My first scheduled stop in London was at tailors Fallan & Harvey for the initial fitting of a new suit. Naturally, the humidity must have been 99% - perfect for trying on a 15 ounce flannel. Which is why I'm sweating. And the neckerchief is the residual of the clothes I wore on the plane just a few hours earlier.
It used to be said that the mark of a well-dressed man was that he could look good in bold plaids. That made me willing to try this cloth, one of the early London Lounge Cloth Club projects, but I'd been a bit nervous about how bold it would be in reality. Indeed, a friend's tailor was so concerned with the pattern that he suggested my friend's suit be made with the cloth reversed, which tones it down a bit. But I don't have to worry about what someone in the next office might think and I was happy with it made, as it was, into a three button roll 2.5 jacket with a double breasted vest. The vest should have a shawl collar when I see it next in the Fall.
So, worn without the vest it will stand out a little but no more than any overchecked cloth. Worn with the vest it should be striking.