At some point in time, all of us have wondered about pinstripes. When do you wear pinstripes and how do you match them with other clothing? Thanks to Rudy Albetti from Toronto, Canada for bringing up this great question…
First and foremost, this is a great question since we are actually selling a very nice Sean John Pinstripe suit this week…
Pinstripes can do two things for you: a) make you look taller b) make you look thinner.
In terms of wearing pinstripes, you generally want to follow the 2 out of 3 rule. This basically means that from your suit, tie, and shirt, at least one should be a solid color (i.e. without stripes).
With respect to matching items of clothing with each other, make sure that the stripes for two items of clothing are not exactly the same width or the exact same shade in coloring. You generally don’t want your stripes clashing with each other. In order to prevent this, your suit could have stripes that are wider or narrower than those on your shirt. Alternatively, you could make sure that the stripes on your suit are either more or less visible than the stripes on your shirt (i.e. they shouldn’t be the same).
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