What about the drapes?
In Praise (but also Suspicion) of Patterned Pants - Page 3
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Nice, Duke. The tie and square are too close in color and pattern for me. But I like the way the tie brings out the overcheck in the pants. I think often success in patterned pants relies on tying together the top and bottom half somehow, as otherwise too much attention gets attracted to the pants on their own.
HF - I think the blue windowpane, faint though it may be, qualifies them as patterned. To me the windowpane does add to the outfit, as in I like it more than I would if the blue windowpane were not there, so in that sense it's an example of patterns being put to good use. The thread is not just about how to incorporate really loud patterned pants, but also about how patterned pants can be better or at least a pleasing diversion from solid pants. Don't just ask what you can do for patterned pants, also ask what patterned pants can do for you.
Yes the blue overcheck (more visible if you open the pic in a new tab for supersize image) really make that outfit. I thought the trousers were good till I noticed it - then I thought they were great. Also pulls off the patterned trouser & patterned shirt mix successfully - I usually cop out and stick to a plain shirt.
I like the concept I've bolded; I guess I just automatically thought about loud patterns. I do like that specific look with the blue windowpane. I'm not sure I'd like it less without it, but it certainly is very well chosen. I am not so fond of some of the other examples shown, but they are very difficult things to manage well.