Words by, Igee Okafor
Photography by, Nick Urteaga
I'm the kind of man who prefers to make full suiting out of fabrics I am gravitated towards. However, sometimes when it's difficult to create a full suit out of a certain fabric due to how busy/daring it can look, I settle on working it into a blazer or a pair of trousers. Houndstooth is one of those fabrics.
Distinguished by duplicated geometric blocks, the houndstooth fabric is not a printed fabric. Instead, it is the product of a specialized pattern formed by interlacing long threads in a number of directions.
Procuring anything in a houndstooth fabric, it is important to make sure you can get as much as you can out of it. In my opinion, the multifaceted fabric looks best, and most versatile in a small scale design like I have on in the photographs above. It's one of those details people won't notice immediately until they pay close enough attention. The more bold, and spunky patterns are great items to own as well, but I recommend saving it until you've mastered the small scale formula for your personal style.
When it comes to seeking your houndstooth blazer, a notch lapel with patch pockets make for a safe option suitable for both formal and casual settings. Popular colors are brown, white, and black.
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