Modernising the pinstripe suit
The classic men’s pinstripe suit has been given a modern update for Autumn/Winter 2017. A sharp style that’s synonymous with high-flying bankers has taken a slightly more laid-back turn.
The pinstripe suit exists in different variations of scale and depth, depending on how graphic you want to go. A softer line is called the ‘chalk stripe’: the shyer, more reserved cousin to its confident counterpart.
Universally flattering, the vertical lines are slimming on most body shapes and can elongate the legs.
Our pinstripe suits have been tailored from soft wool-flannel, veering away from the formality of twill.
Opt for a fine pinstripe suit if you want a more subtle motif for the office, the Fine Pinstripe Brushed Wool Suit (£495) comes in both blue and navy and has been tailored from textured brushed wool for the cooler months.
Ideal for both the boardroom and business lunches, it is cut in the comfortable-yet-modern Brinsley Fit and has a half-canvassed design for structure, with real horn button finishes for luxury.
The suit trousers can be teamed with a grey cashmere roll neck and all-white Zespa trainers (£220) on the weekend for a relaxed tailoring look.
Alternatively, make a statement with a wider pinstripe, this style comes in 2 suits, the Double-Breasted Pinstripe Suit (£650) and the Navy Single-Breasted Pinstripe Suit (£650). Both styles have been tailored from soft, unstructured wool-flannel and are cut in the slim Salon Fit.
The single-breasted suit can be worn with a navy merino roll neck, that’s cut slim to fit underneath blazers, and minimal white leather trainers for a smart-casual weekend look.
Mix and match the suit jacket and trousers with other separates to tone down the pinstripe; the latter will go particularly well with chunky knitwear for a softer appeal.
A versatile pinstriped suit is a must for every man’s wardrobe and after withstanding the test of time, it’s evident that this motif will never go out of fashion.