Plaid suits, jackets and blazers are all about conforming to modern trends. While they don’t exude the timeless, classic appearance of a solid suit, they can be worn effectively to just about any modern event that men happen to find themselves in. What’s more is that their up to date look will stand out from the inevitable crowd of solid suits all over the place. Unfortunately, wearing plaid does require a bit of forethought and consideration, so men need to be aware of some of the basics before progressing onto modern innovations like plaid.
When wearing a grey plaid blazer, it almost always must be paired with a solid white shirt and boldly solid colored tie from the red or blue families. Burgundy accessories are the usual go-to option when it comes to grey plaid and together create a striking appearance. It also ensures a trendier look that doesn’t look out of place. Grey plaid can successfully be paired with matching grey plaid components, but more formal events tend to frown on this due to its modern style and almost relaxed appearance. It is best to stick with a white shirt and red tie in these situations.
Unless a man is attending a funeral (where he should stick to the traditional elegance of a solid suit anyway), wearing a grey plaid blazer doesn’t call for black shoes. A lighter brown that closely matches the depth and coolness of the plaid’s color will create a sharp finish to the suit. Men may also opt for a darker chocolate brown in their shoes, but should be warned that attention will often be drawn to the shoes as a result of the color mismatch and this could be disastrous in a top-level formal setting.
Choosing a Suit
There are quite a few options on the market for grey plaid jackets, but few combine the ideas of classic and modern as successfully as the MS Bespoke Style 30 by GvS Clothiers. Accented by rather dashing burgundy felt lapels, the jacket can be paired very successfully with a solid shirt and tie for complete cross compatibility with high-end formal events through to casual gatherings. Men needn’t worry about experimenting with plaid at their next event when choosing this design.