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Swagger in stripes

  • Published at 08:10 pm August 23rd, 2017
  • Last updated at 04:53 pm August 24th, 2017
Swagger in stripes
Depending on the tumultuous weather and flash floods, you’ll want to choose wisely when it comes to office suiting. And just like the harsh climate, pinstripe suits can bring a powerful punch to your work style, like a leather jacket and a pair of boots can bring. This isn’t about shelling out your entire paycheque to buy one either. While the pinstripes do most of the talking, all you need to do is make minor adjustments to the suit to make it look as close to bespoke as possible. This following list isn’t about bringing back the power suit, it’s about looking ridiculously cool in them.

Traditional statement

The most significant style statement you can make is in a double-breasted, black pinstripe suit. Black as the base colour, and with chalk-white stripes, this is a fantastic choice to wear if you have an evening event to attend after work hours. This suit will look equally stylish in a t-shirt and posh sneakers just as it would with a dress shirt and hard-bottom shoes. Don’t forget the tie and pocket square either.

Classic cut

Unlike the power move, there will be pinstripe suits that portray a more classic, affordable and youthful vibe. Nothing does it better than a blue suit with bold stripes, similar to a cut you can find by browsing Suitsupply. And keep in mind, brands like Suitsupply have wonderful cuts and ideas that you can incorporate into your own tailored suits. Just like any other, make sure this is a slim fit suit and pair it with beautifully polished brown lace-ups. The colour and stripes pop just enough to turn heads.
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Just work it

Sometimes, it’s all about just getting down to work. Projecting your personal style is great and all, but there are times you just need to flow through the daily grind. A dark grey pinstripe suit is all the functionality you need. Not compromising too much on the aesthetics, and you will still look good, the grey suit is the perfect choice for important meetings without intimidating anyone sitting in the same room.

Forever mark

If you want to invest in the most versatile pinstripe suit or if it’s your first ever pinstripe suit, the navy and white combination is the perfect choice. The navy, two-button, with white pinstripes suit is a perfect balance between the classics and modern cuts. Look for one in a slim cut, natural shoulders, and get one that is at least a half-canvassed construction. Again, if it isn’t full-canvas bespoke, you can always go to the tailor to make minor adjustments to make it as perfect as possible. This is a straight out of the boardroom, Ivy League swagger suit that contrasts amazingly with black or brown accessories. And you bet your hardworking derrière this will last you a very long time.