Vesting Up Like A Proper Gent
Suiting up in 2021 might seem like an idea from the #menswear aughts of 2010, but there’s a time to pull pieces from a suit for a fresh look. That’s why we’re highlighting the power of the waistcoat. Known as the third piece of a three-piece suit, the waistcoat can stand alone and be worn with casual and other tailored piece.
Like An Old Timey Chap
Gingham Waistcoat – Suitsupply | Selvedge Denim Jeans – Goodthreads | Logger Waxed Cacao – Thursday Boots | Denim Shirt – Club Monaco | Leather Bomber Jacket – Red Fleece | Vintage Seamaster Watch – Omega
Rocking a waistcoat with a newsboy cap can definitely run the risk of looking like one of the Newsies, but by adding a leather bomber jacket and jewelry — the look is modernized. Besides those details, here are a few more reasons why this look works:
- Color family: the brown bomber jacket is the ideal complement to the tan, blue and brown tones in the vest. Being a darker hue of brown, the bomber grounds the look
- Light Denim Shirt: adding a denim shirt adds a complementary texture to the wool waistcoat
- Dark Brown Boots: when you’re not wearing the jacket, the dark brown boots become the grounding agent of this outfit, which let’s the waistcoat standout
Three Piece Style
Adding a contrasting waistcoat to a navy suit is an OG style move. It’s fresh, shows a bit more character and allows the wearer to show some personality. Because tan & brown are perfect complements to navy, this combination works without question.
Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM