A good plaid is something that I will always be down with, and this super-large black/white/purple offering from Unis is right up my alley. Really, that’s the main selling point for me with this piece. Luckily, though, there’s enough going on here to satisfy even those folks who aren’t just a sucker for the pattern.
It’s done in a lightweight cotton, with a slightly loose fit in the body, so it’s very summer friendly. To counteract the volume in the torso, slim arms and high armholes ensure the overall vibe of the shirt is trim, not sloppy.
There’s also a nicely rounded button down collar, which is a detail I haven’t seen on many other shirts (usually it’s your standard point). That small addition does a great job of adding to the casual feel of the shirt while giving your eye a little extra something to work with.
The whole process–from design to manufacture–is done in NYC, but you can score this particular piece from the west coast. Get it online from Portland’s Frances May for $178.
(Images courtesy of Frances May)