For many men, stripes result in one of two outfits – French or convict. But if neither Parisians nor the imprisoned quite tickle your fancy, Nick Jonas just flexed a brand new way to line up your look.

It simply involves paring back. By dropping in a few multi-directional stripes via a bold colour pop jacket, the singer delivers a contemporary take on a common trend, and without a Breton top in sight.

Don’t let the red alert put you off, either. While out for dinner at Craig’s restaurant in West Hollywood, the 24-year-old dialled down the statement by anchoring the jacket with simpler colours elsewhere: minimalist white sneaker, a black T-shirt and dark, staple jeans.

Sure, Jonas’s musical career leaves a lot to be desired, but he has certainly earned his stripes when it comes to his wardrobe.

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