The One Big Test you cannot fail.

There was a time when the idea of mixing prints was the worst kind of fashion taboo. Pairing polka dots with stripes was better left to clowns and people with no fashion sense, or even worse, no common sense.

We have a dear friend, who has long thumbed his nose at fashion convention, refusing to give credence to anyone’s pre-conceived notions of what should or should not be allowed.

Long before it was fashionable, our friend was pairing bright madras shorts with polka dot shirts, topped off with paisley ascots, unabashedly letting the world know exactly who he was and what he liked. And let it be said, he has never looked anything less than absolutely fabulous.

We are now free to mix prints and patterns in any way we choose, as long as the final outcome doesn’t cause eye-strain to yourself or others. Freedom in fashion is fantastic, but we still do want to avoid being mistaken for a clown.

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