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Once you’ve developed a solid collection of suits, it may be time to think about adding a bold pattern suit to your wardrobe. You don’t have to jump in the deep-end and grab the flashiest pattern out there, so think about going with a shadow plaid or a dark checked pattern. It’s been mentioned in the past on Men’s Style Pro that a three-piece suit is probably the most versatile in terms of the number looks you can get from one outfit.
So, in an effort to show you how versatile a (subtly) bold suit can be, we present 4 looks where the base of the looks are the blazer and waistcoat from the Baltimore Buzz Olive Green Checked Suit by Indochino (now available online). The premise of this feature is to show that by changing the trousers in your bold suit look, you can really add a new to the look but still keeping the blazer/waist-coat static.
Understanding the trouser pairings:
- Blue trouser: complements the blue check pattern of the suit. Creates the illusion of a “new suit”.
- Brown Trouser: The earth tones of the brown trousers and olive green mix well. The refines blazer/waistcoat offer a bit of juxtaposition to the hardier wool trousers.
- White Trouser: White is always a blank canvas. In the case of this look, the blazer/waistcoat actually act as the grounding agents to the stark white pants.
(Photo Credit: Marina T. Peele @CantWinkLefty via Instagram)
1. Full 3 piece suit
Three Piece Olive Green Checked Baltimore Buzz Suit by Indochino
Corduroy Shirt by Jack Wills – Lapel Flower via Ebay – Vintage Paisley Tie via Ebay – Shy Guy Pocket Square by Armstrong & Wilson
Cognac Cabarris Penny Loafer by Johnston & Murphy – Burgundy Socks by Etiquette Clothiers
2. With Blue Trousers
Custom Navy Suit Trousers by Dragon Inside
Custom White Oxford Shirt by Enzo Custom Clothiers in Philly – Black Watch Pattern Tie by The Tie Bar – Wool Lapel Circles by Vivarati (available online now)
The Crosstown Navy Fair Isle Sock by Vivarati
3. Brown Wool Trousers
Brown Wool Trousers by Onassis Clothing
Custom Spread Collar Shirt by Ratio Clothing – Brown Wool Tie & Green Tie Bar by The Tie Bar
Cooper Brogued Wingtips by Fin’s For Him – The Five Points Gray Socks by Vivarati
4. White Trousers
White Chinos by Bonobos
Merino Wool Turtleneck Sweater by Banana Republic – Wool Lapel Flower by Vivarati – “Pocket Square” is a business card holder by TM1985
Grey Ethan Desert Boots by Merona via Target
Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM