Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Herringbone Suit

Well, two, actually (another one in navy, which I'm wearing today), and a green suit with no pattern. 

This here is a gray herringbone from Jos. A. Bank, in the very nice Signature series, picked up during the last "buy one, get two free" sale they had.  (What?  I needed more suits!  Needed, I tell you!)  A herringbone pattern, as you can see, consists of bands of parallel lines at 90-degree angles to each other.  For whatever reason, I've been on a herringbone kick lately.  I like it because it has more texture than a suit with no finish, and it's dressier than a houndstooth pattern (that funky asymmetrical tessellation that you see writ large in women's fashion these days).

Once this one comes back from the tailor, I'll pair it with a white shirt and whatever the hell tie I want to.  (Seriously, it's a very versatile color.)  But I'll probably stick with a solid-color tie with little to no pattern to contrast the suit's pattern.  Maybe add a pocket square for a Mad Men feel.

1 comment:

  1. You know what I love (as a woman that is)? Men in charcoal gray suits. You should do a whole post devoted to it. You should also do some schooling on linen.


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