The office party, the Holiday drinks party, a Christmas brunch. ‘Tis the season to dress a little festively. A case in point: plaid. Buffalo plaid of black and red is all the rage this year. The jacket above is a couple of years old and was made by Southwick. The trick to playing down plaid (as opposed to playing it up wearing the clan tartan tie) is to keep the rest of the outfit low key.
While the shirt is a Prince of Wales plaid with a yellow windowpane overlay, the tie is a simple navy cashmere knit and the sweater is a solid yellow (I was headed for a Christmas brunch.) For evening, I might opt for a black or navy turtleneck, or a solid blue shirt with the same tie.
If you’ve got ’em, wear ’em!