Originally Posted by tjc4golf
he looks like an escaped convict or a clown. not a great example.
personally, i DO sometimes wear orphaned pinstriped suit jackets with jeans, and i fully expect people to believe it's an orphaned suit jacket. but i don't care as it's with jeans and it looks good.
i would never, ever wear a pinstriped jacket as a sportcoat in a business setting, though. sends an entirely different signal.
more generally i do agree that pinstriped jackets scream orphaned suit jacket.
now, when it's more of a chalkstripe, and the material is flannell-y, tweed-y, or linen-y, it can very easily pass itself off as a sportcoat, and i do in fact have a couple of such jackets.