4 Reasons Why You Should Wear A Windowpane Suit!

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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 a pane of glass in a row of windows printed onto a suit!

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Subtle Windowpane front on (Photo credit: Greg Holland Photography)

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.


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Bolder windowpane suit

Quite often the colour pattern of the windowpane will contrast with the suit. For example and in this photo below, 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.

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Windowpane suits (Photo Credit: Greg Holland Photography)

Here’s my 4 reasons why you should wear a windowpane suit:

  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

If you have any questions regarding suit styling, please don’t hesitate to email me via style@nopaparazziman.com, otherwise make sure you follow me on Instagram here and sign up to the mailing list to stay in touch for more tips, advice and giveaways.

Thanks to Calibre for the new Autumn/Winter 2016 range windowpane suit.



Great suit to strut into the office building with! (Photo credit: Greg Holland Photography)


Style and subtle elegance. (Photo credit: Greg Holland Photography)

It's fitting for Window Pane Wednesday's to pull out one of the suits of the coming Spring/Summer - this light blue/grey window pane from @calibreaustralia. #nopaparazziman

Stunning windowpane design – Calibre SS15 windowpane suit (known as the quad check suit in their range)


Blue houndstooth

Great contrast in this jacket!

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