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Totally Tartan: 3 Ways to Wear Black Watch Plaid This Christmas

December 23rd, 2016

How to wear a black watch plaid blazer, pants and jacket – just not together

It’s the holiday season, which means there’s no better time to wear black watch plaid than the present. Here are three festive looks to try out this weekend for any type of gathering you may attend.

Black Watch Plaid Blazer: No Fuss Festive


| WEARING | Blazer c/o Tommy Hilfiger, Sweater c/o Reiss, J.Crew jeans, Drake’s scarf and pocket square, A. Lange & Söhne watch, Allen Edmonds boots

Show your holiday spirit without getting completely decked out. Consider a black watch tartan plaid blazer your “holiday navy blazer” and substitute at will. And remember that simple is always stylish. A tartan blazer, sweater and jeans is a great look for a casual get together with old friends for drinks.

Black Watch Plaid Coat: Last Minute Errands


| WEARING | BOB coat, Sweater c/o Reiss, J.Crew jeans, Drake’s hat, Rolex watch, Common Projects sneakers

Never forget the power of a few items being able to completely transform an outfit. Here, we’ve got the same base as above – cable knit sweater and jeans. Swap the boots for sneakers, the blazer for a seasonal statement coat and top it off with a beanie for a casual look that’s perfect for last-minute shopping and errand-running.

Black Watch Plaid Pants: Dinner With Family

mens tartan plaid pants

| WEARING | Apolis jacket, Uniqlo cardigan, Al Bazar shirt, Pants c/o Tommy Hilfiger, Breuer tie, Rolex watch, Carmina loafers

You can apply the same rules to a pair of black watch plaid trousers as you can to a black watch plaid blazer – consider it a navy substitute. However, wearing any type of plaid pants – especially black watch plaid – is going to make a statement. Keep the rest of the outfit simple and stick with classic menswear colors like blue and grey. This is a timeless and classic holiday look and would look great at a nice restaurant for a family meal.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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