Outfit of the week – Checks and blues

Posted by Atte Rytkönen on 16.9.2018 in General

Back in business again. Past week was the first one at work after my summer vacation and I started it by wearing an attire featuring a checked sport coat with blue suit trousers, grenadine tie and a classic white pocket square. In other words, quite a simple business attire.

I will try to make this as a new “serie” for the blog and post every week one new outfit. These posts will be more picture-oriented than most other posts. But I will also try to include to them some links to my earlier posts regarding the same kind or otherwise relevant subjects.

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The checked sport coat with blue suit trousers

I have earlier written about how wear suit trousers with sport coats. If you haven’t read that, you can check it out as a prologue.

But I have always been more of a “suit person” than a guy who wears a lot of sport coats with odd trousers. This applies especially for work. And even though I tend to order most of my suits so that I could easily wear them as separates, most of time I wear them only as a full suit.

This one however is one of the combinations I quite often choose to wear for work occasions. Especially for those days, when I want to wear something that is formal and dressed-up but and I could also wear the full suit look. In fact, the outfit here is almost as formal as going with a suit.

How to pull off the Navy suit trousers with checked sport coat and blue tie

What did I wear

The jacket I wear is an unlined wool sport coat by Caruso. The shoulder structure is quite soft but features a very light padding. The base color of the jacket is somewhere between oatmeal and sand. This makes it more suitable for spring, summer and early fall season. In addition the jacket features a subtle brown and light blue overcheck and patch pockets. Therefore it is a little bit more casual than any plain sport coats or suit jackets. And perfect to combine especially with different shades of blue or brown. The trousers are from an mtm-suit by Herrainpukimo.

DLA navy blue grenadine tie texture with checked sport coat white shirt and white linen pocket square

The shirt in question is the DLA white lightweight oxford shirt. Another option to wear here would be a plain light blue shirt for example. But personally I don’t like to wear patterned shirts with patterned sport coats or suits. There just too much going on then, especially if you wear a tie or / and a pocket square.

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The checked sport coat with blue suit trousers and navy blue grenadine tie details

The tie and pocket square are also from our own DLA collection. The navy blue grenadine tie as well as the white linen pocket square are probably my most often worn accessories. Mostly because they are suitable for almost any occasion. And appropriate to wear almost with any attire.

And yes, the tie seemed to be a little bit too long in the pics. Need to be more careful with that when wearing trousers with such a high waist as the pair in this case.

Caruso checked sport coat with blue suit trousers - a perfect look for business occasions