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Stripes on stripes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by clarinetplayer, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    I am a fervent advocate of wearing stripes on stripes. I love this look:

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  2. juniper

    juniper Senior member

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    Ditto. I wore an almost identical ensemble last week, but with no contrast collar and a small weave yellow tie.

    People didn't seem to think the stripe combination was over the top, which suprised me.
     


  3. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    Tough to do it right, but it can be done.
     


  4. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    As long as it is balanced, it should work fine. If you added a striped tie to that outfit, then it would probably be too much, and out of balance.
     


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    dirk diggler Senior member

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    he should wear a bowtie instead
     


  6. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    he should wear a bowtie instead

    No way. He looks like a bad ass like that. If he put on a bowtie he would look like a dork. It would totally change the message the outfit is sending.
     


  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    When done right, stripes on stripes is awesome. the guy in the pic looks great.
     


  8. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    His cuffs should be white. Like Bond says, "As long as the collars and cuff match"

    His pants are too much, not elegant or sublime. In England, this might be acceptable business wear. Too flashy unless you are in a very artistic field. A soft chalk stripe would be ideal.

    I think stripes on stripes is great.
     


  9. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    His cuffs should be white. Like Bond says, "As long as the collars and cuff match"

    I'd say his collar should be striped... [​IMG]
     


  10. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    I go with "no more than two stripes": tie & shirt, shirt & suit, suit & tie.

    !luc
     


  11. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    I'd say his collar should be striped... [​IMG]

    Yes, it's less ostentatious. In fact, I just order a light red stripe on white by Anna Matuozzo, all stipe no contrasting collor cuff. As long as the collar matches the cuff [​IMG] still applies
     


  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I go with "no more than two stripes": tie & shirt, shirt & suit, suit & tie.

    !luc

    I agree. I think the above ensemble would benefit from a solid tie, of the same color. One or two other colors also might work.
     


  13. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    I go with "no more than two stripes": tie & shirt, shirt & suit, suit & tie.

    !luc


    Yes, I personally would wear a solid tie with this look, as it's getting a bit too busy. Your dress would become the topic of conversation versus the business at hand. I'd go solid Navy or dark crimson.
     


  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    His cuffs should be white. Like Bond says, "As long as the collars and cuff match".
    Actually, a white collar with self cuffs is a classic look. On some contrast collar shirts -- perhaps most -- I think it looks better.
     


  15. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Actually, a white collar with self cuffs is a classic look. On some contrast collar shirts -- perhaps most -- I think it looks better.

    -- Just my preference. Bond was just a joke from DAF. referring to women and hair color[​IMG]
     


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