A checked fabric requires particular expertise to weave, considerable skill to tailor and a good deal of confidence to wear well. It gives a man a chance to express his personality while wearing even a conventionally cut suit. 

A classic way of signaling power, houndstooth remains one of the most versatile patterns out there and Scotland’s greatest contribution to men’s fashion since the kilt. Houndstooth can seem like a little “too much” for a suit, but at a small scale it almost looks solid from a distance. However, upon closer inspection it shows that it is sartorially-minded. In brown tones, you can be sure that it will fit with most anything in your closet, provided your closet is stocked with great basics.

Pair with trousers or jeans, a well-tailored shirt, a felt hat, classic tie and finish it off with a nicely patterned pocket square fold. Adding a pair of double monks gives a simple, but stylish, office or business casual look.

coat / Brooks Brothers
turtleneck sweater / Uniqlo
hat / Goorin Bros.
pocket square / H&M
jeans / Levi’s
monk shoes / Shoepassion

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A traditionally dressed Muslim woman was set on fire in NYC.

A woman dressed in traditional Muslim clothing was set on fire by an attacker Saturday night in Midtown Manhattan, the New York Daily News reports. Her blouse caught fire, but she was able to put it out herself and is reportedly physically unharmed after the attack.

The suspect allegedly lit the woman’s shirt on fire as she stood outside the Valentino store on Fifth Avenue shortly after 9 p.m., the Daily News reports, before walking away from the scene without speaking to her.

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is reportedly investigating the attack to determine if it was an anti-Muslim hate crime. This comes after two Muslim women and their children were attacked in Brooklyn just last week.