by Jacob Gordon.
One quick glance around Appalachian Outdoors, and you’ll see that we have a thing for plaid. In fact, you might even say it’s part of our store’s uniform.
And while we know that not everyone wants to wear plaid shirts everyday of the year, there’s just something right about a nice checkered shirt on a cool crisp fall day. And that’s exactly where this Five on Friday gets its inspiration.
I don’t think it needs to be stated that we have way more than just five different plaid shirts, so it was difficult figuring out how to frame this Five on Friday. Ultimately, I decided to go with five plaid shirts that offer something different, be it styling, fabric, or technology. But be sure to stop in the store and see our large array of plaid for your own eyes.
The Flanibus Shirt from Volcom gives a unique styling to the everyday plaid shirt thanks to its modern plaid design. Volcom designed the Flanibus to have a slimmer cut for a modern look. And with a heavier cotton/polyester blend, the Flanibus is a great shirt to transition from fall to winter without missing a beat.
If you’re looking for a highly technical plaid shirt, look no further than the Ellis Flannel Long Sleeve Shirt form Marmot. For tech features, the Ellis is made from COOLMAX twill flannel to wick moisture and keep you dry, while the UPF 50 rating blocks harmful UV rays. The Ellis makes for a great trail shirt that keeps you comfy and protected, yet the styling is great for hitting the pub.
Continuing with the flannel theme is the Feedback Flannel Shirt from Outdoor Research. Much like the Flanibus, the Feedback is a great option to get through the chilly days with its heavy polyester weave, but it’s the moisture control abilities that set the Feedback Flannel apart. Along with warmth, you’ll get extra breathability and moisture wicking capabilities, so even if you do start to heat up, you’ll stay nice and comfy.
For those looking for an eco-friendly option with classic plaid styling, look no further than the Asylum Long Sleeve Shirt from Prana. Made from 100% organic cotton, the Asylum offers you peace of mind while keeping you nice and cozy. The thermal lining is super soft against the skin and does a great job of keeping your body heat right where you want it.
It doesn’t get any more classic in regards to plaid shirts than the Wool Buffalo Shirt from Woolrich. The Buffalo Shirt comes pre-washed for extra softness and is made from a cozy blend of wool and nylon. Much like wool baselayers, the Wool Buffalo Shirt offers natural breathability and moisture-wicking abilities, so you’ll stay comfy throughout your next bon fire.