid pants make lazy Sundays look, well, not so lazy. It’s a quick fix for when you want to get dressed, but not get dressed up.


Weekends are a time to kick back and relax, all of which is best done in your favorite clothes. For some that’s a pair of ripped jeans and an old beat-up hoodie. For others, weekends present an opportunity to try something new in a DGAF environment.

Insert plaid pants

Plaid pants are much more versatile than you think. Sure they’re great for the office or even for a wedding, but they also happen to look really, really good with t-shirts, sweatshirts, and denim jackets.


For instance, you can wear a pair of check trousers with a graphic T-shirt, a denim jacket, and lace-up boots, and you're ready for date night. Or go a little more Ivy League prep with a vintage sweater and tennis sneakers for Sunday brunch or dinner at your neighborhood pizza joint.

Either way, you'll look so fly, and be so comfortable, you'll dread returning to the basic button-down shirts and chinos that dominate your Monday through Friday life. Which, technically, is fine because, unlike your beat up weekend staples, plaid pants work really well for the office too.


I’ve selected a few plaid pants I like at a range of prices. While several brands are doing plaid pants in loose, fluid silhouettes, you may want to consider going slim and tapered at the ankle with zero break at the hem. It’s just a lot easier to pull off.

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