I loved the look of gingham but found that most gingham shirts were too stiff for my taste, so it took a while to get one in my closet. Perhaps if I were going for more tailored or professional looks the stiffer ones would be better, but for my casual style they didn't work well. I finally picked up this thinner, more relaxed one from J.Crew Factory in the summer (HERE) and have absolutely loved it.
I wasn't sure about J.Crew Factory sizing and I don't love their shipping or return policies (aka not free), so it wasn't until I visited my mom, who lives 500 miles away from me but near a J.Crew Factory store, that I gave this shirt a shot. I'm normally S/M and wear this in S.
It is on the thinner side, so if you are looking for something more substantial this would not be great. In much colder weather I usually layer under and over this--under with a UNIQLO Heattech (HERE) and a pullover sweater or cardigan over. I love that it's thin for the summer and spring, though!
exact gingham button up HERE
Below are a few more options of varying material, thickness, and sturdiness.
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