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Is there a name for this kind of fabric?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I was interested in buying a navy suit with this pattern, it is almost like a normal pinstripe suit however the stripes are the same color wool as the rest of the suit just a little shinier.


Is it still in style? Would you wear it?
Has anyone seen a good example of suits like this? I
Is it called a shadow stripe or self stripe or something else?


What kind of shirts and ties would you wear with it, is it treated any different than a normal pin stripe navy suit?

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post #2 of 4
It's a tonal stripe. A little slick for my taste, but it can work in the right setting.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
I always thought tonal was like a lighter blue stripe. But it makes sense. Yes it is kind of slick. have you seen any good examples of it being pulled off well?

thanks!
post #4 of 4
Not my favorite look. Although these types of fabrics are offered at the very top end of some Italian fabric houses. And you'll see these sorts of fabrics on sorts of fabrics on some very upper end RTW products.

However, I would avoid, as they can look too flashy and cheap if not done perfectly.

BTW, I know it's not your tie in that picture but it needs to die and is the perfect example of 'too flashy'.
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