Terry Richardson

If you read SlamXHype with any kind of frequency, Terry Richardson is, by now, all too familiar to you. We write about him kind of a lot. His sexually charged shots are immediately identifiable as much for their blown-out flash aesthetic and white backdrops as their all-but-naked female subjects.

But accompanying seemingly every one of his spreads is also the obligatory shot of the man himself, posing with his signature thumbs-up sign and ear-to-ear grin next to the famous people he photographs. And what is Richardson wearing for these obligatory cameos? One of his seemingly endless supply of red flannel/plaid shirts.

So linked is the red flannel shirt and Terry Richardson by now that it’s impossible… IMPOSSIBLE… to not see his grin, his thumb, his face when you see one of these classic garments.

And #yeezus forbid you want to wear this one time staple of thermo-efficent outdoorsiness, because if you do, you have to know what you’re getting into. It’s not that the man looks bad, it’s just that nobody want to be wearing a Terry Richardson costume.

It used to be that red flannel/plaid shirts were for regular humans like…

Lumberjacks

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Yes, competitive lumberjacks.

Log Rollers

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Apparently, also a sport.

Truck Drivers

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Strangely tech-savvy truck drivers

Bloods

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Including rooster-holding Bloods.

And By Bloods, We Mean The Game

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Obvi.

Pac Sun Shoppers

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So, 13-year-old girls.

British Crustpunks

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He looks like punk Eminem.

George Clooney in the ’70s

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Aging/the costume designers for Ocean’s 11 saved this man’s fashion career.

And More Recently, Kanye West Of All People

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#Yeezus himself

But like it or not, this is the new face of that age old woven wool fabric:

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And This…

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And This…

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So, WEAR WITH CAUTION.

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Terry Richardson Ruined Red Flannel