• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Dark pin stripe suit for holiday evening wear?

Twotone

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2008
Messages
1,019
Reaction score
43
Just curious about wearing a dark (midnight blue) suit with subtle pin stripes for holiday evening wear to classical music concerts and champagne parties. I understand pinstripe suits project more of a business image for boardroom meetings. What's your take on wearing them to evening/night events?

Thanks in advance!
Twotone
 

The Louche

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2008
Messages
1,217
Reaction score
5
Originally Posted by Twotone
Just curious about wearing a dark (midnight blue) suit with subtle pin stripes for holiday evening wear to classical music concerts and champagne parties. I understand pinstripe suits project more of a business image for boardroom meetings. What's your take on wearing them to evening/night events?

Thanks in advance!
Twotone


Given the choice of something else, I'd avoid it. I firmly believe in the pinstripes for business rule. But if you must wear a striped suit out in the evening, something with subtle stripes is always going to be better than something with bold stripes. It sounds like your suit fits that description.
 

Holdfast

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
10,562
Reaction score
6,347
I personally tend to shy away from pinstripe suits in the evening. However, I do sometimes wear a very jazzy purple-tramline suit for nights out. So you may not be coming at this from quite the same angle as I do...
 

JayJay

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Jun 25, 2007
Messages
24,367
Reaction score
423
Originally Posted by Holdfast
I personally tend to shy away from pinstripe suits in the evening. However, I do sometimes wear a very jazzy purple-tramline suit for nights out. So you may not be coming at this from quite the same angle as I do...

Same here, I usually don't wear my business pinstripe suits in the evening. However, I have an Isaia fancy pinstripe in red and gray that I wear for evening social events.
 

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 16 3.1%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 89 17.5%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 161 31.6%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 83 16.3%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 48 9.4%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 31 6.1%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 18 3.5%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 11 2.2%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 13 2.6%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 100+

    Votes: 31 6.1%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
427,645
Messages
9,202,387
Members
193,235
Latest member
thokdebo

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Top