Bandeau Dress | £30 | Available at our Brick Lane store
Yesterday we went mad for plaid and our love for that classic linear print has only deepened after discovering this 1960s shirt online. Featuring a shape and colourway that's become ubiquitous with men's clothing in recent years, what sets this apart from the myriad copy-cats out there is the fact that it's an original Pendleton, a company whose woollen mills took the drab workwear of west cost America and transformed them into the vividly coloured and intricately patterned casual shirts we know today. By the 1920s, the woollen shirt produced by the mills was so popular that it assumed the name The Pendleton, which in turn was adopted by a little-known band called The Pendletones, who later went on to re-name themselves The Beach Boys. This is a classic piece of Americana that proves why plaid is and will always be cool.