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AW18 Mens Trend Spotlight: Check Mate

 IMAGES: TOPMAN

IMAGES: TOPMAN

Quintessentially British tweed and heritage checked jackets have their place in men’s wardrobes but this Autumn/Winter the message from the menswear collections is clear: a subtle check just won’t cut it as checks go bigger and bolder this season.

While Versace’s punchy tartan suits paired with grandad trainers and Gucci’s half checked cut-and-paste overcoat may be pushing the trend a little too far for every man, a coloured plaid flannel shirt is a great place to start. Keep it current with tailored moleskin or needle-cord trousers and top with a blazer – just avoid teaming with dad jeans!

 IMAGE: ZARA

IMAGE: ZARA

Style Tip: For a smart yet directional look for the office, contrast different checks in navy and greys; keeping it tonal ensures a sleek finish with the sartorial twist of a subtle clash in checks.

 IMAGE: MASSIMO DUTTI

IMAGE: MASSIMO DUTTI