Has Hollywood Gone Mad for Plaid?

12/01/2006 at 02:00 PM ET

Is lumberjack chic overtaking Hollywood’s hottest men? We noticed Heath in his red-and-black plaid shirt a few weeks ago, which we chalked up to being a Brokeback Mountain memento. Then, we turned a blind eye towards Vince Vaughn in his plaid shirt, hoping it might be for his role in Fred Claus. But we just can’t ignore trend-setting Adam Brody’s buffalo plaid buttondown, though — more Brawny Man than Barney’s, the lumberjack look is clearly taking over for fall. Tell us: What do you think of the look?

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Fynn on

If Heath’s wearing it, I love it.

yen on

wow thats such a bad look.

Bunky on

Plaid almost always needs another layer. Go for a nice river-driver, or maybe a fleece vest underneath. If you’re going to do the plaid thing, do it full out. But maybe with less red.

(And Heath should consider buttoning his bottom button.)

Tiffany on

“I’m a Lumberjack and I’m all right!” -Monty Python

beth on

I love plaid

Karma on

Each man seems to be channeling his inner Jack Kerouac — and I love it! Lumberjacks are much more appealing than, say, an actor with a celebrity stylist who dresses him the next big trend from D&G. Wear what is comfortable and keeps you warm. I’d take a walk in the woods with Adam or Heath any day.

Anonymous on

I think that thoes guys are verry cute. I think that the plaid look is very unbecoming.

jenn on

I like it, I think it look’s better on women.

Courtney on


Bunky on

Adam wears the plaid well I think, but might want to rethink the hat. It makes him look like Jason Lee (which isn’t a bad way to look, but Jason Lee has cornered the market on it already).

Andrea on

I think it’s cool that they’re not trying to be all GQ or trying too hard. I do think the red plaid is a little tacky. They should try neutral plaid colors, or like a previous poster said, maybe put a vest of some kind over it. Not sure, but regardless, I commend them for trying something new.

buudy on

Adam you are gorgeous, so it’s ok.

Jessie on

LOVE IT :)! I’m mad for plaid.

Allie on

whats up with adams hat?

Mego on

Please give Vince just credit for starting this style. In fact, about all Vince ever wears is jeans and one of his infernal plaid shirts, not tucked in – kind of like Brad in this photo, only Vince carries it better.

Allison T. on

When even Heath Ledger looks unremarkable in what he’s chosen to wear, you KNOW it’s not a great style!

Ellarose on

Awwww…. Heath! It looks good, I like plaid, it just looks like Heath’s playing peek-a-boo at the bottom button though.

katie on

Who would’ve thought that my boyfriend was fashionable? Hell, he must have started this fad!

Kristin on

Good one Tiffany! Love Monty Python

Anonymous on

Dont like it

Anonymous on

I love the plaid look, it gives men a more well manly look. For me it gives the illusion of strength and protection.

Heather S. on

Heath is making it work… Michelle should have caught that button for him though! And Adam can do no wrong–he’s yummy enough to eat with a spoon! I think it’s great that they are looking like regular guys–big improvement over the Tom Cruise look of the week if you ask me!

olivia. on

adam brody can pull off anything. he is my love

Aiden on

The plaid looks great. The hat on Adam… not so great.

Deborah Bouma on

They can wear what they want! I don’t have a problem with it!

Melissa on

ew no, someone please clue them in.

Abby on

if they like it, wear it. who am i to judge? and who are you to judge?

Heather Freer on

I guess I can’t nag my boyfriend about getting rid of his ratty looking lumber jack flannel now :(

Jen on

I really like cowboys, and when a guy looks great in plaid is when he’s a cowboy. I think some guys look great in it and others don’t.

Angela on

Looks adorable on little boys, but unfortunatly, the look is not becoming. When I see the shirts above, I think about blankets. Plaid is great when it is in the right colors & material (flannel reminds me too much of pajamas.)

Tom on

I just saw Kirsten Dunst on March 27th in London wearing the same red and black flannel that Adam Brady has on in this picture. Think it’s the same one? She was with Jonny whatever his name is from Razorlight, and didn’t look to be in love either.

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