For the most part men like to avoid patterns. They usually prefer a one note kind of colour but they can be convinced, sometimes to try something new. Here are a few examples, You can see a few more patterns in clothing with these examples from Ralph Lauren Menswear where they have used checks and stripes. What others are there?
Camouflage is a style that has been able to avoid the cyclical aspect of most fashion, and year in, year out, it is now a staple of many wardrobes. Only put a print on one piece of clothing at a time to keep it looking new and up-to-date, such as a light jacket or sweater put on over a simple t-shirt.
Checks and plaids, from windowpane to smaller prints, are a perennial in the fashion of men. There are no places without limits; inspections have occurred on T-shirts, skirts, socks, shirts and coats, frequently bringing a bit of sophistication to an otherwise humble item.
Florals have always been big news in women’s wear, but in men’s wardrobes up and down the country, the trend is increasingly being seen. The well-dressed guy obviously has no chance of preventing a flowery motif for his summer look, cropping up on ties, shorts and jackets. In a discreet, masculine way, a short-sleeved floral shirt worn open over a simple t-shirt and paired with light-colored trousers or chinos is a fine way to follow the style.« Back