Plain, stripe, plaid

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Just in general, what do people opt for?

I have a distinct plaid fondness. Dress shirts are tricky in this way, as it really is a more casual pattern before even acknowledging the pattern coordination aspect. So really, I have more solid dress shirts.

I only have one checked odd coat, and I love it, but same thing with it lacking versatility. I'd love a windowpane suit, but will likely never get around to it.

I suspect that this is the dandy in me thinking that too many solids is dull. Unless going with the very British multi-colored stripes, plaid is the quickest way to introduce color in many cases.
 
I never am quite sure what Americans mean by plaid. Do you mean tartan or slight variants.? Or do you mean ANY sort of check at all?
 
I never am quite sure what Americans mean by plaid. Do you mean tartan or slight variants.? Or do you mean ANY sort of check at all?

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Just in general, what do people opt for?

I have a distinct plaid fondness. Dress shirts are tricky in this way, as it really is a more casual pattern before even acknowledging the pattern coordination aspect. So really, I have more solid dress shirts.

I only have one checked odd coat, and I love it, but same thing with it lacking versatility. I'd love a windowpane suit, but will likely never get around to it.

I suspect that this is the dandy in me thinking that too many solids is dull. Unless going with the very British multi-colored stripes, plaid is the quickest way to introduce color in many cases.

I have them all, and use them all. My first Poole suit was a windowpane.

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I never am quite sure what Americans mean by plaid. Do you mean tartan or slight variants.? Or do you mean ANY sort of check at all?
I'm thinking any perpendicular crossing lines. Tattersall, windowpane, tartan, gingham, madras, glen plaid, district and gun checks, whatever.
I could play the same game with stripes.
 
Oh for Heaven's sake. Please take this all to refer to zero pattern, a parallel linear pattern in one direction, an a rectilinear pattern formed by stripes in the warp and weft.
 
I strongly dislike verticle stripes. Horizontal stripes are ok on th tshirt or jumper, I guess.

Stripey shirts look too 1980s to me, while striped suits are too stuffy.

My shirts and jackets are all check/plaid or plain.
 
Stripey shirts look too 1980s to me, while striped suits are too stuffy.

I dunno. I have an air force blue pinstripe w/ peak lapels and pale pink lining that is pretty much gonna be a straight party suit order as we speak.
 
Plaid to me is what I see at and wear to a Pearl Jam concert. Pendleton board shirts. Casual with respects to shirts in my mind

With suiting, chalkstripes with flannel, pinstripe with worsted. Have Glen Check and Prince of Wales check. Have windowpane as well.

In jackets would not wear a tartan which always seem overly bold. But a gamekeeper-like plaid in tweed can be nice. Same for over checks on tweeds or faux tweed worsted

In trousers, do have subtle glen check flannel trousers

Only have a few plaid or checked ties.
 
Horizontal stripes are dreadful. Unless you are wearing them on a bikini to accentuate your tits you look like a retarded sailor from a 1960s Disney movie.

telnyashkas, rugby jumpers and long sleeve indie band shirts need stripes.
 
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Oh for Heaven's sake. Please take this all to refer to zero pattern, a parallel linear pattern in one direction, an a rectilinear pattern formed by stripes in the warp and weft.
Well OK then sister.

But its fucking meaningless when defined like that.
 
I'm short, so vertically striped shirts work fine for me. Striped suits reek of business to me, and I'm not in a financial or dressy occupation so I doubt I'll be owning a striped suit.

Amen. Also, horizontal make you look fatter.
This is not such a primary concern for everybody. Horizontal stripes are fine on sporting wear, like so.
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Amen. Also, horizontal make you look fatter.

This, tbh, is a misstatement. Horizontal stripes do tend to make the striped area look wider, but this can also work to one's advantage - if you get something with horizontal lines running through the shoulders, and then a dark solid through the torso, it can make an average guy look really stacked.
 
over 60% of my shirts are blue/white striped

plain shirts are ok too
do not really like checked shirts

for suiting all is ok as long as it is TASTEFUL

for odd jacketing, only PINSTRIPES as shown by Sartodinapoli
 
Literally everyone posted in this thread as an example of how horizontal stripes look good is actually an example of how fucking terrible they are. I mean Kayne West? Are you high?

They even look dumb on James Dean which has to be some sort of fucking record.
 
Kanye knows how to wear a rugby shirt.
Ever see a vertically striped sport shirt that looked good?
Nope, that's why they stick referees in them.

He looks like Joe Suburb on his way to hop in the SUV to catch half off app's at Chili's.


Most footy uniforms have vertical stripes. See the blatantly ugly one? That's the horizontal stripe.

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Oh, these are what the people standing outside Home Depot wear! They look short and dumpy despite the Eurotrash vibe of stripes going the wrong way.
 

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