Formality has always been a defining factor when electing which stripe pattern will work best, if at all. Next on the podium of thought-provoking reasons to wear a vertical stripe shirt is soliciting its virtue of giving you a slimmer profile.
As of last week the government have axed their working-from-home advice. Most corporate companies are strongly encouraging staff to return to the office. The New Year is the time to make a confident impression, so adding a fresh batch of handcrafted shirting with the appropriate patterns can only aid such impact. For financiers and lawyers the thinner stripes such as hairline or a Bengal stripe are ample thickness. There is Michael Douglas, the actor who channelled rapacious insider-trading corporate raider, Gordon Gekko, in Wall Street, 1987 who dressed in wider striped shirts with a contrast collar. However, the look asserted a strong measure of authority, money, power and respect. Unless you're a big shot, it might give off the right signal, so best to stick with more understated stripes for the City.