The Versatility of Houndstooth

A checked fabric requires particular expertise to weave, considerable skill to tailor and a good deal of confidence to wear well. It gives a man a chance to express his personality while even wearing a conventionally cut suit. A classic way of signaling power, houndstooth remains one of the most versatile patterns out there and Scotland’s greatest contribution to men’s fashion since the kilt. Houndstooth can seem like a little “too much” for a suit, but at a small scale it almost looks solid from a distance.

Photo: Roberto Capriotti

coat / Brooks Brothers
turtleneck sweater / Uniqlo
hat / Goorin Bros.
pocket square / H&M
jeans / Levi’s
monk shoes / Shoepassion