Stripes are everybody’s best friend when it comes to patterns as it looks good on anyone, never goes out of style, and can be mixed and matched with almost anything. Be it vertical, horizontal, or diagonal, it instantly transforms an outfit and ensemble into an unmissable and bold statement without trying too hard. With this said, stripes should be a wardrobe staple in everyone’s closet, but if you are feeling uninspired by this trend and feel like you have seen one stripe too many of late, we have rounded up six stripe-y menswear pieces to keep your look fresh this season.
We’ve seen this classic polo shirt from Lacoste numerously over the years in various versions of block
colors. Tennis legend, René Lacoste gave the polo shirt its golden status when he created it back in the 1930s, and it’s still very much part of his namesake label’s collection as of today. In a more creative version, this striped cotton-piquee polo shirt is made from breathable cotton and striped with bands of navy, white and yellow making it a perfect addition to a summer’s outfit ensemble.
A tote bag is the perfect companion for a day of errands as it is easy to carry and spacious enough to put all your essentials. The Gucci leather-trimmed and logo-printed striped canvas tote bag is a bit of a step-up from the standard beach bag. This tote is made in Italy from sturdy striped canvas printed with the label’s bootleg logo. For its interior, there is a zipped pocket for keeping your phone and keys within easy reach. If you’re not too sure on how to inject stripes into your outfit, try a more subtle hint like with your accessories. A little subtlety can go a long way by playing with positioning and placement.
Summer temperatures vary in different locations and for places with a cooler summer, Acne Studios’ oversized appliqued fleece-back and cotton jersey half-zip sweatshirt is part of the label’s “face” collection, cut to an over-sized fit with a soft mid-weight cotton and has a zip fastening that is trimmed with tape for durability. Acne Studios expresses an Arctic exploration theme for its autumn/winter 2019 collection through map prints and flag appliques, resulting in this color-block sweatshirt. Add a hint of a simple stripe to your layering repertoire for an instant outfit refresh.
Acne Studios ifc mall, Shop 2086, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3102 0990, www.acnestudios.com
Deakin & Francis
Deakin & Francis has been meticulously handcrafting cufflinks using the finest materials since the 18th century. Cast from 18-karat gold, this pair has a traditional oval face inlaid with green malachite and blue lapis lazuli stripes. Put them on to add a pop of colour to a white dress shirt and tone down a formal look, making it appear more creative and less boring. Injecting some stripey color to your ensemble is the easiest way to give an edge to your basic monochrome stripes.
Deakin & Francis ifc mall, 8 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2118 2288, www.lanecrawford.com
This green blazer from Kapital is purposely unstructured, meant to fit more like a cardigan than structured tailoring. Knitted in Japan in a colourful zigzag pattern, it’s made from a breathable cotton and linen-blend, so you’ll be able to wear it comfortably throughout the year. Stripes of different scales work best with the right proportions, especially when a different texture is used.
Summer means flaunting your beach body and what other way to do that than wearing a pair of board shorts. From the slopes to the beach, the Moncler mid-length and color-block swim shorts has got you covered. These swim shorts are made from navy, white and red shell in a cool chevron pattern–a nod to the brand’s native France. Fitted with an elasticated drawstring waistband, they have two front slash pockets and a quick-drying mesh lining.