Most people simply refer to any striped suiting fabric as a “pinstripe.”  However, there are really many different kinds of stripes, and the pin stripe is just one of them – a very thin stripe where each individual stripe is just one thread wide and looks continuous.  Compare that to the fabric I’m wearing today, which is called a rope stripe (because, as you can see from the closeup, the staggered effect looks like a twisted rope).

Suit: Vintage Brooks Brothers, thrifted, $20

Shirt: Brooks Brothers, thrifted, $5

Tie: Brooks Brothers, store sale, $40

Shoes: Vintage Nettleton, Ebay, $100

Tailoring: $15

Total: $180

If I’d paid retail prices: At least $1500, possibly far more.

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2 Responses to Pinstripe? No, Rope Stripe!

  1. Thrift-GQer says:

    Where do you find so many Brooks Brothers thrifted? I live in the Bay Area, CA

    you my friend have great taste and I think you are very clever, it just goes to show you don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like a million. $$$$

    • Jeff says:

      Thank you. Most of my BB thrifted items (the new stuff, not vintage pieces) comes from the thrift store in town where the local BB store donates merchandise it can’t sell. In might be with asking someone at your local BB store what they do with their MOS merchandise, though they might not tell you.

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