Light narrow stripes on a background of dark fabric provided a formal and very conservative look. An air of sophistication accompanied the man who wore pinstripes, especially when movie stars, gangsters and even Winston Churchill later made the mens pinstripe suit popular.
We’re no longer restricted to just narrow stripes. Custom and bespoke garments offer color and wider striped patterns to modernize an already classic style for business wear or evening attire.
For a sophisticated look that says “pure classic,” you can’t go wrong with a mens pinstripe suit.
S.W. Wilson Bespoke offers an array of Italian and British mens pinstripe suit fabrics that add a modern twist to an age-old classic.
Loro Piana is another source of Italian fine wool.
The Four Seasons navy pinstripe fabric offers traditional elegance that is comfortable and practical for daywear, priced at $2250 for Custom and $3500 for Bespoke. For lighter weight suits perfect for year round wear, look to Loro Piana’s Tasmanian Collection. Merino wool/Super 150s are great for warmer destinations or air-conditioned venues and are priced at $2850 for custom and $4100 for bespoke.
We love Scabal’s Dark Blue Herringbone pinstripe.
Made in England as part of its Galaxy Collection, this is a medium weight 100% Wool/Super 110s cloth priced at a reasonable $1900 for custom and $3200 for bespoke.