The gun club check your second best friend in your jacket fabric selection after the classic solids and houndstooth jacket.
The gun club check, too strong a name……, ahaan.. but there is a story behind it,
Let’s get you to it.
Its original name is The Coigach. Like most of the classic suit patterns, it also has its origins in Scotland. Around the late 19th century, the checks were adopted as uniform by an American shooting club. And hence the name started being called as the gun club check.
The checks are boxy and solid fill, originally coming in black, rust reds and browns and greens and beige colors.
But the fashion advancements have led to many variants and design options.
Now coming to how you can incorporate the gun club check garment in your wardrobe.
But the question should be asked is when you have the classic navy’s and other solid colors like heather grey and brown houndstooth. What is so different about the gun club check. So here it is, gun club check balances the bridge between the overly large checks and minute houndstooth pattern. And that gives it the versatility to be worn in a number of ways.
Wear as Formal or Casual?
Smaller gun club checks with duo color play, are good for formal and other more colorful checks are good for casual settings.
As the rule of thumb goes, anything that is having a lot of pattern and is busy looking should be paired with plain and simple design so that patterned piece is highlighted as the center of the attire. Keeping other items as complementary and low key.
Coming to the point of styling in MTM or bespoke style is to keep it classic with single breasted and notch lapels with 2 buttons. Based on the purpose of using as formal or semi-formal or casual, pockets could be flap style with either slant or straight look and if casual then, open/without flaps patch pockets. Vents as always as my preference goes, double vents. Chest pocket would be best as welt pocket. Buttons could be tonal or neutral shade based on the major color in the jacket.