Originally Posted by unjung
Somewhat akin to wearing an odd pinstriped suit jacket with jeans. Which I also see far too often.
I'm guilty of this on occasion. The unfortunate problem is that some of my cheap suits from my sartorially uninformed days had the pants wear out much more quickly than the jackets. While wearing a solid jacket with regular pants don't necessarily look bad, pinstripes do.
So, I tend to pair my pinstriped jackets with cords (not a fan of jeans) or other casual slacks -- and it's usually a look I get compliments on.
Then again, that may not mean much, either...