Investing in a tailored check suit is a must for any style conscious man. From the eye catching Prince of Wales check to the subtle window pane style there is enough choice out there for both modest and outlandish dressers alike.
We'll be looking at 3 types of check suit; grey, blue and brown and giving you solutions on how to accessorise them.
1. The Grey Check Suit
The grey check suit is ideal for more formal occasions, especially professional engagements. If you are after a work suit with a refined difference then a grey check suit is the ideal choice.
Well-chosen accessories will help you to look confident and give you an attractive put-together look. Avoid anything too busy or patterned though, as it will fight with the check in the suit. Pick a classic grey belt such as our Smokey Grey Italian Leather Belt and choose a tie that complements the colour palette of the suit.
Again, opt for a tie in a single block of colour rather than anything that will contrast with the check pattern. Our Grey Knitted Cashmere Tie is perfect for this. Wear with a crisp white shirt for a distinguished look and have a navy blue cashmere cardigan on standby for extra sartorial points.
In the autumn and winter months, you need to think beyond the accessories that you'll be wearing at your desk and consider items that you will wear on the way to work. Our Houndstooth and Black Leather Gloves are the perfect practical yet stylish solution. Wear with our 100% cashmere Grey Cashmere Scarf and our Bloomsbury Grey Wool Felt Trilby.
2. The Blue Check Suit
If you only buy one suit this season, let it be a blue check suit. This colour option is beautifully versatile. You can wear it at work, but it also works beautifully in social situations. The blue check suit is perfect for winter weddings, date nights and business dinners. It's got personality and is an immensely stylish choice.
Wear your blue check suit with a pale shirt in a shade of baby pink, lavender, slate or pale blue. Team it with a pair of grey leather shoes and choose your accessories carefully to finish off the look.
You may wish to omit the tie and opt for a pocket square and silk scarf instead. Choose pocket squares in simple monochrome such as a white silk handkerchief. Add our Adelfia Navy Polka Dot Silk Dress Scarf for a splash of personality.
Our Navy Italian Nubuck Leather Belt is the perfect choice to accompany a blue check suit, and is a beautifully versatile belt that works for formal and casual events. Dress the suit down with a Navy Blue Cashmere Flat Cap or opt for our Clarence Navy Blue Felt Fedora for a more traditional finish.
3. The Brown Check Suit
A brown check suit is perfect for casual events. Wear with an off white shirt and brown cashmere jumper with a navy blue tie. Wear with brown leather shoes or boots, and pick accessories that add personality.
Our Kensington Brown Fur Felt Fedora would look fabulous worn with a brown check suit, but if you fancy something a little more informal then our Two Tone Cashmere Slouch Beanie is another great option.
Our Antique Brown Italian Leather and Suede Woven Belt is the ideal option but you may also like to bring out highlights from the suit, our Beige Suede Belt is made from Italian leather and would perfectly complement the lighter accents of a brown suit.
We have an array of gloves in various shades of brown that will keep your hands warm all winter, while looking unspeakably stylish. Our Dark Brown Leather Gloves With Rabbit Fur Lining are a refined choice.
To keep your feet warm, finish your look with a beautifully soft pair of our Light Brown Cashmere Socks.
It is important to remember that the same suit can come to life in a number of different ways, purely by mixing up your accessories. Invest in a well-fitted suit that looks and feels great, then alternate your ties, pocket squares and shirts to keep the suit going all season. Accessories can make or break an outfit, so invest wisely and opt for something that is versatile and wearable.