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  • Long before male entertainers broke away from the conventional dark business suit required for stage appearances, Prima was wearing lavender coats or yellow suits or even red, white, and blue-striped pants . . .

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Adrian pulled the tab on the FedEx package and shook out a blue-striped envelope, which he slit with a letter opener.

    Dark Secrets 2: No Time to Die the Deep End of Fear

  • It's a strangely beautiful facility, with a blue-striped smoke stacks and series of silvery domes containing the vast piles of iron ore apparently, wind and rain can spirit away up to five percent of a mill's ore left in the open.

    A Bargain-Priced Hatch

  • In a piece from the New York Observer, one guy who was most likely too gutless to be identified by name is described only as a man wearing a bespoke blue-striped shirt, a Hermés tie patterned with elephants and Ferragamo loafers said, You had people putting zero down to get massive houses they couldn't afford to be in, but now they want to stay.

    Richard Zombeck: Bankers New Tactic: Blame the Victim

  • For daytime, Mr. Ammeen likes to wear a blazer in a tea-stained, blue-striped seersucker, which he pairs with jeans and a T-shirt or button-down shirt and moccasins or even black sneakers.

    How to Rock Seersucker

  • He bent down to help Liz to her feet and I saw one corner on his shirt had been tucked into the edge of blue-striped boxers.

    The Darkest Edge of Dawn

  • In the bottom of the third, Dean was working on a shutout when he waddled to the plate wielding a blue-striped bat.

    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert

  • When he took that off, he had on a blue-striped dress shirt and tie.

    In the Still of the Night

  • A blue-striped tie coordinated with a handkerchief discreetly peeking out from the jacket pocket.

    A Bad Day’s Work

  • He dresses in his "white linen suit, blue-striped shirt with a collar stiffened by starch, a tie of Chinese silk," but as he is walking toward the shop where he is to meet the young virgin, "I glanced at myself in the lighted windows, and I didn't look the way I felt but older, dressed in shabbier clothes."

    Memories of my melancholy whores: a novel

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