Will pinstripe ever go out of style?

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  1. PHV

    PHV Senior member

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    Over the last two years, pinstripe has been huge. Suits, dress shirts, pants... everything has pin stripe on it. It has become a real staple in a classy wardrobe for people my age (19). I know it's always been a classic style, but would getting a fine pinstripe garment be a little ill advised? Is it something that will date the suit? We see so much of it these days. I don't care about up to the minute style trends, but if it's going to be the equivalent of wearing a Von Dutch hat in 5 years, then I am going to think twice.

    What else has/might become another type of styling on suits that isn't traditional solid colors (glack, grey, navy, brown)?

    I'd like to hear the speculations on this matter.
     


  2. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I think pinstripes will always be a classic element, if nothing else, they are slimming [​IMG]
     


  3. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    pinstripes will never go out of style
     


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    NoVaguy Senior member

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    No. They're slimming and functional, especially for the out of shape American...
     


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    Sevcom Senior member

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    Pinstripe suits? No. Pinstripe sweaters/overcoats? Possibly.

    Edit: Pinstripes in garish shades of lime green, bright yellow or fuschia are probably well past their shelf life.
     


  6. 9_Ball_Slim

    9_Ball_Slim Active Member

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    I hope not, I have a closet full of them and I love the look. Even if they go out of style for the mainstream, I think the classic style of the pinstripe will always be a mainstay for the well dressed man.
     


  7. jester

    jester Senior member

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    They'll always be in style for regular suits. If you're talking about some highly stylized suit, or some other kind of garment, I'd imagine it's possible that in five years, the 24-year-olds might have moved on....
     


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    MilanoStyle Senior member

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  9. jasonpraxis

    jasonpraxis Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe so, provided the cut of the garment isn't too out there. I've got a few pairs of pants, in navy and charcoal, and I'm very attached to them. I only hope that designers will continue to make similar clothes so that I can fill out my wardrobe in the future.
     


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    dah328 Senior member

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    Don't conflate the pinstripe separates (jackets or trousers) with suits. The separates are definitely a fad and one that, onces it fades, will make you look like you're wearing the top or bottom half of a pinstripe suit. The pinstripe suit, on the other hand, is a staple.

    dan
     


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    johnw86 Senior member

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    Classic pinstripes on a well-cut suit will always be acceptable. Suit colors and cuts will change, but pinstripes rule. [​IMG]
     


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    Which do you all prefer, the thin or wide pinstripes?
    It always seems that the wide pinstripes seem kinda tacky...maybe it's just me. The thin just looks more polished IMHO.
     


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    ernest Senior member

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    Pin is always thin
     


  14. jasonpraxis

    jasonpraxis Well-Known Member

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    Of course not, but I'll happily wear my trousers until they are no longer serviceable. They may be worn to advantage with a dress shirt and sweater, or a turtleneck. On second thought, I suppose this depends strongly on the intensity of the stripe as well. But do people really wear pinstriped jackets as separates? The horror...
     


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