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Checks and plaids are perennial when it comes to men’s fashion. But this spring, the patterns have been updated through a variety of iterations. For more on the trend, see pages 3 and 4.

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Sacai’s polyester and cotton shirt and pants and cotton tank. Praise of Poison necklaces.


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Checked Mates

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It’s safe to say that plaid returns every season, and spring is no exception. The classic pattern feels fresh with its enlarged gridlike structure, windowpane and small-check versions. And although it’s seen in every iteration, this season, designers showcased the motif using pattern-on-pattern for complete head-to-toe looks. — Luis Campuzano



Prada’s wool jacket and pants, and madras shirt.

Kolor’s ramie and nylon jacket, wool pants and Sacai’s cotton tank.

Louis Vuitton’s nylon and cotton shirt and shorts.

Comme des Garçons Shirt Boy’s cotton shirt and shorts.

APC’s cotton and virgin wool coat and Prada’s wool pants.



Photographs by Kinya Ota



Production: Emily Taylor

Model: Markel Williams at IMG

Jewelry worn throughout: Praise of Poison necklaces.