There is nothing better looking to my mind than a strongly patterned suit like any of the ones in the Esquire illustration, but suits like these should be the final stage in the development of a man's wardrobe. Starting out, a man's suit wardrobe should contain exclusively neutral patterns in fall and spring weights until there are at least a dozen, and in temperate climates as many as twenty, in his closet. For the first suits in the wardrobe are going to be worn repeatedly and, beyond the general impression of fit and appropriateness, should make little impression on the minds of those a man sees regularly. After all, when the suit is remembered instead of the man the wearer cannot be considered well dressed.
Failure to fill out a wardrobe with neutrals is probably the most common error made by the young, who in their understandable desire to look outstanding can forget that they must also dress the other 364 days of the year. Whether a prominently checked tweed or a cream linen, a memorable suit seen several times gives others the impression that the wearer has nothing else to wear.
So start with neutrals. But once there is a variety of neutral clothing in the closet, a couple of strongly patterned choices for each season take a man's dressing game up to a new level.