Men’s suits for 2018: the return of the pinstriped suit

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Sought after, classic yet always new. The pinstriped suit reinvents itself earning the title of cornerstone of Spring/Summer 2018 men’s wardrobe choices. Discover all the details.

Thin vertical white lines that look as if they were just outlined with chalk, the same tool used by skilled tailors to make clothes.
The pinstripe is one of the most elegant and sophisticated patterns in a man’s wardrobe, a fabric that brings with it all the magic of the sartorial and artisan world.

In cinematographic and historical imagery, the pinstriped suit, both in the single-breasted and double-breasted versions, is synonymous with power and fame (just think of the pinstriped suit worn by Al Pacino in the Godfather or by James Bond in the 007 saga); in the real world, on the other hand, it is the business suit of excellence, the ideal choice for accompanying a man during his entire work day.

A man who is looking for a refined and distinctive style must have at least one pinstriped suit in his wardrobe.

Which style pinstripe should you choose?

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Pinstriped suits are usually made in blue, black or gray fabrics and can have three different kinds of striping:

  • Chalk stripe – a continuous stripe as if drawn with chalk
  • Pinstripe – a stripe made of a series of small pinpoints
  • Cable stripe- a stripe formed by small diagonal lines that recall a rope design

The trend for Spring Summer 2018, however, is different and invites us to dare with pinstriped suits in fresh wool that distinguish themselves from the great classics just mentioned.

The lines become narrower, they play on their proximity / distance from each other, and they use different colors, daring with contrasting fabrics without fear and create real variations of the pinstripe theme.

What kind of tie should be paired with a pinstriped suit?

The rule of the right tie width is always valid. As far as the right fantasy choice, however, our suggestion is to opt for ties with colorful patterns and energetic fantasies such as those proposed for Spring Summer 2018 (link to post).

Want a pinstriped suit? Using the best pinstriped fabrics we can custom make your suit.