Pinstripe suits?

Does anyone where pinstripe suits anymore?

Not the super bold chalk stripe suits of the 80s just a nice clean navy-navy striped suit.

Seen a lot of people rip on pinstripes. Wondering if they were left in the 80s

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Jun 9, 2021 - 4:06am

Yeah Im saying a windowpane pattern is a lot better than pinstripe b/c of flexibility.

Jun 9, 2021 - 5:28am

In my view - pinstripe is really dressed up so you will either look like an idiot if wearing it with a shirt & Tie, or you need to dress it down a bit which is innapropriate for business. In addition to the tough to wear as just described you need a perfect fit else you will look really out of shape / drowning in the suit. 

So all in it's not only tough to wear and style but it's also tough to have a "good" one.

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Jun 9, 2021 - 6:15am

I think the pinstripe suit is very hard to pull off, and it's not for a junior banker. If you really want something that is patterned, I'd look for weak patterns/micropatterns if you want something that stands out a little more.

In my opinion, you can get a lot of variation by having suits of different wool quality, such as a range of 110s-130s, which have different feels. A patterned suit should be for your fourth or fifth suit, and I would suggest sticking to a more conservative wardrobe during your analyst years. 

I don't know... Yeah. Almost definitely yes.

Jun 9, 2021 - 1:40pm

No, no, and once more no.

"If it is on WSO, it must be true" ~ old Jewish proverb.

Jun 9, 2021 - 11:41pm

Yeah I've seen the classic pinstripe but it was on senior bankers who grew up in the Drexel/DLJ/Shearson firms. For some reason they always stuck to that boxy suit with a pajama look.

All the newer MDs are more about the nice cleaner suits with no special stripes or stitching on the lapels.

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