I'll start with Ed Westwick. For those of you who don't know, he's an actor on Gossip Girls, and his stylist is continuously dressing him in bold and daring combinations. His on screen looks are great to watch for fresh ideas. The picture below is actually a fairly muted ensemble for him. Note the wide striped shirt with the multi-colored check jacket.
The next picture shows a somewhat tricky combo--check on check. I found this picture on www.colonialgoods.co. It features Wallace Chan from the gentleman's shoe store Tassels in Hong Kong.
That gives you two great examples to work from. But if that is too bold for your style, don't throw the baby out with the bath water! Here is an easy way to wear this trend using wardrobe staples. Every business man should own a Bengal striped shirt. Its a classic in charcoal or deep navy. Just to be a little different, I've chosen a plum version by Canali, available at Nordstrom's.
www.thriftin.com, but this timeless staple can be found in many men's shops. You could achieve the same effect with a black and white mini check or a birdseye pattern.