Originally Posted by tagutcow
Well it helps to be tall, and you have to get the gauge of the stripes correct. I had an Alt.A rugby stripe crew and had to send it back because it was just waaay too Cat In The Hat for me.
It depends on the specific piece. I haven't bought anything with vertical stripes in god knows how long, but I have no problem with narrow horiz stripes if well executed.
I bet that rugby was pretty bad.