The Blue Suit: Waistcoat & Pants

I’ve gradually been posting looks showcasing the range of options a blue three-piece suit offers. Click here to see the full three-piece, here for the jacket and trousers together, and here for the jacket worn as a separate. Pairing the waistcoat and trousers together is a great option during the summer months. It’s dressed up and dapper enough for work, yet casual enough for a day-night transition if you plan on meeting up with friends for happy hour afterwards. Plus, losing the jacket keeps it just a little cooler.

Blue Suit Waistcoat and Trousers - He Spoke Style

If you are in the market for a new suit, choose a three-piece suit whenever possible. The addition of a waistcoat will add a little to the price tag, but it is an investment worth making. The amount of versatility and options it adds is priceless.

Blue Suit Waistcoat and Trousers - He Spoke Style

Blue Suit Waistcoat and Trousers - He Spoke Style

I really feel like bags are underrated for men. A great briefcase, document folder, or messenger bag can really make a look. Similarly, one that isn’t quite right can completely ruin it. For work when the load is light, there is nothing like a slim and stylish leather briefcase. Because although I love my messenger bag (featured here and in the video), sometimes it’s just a little too casual.

Blue Suit Waistcoat and Trousers - He Spoke Style

Blue Suit Waistcoat and Trousers - He Spoke Style

Blue Suit Waistcoat and Trousers - He Spoke Style

I always say that if you are going to do a custom suit, be sure to go all out with the custom details. The jacket lining is a place to be extremely playful. It can be tempting to be conservative when choosing a lining, but try to get over your inhibitions if you have any. Or bring a friend who will push you in an adventurous direction. And depending on the program, you may be able to use the lining for the back of a waistcoat, which is what I did with this Quinntessential Gentleman Custom suit.

Blue Suit Waistcoat Pants - He Spoke Style

Blue Suit Waistcoat Pants - He Spoke Style

Blue Suit Waistcoat and Trousers - He Spoke Style

This Look: Blue trousers by Quinntessential Gentleman Custom (part of suit, similar here) – Blue waistcoat by Quinntessential Gentleman Custom (part of suit, similar here on sale – Brown gingham dress shirt by Neiman Marcus (similar here) – Sunglasses by Ray-Ban (Clubmaster) – Gold tone watch by Citizen Eco Drive – Slim brown leather briefcase c/o Maxwell ScottBrown horsebit loafers c/o Allen Edmonds (Grand Cayman)

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.

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  • http://photography.eexit.net Joris

    Very neat photos, well done! The photographer’s portfolio doesn’t reflect at all his current work.

    Any 500px or something to follow?
    Thanks!

  • Josh Shackleford

    What is the general price range on suits from The Quintessential Gentleman? Your blue one is incredible.

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Thanks, Josh. With any custom garment, the price depends on the fabric you choose. You could pay $700 or $7,000! In general, the fabrics they’re offering at the QG range from around $700-$2,000. My best advice is to stop in to the shop and check them out.

  • Ram

    Just curious,could you pull off a tie with that combo? if so what color would work best?

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Ram, I don’t think a tie would work with this particular combination. It’s very casual, despite being suit separates, and going sockless with loafers would make it incredibly unbalanced, in my opinion. For a different season, a tie could definitely work. Check out what I’m talking about in this post, this one and this one. Also, the Style Guide is a great place to search the archives for specific pieces.

  • Seth Nelson

    I really like this look! (Though I’m not quite settled on the no socks thing…) My next suit will definitely be a three piece.