Many of you wanted to see a picture of Pat McCabe, whom I mention in my post after the Gatlinburg Scottish Festival as being one of the best dressed people there. Pat is not afraid to match pattern with pattern, and he does so in such a way that he truly looks like a Scottish gentleman out strolling his estate.
I ran into Pat again recently at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, and he was well dressed, as usual. Here he is wearing a new tweed jacket he had made fom cloth from The House of Edgar. Note that his kilt (MacLeod "Snuffbox" tartan), shirt, tie and jacket all have a different pattern. (The sunlight makes the small pattern on his shirt difficult to see in this picture).
Of course you cannot simply wear any pattern with any other pattern and have it look nice. But Pat here is a grand example of how authentic one can look if you have an eye for color tones and a good fashion sense.