The Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2012 menswear collection has proved to be as classy as ever, with simple silhouettes being utilised to unveil unique colours and patterns that are right on trend for the coming season. With the majority of these designs undoubtedly pushing the boundaries of male fashion through exuberant prints, we will be the first to admit that most of the collection is not suitable for those that prefer a classic and understated approach to their dress.
However, every now and then a piece comes along that transcends individual taste. The Printed Tuxedo Jacket (showcased below) is one such garment – the perfect blend of character, flair and timelessness. With a subtle check pattern coating the luxurious black silk/wool mix blazer, it has that unique and exclusive McQueen feel that is so sought after. The black shawl collar and one button front fastening only add to the jacket’s individual and one-of-a-kind look.
A chest pocket can also be found on the left side of the breast – ideal for a colourful printed pocket square.
Such an elegant item will instantly bring any outfit up a notch, whilst simultaneously allowing its wearer to effortlessly differentiate themselves from the crowd for all the right reasons. Try wearing with the complimenting trousers and vintage leather Oxford shoes.
The Alexander McQueen Printed Tuxedo Jacket is available now at Selfridges.