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October 12, 2016

Check Mate: Plaid Outerwear

By Olivia Cuccaro

By Kristen Shirley

While plaid suiting tends to be monochromatic and subtle, outerwear is a place for designers to embrace the bold and bright.


Left: Burberry check topcoat, $3,295, Middle: Boglioli coat, $2,145, Dior Homme coat, $6,400,

At Burberry, chief creative officer Christopher Bailey paid homage to the brand’s long history of check prints, including the iconic camel check. The runway show opened with a fabulous check topcoat. The double-breasted wool coat weaves red, dark teal and purple for a bold, but warm and wearable piece to take you from fall to winter. At his first outing for Boglioli, designer Davide Marello presented a luxe collection of softly tailored pieces, showcasing the house’s prowess and rich fabrics. The unlined cashmere coat pulls together blue, red and camel in an elegant way and can be worn with all of fall’s jewel tones. On the other end of the spectrum, plaid has always been a staple of the counter-culture wardrobe of rockers and skaters. Kris Van Assche, Dior Homme’s creative director, took inspiration from skaters and had a current of check prints running through the collection, on everything from button-ups to suiting and parkas. Here, a luxurious fur collar paired with a classic grey and white plaid makes a city, and concert, appropriate coat.

Click through the gallery to see more of Elite Traveler’s picks for the plaid outerwear trend.


Bottega Veneta double-breasted checked wool-blend coat, $3,450,


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Public School NYC plaid check hoodie, $729.80,


Saint Laurent faux shearling-trimmed checked wool jacket, $2,490,


Canali checked overcoat, $2,004.86,


Casely-Hayford Wentworth checked wool overcoat, $950,


Maison Mihara Yasuhiro plaid burn effect trench coat, $755.39,


Prada faux shearling-panelled checked wool jacket, $3,990,


Raey 1970s zip-through hound’s-tooth checked jacket, $593,

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