Are you looking to break out of the daily monotony of solid or plain shirts? The most obvious pattern choices to spice up your wardrobe would be ginghams for any occasion, check shirts and finally, stripe shirts.

Most other fashion blogs advocate wearing a vertical strip shirt over a horizontal one. However, it depends on whether it is the right fit for your body type. Stripes on a shirt make observers travel the lines and create illusions for the wearer of appearing taller or wider. Hence, for a shorter man, a vertical stripe shirt is generally the way to go, while a thin man would opt for horizontal stripes just like I have. This does not mean that tall men cannot wear vertical stripe shirts or wider men should not wear horizontal stripes – although horizontal stripes are difficult to pull off on formal occasions.

So on a Sunday evening,I had to attend my cousin sister’s engagement and while I was on my way i decided to click some photographs. I chose to  be a little bold and opt for a stripe shirt instead of a basic dress shirt over a grey checkered blazer courtesy Kooks India. To make it a little more formal and authorative, I carried my duffle bag from the house of Atorse courtesy Jabong India.


  • Go for a vertical stripe shirt unless you are extremely thin or going for a very casual look.
  • Don’t just stick to stripe shirts. You can also wear pants or suits with stripes while keeping the shirt plain.





Striped Shirt – Zara

Navy blue chinos -Jack and Jones

Duffle bag – Atorse

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