Pinstripe Suit Guide

Choosing a to wear a pinstripe suit is making a very strong style statement. When it comes to suit style, nothing says, “notice me”, more than a man dressed in a pinstripe suit. Choosing a suit that is right for you is not always easy, but Briggins’ team of stylists is here to help.

There are five major factors to consider when choosing your perfect pinstripe suit and we’re going to walk you through them.

The Perfect Pinstripe Suit Guide Every Man Should Know

1. Purpose

A pinstripe suit is a sign that a man’s wardrobe has matured to a new level. Your first suit is rarely a pinstripe suit. It’s often purchased by a man once he is experienced in wearing suits or has confidence in his personal style. Whatever the case, it’s use should never be applied as everyday 9-5 attire. Reserving your pinstripe suit for special events and occasions, reserves the suit’s impact and magic for the moments you want to really standout. 

2. Suit Colour

Choosing the right colour suit to compliment your skin tone is one the best starting points when choosing a new suit. When it comes to choosing a pinstripe suit, you’re essentially choosing between two types: a dark suit with light stripes, or a light suit with dark stripes. A navy suit with light stripes is a popular combination. It works well with many skin tones and is an option we will often recommend to our clients.

3. Pinstripes

The width of the stripes is the next important decision to make when deciding what style works best with your body type. Consider your shape, are you tall and thin? If so, you may want to stick to a wider stripe which helps give a little more breadth to your build. If you are shorter and broader, choose narrower stripes to help elongate your frame. 

4. Cut

It goes without saying that any suit, pinstripe or not, is always best when custom tailored to your body. Your suit needs to fit you like a glove, and when you add in the optical illusion of a stripe, a skilled tailor is required to ensure that all your stripes stay headed in the right direction! 

5. Suit Styling

Finally, and perhaps the most fun part of designing your suit, is styling it with all the accessories that best define your personality. There are ties, cufflinks, colours, patterns, pocket squares, the list goes on! All need to be considered to compliment your pinstripe suit. Make it flashy or keep it traditional, that part is up to you.

With the guidance of one of our experts, we guarantee you will love your new suit. Make a booking here to visit our Showroom and start designing your suit today.

In the meantime, check out our recent article, The 5 Benefits of Tailor Made Suits. An excellent complement of information to our above-mentioned recommendations on choosing your perfect suit style.