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A pinstripe is a narrow, vertical stripe commonly found in formal suits. Depending on the suit, the distance between each stripe can range from around 1/10 of an inch to 1 inch. The stripes themselves are no wider than the width of a pinhead.
They consist of a single-warp yarn and are woven into the fabric separately from the background weave. This gives them a well-defined, sharp appearance. In fact, if you look closely, you’ll see that each thread is distinguishable since pinstripes are not entirely continuous.
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