September 27, 2015
I am a pin-striped suit guy, I don’t recall what exactly drew me to the iconic ‘’boardroom’’ stripe, but it was the next to hunt down after I ticked off the solid navy suit. The Pin striped suit is the conservative dresser’s doorway to peacocking; it’s not a loud pattern and neither does it stop traffic, but it knows how to keep an ensemble interesting enough without tipping the scale. A lot of men love the pin striped suit but unfortunately most fail to dig deeper into how to pull it off without upsetting the stripes. First off, the pin striped suit is always the main attraction; that means the best way to work it well is to tone down on everything. I follow a simple rule when my pin stripe is in rotation; I keep my shirts solid, or at worst ; a tiny scaled patterned shirt that is less likely to clash with the stripes on my suit. The second trick is to also keep your tie solid (safe mode) or go for a complementing pattern; preferably a motif that scaled larger than the stripes in your suit. I fancy waking from my bed and sleep-walking into outfits like it’s nothing, but sadly that seldom happens or a work day. Putting together an outfit is a process that I have come to appreciate; incorporating color, proportions and most importantly finding myself in all the chaos. I do not believe in manuals; rather I believe in guides. Regardless of what you pick up from blogs like mine always branch out on your little journey, just keep the guide close enough to retrace your steps.