Style Manual

The modern man’s guide to dressing well every day

Plaid, tartan, windowpane… And yes, even gingham. When it comes to checks, there’s plenty of styles to, well… check out. But the ever-tricky question remains, how to wear a check suit? It can be hard to pull off at first, but once mastered it will remain in your formal line-up for years to come. From work to parties, here are a few ways to style a check suit this season.

For Work

Looking to overhaul your office wear? Think checks. Bold tartans are out of the question for most, but subtler patterns will give your suiting an instant update. There’s no need to go overboard with the styling, as the check does all the work. Finish your 9-5 look with an understated shirt and tie, alongside a no-fuss pair of brogues. If you work in a relaxed environment, forget the tie and swap the jacket for a classic crew-neck jumper. This modern approach to layering will also help transition your suiting beyond the office.

For Parties

There’s no better time to than a party to try out something new so why not impress with a bold check suit. It’s also an opportunity to break out of formal suit styling – pair with a tee for a Modish look that gives your two-piece a casual edge. You can even have fun with pattern-clashing – yes, really. A check acts as a neutral, and can easily be paired with other patterns. However you end up wearing it, we think you’re guaranteed to nab best-dressed at your next do.

For Weddings

If you’re finding yourself bored of the same old suit rotation, then give a check suit a spin. Why not try a traditional in a checked 3-piece or opt for a patterned skinny-fit suit jacket and trousers. Groomsman or groom? Then make it a day to remember in a heritage style plaid suit. Choose your pocket-square and tie to match the one of the key colours within the check for a super-sharp look.

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