The process of mixing patterns, fabrics, and textures has been done time and time again by sartorially inclined gentlemen since the age of the Harlem Renaissance. In my opinion, this will be an everlasting trend for the simple fact that it works and can be achieved by blending articles of clothing that you already own. This ensemble was created by merging the waistcoat of a 2-button, fully canvassed, 100% cotton, navy pinstripe 3-piece suit, with the trousers of a 2-button, half canvassed, 100% wool, brown glen plaid suit.
My choice of neck tie was a brown vintage wool knit tie, ironically they are on trend right now. This is one of the many delightful facts in the world of menswear today. Since trends are constantly recycled one can be perceived as being fashion forward without any prior knowledge or inclination of the fact. Hence, the reason you should stick to purchasing timeless pieces to build your wardrobe. For instance, these leather cognac cap toe oxfords are one of my favorite shoes because of their versatility and classic aesthetic. This style dates back to the 1920′s and was once referred to as a closed tab shoe. Lastly, I decided to go with a very minimalistic approach, so I left the tie clip and pocket square in their respective drawers.
Waistcoat by Hart Schaffer & Marx, Shirt by H&M, Trousers by Stafford, Shoes by Cole Haan