How to Wear a Plaid Suit

This fall, it's all about plaid suits—the elegant rebels of the suit world. Here are the shirts and ties and accessories you need to rock one.

Released on 11/6/2013

Credits

Starring: Jim Moore

Transcript

00:03
(rock music)
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[Jim] Plaid suits are the rockstar
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of all the geezer suits out there.
00:16
We're all used to those murky, shadowy, quiet plaids.
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This is the one that comes bursting out of your closet.
00:27
One of my favorite things about a really strong plaid suit
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is that you can wear it as a suit,
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you can wear it as a sport coat,
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and you can wear it as a pair of pants with a jean jacket.
00:36
Plaid is loud, the furnishings must be quiet.
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You put on a pale blue sock,
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a white shirt, a grey tie, and a black briefcase
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you're ready to go.
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(rock music)
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The heritage of the plaid suit is really legendary.
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The Duke of Windsor wore it,
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and he added color.
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He added red or he added baby blue.
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Pull out the color that's in the plaid,
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and you know really make it pop.
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It's not for the faint of heart,
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but it certainly is something
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you're gonna wanna grab for fall.
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(rock music)