Types of Fabric Patterns of Suits and Blazers for Men

In addition to suits and blazers flat, you can find various patterns of fabrics that can give a austere air to your costume or make him more relaxed, some of them, like the Pinstripe pattern, are very common to find both on the streets and in shops; others are more rare, but no less interesting, see the list below to learn to identify them:

Types of Fabric patterns of suits and Blazers for men

1-Prince of Wales

In my opinion is the most stylish chess that exist. Suit or blazer made him have that classic look, but at the same time denotes elegance and good taste. Also known as glen check, it is formed by several very thin horizontal lines that intersect with the same amount of vertical stripes forming a checkerboard pattern best perceived from a distance. Initially this pattern was found in neutral colors like grey, black and beige, but today you can find costumes with beautiful combinations in shades of Navy Blue, for example.

2-Window Pane

The translation for this term is “pane”, and really is what we see when we watch the crossing of the lines of the window pane, forming into large squares and, sometimes, being possible to note parallel stripes closest to drawing the window frame. Good for suits or blazers.

3-Houndstooth Or Pied de Coq

The name in English means “dog tooth”, but is also known in several localities such as pied de coq (the default) or pied de poule (small), namely, Rooster and chicken foot in French. Can be found more easily in blazers and ties (with the pied de poule), lending a retro-looking the part, combined correctly, can yield good looks, but is avoided in suits by creating a visual very far-fetched.

4–salt and pepper or Barley Corn

Similar to the pattern of tweed, but in thinner, tissue is formed by small white and black points that, from a distance, they look like a solid gray. As it is very small and almost imperceptible, not difficult to use with other patterns on tie or shirt, generating more discrete combinations. Good for suits and blazers.

5-eye of Partridge or Bird’s Eye

Similar to salt and pepper, but with larger dots, resembling the eye of a Partridge. In the United States is also known as bird’s eye. It’s more of a pattern that looks like a solid color seen from a distance, working well with suits and blazers.


The stripes in zigzag are reminiscent of the spine of a fish, hence the name of this popular pattern both in blazers and suits. She can appear like this, in light and dark colors lines or discreetly in the way in which the weft of the fabric is made, composing an interesting visual effect.

7-Pinstripe or Pinstripe

Very popular, was once the preferred pattern of gangsters, particularly Al Capone. Consists of extremely thin vertical strokes (usually with light color) separated by a large space. Pleases not only by your elegance, but also by contributing to that is with a few extra pounds and has been exclusively only suits, but today is a success in blazers too.

8-Chalk Stripe

Interestingly, the literal translation for chalk stripe is “Pinstripe”, as the “pinstripe” became known in our country by this nickname, we must use the English name to identify this pattern, but here we find a visual effect much more like a chalk mark made on a chalkboard. As well as your “Cousin”, he looks good in suits and blazers.

9-Madras Plaid and Tartan Plaid

The plaid suit can be flashy, but many love the blazers made from the madras, mainly supporters of the preppy look. There are also versions that try to draw less attention, abusing the ton sur ton to make the pattern is not as flashy. Already the Scottish tartan, has precisely this British footprint and can also give a stylish look to a casual blazer.

See below some examples of these standards applied to suits and blazers:

Window pane


Prince of Wales

Salt and pepper



Madras Plaid

Chalk stripe