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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by sygyzy
What are competing stripes? Like wearing stripes top and bottom but they don't match? One wider than the other.

Yeah. Any striping (or any other pattern for that matter) other than a perfect match competes, whether it's 'close, but no cigar', or obviously different.

If the striping is conservative enough that the piece would look good as a suit, to my conservative taste, they probably wouldn't work as an odd piece. The only thing I could imagine working well is maybe a stylishly cut blue or black jacket with bold striping in a funky color -- something that would be completely overwhelming as a suit. And even then, they'd have to be paired with just the right shirt, pants and shoes to work relatively well.

Odd striped pants probably stand a better chance, but for that purpose, they're best unpleated and slender cut, and probably best carried off by lean, long-legged guys and worn with no jacket at all.

My basic opinion, like dah328, is that the odd striped look basically doesn't work particularly well -- except as whimsy, or in the case of the pants, as part of the funky, sleek contempo look described above. But I leave open the possiblity that someone with impeccable taste could make it work. In a funky way.

To me, it's one of those, "if you have to ask, you probably can't pull it off" kinds of things. In my stodgy, conservative opinion.

Though somewhere in my archives, I have a photo of myself in college wearing a pinstriped navy suitjacket, an open collared striped LL Bean oxford, Levis, black captoes and a brown fedora. I was such a cool sonofabitch then.

I can't believe I actually had that much to say about odd stripes of all things. Forgive my blabbering, and disregard as you will.
post #17 of 27
For some reason it looks pretty good when done in flannel with suede shoes. But, I'll still take a pass.

post #18 of 27
I think it looks better with just the trousers striped. An example is in Are You Being Served; Captain Peacock wears a charcoal jacket and grey striped trousers.
post #19 of 27
Captain Peacock wore some type of a stroller, if I recall.
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by thinman
IIRC, women seem to wear striped jackets or trousers frequently. How do they coordinate?

The number of things you can get away with if you have a pair of puppies... Odd stripes are just the tip of the iceberg, my boy.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Jovan
I think it looks better with just the trousers striped. An example is in Are You Being Served; Captain Peacock wears a charcoal jacket and grey striped trousers.
Then again, he gets my vote for best dressed "sitcom" actor PERIOD His suits are sometimes breathtaking (and not just due to teh waist suppression ) As for what Margaret mentioned... what can I say, I think he is right.
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by Margaret
The number of things you can get away with if you have a pair of puppies...

I love to watch a woman walk when she's wearing a cashmere sweater sans brassiere. Two puppies playing under a blanket
post #23 of 27
The advice about pinstriped pants is to make sure that whatever is worn above the waist draws more attention.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Margaret
The number of things you can get away with if you have a pair of puppies... Odd stripes are just the tip of the iceberg, my boy.

LOL. Nice "puppies" coordinate with anything.
post #25 of 27
I have worn the jacket but only with jeans. (Although that may be a little too "Ryan Seacrest" for my liking now).

I have seen pinstripe pants by themselves plenty of times. Seems fine w a solid jacket.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Captain Peacock wore some type of a stroller, if I recall.

Yes, that's right, as did Captain Mainwaring and Sergeant Wilson in Dad's Army - Pike, if I recall, had a blue d/b pinstripe suit; not sure whether the lack of stroller was a matter of fashion or of rank. I very much like the stroller look - it deserves to be resurrected.

Anthony.
post #27 of 27
I do this look fairly often, but only with pinstriped trousers. It has to be very discreet (pinstripes, no chalkstripes / blue stripes/navy, grey/charcoal...) or you'll look like a clown. The trousers should be slim cut, and only closer inspection should reveal the stripes. Pair them with different coloured sportscoats (black, tan, dark brown, rust...).

!luc
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