This fall the talk for men is “patterns.” While mixing patterns can be fun and fashionable – it can also be dangerous. You want to avoid mixing too much: plaid pants, a striped shirt and a herringbone tie will have you looking like a clown. However stripes on stripes with complementary colors, windowpane patterns in reverse image of one another, and plaid with bold colors, or dare I say it, paisley, are all fashionable with a bit of an edge. To finish off your look: hair is retro inspired this season. A side part and slicked back look, or sweeping back with a little height, will add a sense of class and style. The suit might make the man, but the way you wear it certainly makes the suit.
Photography Tim Coburn
Style James Cornwell
Makeup and hair James Cornwell and Khoung Tran for PR@Partners
Talent Calisto and Vinicius courtesy of THE Artist Agency and Amber Compton
Special thanks to photographic assistant Todd Peterson, assistant stylist Ron Schmelzer and fashion intern Maria Beatriz Garcia.
ERMENGILDO ZEGNA brown plaid suit ($1,250), BRANDOLINI textured blue shirt ($275) and blue flower and circle tie ($135). All available at Professional Man Prima Mode, 1619 K St. NW, 202-466-6255. RAPTURE brown shoes ($280). From Reiss Washington, 1254 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-944-8566. NESSA black suit pant ($225) and suit jacket ($400), FRUFRA cream shirt ($210) and DELANO black shoes ($325). All available at Reiss Washington, 1254 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-944-8566. HICKEY FREEMAN COLLECTION grey pin stripe suit ($1,545), ASTER pink plaid shirt ($265) and HOLIDAY AND BROWN paisley tie ($160). All available at Everard’s Fine Clothing, 1802 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-298-7464. TRIUMPH brown dress shoes ($200). Available at Reiss Washington, 1254 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-944-8566. ZEGNA brown plaid suit ($1,250) and BRANDOLINI textured blue shirt ($275) with blue flower and circle tie ($135). All from Professional Man Prima Mode, 1619 K St. NW, 202-466-6255.