Striping it rich

Rock one of the season's biggest trends at work and at play

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 4:48pm

Whether they are fine lines or bold and exaggerated, in classic black and white or in multihued versions, stripes are the way to go this spring. They are perhaps one of the most versatile trends of the season, with variations that can take you from the office to weekend boat parties.




Look cool Show them who’s the boss in a navy suit with chalk stripes that spell authority. Ralph Lauren Purple Label (suit HK$45,000, waistcoat HK$4,500, necktie HK$1,600)








Wrap around Why not add another dimension to your look with a tone-on-tone scarf that combines stripes and check patterns? Louis Vuitton HK$5,050







Casual lines If you can pull it off, pile on the stripes. If not, wear them separately. Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers (jacket, price on request, T-shirt HK$1,200, pants HK$2,950, shoes HK$2,200)










Double vision The classic blazer gets a twist with new treatments such as contrast elements on the collar and cuffs and the addition of a waistband. Sacai at Lane Crawford (HK$5,500)








Shipshape Nautical themes easily come to mind when you say stripes. Tommy Hilfiger (shirt HK$530)








Seersucker style Warm temperatures call for lighter colours and fabrics such as seersucker. Ascot Chang (custom-made suit HK$13,800)









Knots landing You don’t have to stick to straight stripes to get in on the trend. The stripes borrow from a rope motif. Dior Homme (sweater HK$7,100)








Shirting details Skip the strait-laced look and wear a shirt with offbeat details such as a round collar. Extend your personality into your clothing choices. Paul Smith (HK$3,750)





Polo shirt A striped polo shirt is a no-brainer and a well-dressed man should already have a few in his closet. Cesare de Pino at The Swank (HK$1,995)






Weekend bag For a quick getaway to the beach, a striped overnighter in sea colours will have you looking the part of a seasoned traveller. Gucci (HK$20,450)