Checks are fun to mix with each other, but the outfit needs a balance (see what we did there? Checks and Balances? anyway, moving on…). The best way is to mix patterns that have a very different scale and contrast. This handmade jacket from Eleventy is in a large Prince of Wales check, black on grey-brown, with a rusty windowpane. Lots of contrast and a huge repeated area. That paired beautifully with our Tintoria Mattei linen check shirt – small squares, small repeat, and the colors in the shirt pick up the colors in the jacket, without feeling too matchy-matchy. To add more balance, we paired the top and jacket with a solid color pant…didn’t want to go overboard!

Stop by and check out our latest, and ask your sales associate if you want some fresh ideas on mixing patterns for Spring!

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Eleventy unconstructed silk wool and linen sport coat – $1295

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Linen check shirt by Tintoria Mattei – $225…Nicwave 5-pocket pant, $265. Laceup suede sneaker by Noah Waxman – $345

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