Fashion FAQ: Which Pattern Works Best for Suits?

Elevate your suiting game by wearing a patterned suit this season if you wish to add a bit of class, pinstripes in navy blue would be a solid choice


Matt Bomer


Meanwhile, if you prefer suits made of thick-woven fabrics, herringbone and plaid are equally elegant with a nod to longtime tailoring heritages.

Glencheck and houndstooth motifs, on the other hand, can appear more playful, especially when presented in contrasting shades.


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Of course, it’s also important to consider what to wear with these patterned pieces. Safe styling pieces such as white shirts and ties in black or blue are the best options as they allow the pattern to stand out on its own.

Finally, unless you’re wearing a suit set, you would want to wear plain or similarly patterned trousers.


Alexander Koch