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Look of the Week: Check, Please

Menswear's well-established love affair with old-school Scottish prints is heating up for spring. 

This season we're seeing a platoon of plaids in everything from classic black-and-white houndstooth to contrast tartan, offering variety and versatility for every modern man.

1. Thom Browne Houndstooth Jacquard and Leather Brogues, $875

Tailored or casual, this shoe steps from day to night with ease and class.

2. Neil Barrett Tie, $130

Be the coolest guy at the office or the rebel at the black-tie. 

3. Etro Check Pocket Square, $110

A dash of yellow and just a peek of plaid. 

4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Harmony Plaid Cap, $68.60

Hats off to this color-popping check.

5. Thom Browne Jacquard-Woven Cotten-Blend Suit Shorts, $770

Preppy Americana or Brit Punk – these shorts could go either way, or fall nicely in the middle. 

6. Topman Green Tartan Contrast Short Sleeve Shirt, $50

Just the right checks and balances. 

7. David Hart Wool Bow Tie, $115

Classic check. Contemporary cut. 

Lily Ko (lily7x7 @gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is on the creative team at Pottery Barn, and works as a freelance stylist, writer, and designer.