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Riders by Lee Buffalo plaid shirt review

mature woman wearing plaid with hounds tooth

Riders by Lee Buffalo plaid shirt with a chic twist

I was looking for a new plaid shirt since a while. I had to replace my old one. When you are already a long term follower, you surely remember my old green, blue, black and white one. This time, I was looking for a classic Buffalo plaid button-down shirt, but wanted it with a twist. In other words, not the traditional red and black plaid fabric. 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 Buffalo plaid! White instead of black is another great, posh twist on the classic Buffalo plaid.

mature woman in red work outfit
Riders by Lee button-down red-white plaid button-down worn with own red dyed Moda International cardigan), G-III skirt, red GNW tight, Manolo Blanik booties, Kieselstein Cord belt, snake tail buckle, and Jodie Gum brooch

Can you imagine how surprised and excited I was when I opened the package? They had sent even both! 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 photo above and below, as well as the featured photo).

over 50 year old woman in red-white shirt
Zoom-in on Riders by Lee white-red plaid shirt styled with own Kieselstein Cord belt, snake tail buckle, G-III skirt

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! It’s such a great idea and so efficient! You wonder why no one else had this superb, easy idea! Well, I do wonder. See the photo below. No show! I love that!

Riders by lee shirt with rolled up sleeve
Zoom-in on Riders by Lee sleeve rolled up and own Kieselstein Cord belt with snake tail buckle

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 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! 🙂

midife woman in posh office look
Riders by Lee button-down Buffalo plaid shirt styled with own Moda International cardigan (dyed), G-III suede skirt, GNW tight, Manolo Blanik booties, Kieselstein Cord belt, snake tail buckle, Jodie Gum brooch
mature woman in hounds tooth skirt, plaid shirt
Back view of Riders by Lee Buffalo plaid shirt with own long sleeve T-shirt, Banana Republic hounds tooth straight skirt, GNW tight, and tall Sanchez riding boots

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 tack the sleeve up at a bit higher then 3/4 length. It’s perfect for midlife women in summer. The rolled up sleeves also looks so cool with a 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 work outfit that goes seamlessly for going out with friends for dinner and playing at a bar.

midlife woman in posh casual look
Side view of Riders by Lee black and white Buffalo plaid shirt with own long sleeve Tee, Banana Republic skirt, GNW tight, Jord Bamboo men’s watch, and Sanchez riding boots

I would recommend this Riders by Lee shirt to my BFF

The shirts cost $24.98 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? These Riders by Lee 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.

over 50 year old playing in a posh casual outfit
Riders by Lee black and white Buffalo plaid button-down with own long sleeve Tee, Banana Republic skirt, Jord bamboo watch, GNW tight, and Sanchez riding boots

In summary: The Riders by Lee shirts are awesome classics with a twist, i.e. they are timeless. Thus, 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 styling the piece from office to a night out to weekend. It’s hard to find a more versatile piece, isn’t it? The price is a piece of cake. And who need the calories anyhow?

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Photos: G. Kramm

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

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