5 Days, 5 Ways: The Patterned Suit

5 Days, 5 Ways: The Patterned Suit

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By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Jun 23 2022 | 2 min read

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There’s something to be said for a patterned suit. Sure, a navy or grey solid suit is always a solid option, but a guy who can wear – and I mean totally rock – a patterned suit is a sight to behold. It’s definitely not for the sartorially shy, but for seasoned suit-wearers a patterned suit is definitely worth having in your wardrobe. While it may not be the first suit you always reach for, it’s definitely the one to leave a lasting impression.

But first! A big thanks to Bar III for helping Style Girlfriend put on this 30-day wardrobe challenge for our readers. The modern, versatile offerings for both men and women include office-appropriate clothing with elegant, modern proportions and price tags that won’t break the bank. Consider it stylish “wear to work” clothing that will take you straight to happy hour feeling dapper as ever. Guys know style isn’t about all-designer-everything; it’s about finding those stand-out pieces to mix into your closet that make you feel like a million bucks.


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A patterned suit can feel both classic and modern, and can garner you many more style points than its solid counterparts.

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Grandad Shirt: NN. 07, $110 | Scarf: Paul Smith, $140 | Socks: Etiquette, $26

Oxfords: Alden, $508 | Bag: Barbour, $449 | Watch: Shinola, $550

Wear it well: Trade out your usual white shirt and tie for a grandad collar and scarf.


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Anorak: Alpha Industries, $179 | Shirt: Uniqlo, $30 | Sweatshirt: Homecore, $81

Sneakers: Vans, $95 | Bracelet: Miansai, $65 | Cap: O’Neill, $32

Wear it well: Take your suit pants on a coffee and errands run with a casual coat and accessories, but base layers cool enough for an impromptu date night.


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Henley: Nudie Jeans, $75  | Socks: Happy Socks, $12 | Boots: Grenson, $305

Pocket Square: Bonobos, $55 | Sunglasses: Ray-ban, $115 | Hat: Brixton, $54

Wear it well: Channel your favorite off duty rocker by pairing your suit with a henley and oversized accessories.


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Wear it well: Pile on the patterns in colors that coordinate for a professor-worthy look.


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Bomber: Publish, $121 | Shirt: Bar III, $43 | Belt: Banana Republic, $49.50

Boots: END x Tricker’s, $529 | Watch: MMT, $290 | Wallet: Coach, $195

Wear it well: Take casual Friday in a different direction by opting to keep your suit pants and switching out your blazer for a bomber.



Keep up with all things #NoJeansJanuary! Follow along on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and right here on SG for outfit inspiration and styling tips. Thanks to Bar III for making this wardrobe challenge possible!

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See more ways to wear your favorites like a statement bomber, chambray shirt and minimal sneaker 5 ways.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Gabi Meyers went from Team SG's first-ever intern to a trusted fashion editor and stylist. She currently lives in Chicago with a very cute dog.