1. The Casual Check: Gingham Check
2. The Stylish Check: Glen Check
- Locate the houndstooth tile in the centre of the cross shapes
- Find the tile with wavy lines, which touch all four sides of each cross’ centre
- All remaining tiles have an identical geometric pattern
3. The Business Check: Windowpane Check
Conservative and widely spaced, this pattern of thin light coloured bands forming a large checkered pattern on contrasting solid coloured background is a very popular workwear. Resembling the patterns of pane on a window, the two-tone colour scheme is easy to adopt into your office wear rotation with its subtle stripes and muted background.
4. The Weekend Check: Madras Check
If you’re bored of the regular checks, the Madras check will colour you interested. The uneven checks formed by colourful bands of different thickness crossing each other is very popular with shirting pattern and even adds a touch of quirky with vibrant colours you wouldn’t expect from other two- or three-toned patterns.
5. The Classic Check: Plaid Check
All plaids are checks, but not all checks are plaids. Similar to the Madras Check, the Plaid Check is different coloured (more muted) stripes intersecting each other. They come evenly patterned with symmetrical patterns making up checks or unevenly patterned with irregularly stripes. You’ll find the Plaid Check trendy and versatile enough to add to any wardrobe, especially when it comes to travel.
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