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Pulling off -Waistcoat

Pulling off -Waistcoat

Golden rule 

There are a few tricks to looking good in one!

 WaistcoatS are relatively unusual style pieces, often found at formal casual occasions . Looking in more detail at this often-underestimated garment. When they’re worn smartly (for example, with a white shirt of they’re the perfect signifier of immaculate tailoring. Meanwhile, when they’re pared down for a casual look, they make for a particularly memorable touch to your personal style.  

1. Leave the bottom button undone 

This is a rule older than anyone alive, having been distilled from a century of tradition. Whether you’re wearing your waistcoat at a formal event like a wedding or dinner party, or in a more casual setting, you should always leave the bottom button undone. Oddly, no one’s quite sure why. The tradition has a number of supposed origins. Some think it first arose from the reign of King Edward VII, who started undoing his bottom button when he couldn’t fit into his waistcoat, causing his courtiers to follow suit. Another says that the tradition simply makes it easier to ride a horse; a favoured British pastime for centuries.

- Don't wear your waistcoat with a Trousers that would need a belt. Trust us, it just doesn’t look good!  

2. Stick with a restrained colour palette   

There’s a reason you don’t see anyone wearing a waistcoat with a round-collared T-shirt. Put simply, it just doesn’t look good. Instead, to project that ideal smart, effortlessly classy off-duty look, partner your waistcoat with a crisp, slim-fitting collared shirt. White is obviously the go-to colour for the ideal desired effect, but if you want to inject even more colour into your outfit you can vary up the colours of your shirt too, with a shade of light blue or even pink. Once again, though, the key is not to have too much going on in your outfit colour or pattern-wise, so be cautious with it.

3. Pair it up with a classic collared shirt

 

 

There’s a reason you don’t see anyone wearing a waistcoat with a round-collared T-shirt. Put simply, it just doesn’t look good. Instead, to project that ideal smart, effortlessly classy off-duty look, partner your waistcoat with a crisp, slim-fitting collared shirt. White is obviously the go-to colour for the ideal desired effect, but if you want to inject even more colour into your outfit you can vary up the colours of your shirt too, with a shade of light blue or even pink. Once again, though, the key is not to have too much going on in your outfit colour or pattern-wise, so be cautious with it.

4. Build up a versatile selection

As we touched on above, one of the most attractive aspects of the modern waistcoat is that it can work in a variety of contexts or settings. Colours and patterns aren’t your only options for styling – much like with cotton shirting fabrics, you can also experiment with different types of fabrics, too. Have a look at waistcoats in silk, tweed, leather or cotton. There are waistcoats in knitted styles, subtle patterns and wool designs, so get comfortable working out which look works best for you, and how you can enhance it with ties, handkerchiefs or jackets.

                                                                          
 

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