Plaid is a men’s-wear classic, but this autumn’s eclectic approach to wearing it is anything but square.

Styling by Alon Freeman. Set design by Noelle Hindi at Grooming by Taylor Savage. Model: Foley at Elite Model Management. Stylist assistant: Inez Genereux.

Read the full Style Ad­vi­sor: October 2018 men’s wear edi­tion

Pop Tartans

Pull together a look that mixes dandy influences with streetwear edge by anchoring patterns of varying scales and intensities with rugged footwear.

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Hugo coat, $550 at Boss ( Striped shirt, $259 at Tiger of Sweden ( Y/Project plaid shirt, $1,350 at Ssense ( Dries Van Noten trousers, US$570 through Alexander McQueen pin, $995 at Saks Fifth Avenue ( Ring, $90 at Courage My Love (416-979-1992). Z Zegna boots, price on request through

Patchwork Perfect

The design of this Craig Green coat is a mash-up of colour, cords and intersecting lines, only made more incongruous by being paired with a muddy-hued sweater and shearling mittens.

Craig Green parka, US$2,220 at Selfridges and Dover Street Market ( Sweater, $150 at Cos ( Jacket, $3,270 at Gucci ( Acne trousers, $320 through Z Zegna gloves, price on request through

Line Items

Add texture to your plaid-on-plaid garb via the mohair fluff of a gingham suit, the gold fringe of a statement scarf or the marled wool of a knit underpinning.

Ermenegildo Zegna Couture suit, $7,050 at Ermenegildo Zegna ( Stella McCartney shirt, $535 at Ssense ( Marni sweater vest, $750 at La Maison Simons ( Scarf, $590 at Hermès ( Ring, $150 at Courage My Love (416-979-1992). Socks, stylist’s own. Gucci shoes,$1,550 at Saks Fifth Avenue (

Knight Rider

There was a medieval undercurrent to Calvin Klein’s fall lineup. Oversized, tartan toppers were cinched in with armour-like vests incorporating crosshatch weaves.

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC coat, US$2,900, vest, US$1,300, trousers, US$950, balaclava (worn around neck), US$290 at Ssense (

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Check Bounce

The most recognizable plaid in fashion, Burberry’s iconic Nova Check, has gone in and out of style for decades. There’s no question that it’s back for fall – and the more, the better.

Trench coat (worn inside-out), $2,690, jacket, $1,220, shirt, $590, trousers, $580 at Burberry ( Our Legacy beret, $142 at Neighbour ( Burberry bag, $1,150 at Saks Fifth Avenue (

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