Know-How: Fit for Print

FIT FOR PRINT. A printed outer can really amp up any basic look, and this season offers plenty of pieces with manly and handsome patterns



  • Treat It like Any Other Jacket
    Printed or not, a jacket is still a jacket. Wear it with any kind of attire, with or without a tie, with shorts or a pair of trousers.
  • Go Easy with Jewelry
    The prints themselves already constitute a total look. So, you might want to minimize the use of jewelry and accessories.
  • Pair It with Basic Color tones
    The prints should be the highlight of the whole ensemble. Basic colors are the best way to emphasize this.


  • Get Carried Away and Add More Prints
    A printed jacket is supposed to be an ensemble’s centerpiece. It’s might not be such a good idea to add other printed items.
  • Fear Traditionally Feminine Patterns
    This season sees a number of feminine prints (micro floral, for example) highlighted on various runways. Don’t hesitate to pick these over other, more masculine prints.
  • Limit Yourself to Casual Looks
    Prints are fun, but it can also be helpful in creating more playful office looks.


For spring, floral patterns are a must. Don’t worry too much about bright colors, since this season has also seen the rise of basic-colored printed jackets. Or, if you feel like channeling the fashion blogger vibe, go ahead and try out something more playful.


Ted Baker, Paul Smith

Get Creative with Layering


Jacket by Etro, polo shirt, pullover and denim trousers by Z Zegna, shoes by Tod’s

Take your usual day-to-night button-down shirt, and get lively with layering. Try adding denim pants and leather moccasins, and also try this printed jacket styled over a basic pullover.

Experiment with Formality


Jacket by Etro, shirt by Canali, trousers by Z Zegna, tie by Hugo Boss, bag by Bally, shoes by Tod’s

Wear it with your office attire, but be careful not to overdo it. Pick the right print to go with your work clothes, and consider picking a tie or bag with a contrasting hue.

Boys Just Want to Have Fun


Jacket by Etro, T-shirt by OAMCThe Papilion Duo, shorts by Hermès, necklace and ring by John Hardy, shoes by Tod’s

Give your athletic expression an upgrade with this hooded printed jacket. It will fit perfectly with knee-length shorts and sneakers. Add a small chain necklace for a frisky vibe.

Photography Haruns Maharbina
Styling Gabriela Batti
Styling Assistant Cynthia Rosalin
Grooming Seto Irawan
Models Junior Bortotti, Krishna Marques, Renato Freitas/Image Management, Location Zeus Studio (Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda 55C, Jakarta, +62 21 7241 407)