Houndstooth guide part 6

Houndstooth guide

Houndstooth guide part 6

How to wear and pair houndstooth, number 9: neckwear

If you are wearing a houndstooth jacket, it is probably best not to also be wearing a houndstooth tie. If that is the case, you could wear a Prince of Wales pattern tie in a somewhat large pattern in a color such as gray or navy. Also, you could be wearing a tie with a Macclesfield neats pattern or a similar sort of micropattern. Of course, going with a solid colored necktie, perhaps a knit tie that provides just a little bit of texture is always a safe and distinguished choice.

How to wear and pair houndstooth, number 10: pocket squares

For pocket squares, the same rules generally apply as for neckwear. A houndstooth pocket square in silk can add a pop of color and interest to an otherwise more muted jacket. If you are wearing a houndstooth jacket, go for a more simple pocket square in silk or in a slightly more textured fabric.

How to wear and pair houndstooth, number 11: Hats

As far as hats are concerned, flat caps are a traditional choice that still remains equally stylish today. You will see flat caps in all different kinds of tweed patterns including houndstooth.

How to wear and pair houndstooth, number 12: shoes

As I have said in the past, brown is the most versatile color for outfits consisting of a combination of a sports coat and odd trousers. Oxfords, derbies, and loafers are all acceptable in various shades of brown for these kinds of outfits. For a slightly more modern shoe style, monk straps or suede shoes still usually in varying shades of brown can also look particularly smart. Conversely, black shoes are much more risky to wear with these kinds of outfits. You can still get away with a more informal type of black shoe such as a horsebit loafer.

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