How to make the versatile waisttcoat work wonders for your wardrobe.
The waistcost is one piece of man’s clothing that is highly overlooked and underutilised. Tap its potential and you can give a whole new dimension to your look.
Contrast and compare: Winter is arond the corner, so why not pull on a waist coat in a color that contrats with your bloaer or suit It will give an interesting twist to your boardroom attire.
Find a waist coat in a casual fabric like cotton, courduroy or a wool and linen blend and wear it over a sporty T-Shirt and denims or cargos for a casual look. You can Also experiment with a loose full-sleeved shirt underneath. However, avoid combining a jet-bblack waistcoat with a bright shirt unless you want to be mistaken for a waiter in a restaurant.
Informal office attire doesn’t have to be restricted to shirt-tie and chinos. Wear a waistcoat over this ensemble to create a sharp but dressed down look. For a relaxed feel, keep only a button or two of your waist closed, and roll up our shirt sleeves.
Teaming pieces of similar texture is a fail-safe fashion trick. Denim goes brilliantly with tweed, so throw on a waist when you wear a flannel shirt and jeans. You can also layer a denim jacket over the waist for a play on tone and texture.
Experiment with your nifty waistcoat, and it will reap rich rewards- at work and outdoors!
Tips to get it Right
1. The fit is of utmost importance. A tailored waistcoat is worth the time, money and effort. Ask the tailored to keep the armholes high. It should sit comfortably around the shoulders and torso so that your body looks lean and streamlined.
2. Avoid waistcoats with emblishments and bright lining, especially with formal wear.
3. If you aren’t planning on wearing a jacket, pick a waistcoat with its own lapels for a fined look