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Riders by Lee black and white Buffalo plaid button-down with own long sleeve Tee, Bana Republic hounds tooth skirt, GNW tight, and Sanchez riding boots

Review of a Riders by Lee shirt with Buffalo plaid pattern. Read what I found and think about the garment.


Updated: 10/20/2022

Disclosure: Ad. The Riders by Lee shirts are samples of my choice that were sent to me by VF Mass Marketing for Walmart. They have not endorsed this post. I wrote it entirely myself. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.


Riders by Lee Buffalo Plaid Shirt with a Chic Twist

I was looking for a new plaid shirt since a while to replace my old green, blue, black and white shirt. This time, I was looking for a classic Buffalo plaid button-down shirt with a twist, i.e. not the traditional red and black plaid.

When I was offered to review pieces from Riders by Lee and saw these two Buffalo plaid shirts, I immediately wanted to try them out. Black and white is an eternal classic and a nice twist on the traditional red-black Buffalo plaid! White instead of black is another great, posh twist on the classic Buffalo plaid. More on what to look for when buying plaid clothing.


over 50 year old style blogger in red-white shirt
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mature woman in red work outfit
G-III skirt, GNW tights, Hermes collier de chien bangle, snake buckle, Kieselstein Cord belt, Judy Gumm brooch, Moda International cardigan, Riders by Lee plaid shirt c/o Walmart


I had envisioned to wear them not in the traditional way as a posh weekend casual, but as a chic work button-down shirt (see photos). More on sophisticated plaid outfits.


The Press Button below the Second Button Is Such a Great Idea

Do you hate the gap/opening that sort of oddly exposes your bra or underwear? I do too. Guess what? Riders by Lee has a press button, right there! See the photo below. It’s such a great idea and so efficient! I love that! You wonder why no one else had this superb, easy idea!


Riders by lee shirt with rolled up sleeve
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midlife woman in posh office look with Riders by Lee shirt
Riders by Lee button-down Buffalo plaid shirt c/o Walmart styled with own Moda International cardigan (dyed), G-III suede skirt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, GNW tight, Manolo Blahnik booties, Kieselstein Cord belt, snake tail buckle and Jodie Gum brooch


Classic with a Twist Means Timeless Style

Well these two shirts definitely are a big hit and great wardrobe addition for me. They work with pieces for the office and the weekend and filled my void of not having a cool statement plaid shirt. Actually, now I have two! I have a knack for traditional pieces – read American classic – with a modern twist. These two shirts are exactly that! They are exactly what I needed! Traditional pattern, cut, but a twist on the colors. Perfect to make an entrance! 🙂

Stylist tip: A traditional pattern in a non-traditional color combination will always be noted.


Riders by Lee Buffalo Shirts Work All Year Round

Another thing, I like about these Riders by Lee Buffalo plaid button-down shirts is that they have a sling to tuck the sleeve up at a bit higher then 3/4 length. It’s perfect for midlife women in summer. The rolled-up sleeves also look so cool with a long sleeve Tee underneath in winter. Wearing the sleeves down with or without cardigan makes another cool classic look. I wore the red and white shirt with cardigan and red suede skirt at the office. I paired the black and white button-down with a hounds tooth skirt for a mixed pattern Casual Friday outfit that goes seamlessly for going out with friends for dinner and playing at a bar. In summer, these shirts are a perfect option what to wear at an outdoor concert.


mature woman in hounds tooth skirt, plaid shirt
over 50 year old playing in a posh casual outfit


over 50 year old playing in a posh casual outfit

Riders by Lee black and white Buffalo plaid button-down c/o Walmart with own long sleeve Tee, Banana Republic skirt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, coin necklace, Jord bamboo watch, GNW tight, and Sanchez tall riding boots


I Can Recommend this Riders by Lee Shirt to My BFF

The shirts cost $15.99 each! It’s a great bargain! The pieces have a nice craftsmanship. The fabric is super soft. Wrinkles hang out easily, especially when you put them in the bathroom and take a hot shower. Whose hobby is ironing anyway? Note the shirt is also available in blue-navy.

These Buffalo print shirts are a great value for their price! Being a classic, they are a wardrobe essential for years. They will get easily below a dollar per wear over their tenure in the closet of any stylish woman, who loves classics, but wants them with a slight twist. Are you one of these ladies? I surely am. If you are, get one!


Riders by Lee Buffalo Plaid Shirt Review in Summary

The shirts are timeless meaning you can wear them for years to come. The nice twist of color let’s you stand out of the crowd of the original black and red and permits very versatile styling for work and play. The price is a piece of cake. And who need the calories anyhow?

Buy your Riders by Lee Buffalo Plaid shirt now.


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Photos: G. Kramm

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