A Plaid Suit Fit for a (Fresh) Prince
Will Smith recently showed wearing a bold plaid suit in Tokyo to promote the latest Men in Black movie (by the by, are we looking forward to this? I can’t decide), and he looked, well…he looked pretty great.
Now, the strongly patterned suit isn’t for beginners of course. You should wait to invest in such a show stopper until:
- You’ve padded out the rest of your closet. Make sure you’ve got navy, gray, charcoal, maybe a pinstripe all on lock. And..
- You’re comfortable with a slimmer fit (with that much going on in the fabric, the last thing you want is a bulky cut).
But if you’re suiting up every day, it could be fun to throw a curve ball like this at your closet. Especially if pairing contrasting stripes in your dress shirt and tie has lost its thrill, this could be a great time to graduate to a bolder look in your suit. Keep the rest of your look simple like the Fresh Prince, and you’ll be ready to take on – if not aliens around the universe – at least this world.
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Ben Sherman, $516 (not including vest)