THE OFF-DUTY SHIRT
Gingham is back, so take on this relaxed look and give your weekend wardrobe some serious style credentials, says M&S.com menswear editor William Oliver
Checks and plaids were seen across the catwalks of a number of high-end menswear designers this season, from knitwear aficionado Pringle of Scotland to Italian super-luxury brand Brioni. Far from being an inaccessible fashion trend, though, it’s an easy-to-wear look that feels laid back and cool. This soft brushed-cotton gingham shirt with a button-down collar is simple, versatile and perfect for the weekend. Wear it with some slim-fitting dark jeans – indigo or black work well – and layer it over a plain white T-shirt for effortless summer style.