The Check shirt-off (please vote)

After seeing such great plaid (checked) shirt looks, I was inspired by that and the cool weather the past two days to get mine out.

As I expected, I have too many.  I've already purged a few.  These are the 'finalists'.  I'd like to keep two, maybe?  

Would you mind telling me which ones are the best?  (I have an opinion on it too, but will reserve that for now :) )

#1 brown and dark red plaid.  It's a loose and drapey flannel.

#2 red/white/blue plaid flannel.  Also loose, not as drapey as #1, and the plaid is printed on, not woven in.

#3 gray/blue/dark red plaid.  not quite as loose as #1.  Very soft flannel.

#4 Black and white buffalo check - not flannel - it's a lighter weight cotton shirt - suitable for not terribly hot summer days even.

#5 teal and gold plaid.  Also not flannel, and shorter sleeves.  

#6 Navy and white gingham - the shirt is just a bit stiffer than the others (also not flannel - just plain cotton).

Thanks so much for your input and help on this :)

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  • Ingunn replied 6 years ago

    I vote for 3, 4 and 5 because of the fit and fabric. The others are good enough, but these are the best in my opinion. I love #4 on you in particular.

  • Thistle replied 6 years ago

    I am a total enabler. I like them all and think they would all work with your climate and lifestyle. I I have to pick two to cull, it would be 1 and 6.

  • Dee replied 6 years ago

    I like 3, 4 and 5 the best. Five is my favorite.

  • carter replied 6 years ago

    I like 4 and 6 best!

  • Kristin SF replied 6 years ago

    I like 4, 5, and 6 the best. 3 is pretty nice, too.

    My faves are 4 and 6. You look great in these colors!

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    I vote #1 and #4, and if you're keeping a third then #3. I like the idea of a fun gingham for you, but that one isn't quite right. Plus I think you'd enjoy one in a less conventional and more fun color :)

  • Isis replied 6 years ago

    #4 is a definite keeper.  Then #1, but I might keep an eye out for a flannel plaid that has colors like #5. 

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    #1 is my favorite, followed by #2 and #6. I especially like the colors of #1 on you, and I like its drape. The sleeves are a little long, but you can wear them rolled so easily, it's not a big detractor for me. I also like the colors of #2 and the design of the shirt (the pockets are cute and not overly busy looking). And #6 strikes me as a nice bright, simple design and I think it's flattering on you.

  • Emily replied 6 years ago

    They're all good, but I like #2, 3 and 4 best.  If I had to pick a favourite, it would be 4, I like the black and white on you.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    I like #4. Since it is cotton and can even be worn on a not-too-hot summer day, it fills one function. 

    So keep one of the flannels as well. I'm not sure which. Each has its positive aspects. E.g. I like the pockets on 2; and I like the pockets less on 3, but the overall fit seems better. I would go by the quality (which you can tell much better than any of us). The fit is not perfect on any of them, but you can disguise that a bit by rolling sleeves, semi-tucking, etc. 

    I also like the gingham on you. 

  • Neelie replied 6 years ago

    My faves are 2, 4, and 5...
    Let us know what you decide!

  • Sharon replied 6 years ago

    They all look good, but my vote is for #2 and #4. #2 because the colours look good on you and #4 because the fabric will be versatile.

  • Mo replied 6 years ago

    #4 immediately caught my eye, but I thought that might be bias because I just bought a black/white one myself.  #6 is good too.  #3 I like the colors but think might be too short.

  • gardenchick replied 6 years ago

    What a collection! My faves are 4 & 5.

  • viva replied 6 years ago

    I vote for 3 and 4. Next would be 5.

  • Alana in Canada replied 6 years ago

    I'm beginning to think we may just confuse the issue for you. I react mostly to colour and contrast so #1 would not be a fave of mine on anyone. But the length is good.
    #2 love this--please send it to me in 2x!
    #3 looks small. Meh.
    #4 I like this on you--but the fabric misalignment at the buttonholes--does it bother you? What about the pockets? These are quibbles. 
    #5 Lovely colours. Is it too short?
    #6 I love this to pieces. If you do, you keep it.

  • Bijou replied 6 years ago

    Numbers 1 and 2 look too long when untucked. The shorter shirts give you a longer leg line. I like number 4 the best.

  • AJ replied 6 years ago

    I like 4,5, & 6.

  • Colette replied 6 years ago

    I vote for #4 and #6.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    #3,#4, and #6.

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    2, 4 and 6 are my favorites, Amy.  I think Suz has a point -- quality is easier to see IRL -- I'd let that influence your decision, too. 

    I have not a single plaid shirt in my closet!

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Beth Ann - do you want a plaid shirt or two?  I clearly have a few to spare!  :)

  • Zibbets replied 6 years ago

    Six is my favorite by a mile! Next is #4. I like the plaids too, but gingham makes my heart sing and I think the blue is super flattering on you.

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Thanks for all your input - I expected there to be more of a clear winner that there is.

    Here are my thoughts:
    #1 is super soft, but I wonder if the colors are too warm and muddy for me.  I like the huge ness of it :)
    #2 seems not good quality to me, but I like the lightness of its colors.  
    #3 - I love the colors.  It needs some button work, but I think I'm willing to do it.  It's tight in the midsection when I'm bloated.  I think I'll sew the missing button(s) then double check the fit.
    #4 isn't great quality, but I like the weight of it and the colors.  
    #5 is too short for my preference, but I love the colors.
    #6 I like, but wish it was softer - more washed in.  It's too crisp (stiff) feeling to me.

    My favorites are #3 and #4, I think.  I'll inspect them further for quality.  And maybe wash #6 a dozen times...  #1 will probably stay in the basement thrift shop to see if I reach for it, and #5 might too - but I'm more inclined to watch for another plaid with similar colors.

  • texstyle replied 6 years ago

    I immediately liked 4, 5, 6 the most but I think 3 is a contender too.

  • Isabel replied 6 years ago

    OOOOOO,  2, 4, 6.  I just love the colors on you and the fit !  ( Or maybe I like even numbers...hmmmmmm  ) 

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    #3 is hands down best to my eye. 

  • UmmLila replied 6 years ago

    I liked 3 and 5, would pass on the others.

  • bj1111 replied 6 years ago

    You look so good in plaid.

    I prefer it when you tuck, regardless of the shirt.

  • krishnidoux replied 6 years ago

    Number 4 by all means is by far the most flattering on you. I like 2 and 5 as well.

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