Buying A Suit Guide – 9 Patterns You Should Know

Pinstripe

Suit Pinstripe Pattern

This is the undisputed business classic. The width of the pinstripes can vary, which impacts on the perception of the suit’s proportions.

Chalk Stripes on Flannel

Chalk Stripes on Flannel Pattern

Chalk colored stripes on a grey background are classic for double-breasted suits.

Glencheck

Glencheck Suit Pattern

Intertwining  light  and  dark  threads  result  in  stripes  and  checks  that  connect  to create even wider stripes and plaids. While this weave method is not intended for business suits, it is an appropriate choice for leisure suits.

Tattersall

Tattersall Suit Pattern

The cloth pattern takes its name from Tattersall’s horse market where this checked pattern were sold for use on horses during the 18th century.

Pepper & Salt

Pepper Salt Suit Pattern

Composed of a fine mixture of black and white or sometimes of two colors, this fabric is usually found on sports jackets.

Herringbone

Suit Herringbone Pattern

More  formal  than  the  Dogtooth  pattern,  Herringbone  is  available  in  almost  all colors. It is a true classic for sport coats.

Dogtooth

Dogtooth Suit Pattern

Dogtooth, also known asHoundstooth, is available  in  many  different  color  combinations. Houndstooth trousers are occasionally worn with a morning dress as a slightly less formal alternative to cashmere stripe trousers.

Madras

Madras Suit Pattern

Typically with a patterned texture and plaid design, Madras is used primarily for summer clothing such as pants, shorts and jackets.

Seersucker

Suit Seersucker Pattern

A classic for summer sport coats, Seersucker is a slightly crinkled fabric. The name is derived from the Indian term “shirusshaker” which means “wrinkled”.