Announcing the Return of a Louder Plaid After extolling the dark patterns we call shadow plaids, we're shifting allegiances. All hail the louder, prouder Prince of Wales—it's easy to pull off if you pair it with a quieter shirt and tie. Suit, $2,850 by Gucci. Shirt, $385 by Ermenegildo Zegna. Tie, $190 by Gucci. Tie bar by The Tie Bar. Glasses by Oliver Peoples. Socks by Paul Stuart. Shoes by Tom Ford.