Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this YouTube video.

Unless you're a major movie nerd, it's unlikely you've spent much time considering the different ways in which character traits and narrative foreshadowing can be signified in film — like the use of striped sweaters, for example.

That's where the folks over at Now You See It come in. The film analysis YouTube channel has dedicated almost 10 minutes into explaining why the use of stripes in movies is, actually, pretty important.

As the video up top explains, in film, stripes are usually employed as a caution sign; a way to draw the viewer's attention to the character, acting as a signifier for danger. Think of the Wicked Witch squashed under the house with just her striped tights showing in Wizard of Oz.

Looking at how stripes have been used in clothing historically, the video explains that often they were associated with deviants and that the width and color of the stripe in question helps to differentiate which kind of deviant we're dealing with.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

(Warning: for those who haven't seen Get Out yet, spoilers ahead.)

Take the striped sweater Allison Williams' Rose Armitage wears in Get Out, for example. Had you known about the above theory before watching Jordan Peele's amazing directorial debut, you might have guessed that the fact she's wearing bright red and white stripe means that she's essentially walking around covered in warning tape. She's a literal danger sign.

Watch the video up top and then let us know in the comments which striped movie-moment comes to your mind first.

In other movie news, Apple's chief has reportedly axed Dr. Dre's bioseries due to orgy and cocaine scenes. 

We Recommend
  • star wars 10 movie trailer
    25 Iconic Movie Monologues That Every Film Buff Should Know in 2024
    • Lifestyle
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    Wake Up: Awake NY's Got a Jordan Sneaker on the Way
    • Sneakers
  • air jordan 3 off noir
    “Oreo” or “Off Noir”? Either Way, the Latest Jordan 3 Is Quite Tasteful
    • Sneakers
  • Scene from Talk to Me Film
    The Best Halloween Movies for a Chilling Night
    • Culture
  • air jordan 4 sail 2024
    The Air Jordan 4 Sets Sail & Strikes Gold
    • Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • Zendaya, Anya Taylor-Joy, Timothee Chalamet, Austin Butler on the Dune 2 red carpet
    Why the 'Dune 2' Red Carpet Outfits Feel so Vital
    • Style
  • stussy jewelry line
    8-Ball Earrings? Sounds Right for Stüssy's First Jewelry Line
    • Style
  • Jeremy Allen White at the farmer's market carrying a tote bag full of flowers
    Big Fits, Bigger Flowers: Jeremy Allen White Is Always at the Farmer's Market
    • Style
  • tareet's ASICS slipper collab
    These Beautiful, Strange ASICS Mules Are Basically Art
    • Sneakers
  • veneda carter timberland collab 2024
    Veneda Carter's Gorgeously Glazed Timbs Are Returning
    • Sneakers
  • Naruto x Crocs 2024.
    Finally, Naruto's Crocs Collab Is Here
    • Sneakers
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.