As you know, when you invest in a new suit, one of the most important things to consider is versatility. Being able to wear each piece as a separate greatly increases a suit’s value to you, ensuring you get the most out of your hard-earned cash.
I recently picked up my newest made-to-measure suit – a three-piece in a beautiful brown wool houndstooth fabric. And over the next few weeks, we’ll be showing you multiple ways to wear it.
First up: jacket separate.
As much as I love wearing a two- or three-piece suit, being able to break it up and wear the jacket alone is what I often look for when considering what to invest in. And since I love combining well-tailored items with casual and/or approachable touches, fabric and pattern are very important.
When you’re looking at fabric swatches for a new suit, it can be hard to envision what the full suit will look like – especially when you’re talking about a pattern. Other than choosing a lining, this is often the most difficult part for me, as well.
Houndstooth can seem like a little “too much” for a suit, but at a small scale it almost looks solid from a distance. However, upon closer inspection it shows that the wearer is sartorially-minded.
A wool houndstooth blazer is a great garment for straddling that dressed up/business casual line. And in brown tones, you can be sure that it will fit with most anything in your closet, provided your closet’s stocked with great basics.