the difference is that I will continue to wear plaid after the trend has come and gone...timeless. Really? How old are you? I'm 35, and I can probably say that I will wear jeans into the forseable future, because I have done so for... nearly my entire life now. I can also say that I will wear t-shirts. And I've liked belts and other leather goods for a long, long, time. I'll say, with somewhat less certainty, that I will wear military and workwear inspired gear, but in a surplus/grunge way, since I've done that since the early 90s. However, I'm not going to place too much money on anything else. Timeless style? That's a loser's bet.