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Checked suit - easy to dress up and down


How to wear a suit featuring check-pattern? Here I try to give you a simple example of how to pull off a checked suit. This is a basic example of what I tend to wear for work. It is an appropriate choice for days when I need to be dressed up a bit but not in the most formal way however.  Vaatturliike Sauma mittapuku

Checked suit - made-to-measure by Vaatturiliike Sauma

The suit pictured is a made-to-measure piece by Sauma. When I ordered it I wanted something a bit different from my usual range of suits. So I chose lightweight wool fabric by Fratelli Tallia di Delfino in "greyish blue" with subtle brown / light blue over check.

In terms of construction the jacket of the suit is lightweight, unlined and unstructured. In addition it features a handmade pleated shoulder-line. Two patch pockets make the jacket a bit more casual and appropriate to wear as a separate as well. With trousers I chose to go with no belt-loops and took side-adjusters instead. I wanted double-pleats and 5,5cm cuffs. The leg opening is quite narrow, around 16,5 centimeters. Vaatturiliike Sauma mittapuku - 3

In my opinion a suit like this - featuring a subtle pattern - is very versatile and suitable for almost any kind of occasions. Only if the event has a strict and formal dress code, you need to go for something else. If you wear a white shirt, blue tie and black shoes it is even board room approved. If you replace the button-up with summery pullover shirt and black oxfords with suede loafers, you have a perfect outfit for a relaxed after-work dinner.

This time I went with a striped button-down shirt (unbuttoned) and dark blue wool-silk grenadine tie. In addition I chose a woolen floral printed pocket square and brown calf leather double-monks. One might claim this is something in between of those two options described above. dresslikea mtm suitMade to measure suit Sauma Vaatturiliike Sauma mittapuku - 2 Details Berg&Berg bracelet DCI Sweden Carmina double monk shoesAnd finally a little splash of color in a form of a scarf is appropriate, even though one could manage without as well. And if you want to bring some restrained boldness to your business outfit, choose a casentino overcoat. Tagliatore casentino overcoat - 2

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