Once considered a relic, the plaid suit is making quite the fashion comeback. I recall as a youngster staring at my fashion-forward, well-dressed dad in amazement when he donned his plaid suit and turtleneck sweater for some family event. The amazement was due to the bold patterns that were at play in the garment and boy was it a contrast to my dad’s otherwise conservative wardrobe. Not to date myself, but when I was a teenager, most plaid suits were worn by older gentlemen; that guy that was somewhat subdued, practical and indulged in the routine nightcap.
So, fast forwarding just a few years, today’s plaid suit is still just as versatile as in the past. Often well designed, the latest version has a younger and playful vibe that’s contagious. The latest summer plaid suit can be worn with a polo, sneakers with or without a tie and perhaps the perfect t-shirt. Make no mistake, this is not your dads plaid suit. According to GQ in its latest Style Guide, the Summer Plaid Suit is Lightweight and Loud! We think it’s one of the best looks for a night out or perhaps that summer wedding. If done correctly, you’ll be the life of the party…in a good way!
Check out some of our favorite looks for the season. Let us know what you think and whether you’d try either of the looks below. Like us, tell a friend and share this or other blog posts. As always, join the conversation by subscribing and following us on Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr.