A Case For Going Gingham
Add a splash of panache to your business casual look
One of the great things about menswear, is that the formula for dressing up and looking good is pretty basic. Blazer, shirt, tie, pants, shoes. Repeat. Pretty simple, right?
As a result of that simplicity, there are tons of choices you can make within that framework. Knowing how to navigate the plethora of options and intricacies with style and grace is the mark of someone who’s done his homework and has “lived” with menswear for a fair amount of time.
The best way to tweak an outfit to fit into a particular mold, is to focus on one item and work within those confines.
| WEARING | Blazer c/o Tommy Hilfiger, Neiman Marcus shirt, PT01 pants, Gitman Bros. tie, Cartier watch, Drake’s pocket square, Tod’s shoes | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo
What makes a gingham shirt perfect for a business casual look? It’s got a informal feel and the checked pattern adds a bit of playfulness to classic styling, like a navy blazer and grey pants.
DID YOU KNOW? Gingham was originally a striped pattern.
If you find yourself wearing lots of blues and greys, like me, look for a gingham shirt in a light brown check with a spread collar. It’s versatile, will complement pretty much anything you’ve got in your closet and looks a little less sporty than a blue check.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
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