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DB Navy Chalk Stripe: Narrow or Wide Stripes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Skyler, May 22, 2010.

  1. Skyler

    Skyler Senior member

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    What looks best on a Double-Breasted navy chalk stripe suit: narrow (5/8") stripes or a wider (15/16") stripe?

    I'm wondering if there any general rules concerning a DB coat and the proper width of stripes.

    My sense is that the answer would be effected by my height - 5' 10" and build - medium, as well as the subtlety of the stripes themselves, which are, I would say, pretty classic: more Foreign Office, less Hollywood gangster.

    Both fabrics are 9 oz. Holland & Sherry S110's that I bought years ago in London. Suit will be classic DB type: flap pockets, double vent, etc.
     


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    coltboy75 Senior member

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    I favor the wider stripe for DB and the narrower stripe fro SB. I would imagine it is personal preference.
     


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    lasbar Senior member

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    Any pics of the fabrics involved..

    The doublee-breasted will look great with a wider chalk stripe and the single breasted would definitively look better with a finer one...
     


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    George Senior member

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    What looks best on a Double-Breasted navy chalk stripe suit: narrow (5/8") stripes or a wider (15/16") stripe? I'm wondering if there any general rules concerning a DB coat and the proper width of stripes. My sense is that the answer would be effected by my height - 5' 10" and build - medium, as well as the subtlety of the stripes themselves, which are, I would say, pretty classic: more Foreign Office, less Hollywood gangster. Both fabrics are 9 oz. Holland & Sherry S110's that I bought years ago in London. Suit will be classic DB type: flap pockets, double vent, etc.
    5/8" are perfect for both SB & DB.
     


  5. Skyler

    Skyler Senior member

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    Any pics of the fabrics involved...

    I'll post pics Monday.
     


  6. NorCal_1

    NorCal_1 Senior member

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    I'm a huge fan of wide chalk stripes on both DB and single breasted suits

    some examples:

    (1) this is actually a charcoal flannel suit with a medium brown chalk stripe I photographed in
    Florence at Tie Your Tie last fall....the camera flash is not picking it up properly, it was stunning


    [​IMG]


    (2) Kiton's CEO in a wide flannel chalk stripe (and he's a short guy)
    [​IMG]
     


  7. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    A few interesting ones.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


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    vincerich Senior member

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    I favor the wider stripe for DB and the narrower stripe fro SB. I would imagine it is personal preference.


    I agree. You can't go under the radar in a DB jacket, so you'd might as well go with wide stripes.
     


  9. SpallaCamiccia

    SpallaCamiccia Senior member

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    I'm a huge fan of wide chalk stripes on both DB and single breasted suits some examples: (1) this is actually a charcoal flannel suit with a medium brown chalk stripe I photographed in Florence at Tie Your Tie last fall....the camera flash is not picking it up properly, it was stunning [​IMG] (2) Kiton's CEO in a wide flannel chalk stripe (and he's a short guy) [​IMG]
    Ohh that Flannel with pink is great. Zileri has the star suit of this season on a Piana super 150 ( non flannel ) quite similar. Here is me at the right , on the left a flannel one. [​IMG] http://yfrog.com/0ratolianoj
     


  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Jesus.

    Just get both.


    - B
     


  11. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Jesus.

    Just get both.


    - B


    Don't tempt us...

    We're in the middle of the first worst financial crisis of the 21irst century...
     


  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    The best navy chalk out there right now is the one in the Harrion's flannel book. Stripes are on the wide side of medium. It's perfect.
     


  13. Skyler

    Skyler Senior member

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    here's a pic... think I bought them 1985. Oldies but goodies.
    [​IMG]
     


  14. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the bottom one.
     


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    George Senior member

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    The best navy chalk out there right now is the one in the Harrion's flannel book. Stripes are on the wide side of medium. It's perfect.
    No! It's nice. The Minnis one is perfect.[​IMG]
     


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