Boys' grey birdseye waistcoat, shirt and tie set. This outfit idea is perfect for guys who love to wear emo dressing and want to wear them even to formal settings like meetings or to their work place.
A piece that, once mastered, can bring a whole new dimension to your look. The waistcoat is capable of transcending social situations and dress codes, yet gives you enough room to experiment with layers and remain stylish.
But it seems to me that this humble piece suffers from a bad reputation these days. In the same way that most guys hate the idea of wearing a suit because all they have to go on are real life examples of men wearing suits badly read: Those days when we thought all we needed to look fancy was a shiny black polyester waistcoat, white shirt and a stupidly skinny tie.
Of course, the waistcoat came complete with awful floral purple satin lining and everything. And did we button it up? What are you, mad? Firstly, fit is king as always. 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? We would love to know you better so that we can make your experience more fabulous in the future!
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Underneath the waistcoat, I’d go for an oxford shirt or, for a retro finish, a grandad collar. The main thing to note here is, if the shirt is plain, the waistcoat can have some print but if it’s a printed shirt, keep the waistcoat . The most obvious pairing for a waistcoat is a classic collared shirt, which is certainly a good choice for the office. If you want to keep your look more casual, then a grandad or mandarin collar will give your waistcoat a contemporary twist. Aran Sweater Market - The Famous Original Since Buy direct from the home of the Aran sweater; qualityauthentic Aran sweaters & Irish knitwear at the best prices.