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Text by Baille Gelwicks.

Gentlemen, if you’re adding only one new piece to your wardrobe this year, make it a Glen Plaid suit. The classic print looks modern in an ultra slim fit. A slim fit turtleneck gives your suit a casual sexiness, a look that seems cozy and inviting as opposed to the traditional buttoned up look that can come off as stiff and “business only”. A pocket square is the finishing touch on this look leaving the tie not even to be missed. Patterned shirts are paired with patterned suits. Mixing patterns is definitely the look of the moment in men’s suiting, but the key is to choose one pattern that is larger than the other in matching colors. Scale and color is key.

Jackets lined in fur show that this luxury fabric isn’t just reserved for women this year. Chunky far isle knit turtlenecks paired with pinstripe and plaid trousers are yet another example to mix patterns. Pairing such a casual staple as a turtleneck with your finest trousers makes casual Fridays a little more interesting. Combined with tweed jackets, these suits are business worthy, but combining them with shorter plaid styles takes them off duty for a night out at that swanky new lounge. Each suit looks great paired with the forever versatile loafer. The all fur “chubaka” boots, however, should be left to your girlfriend.

Need a way to spice up your cocktail attire or don’t want to wear the traditional tux to your next black tie event? Opt for one of these brightly colored brocade or velvet blazers. Paired with a bow tie and a pocket square, your out of the box thinking will get you noticed even more than the brunette beauty in the backless dress two tables down.

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