Tuesday, 16 December 2014


Winter is when I develop a fondness for tailoring and formal wear – suits, jackets, classic coats, sweaters and so on. I am fond of classic menswear patterns often used for tailoring – hounds tooth, herringbone, bird’s eye. Luckily they all generally make appearance in autumn winter collections year after year. Though what caught my eye was the way these patterns were used in Alexander McQueen’s spring summer collection. I had shifted through these casually earlier focusing on bold coloured blocking inspired by a Japaneese pattern. But a closer look at the details revealed how classic patterns had been mixed and matched either by printing or through innovative jacquards. More than a casual twist on the classics!

Backstage at Alexander McQueen SS'15

Picture credits (Another Man)

For those who can’t wait or can’t afford, these classic patterns are available on trim well-cut trousers, courtesy of Zara Man.

Zara Jacquard Trousers

Zara Herrringbone trousers

Zara Houndstooth trousers