Monochrome Print Clash

IMG_6400IMG_6401IMG_6564IMG_6596IMG_6621The great thing about styling is that you can experiment. Matching items you wouldn’t usually put together. It’s always great to take a step back and look at an outfit from a different perspective.

This outfit is an interpretation of wearable monochrome print with a sartorial twist.
I found it enjoyable to mix and match a variety of prints and textures. I matched my double-breasted blazer with vintage, check trousers. Although the items varied in fabric weight, both are Prince of Wales check and worked well as a suit.

Rather than opting for a classic, plain shirt I decided to add a dense and heavier print to create intensity and depth. To complete the look, I thought it was only right to balance the ensemble with darker accessories. I went for a black, wide brim trilby; black optical frames; a black tie with stripes and black pocket square with white polka dots to finish things off.

The outfit was intentionally photographed in black and white to enhance the patterns, prints and textures. The power of black and white imagery is so amazing.

Black Fur Felt Trilby – by Tails Clothing

Black Optical Frames – by Anderne

Black/White Print Shirt – by Hentsch Man

Black Tie With White Stripes – by Austin Reed

Prince of Wales Check Double Breasted Blazer – by Ralph Lauren (Vintage)

Micro Prince of Wales Check Trousers – by Beyond Retro

Black/White Geometric Print Socks – by Paul Smith

Dark Tan Derby Shoe – by Dr Martens (Schuh)