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Pinstripe jacket or pants only?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sygyzy, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    I think it looks better with just the trousers striped. An example is in Are You Being Served; Captain Peacock wears a charcoal jacket and grey striped trousers.
    Then again, he gets my vote for best dressed "sitcom" actor PERIOD [​IMG] His suits are sometimes breathtaking (and not just due to teh waist suppression [​IMG] ) As for what Margaret mentioned... what can I say, I think he is right.
     
  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Well-Known Member

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    The number of things you can get away with if you have a pair of puppies...

    I love to watch a woman walk when she's wearing a cashmere sweater sans brassiere. Two puppies playing under a blanket[​IMG]
     
  3. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Well-Known Member

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    The advice about pinstriped pants is to make sure that whatever is worn above the waist draws more attention.
     
  4. thinman

    thinman Well-Known Member

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    The number of things you can get away with if you have a pair of puppies... Odd stripes are just the tip of the iceberg, my boy.

    LOL. Nice "puppies" coordinate with anything.
     
  5. NewYorkBuck

    NewYorkBuck Well-Known Member

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    I have worn the jacket but only with jeans. (Although that may be a little too "Ryan Seacrest" for my liking now).

    I have seen pinstripe pants by themselves plenty of times. Seems fine w a solid jacket.
     
  6. Anthony Jordan

    Anthony Jordan Well-Known Member

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    Captain Peacock wore some type of a stroller, if I recall.

    Yes, that's right, as did Captain Mainwaring and Sergeant Wilson in Dad's Army - Pike, if I recall, had a blue d/b pinstripe suit; not sure whether the lack of stroller was a matter of fashion or of rank. I very much like the stroller look - it deserves to be resurrected.

    Anthony.
     
  7. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    I do this look fairly often, but only with pinstriped trousers. It has to be very discreet (pinstripes, no chalkstripes / blue stripes/navy, grey/charcoal...) or you'll look like a clown. The trousers should be slim cut, and only closer inspection should reveal the stripes. Pair them with different coloured sportscoats (black, tan, dark brown, rust...).

    !luc
     

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