Originally Posted by fxh
What do you mean?
A non-white/pale blue shirt is considered less formal. And thus should be paired with a not so formal suit/jacket. But a patterned suit/jacket(which considered non formal) will always look busy with striped shirts.Also (imo) a nice navy /charcoal suit demands a plan white/ pale blue shirt. And summer fabric solid suits (linen/cotton /unstructured) also look better with light solid coloured shirts(possibly pale blue)
So where do the stripes fit in ? If one is wearing stripes should the tie/ps be solid (to avoid) the chest area looking too busy ?
I recently added few blue/sky/red blue bengal stripes on to my rotation. I wore then last weeks with various combinations and never really worked well.
Some additional thoughts -http://www.styleforum.net/t/309772/how-to-wear-a-white-shirt