It is likely that most of you will already own a checked shirt or two – but this AW13 there is no limit, and we’re seeing gingham and tartan prints on every garment imaginable.

Lapo Elkann, the editor of Italian Vogue pulled off a rather daring tartan black tie look this week with GQ naming him one of the best dressed this week.
Pharrell Williams tied the knot in a striking two-piece red tartan suit and Gary Barlow was seen this week wearing a two-button single breasted tartan jacket with a notch lapel, designed by Alexander McQueen.

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The great thing about the tartan trend is it’s versatility. Whether you’re looking for a more subtle muted check, or brash bold oversized check details, there’s something to suit everyone.

With the catwalks full of tartan look inspiration for both men and women, now is the time to get your bespoke tailored suit with a tartan twist with one of our Norton and Townsend tailors.