2 days ago

Patterned suits are worth experimenting with, but if you don’t want to wind up looking like David S. Pumpkins at your place of business, it’s wise to stick with traditional motifs. Glen plaid is an especially savvy choice because it looks tame from a distance, then gets all kind of freaky up close. Even though the pattern dates back centuries, it was a bit of a trend this fall, appearing on the runway at Calvin Klein, Dries Van Noten, Marni, and Versace, among other shows. Whether you go big and bold like James Marsden here, or opt for a slightly more subtle spin on the pattern is up to you. Just make sure to spend some QT with your tailor on this one. A plaid suit that fits like a glove (but not a sausage casing) is the only plaid suit worth wearing.