One way of separating stylish men from those that are less fashionable is the ability to differentiate suit patterns and the occasions they are suitable for. The ability to tell the difference between a houndstooth and a herringbone can go a very long way in helping you choose the suit pattern that that will be most ideal for you.
Still wondering if there are more than two suit patterns? Here are all the suit patterns and the best way to wear them.
This fabric is also known as nailhead, and it refers to tiny dots of a lighter colour against a dark background that gives the appearance of a solid colour that lies somewhere in between. The bird’s eye pattern is an interesting texture that is not appropriate for formal settings but is stylish enough for cocktail parties.
The chalk stripe is much more bolder than the pinstripes and less common than the wider-set chalk stripe pattern. This fabric is created by weaving several threads into the suit’s fabric to make them look like the chalk a tailor might leave on your garments. This pattern is a classic one that is also suitable for the boardroom.
The pinstripe has been around for a long time that it is difficult to determine when it became a staple. It is common, classic and conservative so much so that they are thin parallel stripes weaved into the fabric of the suit.
They normally come in charcoal or navy colour and is most preferred by shorter men because the vertical lines tend to create the illusion of height. The pinstripes is the definitive pattern for business suits.
The houndstooth is made up of bold patterns of abstract four-pointed shapes which normally appear in black and white, but may occasionally come in different colours for an even bolder statement.
The houndstooth is usually used for Used high-impact sports jacket instead of business suits and they are mostly used for corporate branding in organisations.
The herringbone is particularly good for slim men because the texture of the material and pattern adds bulk to their appearance. The herringbone is a pattern of contrasting coloured chevrons pointing up and down.
It is particularly Versatile, subtle and timeless, and this fabric never goes out of style, even though thicker versions appear to be more modern.
This suit fabric is Glen plaid and is made up of irregular checks of muted colours that criss-cross each other. It is common to see them on sports jackets and adventurous business suits.
It is also a staple of the British royal family. The Madras, on the other hand, is a lightweight multicoloured cotton tartan that offers a casual alternative.
Th seersucker is made from slack-tension cotton weaves, that bunches the threads together to create a bumpy, corrugated appearance that normally comes in light blue and white. The rippled cotton weaves is breathable off the skin, and this makes it most ideal for casual events during hot seasons.
The windowpane pattern is a combination of horizontal and vertical pinstripes that generate a pattern of large box-shaped checks. The popularity of the windowpane fabric increased over the last ten years so much so that it has become a staple for most men.
The windowpane fabric produces a stylish executive appearance that exudes confidence to your colleagues at work. It looks particularly good when it is paired with a tie that matches the colour of the check.