There are very many shirt patterns available because designers are always coming up with designs. New shirt pattern designs can be made by blending of the existing designs.
Common patterns include the checks and the stripes. Below are common patterns you can find in the market.
i. Tartan Plaid: This pattern is frequently used in Scottish kilts. The pattern is made of vertical or horizontal or diagonal stripes that crisscross forming checks of different sizes. It is common for casual shirts
ii. Shepherd’s Registration: This is composed of small, even-sized checks (color and white). The twill weave is what distinguishes this shirt pattern from the gingham check.
iii. Madras: This design has its origin in India. It is distinguished by its brilliant checks and stripes. The stripes of a Madras check or plaid comprise of diverse shaded stripes that cross one another to make uneven checks. This design has become a popular design for shorts and casuals.
iv. Houndstooth: This is similar to the Glen plaid and the Shepherd’s check. The checks resemble the houndsí tooth. Traditionally, this shirt pattern was made of black/white but there are color designs nowadays.
v. Gingham: This pattern is distinguished by its even white and colored checks. The design is composed of colored vertical and horizontal lines of the same color on a white background.
vi. Windowpane Check: It resembles patterns of panes in a window. The checks here are far apart than in graph checks.
vii. Glen Plaid: Another name for this is the Prince of Wales check. It is more common with suits. The pattern is woven in a twill pattern and is composed of broken checks where a combination of white and dark stripes that alternate to form a pattern of small and large checks.
i. Awning Stripe: Composed of very wide stripes, and is common in shirts. The vertical stripes are of the same color and on a white background. The stripes are wider than º”. It gets its name from the wide stripe example found on awning cloths.
ii. Candy Stripe: These are vertical and even stripes, wider compared to Pencil stripes but narrower than Bengal stripes. The stripes often have a width of about 1/8″ and are portrayed by bold and solid stripes on a white background. It gets its name from the strips in stick Candy.
iii. Bar Code Stripe: This shirt design pattern consists of vertical lines of different widths spaced very closely. The design resembles the bar code on products you buy. They are mainly made of two colors or varied color tones.
iv. Pencil Stripe: Commonly referred to as dress stripes, Pencil stripes are wider than the Pin Stripes but thinner in comparison to Candy stripes. The width for this design is not consistent and is always uneven (with more white though)
v. Hairline Stripe: This design is made of stripes that are very thin, almost like hair strands. The closeness of the strands gives the shirt a solid color effect. Because of this effect, this design is a flexible option for shirts.
vi. Pin Stripe: Composed of vertical stripes, Pin Stripes are thin than Pencil stripes. They are usually made of yarn (one or two yarn thick) and are at times broken. The widths of stripes vary (they are wider than those of hairline stripes)
Shirt pattern designs come in many variations. The ones indicated above are among the most common. Different people have different tastes while also the designs match with different fashion designs. There are plain shirts too which are made with one color and no stripes nor checks