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)