A Love Letter To Plaid

Dear Plaid,

I don’t know what it is about you, but things between us are getting pretty serious. My best friend is a rather huge fan of you, I’ve always been drawn to your lines, but lately it’s becoming a habit to wear you every single day. We can blame the weather, I mean, Texans such as myself are NOT equipped or enjoyable in temperatures below 60 already and it is near freezing, although I think now that we’re bonded, I would wear you anyway. I’m drawn to your best counterpart- long-sleeved soft flannels. Only problem is, plaid, I can’t stop! I choose from my ever-growing collection and throw you on like a proud badge. However, a question, if you will. Why do the menswear clothing racks always get the best picks, plaid? I search for you in women’s sections and always end up migrating towards the other side of the store, pretending to be buying for a burly timber-cutting amigo. Doesn’t matter though, I am an addict, and warm striped flannel-y goodness is my only fix, whether the price tag is marked for my own gender or not.

You know, plaid, maybe this new-found appreciation stems from the recent realization that the greatest profession on this earth is a that of a lumberjack? After all, you get to stay warm with layers, work with your hands, eat as many pancakes as you can for every meal, and most importantly, it’s plaid 24/7! Am I considering this profession seriously? Of course not…except occasionally I get this song stuck in my head when I wear you. But that’s probably my own fault, and possibly the fault of many high school choir performances back in the day.

Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for keeping me warm and stylish. I would be so much colder without you. Also, I would probably look less like a Nirvana groupie, but I guess it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make.

8 responses to “A Love Letter To Plaid

  1. i currently have 9. sooooo reliable.

  2. Plaid is the one thing no one will ever look ridiculous in. Look at someone in plaid 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 5 years ago, and you never have that whiplash moment of a generation’s fashion aging like moldy cheese, ‘cuz it don’t. This guy (on the left) knows what I’m talking about. Girls in flannel and plaid are….good. Yeah, that’s a good thing.

  3. A love letter to plaid!! I love it AND it’s about time someone confessed their love to this timeless classic. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Hope you get to hit the road on an epic road trip. It’s good for the soul!
    Happy New Year!


  4. I’ve always been into plaid, but then it became the hipster thing to wear. Now I only have one and every time I want to buy more I convince myself that I’ll only be looked at as a trend-follower. And it’s the one unisex thing that guys have a better selection of than girls.

    P.S. There are flannels on clearance at Target.

    • You should buy more so we can match, hipster or not.
      Also, that last flannel in the photos was bought on clearance at Target. Great minds :)

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