I absolutely love it. It’s the perfect excuse to layer, and I’ve been layering a lot.
My favourite medium layer is a cardigan, unlike a waistcoat it still feels as though you have a complete outfit on when you take the blazer off. This blazer however, is one of my new wardrobe favourites, so it never comes off. It’s colour may appear a little hard to wear, but the trick is bringing in little hints of it where you can, in this case, the slight stripe on the shirt, the flowers in the tie and the lines in the socks.
As far as pattern mixing goes, I really went to town here. The blazer has a faint herringbone pattern coming through and the pants a very light tartan, they do convey a flat colour appearance so the patterns never conflict, the shirt and tie are a different story, though the patterns are both quite bold, the floral doesn’t really fight with the stripes in the shirt, and the colours in the shirt are complimented by the tie, so it all comes together.
The details of the outfit are below.
Brown spectacles frames bu Gucci
Cerise herringbone blazer from Markham – (cant find anything similar online I’m afraid)
Blue striped oxford shirt from Mr Price
Floral tie from Topman
George’s hank pocket square by Heywood
Brown socks with pink and white stripes by Paul Frank – get similar here