Check It Out

Better check yourself before you wreck yourself
                                                                              - Ice Cube

Check patterns are definitely a passion of mine and I think a lot more people are learning to appreciate the boldness of the check and the fearlessness that comes with wearing it. 


But here's where Ice Cube's famous words come into play; bold checks are a fantastic statement, especially when you feel completely comfortable and confident in your clothes, but going bold straight up can come with limitations. It isn't always appropriate for the office nor is it really suitable for weddings, funerals, or corporate events. On the plus side, you can easily split the jacket and trousers. Pairing either with solid a colour marries perfectly and gives great balance and greater versatility.

For those who are thinking about investing in a patterned suit, there are myriad options, not just checks, but pinstripes, houndstooth, birdseye and glenurquhart check, my advice is to start with something more subtle. If you go big straight up you had better be bringing your 'A' game and be prepared to stand out from the crowd.









Suit Sampled Fabric and Tailor
Shirt & Pocket Square by Oscar Hunt Tailors
Tie by Ascot Ties
Scarf by Johnstons Of Elgin
Shoes by Loake Footwear