The lumberjack look: from the oversized check flannel shirt to the warm fleece overshirt
When you think of checked shirts, the image of a lumberjack follows close behind. As a result, the checked shirt is intuitively associated with felling, forests and the natural world, which means it makes for great outdoors-wear and adventure gear! If you're wanting to channel true lumberjack style, then you'll want to opt for a slightly oversized flannel model with large checks. Wear it open, over a plain t-shirt, vest or thin turtleneck jumper! Thanks to their thicker fabric, flannel designs promise to provide extra warmth, meaning they're ideal for outdoor activities in spring, autumn and winter. In particularly chilly climes, upgrade your flannel shirt to a check fleece overshirt – a heavier, chunkier model that's been purpose-built for the cold, and specially designed to be worn as an outer layer. Whatever the fabric you go for, if you're adorning a checked shirt to go out and explore the great outdoors and want to really look the part of an adventurer, then pair it with some cargo trousers – another outdoor classic! The addition of walking boots and a backpack will really top off this look.