style notes

How to wear: The Pinstripe Suit

Yes, the pinstripe is back, (for some it never even left!) and you can wear it without looking flamboyant or mobster.


  • 1. What will separate your suit from the typical Wall Street pinstripe is cut. Nipped at the waist, with slim lapels and a snug fit through the body, it has a shape that’s modern and stately.


  • 2. Pick the right colour – medium hue grey looks young and fresh yet packs power. The classic black or navy suit is transformed with muted white pinstripes. Wear it with a grey tie, a white shirt, and a cotton pocket square to keep things classy and sophisticated.


  • 3. Choose your shirt to complement – Patterned shirts and ties work well and refreshes the pinstripe suit style. Prints in combinations of blue, white, and maroon are fail-safe options under navy or grey suits. When it comes to the tie, pick one that either coordinates with the suit. It’s all about smart styling!


  • 4. Match accessories to complete the look – Stainless-steel watches help bring out pinstripes. Add on some bead or nautical bracelets to further accentuate your suit while keeping it modern