It’s a brand-new day for the pinstripe suit and they are a perfect outfit for business trips. After years of predictability, a new adventurous edge is transforming the pinstripe’s staid reputation. The pinstripe was a fashion of the 1920s, when there was a lot more variety in both fabrics and patterns it was inspired by the boating suit of the 1890s, which had a thin, dark stripe on a white or cream background. The pinstripe suit image states, sophistication, power and it shows you mean business.
History Of The Pinstripe Suit
The vest, introduced to England, by King Charles II and described by diarist Samuel Pepys in 1666 as “a cassocke close to the body, of black cloth and a coat over it.” Consider the trouser cuff made popular 200 years later by Edward, Prince of Wales, who—as the story goes—turned up his pants’ bottoms the “wrong” way (by accident) in the course of a muddy day’s hunting. Or the jacket, a modern version of the coat worn in the 18th century by workers and young boys and adopted by the Prince of Wales in the 1850s.
The sheer exuberance of the contemporary stripe now for 2012 has taken up the classics, but in enhanced, more colorful versions—classics with a twist to them. The new looks can now be rendered in lighter, fresher fabrics.
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