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Awning stripes, big top stripes, prison stripes, referee stripes...whatever you call the thick stripes trend, you probably have an opinion about them. We're talking about the broad, graphic, black-and-white striped pieces that — when done right — could make you look like a walking fashion plate. Done wrong? Can anyone say "Hamburglar officiating the NFL?"
It can be a tricky line to navigate, but we're convinced that there are plenty of ways to rock a thick stripe — as long as you avoid matching pajama sets and polo shirts, and are deliberate with the accessories. (Structured, colorful items — yes. Whistles and headsets — no.) Click through to see our favorite picks, then make sure you let us know whether this is a trend better left to the pros (the Ed Hochuli kind).
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