Men’s Trend Report: Checks and Balances with Prada, Louis Vuitton, Burberry and more

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As we delve into the fall season, we embrace the historically popular, ever-fashionable tartan. Originating from Scotland, the tartan print has always offered a sense of rich culture and sophistication. Whether the print is worn as a subtle accessory for one’s outfit or featured as a statement piece, this trend has encapsulated the runways this season. And let’s not forget there is something to be said for a print that was so commonly sported by the late, much-respected Alexander McQueen.

1.PRADA

Tartan fabric tote with leather trim, $795; available at Prada, 343 North Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-278-8661

2. LOUIS VUITTON

Wool plaid knit jacket, $1,725; available at Louis Vuitton,  8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-360-1506; and 233 Geary St., San Francisco, 415-391-6200

3. ETRO

Plaid cotton trousers, $494; available at Etro, 461 North Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-248-2855

4. BURBERRY

Burberry Brit for men, $72; available at Burberry, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-550-4500; and 250 Post St., San Francisco, 415-392-2200

5. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Double breasted plaid blazer from the f/w 2011 runway, price upon request; available at Alexander McQueen, 8379 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 323-782-4983

6. KITON

A look from the Kiton fall collection pairs plaid with gingham, prices upon request; similar styles available at Kiton, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-868-1444; and 4 East 54th St., New York, 212-486-5250

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