Today I am wearing a woolen-blend light-mustard windowpane 2-button notch-lapel suit, a cotton tattersall-check shirt with French cuffs, a block-check silk tie in yellow, light blue, and beige; a cotton micro-check pocket square, a pair of brown and beige oxford correspondent shoes, and a vintage Omega Seamaster Automatic in stainless steel.
Did you notice anything unusual about today’s ensemble? If you did not, I passed.
What I have attempted today is a most difficult undertaking in men’s ensemble—mixing of four (or more) patterns. Today I am wearing six patterns: 1. The suit is a windowpane; 2. The shirt is tattersall; 3. The tie is block check; 4. The pocket square is micro-check; 5. The Shoe is also a check (correspondent shoe); the socks are also a check.
The trick in wearing three or more patterns is in the scale of the patterns. The patterns must be of different scale.