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Is there a name for this kind of fabric?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pbandjai, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. pbandjai

    pbandjai Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2011
    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?

  2. bleedinggumsmurphy

    bleedinggumsmurphy Well-Known Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    It's a tonal stripe. A little slick for my taste, but it can work in the right setting.
  3. pbandjai

    pbandjai Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2011
    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?

    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  4. Gdot

    Gdot Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    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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