If You’ve Got a Black Watch Plaid Blazer…

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Black watch plaid is actually a form of tartan. See, told you so.

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Among my 2016 New Year's style resolutions: wear classic color combos unapologetically.

After publishing our What to Wear on New Year’s Eve post on Monday, I can’t tell you how many comments we got asking to flip-flop the black watch plaid from pants and solid blazer to plaid blazer and solid pants. So, for those of you who asked for that, here you go. And for those who didn’t, well, here’s some last-minute New Year’s Eve style inspiration.

black watch tartan plaid blazer

If you’re not quite ready for black watch plaid pants, but love the pattern, a blazer is definitely a more “conservative,” easier to style choice.

black watch tartan plaid blazer

| WEARING | Blazer c/o Tommy Hilfiger, Al Bazar shirt, Banana Republic pants, Gitman Bros. tie, Watch c/o Uniform Wares, Shoes c/o Coach | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

The great thing about black watch tartan is that navy is one of its primary colors, which means it will pair with just about any pants in the classic menswear palate. Dark navy pants are safe, as are dark grey. Make sure your trouser fabric matches the season – wool is a staple of my winter wardrobe.

With most every winter outfit, I’m looking for ways to incorporate some sort of texture along with a pattern. A solid color knit tie in navy or brown is one of the first I reach for and should be one of your 10 essential ties.

black watch tartan plaid blazer

burgundy double monk strap leather shoes

Thanks, as always, for reading. Happy New Year. And don’t forget to hold your champagne glass the right way.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

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  • Sandeep Sharma

    pretty cool ! by the way, happy new year