Friday, March 11, 2016

The Casual Houndstooth Coat

Ahh spring. The weather can be so unpredictable. Last week I thought it was time to put away my winter outerwear but

now here I am back at it again with a heavy coat. This time it’s a single breasted houndstooth piece from Zara. If you

keep up with my posts you’ll know that I’m totally in love with camel overcoats. They just make every outfit so much

better and because of they became my go to coat this winter. I would say others love it just as much as I do because I

saw them everywhere over that past few months. Camel is easy to wear and matches with everything but sometimes a

little pattern is needed. That’s where the houndstooth coat comes in. 

[Coat & Blazer] Zara [Sweater] John Smedley [Shirt] Gant [Jeans] The Kooples 
[Shoes] H.E. Mango [Scarf] Bottega Venetta [Sunglasses] Trussardi

Houndstooth has a very rich history in menswear dating back to the 1800’s but someone along the

line the pattern started to disappear. Sure bespoke clothiers always have it and you’ll never have a problem finding

houndstooth at any good made to measure shop but it became very difficult to find off the rack. It’s slowly but surely

starting to make it’s way back and it I couldn’t be more happy.  My current houndstooth collection consists of a suit,

a couple of blazers and now this coat that I was lucky enough to find a few weeks back. 

I’m definitely no expert when it comes to houndstooth. Actually this is my first year really playing around with it but just

from experimenting and lots of time spent trying it on I’ve come to the conclusion that this black and white houndstooth

coat that you see me wearing looks best with white or cream colored pants. It also tends to look a bit better when worn

casually. Sure there are some other great houndstooth pieces out there that could be pulled off in a business

environment but for the most part I’m reserving this particular coat for my relaxed days. I look forward to continue to

build my houndstooth collection and hopefully share some new spring pieces with you soon. Thanks for reading!

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Justin Targia 


  1. love that coat on you! Great!

  2. Wow, you look fantastic! So classy and chic!

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