Pinstripe pants?

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  1. Marty

    Marty New Member

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    It seems like pinstripe is in lately, at least, pinstripe where there's a lot of contrast between the stripes and the pants color. So anyways, I've been looking for black pants with white pinstripes, but I can't find any, not at least, without it being part of suit. Where you guys recommend getting high-contrast pinstripe pants from? And, furthermore, what do you think about pinstripe. It seems like a lot of people are getting into it. not just with pants, but also complete suits. Looking at the news, I see a lot of it.

    Thanks for your opinions,
    Marty
     


  2. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    Most obvious retailers , Gap, Banana Rep. However if you plan on wearing a jacket, go ahead and spring for a whole suit. Not only will your options open up, but you won't be hassled with trying to find a jacket that coordinates.
     


  3. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I think bold chalkstripes, wider pinstripes, and fancy stripes look great on a suit. On odd trousers, less so. I like checks instead of stripes there. But they shouldn't be hard to find. I would imagine that Kenneth Cole, Theory, A/X, etc and other brands at your local mid-high range dept store will have what you're looking for. Gucci made some in a flared cut, too.
     


  4. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I also prefer checks on trousers (shepard, plaids, PoW) but I think pinstripe is fine too. Me, I like a bolder chalk stripe for odd trousers rather than a fine subtle stripe. And I'm really enamored of bright teal for the stripe color. Last season saw an awesome Paul Smith brown suit with teal pinstripes that was the bees-knees....and about 10 years ago saw an Ozwald Boateng navy suit with bright teal pinstripes that still haunts me with its seriously serious awesomeness.

    Banana Republic is a good place to start, they always have pinstripe suits sold as separates.
     


  5. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Yes I think coloured stripes would be more seriously stylish than white.
     


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    but this look seems to be going out of style.
     


  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    but this look seems to be going out of style.

    but if you really have *style*, is anything ever "out of style"?
     


  8. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    but if you really have *style*, is anything ever "out of style"?
    Yeah. The stuff you don't wear [​IMG]
     


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    I also prefer checks on trousers (shepard, plaids, PoW) but I think pinstripe is fine too. Me, I like a bolder chalk stripe for odd trousers rather than a fine subtle stripe. And I'm really enamored of bright teal for the stripe color. Last season saw an awesome Paul Smith brown suit with teal pinstripes that was the bees-knees....and about 10 years ago saw an Ozwald Boateng navy suit with bright teal pinstripes that still haunts me with its seriously serious awesomeness.

    Banana Republic is a good place to start, they always have pinstripe suits sold as separates.


    Just for fun, I tried on a Canali DB navy suit with teal pinstripes last week. I usually avoid bold stripes since I'm tall and thin, but I really liked how I looked in the suit. If I already owned suits 1-7 in a rotation, I probably would have bought it, but instead I went for the charcoal 2B, SB wardrobe staple.

    I also prefer checks rather than stripes in trousers, for two reasons: (1) striped trousers look too much like part of a suit and (2) checks give me width, whereas stripes accentuate the fact that I'm tall and thin.
     


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    Yeah. The stuff you don't wear [​IMG]

    touche!
     


  11. Marty

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    Yeah. The stuff you don't wear [​IMG]

    Good point. :p

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, I think that pinstripe probably doesn't work for some people, and I see why most would want to get the full suit, but I think as casual pants, they can work great. I'm going to try to get some pinstripe pants, and a white dress shirt, and make kind of a black & white outfit out of it. Maybe I'll post my results.
     


  12. royal618

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    Absolutely go for it.

    Speaking of Oswald Boeteng, about ten years ago I saw a dark suit with lilac stripes of his that I had to have. Never got that one, but I did get a bespoke navy and lilac suit made which I wore yesterday.

    Love the suit but don't get to wear it very often due to the weight of the material. Pinstripes, checks, whatever... if YOU like it, go for it.
     


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    This might be to low quality for your taste, but I've seen many seperate black pinstripe pants with a white strip in EXPRESS.
     


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    This might be to low quality for your taste, but I've seen many seperate black pinstripe pants with a white strip in EXPRESS.

    They are crappliy constructed but perfect for clubs - I'd rather not have some drunked sow or pig spoill their coctail on nice trousers [​IMG]
    I have some crappy trousers of the sort for specifically that reason [​IMG]
     


  15. Kid609

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    High contrast b/w pinstripes will make you look like a referee.

    Navy with more subtle pinstripes are classic.
     


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