Michael has a wonderful knack for scouting out and snagging some really great eBay finds, but I have to say when that houndstooth suit showed up I thought he had finally lost it ;)
The suit is loud and if you stare at the pattern too long it starts to move on you I swear. and though i was skeptical Michael loved it and thought it would be the perfect piece for a summer picnic, and that he could go for the country gentleman/ shooting look.
Then I came across this book i hadn't yet seen in the research materials stash that is one of the bookshelves in Michael's back room:
And wouldn't you know it but right near the beginning was a man in almost exactly the same suit!