Merino Goes Plaid

Merino Goes Plaid

It’s turned into outdoor uniform: the plaid short sleeve button-up. And Icebreaker, the New Zealand-based powerhouse of all things performance wool-related, is jumping on the plaidy bandwagon with the Departure Short-Sleeve Shirt ($135), due out this spring. The 100-percent woven merino button-down boasts a stylish, outdoor-approved plaid design, along with a sleek diagonal button-down chest pocket. The  thinness of the fabric makes it a natural fit for travel and other activities where merino’s breathability and natural odor resistance matters. You won’t stand out, but you’ll look and feel damn good. —Nathan Borchelt

post