Thursday, December 29, 2011
The glen check was originally a country suit, and in England remains relegated to that role or to weekend wear in London. But subtle versions are reasonable choices for a fifth or sixth suit in the business wardrobe, where it is perfectly appropriate outside of city centers. In the photo, Mr. Bond wears a lightweight example in Jamaica.
I say a fifth or six suit because, aside from stripes, pattern is rarely as universally acceptable as solids and semi-solids. But, worn on Fridays, the glen check fills a role as something slightly more casual. And that same suit works well for maintaining appearances on the weekend, to the extent that there remain suit-preferred weekend occasions.
Consider the business glen check.