Summer Plaid

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When wearing a plaid blazer, try to keep everything else in your outfit down to a minimum. Mixing patterns such as: stripes, additional plaids or polka dots can cause a sartorial clash in your attire. I feel solid colored shirt and accessories work the best because it allows the sports coat to remain as the main attraction.

For a spot of color or to simply add a bit of flare to your plaid blazer, you can follow my lead and add a subtle lapel flower (boutonniere) in the same color scheme as the the jacket, or a solid pocket square will work just the same.  

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Outfit Breakdown:

Blazer and pocket square: Banana Republic | Shirt: JJ Threads | Lapel Flower: Hook and Albert | Hat: H&M 

Photo credit: Cochrane Williams for Gents Among Men