Men’s Trend Alert: Horizontal Stripes

April 23rd, 2008

Designer Horizontal Stripes
High end designer horizontal stripes.  Clockwise from top: Michael Bastian Striped Sweater | $995 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Michael Kors Seersucker Shorts | $195 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Junya Watanabe Saint James Peacoat | $1,765 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Horizontal stripe patterns have emerged as a fresh-looking casual trend for both men and women this Spring.  From Burberry to John Varvatos, from American Apparel to Built by Wendy, this trend has manifested itself everywhere from high end fashion houses (hello Michael Bastian and Junya Watanabe) to accessible, affordable chain stores.  Here are a few pieces that do the horizontal stripe pattern well:

Our $$$ Picks:
Adam Kimmel Black and White Sweatshirt
Adam Kimmel Black and White Sweatshirt | $275 at Jake
As always, an Adam Kimmel piece with a distinct American feel.

Bureau Long Sleeved Henley
Bureau Long Sleeve Henley | $158 at Oak

Burberry Slim Fit Striped Polo
Slim Fit Striped Polo | $125 at Burberry
I especially like it in white and washed gray, available at Bloomingdales.

Chimala Border Print Tee
Chimala Border Print Tee | $110 at Oak

Our $$ Picks:
Converse by John Varvatos Trim Crew in Metal Grey
Converse by John Varvatos Trim Crew in Metal Grey | $57 at Revolve Clothing
Be sure to also check out a cream/washed grey long sleeve piece by John Varvatos (not the same as Converse by John Varvatos).  You can get it at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Mount Marshall Polo in Grey Stripe
Mount Marshall Polo in Grey Stripe | $49.50 at Abercrombie and Fitch

Our $ Picks:

Slub Cotton Stripe Fitted Crew Tee
Slub Cotton Stripe Fitted Crew Tee | $39.50 at Banana Republic

Men’s Sailor Tee by Built by Wendy
Men’s Sailor Tee | $36 (sale) at Built by Wendy
I think serves better as a layering piece.

Poly Cotton Stripe Crew Neck
Poly Cotton Stripe Crew Neck | $22 at American Apparel

Textured Henley Striped Shirt
Textured Henley Striped Shirt | $11.99 (sale) at Gap

Entry Filed under: Men,Trend,Trendscape,Trendscape

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Heather Mosley  |  April 23rd, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Hi Trish
    Great post, love all the pictures! So funny you mentioned horizontal stripes could work for Nick G during your talk at Web2.0 yesterday and here’s a great post on it. Nice!

    Thanks again for the education and the inspiration.


  • 2. Sean  |  April 23rd, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    I love the look. Those are all nice economical choices. I do have to say though that the Junya Watanabe peacoat was sick though!

  • 3. Nii A.  |  April 23rd, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Hmm, the Slim Fit Striped Polo is right up my alley. I’m not a huge fan of horizontal strips any closer than that… Great blog btw

  • 4. Trisha  |  April 24th, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Thanks for the love, all!

    Heather–Haha yeah, I talked to Nick again about fashion, and I’m going to try to turn him on to the horizontal stripes :)

    Sean–I’m all over that Junya Watanabe peacoat too…just wish it were more affordable.

    Nii–the slim fit striped polo would look great on you :)

  • 5. 2009 Mens Fashion: Wearab&hellip  |  July 23rd, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    […] called Horizontal Stripes as a key menswear trend way back when, in April 2008.  But it’s just as relevant now as it was then.  Not to […]

  • 6. Kristen  |  May 11th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Love this post. And I love boys in stripes!

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