So simple. But so overlooked. And this guy packs a punch. We are always frustrated with the ongoing battle between intriguing patterns and busy patterns or the never-ending push and pull between clothing that mixes colors well and clothing that looks like someone threw up on it. Look no further. The black gingham shirt is your solution. The famous neutral colors contrast so boldly yet so tastefully and the simple pattern is discernible and interesting without being overbearing. Finally a shirt that has that boldness but not that ostentatiousness. Finally a truly bold shirt that goes with anything.
We promote the black gingham shirt by Lugo, the Italian clothier based in New York, because it takes this simple and timeless design and emboldens it to the max in that classically Italian way: a giant wide collar with collar stays and thick checks for the ultra masculine look (too often, we see miniature gingham with flimsy collars: go bold or go home on this bad boy). It’s $175 at Lugo.