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Prince of Patterns

Refined motifs and contrasting elements for a sophisticated sense of style

Glen plaid, one of the more refined menswear motifs, is more commonly known as Prince of Wales check, named after the momentary monarch (Edward VIII) who loved to wear it and nothing says sophistication quite like a royal devotee.
The double-breasted grisaille jacket and its multi-colored pattern can be paired with clean, sharp accessories like a printed pocket square and calfskin belt. For a more diversified look, add in a textured jacquard button-down featuring contrasting collar and cuffs and a silk tie with geometric motif on a plum and burgundy color scale. The jacket is a versatile piece that will go with a number of different pants, making it a wardrobe mainstay.
Rather than a classic lace-up, opt for a pair of double monk-strap shoes in soft calfskin to give a fashionable feel to the outfit.