Top five gingham shirts

The word gingham is derived from the town where it was first manufactured - Guingchamp in France - but you'll know it better as a term to describe a check shirt of one main colour. Here's a selection:

uniqlo

£19.99, by Uniqlo (+44 20 8247 9200; www.uniqlo.co.uk)

 

topman

£25, by Topman (+44 8451 214 519; www.topman.com)

 

folk

£95, by Folk (+44 20 7404 6458; www.folkclothing.com)

 

gap

 £29.50, by Gap (+44 800 427 789; www.gap.co.uk)

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nicole-farhi1

£135, by Nicole Farhi (+44 207 499 8368; www.nicolefarhi.com)