Windowpane Wednesday’s is a term I often use for my Wednesday inspired Instagram posts, but what exactly is a windowpane suit you might ask? You may have seen the odd guy walking down the street wearing a suit or jacket with some square-like patterns on it and thought to yourself ‘gee that looks a bit different’. That pattern in fact is known as the ‘windowpane’, which is essentially referring to a pane of glass in a row of windows printed onto a suit!
The Windowpane suit is bold, yet it can have an element of subtlety to it. The square-like pattern can be a thinner style windowpane which is subtle and elegant. The pattern can also be thicker and bolder, which makes more of a power statement. Quite often the colour pattern of the windowpane will contrast with the suit. For example, at the moment I’m wearing a dark navy blue suit with a pale blue windowpane pattern. Being a thinner line in a light blue colour, it contrasts beautifully with the navy and in a subtle way. It’s so much more refreshing that your standard navy suit and also shows you have a sense of style and individuality, especially teamed with my much loved RayBan glasses.
Here’s my 4 reasons why you should wear a windowpane suit:
– It shows you have a sense of style. Match the bold patterned windowpane lines with a crisp white shirt, a textured knit tie, a silk pocket square and a pair of double monk shoes and you’ll be sure to get heads turning!
– It’ll give you confidence. There’s nothing like wearing a suit that’s not only well made, but that fits perfectly and looks great. You may get some smerks around the room, but you can take that as a compliment!
– It’ll separate you from the crowd. If you’re heading to a networking function or an event and you want to differentiate yourself and stand out from the crowd, put on a windowpane suit and strut with confidence.
– It’s versatile: you can wear the jacket or pants as separates. For example, the navy windowpane jacket with white or tan chinos works really well for a weekend function or a casual Friday.
Alternatively if you have a plain ivory, tan, light blue, or even a pale pink blazer and you want to add some boldness to your look, then you can match it with your windowpane pants and wear a pair of tassel loafers to top off the look.