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Bias stripe = diagonal stripe?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by justbrowsing, May 15, 2004.

  1. justbrowsing

    justbrowsing Active Member

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    My understanding has been that bias striped referred to a shirt cut on the bias such that the usual vertical stripes ran diagonal. In the newspaper today there was a paragraph promoting the "bias stripe shirt" as the hot new thing in men's fashion (generally a good indication that the style is on its last legs) and accompanied it with a photo of a typical multi-striped shirt in the vertical orientation.

    Is my understanding of bias striped incorrect? Anyone of the opinion that the diagonal stripe and/or multi striped shirts are here to stay?
     
  2. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    A bias stripe shirt would have its stripes running at a 45 degree angle. The picture must have been incorrect. I personally abhor bias stripe shirts, although sometimes it doesn't look bad for the stripes on the yoke to be running in opposite biases, meeting at a point on the split yoke.
     

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