Pattern matching is a pretty simple game when you understand how it all works. We understand a lot of men are not interested in adding patterns because they don't want to stand out and they are not sure what to wear it with. We hope this quick article can help you overcome that.
The Golden Rule
Patterns should never be the same size, shape or pattern in the same outfit. Which means a pin stripe shirt should not be paired with a pin stripe suit. If you are wearing a pinstripe suit opt for a polka dot tie, paisley pocket square and a solid shirt.
If you are wearing a glen check suit opt for a check shirt and polka dot tie with a solid pocket square.
We recommend not going past 3 patterns per outfit. It will allow the right things to pop without risking going overboard. If you want to start with 2 patterns until you are use to it that would be the right way to start. Don't try and mix 4 patterns right off the bat, ease yourself into it.
We never recommend a patterned suit for your first few suits when you are wanting to start building your wardrobe. Navy blue is always our recommended starter suit with charcoal and light to mid grey next. All solid colors. A patterned suit is usually less formal and harder to match with other clothes in your wardrobe.