In Defense of the Gingham Shirt

We all know the deal: 

Classic fit.  Two-ply cotton.  Button-down collar.  Machine wash.  Import.  

Yes, that's right, we're talking about the classic J Crew gingham shirt.  

Jayar Jackson, Senior Producer at TYT Network

Faded Gingham: J Crew

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, there's no doubt you've seen variations of this button down all over the place (these threads even have their own I Spy style instagram), but there's a reason why.  

Gingham is a staple item-- a basic for every closet.  This shirt pairs well with with jeans, under a coat, or with a full suit.  Not only does this shirt easily transition from the office to happy hour drinks, but can also be worn across all seasons: rolled or cuffed in the summer and layered under a sweater in the winter.