A striped long sleeve shirt is an extremely versatile piece of clothing. The right one can lend itself to a plethora of different outfits and can be both comfortable and stand out from the crowd.

Striped Long Sleeve Shirts
Striped Long Sleeve Shirts

There are a number of different styles that men can choose from including those that have a button front or are unbuttoned, and these can be a great option for men who want to wear something smart but don’t want it to be overly traditional. Find out what the current trends in men’s fashion are.

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This trend has really taken off this year. Long-sleeved shirts are usually a bit more difficult to find when compared to the other types, and this is perhaps why they are now so popular.

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It is very easy to pull a classic striped long sleeve shirt off without a lot of effort or thought, and people enjoy the laid back, casual feel that this style lends to any wardrobe.

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This trend is especially popular amongst young men who want to look stylish without looking too ‘girly’. It looks great with a pair of jeans, with a t-shirt or with a sweater over the top. It can also work very well with a suit, and if you want to look a bit more sporty, green can always help.


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It works well with a pair of slacks and a crisp white shirt, or it can also work well with a sports coat and a pair of khaki pants.

Striped Long Sleeve Shirt with a Sports Coat and a Pair of Khaki Pant
Striped Long Sleeve Shirt with a Sports Coat and a Pair of Khaki Pant

This year, it looks like the colour green has been dominating the trend. Green stripes have been used on a number of long sleeve tops this season.

The colour green works very well with almost any pattern, and many people even choose a pattern that incorporates the colour into the design.

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One of the most popular looks involves the use of a solid, dark coloured shirt with alternating stripes printed across the front.

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Striped long-sleeved shirts can be found in a great number of colours. There are solid colours, as well as more subtle ones.

Dark Coloured shirt Striped Print Shirt
Dark Coloured Striped Print Shirt

For instance, some of the stripes have been printed in a more pastel tone, creating a softer look.

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Pink and light green have also been popping up quite a bit this season. These colours create a much more feminine feel than the usual green. Although they don’t scream ‘classic woman,’ they do make for a great alternative.

Striped long-sleeved shirts
Striped Long-Sleeved Shirts

Another alternative when it comes to striped long sleeves is to opt for a patterned style. As long as the colouring doesn’t interfere with the main design of the shirt, you can go with almost any pattern.

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Long-Sleeved Striped Shirt @£36.79

Some common ones include plaids, paisley, and checks. Some of these patterns can be worn for casual occasions, while others are best suited for more formal situations.

Striped Pattern Formal Shirt for Men
Striped Pattern Formal Shirt for Men

If you’re shopping at an outlet that sells both men’s and women’s clothing, try out some colours and patterns and see which ones work best for your current look. Don’t worry too much about how a striped long sleeve shirt looks on you.

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It will look great no matter what you pair it with. The only real thing you should be concerned about is whether or not it looks good on you. This is something you can experiment with to find out. For instance, if you have a short torso, don’t go with something too long, since this will make you look shorter.

Also, don’t buy a striped long sleeve top that is too form-fitting. A good rule of thumb is that the length of the sleeve should not be more than an inch above the knee. This will help you avoid any awkward or uncomfortable scenarios while you’re wearing it.

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Of course, if you’re buying a new top, you know exactly what size you need. Just keep in mind that it should always be one that fits you snugly, rather than one that looks and feels loose.

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