Pattern Play

An outfit filled with solid colours is bold, but if you’re looking to really turn heads, throw out the rule book because it’s time to wear patterns on patterns. Mens dressing is fast becoming bolder and more exciting, and no fashion rule is more outdated than the one that says, “don’t mix your prints”.

If you’re new to playing with patterns, try out the trend by mixing smaller printed pieces. Although subtle on their own, simple and smaller patterns when paired together have maximum impact. The Rodd & Gunn merlot shirt contrasted with the on-trend polka dot pattern of an MJ Bale pocket square fashions a look that is far from ordinary.

Push the boundaries and get creative by incorporating the same pattern family in varying sizes throughout your outfit. An MJ Bale window pane check pant paired with a smaller checked shirt in coordinating base colours are the perfect pieces to create harmony in a look that plays with pattern. No matter how you like to mix and match your prints, at the end of the day conveying your individuality in your outfit is what makes getting dressed exciting.

We’ve collated some of our favourite tips on how to mix patterned outfits like a pro.

How to Mix Patterns 101:
• Mix smaller prints in the same colours or tones
• Choose patterns that share a single colour
• Add printed accessories
• Mix the same pattern in various scales