Buy now: Checkered blazers

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Sky-blue check patch pocket jacket, $820, www.paulsmith.co.uk

Alexander McQueen Slim-fit check wool blazer, $1,620, www.mrporter.com

Alexander McQueen Slim-fit check wool blazer, $1,620, www.mrporter.com

 

Zara Double-breasted linen blazer, $189, www.zara.com
Zara Double-breasted linen blazer, $189, www.zara.com
Topman Blue-and-green tartan blazer, $220, www.topman.com
Topman Blue-and-green tartan blazer, $220, www.topman.com
Maison Kitsune Checked cotton jacket, $914, www.brownsfashion.com
Maison Kitsune
Checked cotton jacket, $914, www.brownsfashion.com

 

Let’s start with the obvious: The checked sports jacket is not subtle. It was once the preserve of country club types, weekending 80s bankers and men too old to care about modesty. However, these days most urbanites are willing to subscribe to more outre outfits, and this natty number is certainly one way to go about it. The cut, as with most modern tailoring, is slimmer and less boxy — making it the perfect partner for chinos or shorts for the summer months.



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