How easy it is to fall into a style rut. It seemed as though I was always shopping the same brands because I know that they will fit my tall frame. Especially living abroad, meaning the stakes for online orders are especially high, there is comfort in making purchases that I know will fit. However, taking risks and trying new brands can be an adrenaline rush.
The Stripe & Stare sets run long. While they have 29 inch-ish inseams, the legging effect – meaning that the fabric stretching to accommodate longer limbs – is in order. This applies to not only the pants (which hit just above my ankles), but also the sweatshirts, hoodies, and tank tops. The shirt sleeves hit my wrists and the shirt hemline hits my hips. On a 6′-2″ frame, this is nothing short of miraculous.
The styles are made of the sustainable material Tencel, which is quite comfortable. So much so, that I ordered four sets of pajamas and countless pairs of underpants from the brand.
The downside is that the fabric of which my Stripe & Stare sets are made does tend to run in the way that tights sometimes run. Tencel is very delicate in that way, but the comfort factor outweighs the lack of resiliency of the fabric. I would also avoid wearing these pajamas in public as the fabric is ever-so-slightly sheer, in the way that you can see the pocket lining on the pants.
The price point is higher for items that are not intended to be worn outside of the home. Hoodies are around $120 and crewneck sweatshirts are around $110. The pants are around $80. Boxes of “knickers” are $60, though the better financial deal is to subscribe to Knicker Club for $9.99 a month (six month minimum) via the brand website here.
Stripe & Stare kicked their collaboration game off strong with Loveshackfancy. (Perhaps you have caught on that I am obsessed with Loveshackfancy?) ShopBop and Revolve are also stockists of not only the lounge brand but the neo-Laura Ashley upstart collaboration.