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Stand out with this trendy classic fashion piece – the gingham shirt.

Fred Perry’s medieval blue and white cotton gingham shirt can be paired with complementary dark-coloured clothing. It features pearlescent button detail on the short sleeves and when cuffed, it forms into a mahogany and white gingham pattern.

You don’t want to confuse the outfit with clashing colours. Its micro-squared design makes it easy to pair this shirt with block colours. Aim to pair it with a dark-coloured jumper and learn how to style gingham shirts.

For an evening classic look, style the gingham shirt with this Vivienne Westwood Man’s blue soft crew neck jumper. Its contrasting and slimming vertical stripes with the gold logo make you appear taller and features cuffed sleeves fixed on your wrists. The ribbed knit crew neck design sits at the base of the neck and provides a close-fitted neckline. This allows you to fold the gingham shirt collars with the pearlescent button detail over the crew neckline and create a smart look.

For fun dads who want to try a contemporary design, experiment a bolder style by layering the gingham shirt with Love Moschino’s black crew neck sweatshirt. It is emblazoned with the brand’s logo and a printed peace sign in red and white. This wardrobe statement piece works well with shirts of any colour and can be styled with dark chinos.


Why not try a printed design? Pretty Green’s navy polo t-shirt has an attractive overall printed paisley design with navy collars.

Originating from Persia and Iran, the paisley pattern came to the Scottish town of Paisley in the 17th Century and their wool industry, where the popularity of the print boomed and spread across the Western world.

The print is often described as teardrop or a mango design in many Asian countries. It became increasingly popular in the 1960s, was associated with hippie fashion, and is still trendy today.

Wear this statement piece with dark chinos for a casual look or with G Star Raw’s faded light wash denim shorts with a creased, distressed feature and deck shoes for a summery outfit.


Denim is trending! Superdry’s vintage blue denim shirt with double front pockets can be worn as a shirt or an open jacket. Its slim fit design flatters the body shape.

If you’re looking for a sharper look, why not throw on this Superdry Congo green long sleeved Army Corps shirt and roll up the sleeves for a relaxed style. It features embroidered patches near the pockets and the Superdry Army logo on the sleeves.

Pair the shirt with Levis classic black jeans. You want to avoid any baggy material, which is why the slim fit jeans are made with a tapered leg to bring a more fitted look to your outfit.

Finally, compliment the dark clothing with light-coloured shoes. Step into these iron grey Timberland leather boots with a slim siped beige rubber sole and crinkled premium leather uppers.

We have a variety of fashionable pieces for you to choose from on Mainline Menswear.

From a classic to trendy style, discover your signature look and experiment with this outfit guide. It is essential that you match classics well and avoid clashes with trendy clothing.

Fitted clothes work well in flattering your figure, and be sure to pay close attention to the smaller details including patterns, buttons, cuffs, ribbed-effect details, choice of colours and shape.

Follow this guide and you’ll be all set for Father’s Day this year!

Written by Bhinduka Yokalingham

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