Over the past few seasons - light years in fashion time - plaid has moved beyond bagpipers, lumberjacks and preps to become go-to daywear for the everyman. Not brave enough to rock a check blazer? Try a plaid tie on for size. Wear it with a denim shirt when you're off the clock or use it to inject a dose of spring colour into your starchy work wardrobe.
From left to right:
1) Oliver Spencer, $95 at Oliver Spencer in Toronto (647-348-7673).
2) Brooks Brothers, $85 through www.brooksbrothers.com.
3) H&M, $34.95 through www.hm.com.
4) Fred Perry, $45 through www.fredperry.com
5) Burberry, $160 at Harry Rosen (www.harryrosen.com).
6) Etro, $160 at Harry Rosen.
7) Ted Baker London, $95 at the Bay (www.hbc.com).
8) Brooks Brothers, $85.
9) Robert Talbott Carmel, $140 at the Bay.