Last year it was the ‘Svea’ knit caps that, suddenly, a good deal of the female teenage population seemed to don. Over the last week I have spotted some teenagers (boys and girls) wearing a cotton or flannel check shirt and a fur cap.
Now, for the better or worse I happen to associate these to the kind of outfit that comedian John Lajoie donned on (along an accent and a Montreal Canadiens fanshirt it appears) for a ‘stereotypical Canadian’ character. Or Hugh Jackman in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’. Perhaps you can then understand my initial silent amusement. Check shirts seem to go along the same ideology as jeans – durable work clothes that have turned into everyday street fashion. And they’ve made a comeback from the 70’s to be part of hipster dress code.