Remember that whole “lumbersexual” nonsense that flared up a few years back? Oof. What a hot mess of scraggly beards and fashion axes that was. Mercifully, the trend eventually died and went to #menswear hell, and enough time has finally passed that it’s OK for dudes to wear buffalo plaid again without looking like a fad-hopping schmuck.
Best way to dip your toes back in the red-and-black waters? With this upmarket version from NYC coolguys Freemans Sporting Club. It’s tailored from fine Italian cotton flannel, with dressier details like a semi-spread collar and mother of pearl buttons. That means it’ll look as great with that new tweed suit of yours as it will with black jeans and boots. Just go easy on the facial hair, alright?