Fine Lines: Twelve Pinstripe Pieces for Fall


Somewhere in the midst of all those Chinatown plaids and ironic fall ginghams, pinstripes had a quieter presence on the fall runways. So why the popularity of a fabric typically associated with zoot suits and banker types? Menswear-inspired style has been more widely embraced, and this material’s navy or charcoal grounding means these items go with nearly anything. They’re less loud than a buffalo check or houndstooth. And with flared silhouettes at Stella McCartney  and skinny jeans (with ankle boots) at the Gap, those who fear falling into tomboy territory can relax — the stripe is more feminine this season. Click ahead to see twelve pinstripe pieces to incorporate into your own uniform, Yankees fan or not.