A tartan suit is a fashionable choice for anyone who likes to stand out and push the envelope of formal dressing. An elegant and modern choice, a tartan patterned suit has a cool and edgy air about it, despite its long and traditional history. The tartan suit has been revived with updated cuts and colours and is a suit with significant sartorial gravitas.
The tartan suit is an obvious stand-out choice, even as far as patterned suits go. The bold colours combined with the exaggerated check gives a distinct look and is an excellent option for attention-grabbing formal dressing. Perhaps surprisingly, a tartan suit is versatile and far from difficult to pull off. Paired with a crisp white shirt, pocket square and bow-tie, the tartan is more than suitable for formal events. On the other hand, paired down with an open-necked shirt the tartan suit is far more casual and trendy than you’d expect. The tartan suit-separates can also be worn individually. The tartan trousers have the perfect look for a cool and edgy outfit and have a very contemporary feel to them. The jacket can also be worn on its own and is particularly interesting when paired with an otherwise classic outfit, such as a white shirt, bow-tie, black suit trousers and polished black shoes. You can’t take one look at the tartan suit without thinking of the tradition and history of the fabric. An easily recognisable item from Scottish and Gaelic culture, the fabric is created by weaving dyed threads into a pattern of crisscrossing bands of colour. Traditionally linked to clans, the different patterns represented various regions. It has since been recognised as a popular pattern and used frequently in the fashion industry, with wearers simply choosing their favourite variation rather than pleading allegiance to a clan. A tartan suit will provide an elegantly fun and surprisingly sophisticated addition to your wardrobe. Whether you go for a green tartan or red tartan suit, you can be sure to make an impression. Also available are matching waistcoats to add an even more exciting look to your outfit, and even tartan tuxedos which really are fantastic options for black-tie dressing. You can also get tartan handkerchiefs and bow-ties, so there’s really no excuse for not joining in on the fun.