What to do with a black & white striped shirt? - Page 2
All kinds of suits work: charcoal, navy, tan, light blue, cream. Tan would look smashing. Will Boehlke rocks B&W stripes with tan suits.
Put a white collar and cuffs on it, and you can wear it with a blue DB or blue three-piece and look outstanding.
Ties: black with small neats, maroon solid, silver solid, BW houndstooth, BW shepherds check could all work, depending on the suit. Could do cream coat, solid black tie.
Not mine, but..: http://www.alexander-west.com/styleguide/?p=288
Good guide, I was wrong, mi shirt is a Candy Stripe. I was ignorant enough to think that the "black bengal stripe" had to do only with color (or better said, not colors since b&w are not colors) and not with the thickness of the stripes.
Thank you very much for the link.
Wear in good health, it is a pleasing and versatile fabric.
Particularly a white club collar. Going to cautiously agree to the blue DB suit, but only if it's a steel or greyish blue color, not a navy. Steely blue with that shirt (white collar, club or not) and a deep burgundy tie would most likely look outstanding.
I used to have a black bengal stripe shirt. It was pretty wearable with any dark suit, to be honest. I got rid of it more because it had a tab collar rather than because of the pattern; I find tab collars a bit annoying to do up.
But yeah, black/white bengals can work with grey suits, and any shade of brown except really dark chocolate. Avoid using with navy suits IMO, and do wear black shoes if you're going the brown route, so something keys off the shirt. If you're going casual/open-collar, I think it's probably even more versatile.