Since the ubiquitous yet gifted Tom Ford has brought back windowpane patterned tailored suits in 2012 for a publicity campaign that was quite hard to miss (see below), the pattern is more and more often seen in quality ready-to-wear and made to measure collections, and of course, in bespoke.
For history’s sake, this very particular pattern was, before,
previously, most often used for sports jackets and casual styles, as
seen in the examples below (Marc Guyot in MTM and Huntsman in Bespoke):
But recently, the windowpane pattern is more and more often seen on
business or formal suits, adding an unquestionable dash of style to
Here are a few examples, picked here and there, in different labels.
Steven Hitchcock Bespoke (courtesy of Rose Callahan)
Michael Andrews MTM (courtesy of « the style blogger »)
Timothy Everest MTM
Personally, I am still a little bit reluctant to jump in and order a
full windowpane suit, because I still find the trousers miss a little
bit of understatement, while a coordinated windowpane sport jacket with a
nice flannel grey colour trouser seem more discreet.
But, after recently admiring several windowpane custom suits (including
from Attolini’s), I feel ready to jump on the windowpane bandwagon soon.
Time has come to open the large windows and let the light come on our