Getting Creative With Patterns and Layering

But still keeping it in check

Two of my favorite things about fall and winter style are patterns and layering. Here’s a simple, everyday sharp casual look that puts both of those elements front and center.

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| WEARING | Daniele Alessandrini coat, Lardini waistcoat, Neiman Marcus shirt, J.Crew jeans, Drake’s scarf, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Rolex watch, Boots c/o Jack Erwin | PHOTOGRAHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Remember that when it comes to pattern mixing, there are some general rules to follow. Vary the size, vary the weight, vary the type of pattern. Here, I’m not concerned about the kind of pattern. We’re working with four different check-types – two plaids, gingham and a medallion print. Each is similar, but also couldn’t be more different.

The waistcoat is menswear’s unsung hero. And it works great with dark denim. Less formal than a blazer and the perfect way to add an extra layer of depth to an outfit.

Remember the indoor scarf? Well, it’s not just for inside. Because of its shorter length, it can also quickly double as an ascot, making for some creative layering.

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Thanks, as always, for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

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  • http://www.thekentuckygent.com Josh @ The Kentucky Gent

    The pattern play of the scarf with the plaid + gingham is expertly done Brian!