Rad Or Bad? Big Ol' Prison Stripes

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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