Did you actually like The Fratellis? Yes, my password is: Charcoal 6 button travel suit waistcoat. Lane Pryce in Mad Men does it.
I recent bought a charcoal colour vest Does a vest always need to suit the colour of the suit? Not just the colour, but the fabric should always match, this is the 'rule' for suiting. However, if this is in a causal context, one can mix things up, in different colour base and texture. A formal three-piece suit always have the same fabric, pattern, and color.
But don't too overboard with it. It can become irritating to the eyes. I would not wear a charcoal vest with a black suit. KObalto , Aug 25, I would not even wear a black suit. Mox C , Aug 25, OP might not understand the combination of a morning dress. To expand on KObalto's post, very few blacks are the same black. If you get a vest after the fact, it will be a slightly different color black and the material will likely have a different texture and level of shine.
However, as MoxC points out, it is not actually the case that a waistcoat should always 'match' the rest of a suit in terms of colour or fabric. The main standard variations I'm aware of and there may be several others are: Make sure it has high armholes, fits snug around shoulders and torso but without there being any pulling around the buttons or the fabric at the back.
Excess material just makes you look bigger than you are; the whole point of a waistcoat is to help you look more streamlined and tidy. Secondly, always button that bad boy up.
Thirdly, try your best not to look like a waiter. This can be done in three easy steps: This avoids that shiny polyester appearance that looks so tragic in any light. Two, avoid any unnecessary details such as fancy lining or bizarre affectations like pocket watches.
Or one that came as an option for a suit, at least. This way you can guarantee it will have a high quality of tailoring rather than mass production and it gives you the option of going all out three-piece if you want to at a later date.
The other nice thing about buying a waistcoat this way is that they often come with lapels of their own, which when worn without a jacket can add a really nice formal touch to a look. But luckily, this is where the waistcoat comes in. By simply wearing one over your usual dress-down work ensemble of chinos, shirt and tie, you add a point of difference to an everyday look and can still look sharp once the coat comes off.
The T-shirt Conundrum — ah yes, this is a tough one. However, what I love to do at the moment is take inspiration from eras when tailored pieces like this were more common — be it old photographs, Boardwalk Empire or films like Lawless and Gangster Squad.
Then look to branch out into other colours and fabrics, such as a navy corduroy number or a beige cotton version for the summer. But why not tell me what you think? Personally, though, I do believe this would look rather suave, although I would try a more lighter coloured waistcoat, maybe a red or orange. Aug 17, 5.
Black suit, black tie, white shirt, and a brightly colored brocade waistcoat. Aug 17, 6. This is something I have seen done before. A college professor was wearing a black suit, white dress shirt, conservative tie, and a lighter blue waistcoat. It looked convincing to me. Aug 18, 7. Aug 18, 8. Hi My waistcoat arrived today and its closer to a really light red almost salmon pink colour, mixed with blacks and gold swirls and it looks ok in my opinion, and Ive ordered some more brightly coloured wasitcoats and with hindsight Ive decided not bother with the tie all the time.
Aug 18, 9. If you can find an odd vest, then go for it. Aug 19, Aug 20, It's a great look, IMO. The one thing to bear in mind is that while you should always aim to coordinate, of course, make sure there is sufficient contrast between suit and waistcoat so that it doesn't look as if you're trying to pass off an almost-match as part of a three piece.
Same idea as not wearing navy trews with a navy pinstripe blazer, for instance. Hello, I do combine odd vests with suits, and odd vests with odd trousers and jacket, too that is, all three different. I find it looks fine.
It may seem like a simple combination but with so many varieties it can get a bit overwhelming. Check out our definitive guide on how to wear a grey suit with a black waistcoat. Check out more How T o Wear It guides. They’re both classic suit pieces, and stick to the neutral colour chart, so. Your Guide to Wearing a Waistcoat. Man wearing a waistcoat with suit trousers PHOTO CREDIT: Pinterest. The Idle Man – Shirt. For work, weddings, dinners and other formal occasions, a matching three-piece suit in black, navy or grey is the rule of thumb. Luckily, rules were made to be broken and you can now mix and match your colours. Aug 20, · You mentioned wearing a dark blue or charcoal grey waistcoat with a black suit, whilst I believe this is stylistically correct, I think due to the rarity of odd-waistcoats in the modern world, it could possibly look as though you were trying to pass off your dark waistcoat as a matching three-piece suit.