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Patterns Pending

How to wear winter’s most visible trend...

Men and patterned clothes: it’s not traditionally a winner, we grant you. But for the next few months, you’re going to be seeing more and more of it about. Designers from catwalk to high street have been gearing up for the big push, producing geometric-patterned shirts, shark tooth-patterned ties and camouflage-patterned trousers. The good news for those of us for whom “adventurous” means wearing a slightly stronger shade of blue shirt is it’s a trend that’s actually easy enough to pull off. The key is to pick one piece, then team it with a complementary block colour. Here’s how.

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The Shirt | Red multi-coloured cotton shirt | £270, by Marni
wear with:
Navy Cotton Chinos, £85, by Dockers

 

 

The Trousers | Black shark tooth cotton trousers | £205, by Paul Smith
wear with:
Navy cashmere jacket, £2,219, by Brunello Cucinelli

 

The Tie | Navy silk tie | £75, by Daks
wear with:
White cotton poplin shirt,£89, by Thomas Pink

 

 

The Socks | Black printed cotton socks | £55, by Prada
wear with:
Dark blue lace-ups, £149, by Russell & Bromley