Lumberjack Chic: More than just Buffalo Plaid

Even if you’re not a fan of a man in a plaid shirt with a bushy beard carrying an axe, you may still appreciate some of the elements of the Lumberjack Chic trend.  It’s crept into men’s and women’s fashion, home décor and made a strong impact on fashion and décor for children (who could resist the “Burly Beavers” print by Robert Kaufman featured above?)

Deer and Antlers
You can embrace the Lumberjack Chic home décor trend without sacrificing elegance.  The photos above are examples of high quality decorator fabric in sophisticated colourways that can help provide a comfortable lodge vibe.
Although not strictly used by lumberjacks, arrows have accompanied this current trend.  They provide that “living off the land” or “cabin in the woods” feeling.  Prints featuring arrows have been particularly popular on cotton fabrics intended for children’s décor, clothing, and accessories.
Woodgrain prints
There’s no questioning the association here; where there are lumberjacks, there is also wood!  Wood grain prints are available in many colourways including browns, greys, and blues.  The end cut print shown on the right resembles artwork and décor pieces that are created using crosscuts of wood. 
The Lumberjack Chic trend would not be complete without the iconic Buffalo Plaid.  While red and black are the go to colours for this motif, royal or denim blue are also making a strong showing.  For subtler home décor looks, incorporating warm neutrals can help make these large scale plaids more palatable.
Have you embraced this trend in your personal fashion or décor?


  • Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:28 reply
    Is this fabric IN COTTON. If so how much is it. I wanted red plaid. Thankyou
    • Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:46 reply
      Hi Sheila, We don't really have any of the fabrics from this post left anymore but we do have some woven flannel plaids that are $6.98, 100% cotton, 150cm wide and come in a variety of different plaid patterns. There are quite a few options that have red in them as well.

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