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Pin-Stripes or Windowpane

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
Gents,

I would like to get some general feedback from y'all. I am looking to purchase either an Charcoal Windowpane, Charcoal (white) Pin-stripe, Navy Windowpane or Navy (white) Pin-stripe suit.

What are the thoughts? Windowpane is a very popular style right now. I am curious if it will stay trendy. Pin-stripes can be difficult to pair with shirts and ties since you don't want to dazzle too many stripes, however it will always be in style.

Thoughts?
post #2 of 32
Out of the two I prefer windowpane. Trendy or not I've always liked the style, and I think it's something a bit different to your average navy or charcoal pinstripe suit.

Also, as you mention, it's easier to pair with striped shirts without looking like a barcode. Large checks, for mine, compliment more intricately striped shirts nicely, as the different scale of the patterns offers a good contrast.
post #3 of 32
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post
Gents,

I would like to get some general feedback from y'all. I am looking to purchase either an Charcoal Windowpane, Charcoal (white) Pin-stripe, Navy Windowpane or Navy (white) Pin-stripe suit.

What are the thoughts? Windowpane is a very popular style right now. I am curious if it will stay trendy. Pin-stripes can be difficult to pair with shirts and ties since you don't want to dazzle too many stripes, however it will always be in style.

Thoughts?

I don't windowpane even if thry 're popular over the pond.

I love stripes in general pinstripes or chalk ones...
post #4 of 32
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
I don't windowpane even if thry 're popular over the pond.

I love stripes in general pinstripes or chalk ones...

chalkstrips It's pretty loud though, so be wary.

I like windowpane, seems more casual somehow.
post #5 of 32
how about a glenplaid / POW? like a grey tone on tone glenplaid is very subtle but adds a little visual interest without being flashy (minus the blue overcheck)
post #6 of 32
I have both windowpane and tight pin-stripes, and like them all the same. However my feeling is that pin-stripes are a more formal type of business atttire, as in, think - board meeting - lawyer ( in court )- politician ( giving speech on new bill , speech to corporate big wigs, hitting same big wigs up for $$$$ ) . But,also I think shirt and tie choices are more w/ windowpane.
post #7 of 32
I prefer any kind of check/plaid/windowpane/combination-thereof to any kind of stripes. If it must be stripes I prefer thin, subtle, tonal stripes; loud, thick, white-on-navy stripes are grotesque-looking IMO.
post #8 of 32
I love and have both!
post #9 of 32
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
I don't windowpane even if thry 're popular over the pond.

I love stripes in general pinstripes or chalk ones...
Thin/tight pin stripes.
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
how about a glenplaid / POW?

like a grey tone on tone glenplaid is very subtle but adds a little visual interest without being flashy

(minus the blue overcheck)
I have a suit just like that! Ahhh I love it

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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post
I prefer any kind of check/plaid/windowpane/combination-thereof to any kind of stripes.

If it must be stripes I prefer thin, subtle, tonal stripes; loud, thick, white-on-navy stripes are grotesque-looking IMO.
Well I guess I should say an off-white. They are very tight and very suttle stripes. The thing I keep reverting back to is the matching the shirt and tie. I feel as though its so much easier wit windowpane.
post #10 of 32
I love pinstripes (preferably on navy, but charcoal and light grey are nice too)

I don't care at all about windowpane's...might be fashionable right now, but I think it turns a suit into a full-body sports coat.
post #11 of 32
I suggest Pin-stripes for conservative settings. Windowpane for more stylish settings. Get one of each.
post #12 of 32
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AlexE View Post
I love pinstripes (preferably on navy, but charcoal and light grey are nice too)

I don't care at all about windowpane's...might be fashionable right now, but I think it turns a suit into a full-body sports coat.

I would say the pin-stripe is similar to the 4th picture down.

http://www.bestylish.org/blog/index....or-a-navy-suit
post #13 of 32
Let me add my voice to the chalk stripes chorus. This is absolutely my favourite pattern for grey.
post #14 of 32
I think the Navy Pinstriped Suit would be the most versatile in comparison to the Windowpane pattern. Although there both classic/timeless alternatives...
http://urbanaesthetics.tumblr.com/
post #15 of 32
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I suggest Pin-stripes for conservative settings. Windowpane for more stylish settings. Get one of each.
This is the best advice.
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