Interior Lining: Vertical or Horizontal Stripes?

In the future I would love to design my own textile and have a custom copyrightable interior lining of my own, but for now, I’ve selected a classic black-and-gray striped fabric. The issue at hand is whether those stripes should be vertical or horizontal.

The vertical stripes remind me of candy packaging, boardwalks, and referees. None of the aforementioned evoke a sense of elegance. Yet I like it.

The horizontal stripes are a bit of an eye sore, like those optical illusions. I don’t think the interior of a handbag should be an optical illusion. Yet the horizontal stripes don’t look so shabby either. Hence the debate. Should I go with the vertical or the horizontal?

I post this in the event that my friends would like to offer their input. I’ve decided not to get back to the manufacturer right away with my answer. Instead, I’m going to sleep on it a bit. Doesn’t seem like a big deal, vertical or horizontal stripes, but it is. The details will make or break you.

All illustrations above were rendered in MS Paint.

2010.07.16 Update.

Via Facebook and private messages, my pals have convinced me. Vertical stripes. We’ll be going with vertical stripes for the interior lining. Vertical stripes will hereinafter remind you of candy packaging, boardwalks, referees and…Taryn Zhang! =P

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