Saturday Styles: The Prevalence of Plaid

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The life cycle of plaid has grown to be just about as diverse as a material can get in the sartorial sphere.  From its earliest appearance as the uniform of brawny lumberjacks to its mid-life incarnation as the inside of Burberry trench coats to its most recent development as the uniform of underfed hipster hims and hers alike, plaid survives with the fashion conscious and the fashion unconscious.  But Bwog has noticed that Columbia undergrads are embracing plaid in never seen before styles and forms.  From backpacks to mini-skirts – plaid is no longer just for  Anglophile-inclined b-schoolers and grungy Bill-burghers.  For how to best wear your plaid take a look at the casual styles of your fellow Columbians! 


Plaid hoodie her with matching scarf.

Plaid knapsack.

Plaid cap with matching over shirt.  There can never be too much plaid…

A plaid pair in a classy plaid overcoat and classic plaid over shirt.

Plaid party wear!

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  2. wow  

    the girl in the last pic looks crazed

  3. word  

    that girl looks preggers

  4. unfortunately  

    none of these hims and hers look underfed

  5. Plaid wearer  

    I like plaid, including on kilts. Pity it kinda too cold to still wear one right now

  6. ...  

    it's 1992-1993 all over again!

  7. Bobby brown  

    I understand the use of plaid on all the pics except the last one. That is just a fashion disaster. On the plus side, the chick is pretty fuckable

  8. 11010101010101  

    I would definitely fuck the last one, plaid skirt on and all.

  9. well

    i would bone them all. especially the backpack. not the dude, just the backpack.

  10. Hmmm...  

    Was this at all inspired by a very similar article in the NYT Styles section on Thursday? Of course, its not very hard to notice but the timing does seem to be rather coincidental.

  11. bobby2

    now that I think about it. The last one looks like the love child of jessica puig and sara besnoff

  12. Plaid  

    Too bad It"s been plaid since 2000. Plaid CBHS!

  13. endorsed by target  

    yo, that first chick stole my hoodie! i've been tryina find that for weeks!

  14. oh man.  

    Fucking hipsters.

    Cept Billy. He's cool.

  15. uhh

    the thing is none of these people are fashionable.

    that skirt has the potential to be fashionable, but she wears it so poorly!

  16. HAHA  

    lol d00d w glasses is kinda hott lol

  17. gilbert  


  18. Grammarian  

    I must register my strenuous objection to the misappropriation of the pronoun "her" in the first caption. That is all.

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