So it’s been a while since i’ve done one of these, no not a blog post (all though I know I’ve been a little slack because you know…life) but a “know your patterns” post. These all form part of making us better educated gentleman in the art of dressing, myself included.
Windowpane has been on my radar for a while now, I keep seeing it pop up on the menswear tumblr sites and Pinterest so I though it would be a good idea to do some research. Unfortunately, unlike my previous posts, this particular pattern seems to have very little information on it’s heritage, and by little I mean absolutely none.
It’s obviously part of the check family of patterns and is best described as resembling the panes of a window. Groundbreaking I know, but really thats it. That aside it’s very easy to identify. The checks are generally larger and much farther apart or widely spaced. What I have noticed, is that the line work isn’t necessarily simple single grids, but sometimes an intricate grid pattern just widely spaced.
Here are some examples:
Okay. Stay Fancy.