Wanting to try something different from a plain suit but are unsure whether to go for a stripe or check? Being the tailoring connoisseurs we’ve summarized a few key points to help you avoid wasting time in fitting rooms or webpages and pick one based on what you require the suit for.
Favoured by bankers and city workers, a stripe suit carries a fair amount of social protocol. However in recent seasons more designers have been experimenting with stripes in tailoring, broadening the scales and thinning the stripes have created many collections which have resulted in stripes filtering down all over the high street.
Traditionally within the industry vertical stripes are used to give a slimming illusion, so this means a striped suit can afford to be a little bit more generous in fit. If you are a guy looking for comfort and don’t want to compensate on style a stripe is definitely for you.
Our STG striped Grey mix and match suit is built on a regular block so it’s just that bit more relaxed; featuring a fine stripe on large scale, it adds that touch of sophistication to an otherwise plain grey suit.
Checks are the way to go if you’re not afraid to make a statement, with a huge array of colours, scales and textures’ it can however be a little overwhelming. Our advice here is to keep it tonal and slim or tailor fitted. Not only will you be following trends seen on the catwalks this season but you also won’t be drowning in excess detailed fabric.
Our French Connection Navy Checksuit has a beautiful tonal Prince of Wales check that is subtle enough to not overwhelm the wearer but still turn quite a few heads.