It absolutely astounds me how often the windowpane pattern comes in and out of fashion. Well currently it is back in, so if you want to flex your sartorial muscles, its time to get on-board as this time the trend is here to stay (probably!). As seen recently during London Collections: Men SS16 shows this style has at least another year to run and I'm hoping longer.

Taking its name from the wide windowpane like checked pattern, this style has recently been brought back from sartorial exile. A windowpane suit isn’t for the light-hearted; it’s a bold print of retro elegance that makes a statement.

In my look above, I have styled my light grey with light blue trim windowpane suit with a crisp white tab collar shirt. The squares in the suit detail match the cut edges of this straight collar of my shirt. I have then worn my wardrobe staple white tab collar shirt and navy knitted tie which goes with pretty much everything!

When colour matching window pane suits, I think the best that work best are greys/blue, navy/orange and brown/tan.

One of the main reasons to buy a window pane suit, is that the blazer works great in a smart casual look. Throw on a pair of dark jeans and some shows and you have transformed the look simply and effortlessly.


Photos by Sophie Milner