Patterns Worth Knowing
“Why bother with bright colors and eccentric patterns,” they’ll say. “It only adds busyness to your already busy life,” they’ll advise. I get it, and to each their own. But here at FashionMR we cling to the notion that we all have one life to live and that it should be a blast. So lets embrace new patterns and colors that aren’t considered “safe” or “easy.”
Reminiscent of a classic picnic table cover, the Gingham is a rather trending shirt pattern. Found in a variety of bright colors, this pattern is perfect for many occasions. And the bright colors make this perfect for adding some modern splash to any outfit. If you’re looking to add some colorful changes to your setup, I suggest you start with these patterns.
The term itself might not be familiar, but the pattern definitely is. Popular in kilt form and as a Burberry pattern, this pattern isn’t as easy to match as the Gingham. Since most Tartan patterns come with multiple colors, if you plan on finding a color to match with, commit to one color. Your outfit will just look cluttered and busy if you try to match with all the colors.
Dot or polka dot pattern is a minimalistic and classy design. Commonly found in shirts and ties, the size of the dots vary as well. For a more subtle, sophisticated look, the smaller dots are highly recommended. Much like the Gingham pattern, dots are fun to work with. If you prefer traditional and safe colors like black and navy, a shirt with a white dot pattern can add a tasteful amount of flair.
This next pattern has been around the block and back. And with men’s high end fashion being on the rise, I doubt that it’ll be fading away anytime soon. Quite bold and eccentric in design, the paisley pattern always seems to be saying, “Hey look at me!” When wearing Paisley, try to wear it with solid and darker colors. Doing so will add a bit of contrast to your outfit.
Herringbone, much like paisley, is another pattern that keeps returning to the limelight time and time again. A timeless design such as this, deserves a place on our list. Common with shirt, suits, jackets and ties, the Herringbone pattern.