If it’s formalwear you’re after, pick a checked suit in colours such as grey, navy, burgundy, tan or slate. Subtlety is key, and these colours ensure that your checks give you a polished appearance instead of making you look loud and out-of-place. For more informal gatherings, picking suits in jewel tones of purple, green and beetroot red is a good idea.
Mixing and matching colours is a great tip to follow while sporting a checked suit. For formalwear, we love combinations such as black and indigo, and grey and wine. For casualwear, experiment with ribbons of red, burnt orange and turquoise running through the checked suit.
While large, bold checks are great for more youthful, casual social gatherings, smaller checks are a good option if you’re just starting out with the trend or are sceptical of carrying off checks convincingly. While there are plenty of options to play with, remember that smaller checks suit most body types, while larger checks suit lean physiques. Buying a checked suit or jacket is also a great way to start sporting this trend, which allows you to keep the pants and shirt plain.
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Let the suit be the focal point of your look and opt for simple, block-coloured shirts that complement it without drawing attention away from it. If you have colours such as purple or burgundy running through the checked weave, complete your look by picking a pair of socks or a tie in the same shade.