Over the last year I’ve noticed that my style has become a little more bolder. In several of my latest posts, you’ve seen me showcase tailored looks with bold pattern plaids. However, I typically show them with subdued accessories such a solid shirt or more subdued tie. But for this look, I decide to focus on power clashing.
Power clashing has been around for the last few years. The idea is to put together bold patterns that seemingly don’t go together to create a unique overall look. I’ve not always been a fan of some of the outlandish but done with some thought I think bold pattern on pattern or power clashing can look pretty fantastic.
Last year, I had the opportunity to get a made to measure suit from Indochino. I was really happy with the outcome so when I had the opportunity to get another suit I jumped at the chance. This time I chose to go with a bolder plaid and the idea of power clashing popped into my head when I picked out the lining. What goes great with a big plad? How about a nice paisley lining? Complimentary patterns work well together.
Once I saw how the plaid and paisley work together, I decided that that I would expand on the pattern on pattern theme. Often times with power clashing, people mix pattern and color which can be hit or miss. What made this look work is the mixing of pattern in a tonal color. A mini-checked shirt with a wild geometric pattern tie makes this power clashing look a winner Thoughts?
Plaid suit, mini-checked shirt and geometric print tie all by Indochino
I shot my look at the Wardman Tower condo. The new luxury building features 32 rare two – to four bedroom homes ranging from 2,200 – 4,600 square feet. Designed by New York architecture firm Deborah Berke Partners, the renovated space pays tribute to the opulence of mid -century Paris while adding an open and contemporary feel.