Clothing with Print pattern for Men
The Fine Print: 4 Ways To Wear Pattern
Are you a man who tends to shy away from bold plaids or wilts at the thought of wearing florals? When it comes to men wearing prints, the jury is out: most of you are either too scared or too set in your solid ways to try out a tricky pattern.
Have no fear, here we’ll show you four easy ways to incorporate prints into your wardrobe.
Mix Things Up:
In order to flawlessly execute the art of mixing prints, we suggest starting with a dark, neutral color palette. Stripes are the simplest to incorporate–all you need is contrasting lines in different sizes to give your look some dimension. Finer stripes work best up top, and you can easily break up your outfit with an anchor piece like a navy bomber.
Go For Heritage:
Are you a man who enjoys classic clothing and traditional tailoring? Chances are there are plenty of business patterns with a deep rooted history in menswear that could work for you. We suggest starting out with a rich herringbone or glen plaid suit jacket that’ll work with all of your office staples. Pick one in a neutral like brown or charcoal for maximum versatility. Pair it with your trousers and button downs for your 9-5 and take it to the weekend with jeans and a simple tee.
There’s no reason why you can’t combine your tendency towards classic suiting with your affinity for having fun. Incorporating pattern into your business essentials is as easy as blending the basics with a touch of bold. Tuck a silk polka dot scarf under a patterned pinstripe suit for a pop of print or incorporate a paisley pocket square with a striped tie. Again, color palette is key so make sure at least one color in each works together.
If you’re a more fashion-forward dresser, chances are you’re not afraid to juxtapose two unmatched patterns (so long as they don’t clash). An easy way to incorporate two graphic prints is by opting for pale colors or jewel tones in painterly patterns. A toned down floral button down with a dark graphic sweater or jacket is a perfect balance of the two without overwhelming the eye. Finish with neutral pants in a nice texture like wool to even things out.
From natural-born peacocks to modern day traditionalists, any man can incorporate some pattern into their closet rotation.