Let’s be honest for a minute, I personally think plaid is perfect for hanging around the campfire. I know, it’s a bit of a sterotype, but if I see a guy in plaid I tend to think he knows how to start a fire from scratch. But that’s where I think plaid should live, around the campfire and in the woods chopping down trees. Don’t bring that rugged shirt to the bar please, this is where I go to act sophisticated(ish).
That said, I like my clothes to serve double duty. Durable and rugged when I need them to be, and I don’t want to look like I just stumbled off the PCT when I go meet up with friends. The Black Diamond Chambray Modernist is a perfect example for what I look for when I want my clothes to serve me wherever I go. The material is soft, but thick enough to provide a bit of insulation in the woods, but also looks great when I’m heading out with friends. The tapered cut looks great and is fitted enough to be out of the way when I’m out having fun. It also has some stretch so there’s no binding up when moving around. The reinforced buttons a made to hold tight, with an added line of webbing built in for additional support. The Chambray Modernist also looks good. The lines are crisp and just feel like a great shirt to have along on just about any occasion.
So, if you’re looking for a piece of clothing that will find more use than that insulated plaid thing in your closet, the Black Diamond Chambray Modernist is a great piece to keep in mind. Although you may smell like you just rolled around in a pine needle bed of deer pellets, you’re gonna look good anyway.
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