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The simple and stylish stripes of SS15

Vertical, horizontal, narrow, wide – stripes are a key element of Spring Summer 2015. Historically associated with nautical attire and the iconic men’s suit, this motif inevitably conjures up a number of fashion flashbacks from the bygone elegance of the 1930s and its dashing actors or cinematic classic like “The Godfather” and “Scarface”.

 
This season, the stripes are decidedly softer, adding a layer of contemporary refinement to this traditional two-button suit in a wool-silk-linen blend. Alternating between two shades of blue, the lines are more relaxed and subtle while still achieving a strong visual impact. Distinction comes in the details – an unusually high cuff, a practical second pocket in the front for business cards and a whimsical silk pocket square with polka dots.

 
Pair the suit with a light-colored button-down with contrasting collar à la “Gordon Gekko” in “Wall Street” and a three-tone, hand-brushed calfskin loafers featuring brogue details or to dress it all down, try a silk and cashmere T-shirt and a pair of simple sneakers for a look that is casual and cool.