That’s A Whole Lotta Plaid

Written By bryanboy

What is it with the fashion’s love affair with all things plaid? It was one of the biggest trends during fall/winter 2008 and here we are, a third of a century later, it seems everyone in America is wearing something checkered. All the downtown tramps are wearing some sort of a flannel/plaid shirt with a white tank or tee underneath and a leather jacket on top. It’s not just a trend; it’s an epidemic. And this has been going on for years. I jokingly said on Twitter a few days ago, if god (that’s me) sent laser beams from the sky to exterminate anyone wearing plaid, half of New York City would be a goner by now.

Bryanboy wearing a plaid suit in New York
Bryanboy in a plaid suit
Sonia Rykiel orange fox fur scarf

Instead of wearing a flannel shirt (which, btw, is not gonna happen even if you point a gun to my head), I took my checked suit (which I bought in Tokyo) out for a spin over the weekend. I think this is the first time, at least on this blog, that I wore a full suit. I like it. No. I LOVE IT. This is a breakthrough for me. It’s like wearing a second skin. To be honest, I think I’m gonna start wearing suits more often. They have to be cute suits though not the snoozefest suits that make me look like a bloody waiter — hello, I’m Asian! 2010 was all about heels, 2011 was all about mixing and matching and playing so I’m gonna try to make 2012 all about suits. I’m kind of hating this new love affair because it means I’m gonna have to put a cease and desist on everything in my closet and start accumulating. It’s not a cheap vice to have.

Oversized fox fur scarf from Sonia Rykiel


  1. that whole laser beam & half of New York being a goner thing really made me laugh !! mann just like how your descriptions and intros are nonchalantly funny and amusing to read. not to forget those really awesome pictures with that humongous orange fluffy scarf. really marks out how fash-fancy you are Bryan! this post rocks. and yes, plaids and chequered prints are totally in :D

  2. Ooh i noticed we have the same gloves which btw i bought yesterday. Its the first thing i noticed. -Greetings from dublin

  3. I love love love this scarf, I´m desperately in need of one like this, love that you´re recently wearing those Rykiel FW 11-12 wonderful tartans scarfs and coats in combination with the psychedelic furs look amazing. congrats btw :-)

  4. Bet na bet ko yang plaid overload na yan teh! Kaloka, wala na talagang mas kakabog pa sayo. IKAW NA TALAGA REYNA NG PRINTS!

  5. Kylie Lawson

    Love the suit, looks really sharp. Unfortunately the scarf makes me sad, I suppose because I know how the animals live and die, but there you go.

  6. Ahh I just love the middle picture…. And your blog overall! Thank you for your inspirational blog. Isabel

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