The reasons

At La Chemise Club, you will mainly find patterned models.

Here, we are fans of originality , always looking for the most surprising and eye-catching pattern. But what are the origins of this style which shuns plain? We have brought together the most iconic patterns, with a selection of the most qualitative:


The checkered shirt as we know it, called “lumberjack”, lives up to its name. Indeed, it was worn by the latter because it was practical and warm. But what is its place in fashion? As much worn by grunge artists as by US rap fans, it is a piece that has charmed everyone . Then worn by hipsters, the lumberjack shirt has never been shunned.

But there are a multitude of tiles:

  • Prince of Wales: appreciated in the 1920s by Edward VIII, who was at that time the Prince of Wales, he was popularized in American cinema, notably in Death on the Trail.

  • Tartan: made popular by Scotland and its kilts, it has become democratized to become the emblem of Burberry: we have all already seen a shirt decorated with these black, white and yellow checks, with red lines.

  • Houndstooth/Rottooth: and yes, there are two, which are simply differentiated by their size. Worn by Scottish shepherds in the 19th century, Edward VIII was also a fan. It was at Dior that it appeared in France, in 1938, but it was especially popularized when Coco Chanel appropriated it, and Audrey Hepburn made it her visual identity. Karl Lagerfeld then brought it up to date by making it more rock.

  • Vichy: its name comes from the French spa town, but its origin is debated. In fashion, it was brought into the spotlight by Brigitte Bardot in the 50s, it can give you a retro touch as well as rock'n'roll.

The stripes

Originally, striped clothing was used to identify misfits . In fact, this pattern was used to dress people “to be avoided”, such as jesters or condemned people. During the Renaissance, stripes still represented marginality but were associated with ardor , pleasure and freedom ; values ​​that are highly appreciated at the club. It's a pattern that was also worn by sailors, making them visible in the event of a fall into the water: so don't skimp on the stripe if you want to be seen. Popularized in the 20th century by Coco Chanel and Jean-Paul Gaultier, where you will see it horizontally for the famous sailor top, we most often find it vertically on shirts. On the most classic models, or mixed with other patterns, we have all types of stripes in stock for you that only you see.

The peas

Small, large, asymmetrical or even mixed with other patterns, polka dots are timeless . A motif originally associated with pin-ups, the polka dot was called "polka dot", because it was worn by those who practiced this Czechoslovak dance. It is a motif which asserts itself within the Miss America elections, and which subsequently becomes the identity of the famous Minnie. So, whether you feel like a super star or a little mouse, it will delight all your outfits.

The animal

He will be the best ally of the most daring among you. Feline, reptile or even a mixture of the two, there is something for everyone. Combined with flowers for a chic style, or with transparency to dance all night long, it adds that wild touch to all your looks.

The floral

Steeped in history, the appearance of this motif dates back to the 12th century. But it was in the 20th century that the floral pattern as we know it on club shirts appeared, notably with “ flower power ” in the 60s but especially tropical flower patterns in the 80s. Whether you like it Hawaiian , baroque , large, small, mixed, in color or even transparent, you will inevitably find your floral happiness at the club.

The paisley

Also called paisley pattern, it is originally present on ties, pocket squares, and even scarves. Of Iranian origin, it is associated with the psychedelic style during the 1960s, and popularized by the Beatles and Prince . Victim of his success with the club shirt, we have known him in all colors, and he knew how to charm the classiest among you.


At the club, we sometimes call it baroque pattern, sometimes “Versace” pattern, the opulence pattern is extravagant , chic and luxurious . Available in all colors, we prefer it in red and black, accompanied by its iconic golden touch.

So, whatever pattern has charmed you, you can adopt it on one of our shirts.

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