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Buffalo Hunter

Top – Banana Republic Timeless V-Neck Tee + AE Plaid Shirt (on clearance!); Pants – (from Levi’s Outlet Store) Modern Demi Curve Skinny Jeans; Shoes – Hunter ‘Original Tall’ Rain Boot; Necklace – gift from InChul (Nicaragua Mission Trip)

Please excuse the wearied look on my face (I didn’t feel like putting more than foundation on my face today) and the poor quality of the photos.  As the temperature drops and the sun sets early, I’m force to take grainy photos indoors (where the lighting always accentuates the creases on my face).

But if I’m to post outfits I like nowadays, this is the preferable option 
(over risking death by freezing or the slipping on icy grounds).

So it seems that the flannel plaid shirt trend continues this winter.  The difference is that the pattern of choice is this thing called “buffalo plaid”.  The origins of this pattern goes all the way back to 8th century Scotland, where is was called “Rob Roy MacGregor Tartan.”  It is said that the “buffalo plaid” name came from the Sioux and Cheyenne traders in the late 1880s, as the American traders would use this to obtain buffalo hides from them.  Since then, the name “buffalo plaid” has stuck better than the original name, and has been worn by many an American legends (folk or real).

Just a little history lesson for you guys…since I’m a history teacher and all.

You can find out more about the history of this pattern here.

So what about this particular plaid shirt?  I find it perfect in every which way.  It’s soft and comfy, warm, fits perfectly (kind of drapes a bit off me at a perfect length, which hides some of the bulges in the midsection), and I love the colors (even if it’s not TRUE buffalo plaid, which is red and black).  I knew it would serve me well when I first laid my eyes on it at the store. 

Another great purchase?  My Hunter Rain Boots were purchased a few months ago at full price (something I do…well…almost never).  Since then, I have worn them so many times, I’ve gotten in the habit of checking the soles to see if they were wearing down too quickly (they’re not).  These are definitely one of the best purchases I have made for my wardrobe – I look for any excuse I can to wear them (two drops of rain?  where are my Hunter boots???).  Despite paying retail, no regrets…NONE!

…and that’s all I have to say about that.

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