The Checkered Tailoring Trend

Checkered prints have a way of frequently falling in and out of style. They have been very popular for a while now and we are happy to report that, according to the latest collections, we we’ll be seeing this trend at least for another year. If you still don’t own a checkered tailored piece and you don’t know how to implement this trend into your wardrobe, we have some excellent suggestions for you.

The classic style

Checkered prints and classic styles go great together, which is why a great way of implementing this print into your wardrobe is by acquiring a full suit featuring the windowpane pattern. If the pattern blends effortlessly into the suit’s color, you don’t have to worry too much about how to wear such a suit, as such an outfit can be very adaptable. However, if the windowpane pattern is meant to stand out, you will have to pay some attention to how you match such a suit with your shirt and your tie. Our advice is to go with classic white shirts and ties featuring complementing colors. Gray suits go great with black ties or dark blue ties, whereas bluish suits can go great with ties featuring earthly tones such as brown and rust.

The checkered three piece

This is a more controversial style, since the three piece is something that few men dare to wear nowadays. However, if you are a fan of the elegant style, a checkered three piece might fit you like a glove. Now comes the big question: should you choose a monochromatic shirt for a checkered three piece or are you bold enough to combine patterns. If you are uncertain, stick with the monochromatic shirt. On the other hand, if you want to experiment with different patterns, our advice would be to choose a shirt that also has a windowpane print, but make sure that the scale of the print is different from that of the three piece. To be more precise, if your suit features large checkers, pick a shirt with small checkers and vice versa.

One tailored piece per outfit

If you are uncertain of whether or not you can pull off the checkered tailoring trend, we advise you to try it out with a single piece, be it checkered pants or a checkered jacket. The jacket is obviously easier to wear. However, if you take a look at the latest collections, you will see that you don’t have to worry too much when wearing checkered pants are the latest trends are quite versatile in this matter. On the runaways, we have even seen some controversial outfits featuring windowpane pants and sport overcoats.