Windowpane Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LTD, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. LTD

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    When or for what ocassions is a windowpane suit appropriate to wear?
     
  2. arkirshner

    arkirshner Well-Known Member

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    A worsted windowpane, of course, is less formal than a pinstripe or solid of the same color and fabric. And in my humble opinion should be worn on those occasions you do not want to present a "power" look but want to appear more approachable. I wear mine for business when I'm seeing people with whom I already have a friendly relationship.
    The particular fabric also should be considered. A navy worsted with a subtle window pane is more formal than a solid tweed. And as an exception to the general rule, in my opinion ,a tweed windowpane is sharper than a solid of the same fabric.
     

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