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06/18/2013 04:58 pm ET | Updated Jun 18, 2013

Plaid Shirt: The Evolution Of A Wardrobe Staple (PHOTOS)

Plaid shirts have become a wardrobe mainstay for many of us, whether we're camping, attempting grunge chic or hitting up the grocery store in sweats. But the garment has had quite the journey to get to where it is today.

We decided to take an unscientific look back at the history of the plaid shirt, starting with it's not-so-humble beginnings...

Royalty:

plaid shirt

Lumberjacks:

plaid shirt

Old Hollywood starlets:

plaid shirt

Band guys in the '70s (ahem, John Fogerty):

plaid shirt

The Brawny dude:

plaid shirt

Ted Danson on Cheers:

plaid shirt

'90s grunge fashion:

plaid shirt

plaid shirt

The trendsetting Olsen twins:

plaid shirt

plaid shirt

Terry Richardson (ugh):

plaid shirt

A-List Actresses:

plaid shirt

plaid shirt

Hipsters EVERYWHERE:

plaid shirt

plaid shirt

Preppy teens:

plaid shirt

And, of course, the today's GQ and Esquire man:

plaid shirt

plaid shirt

So there you have it.

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