Style Highlight: Plaid Tiding

With the popularity of the plaid, or tartan, motif continuing this season, the checked suit comes to the forefront as one of the distinctive fashion statements for spring 2012

Exuding a vintage vibe, the checked suits come in various degrees of intensity; from the more subtle tartan motifs in neutral monochromes, to the more eye-catching color contrast checked patterns.

This season, fashion’s reigning king of patterns, Kean Etro, presented his smart take on the checked suit.

In a rich red-and-blue plaid combo, this Etro suit is simply arresting.