Dandyism can definitely be a way of life. However, if you are like me and find yourself drawn to elements of the style—a wonderful focus on details and intricacies—there are any number of ways to simplify and adapt some of those affectations for your personal dress even if you don’t plan to adopt it on a full time basis. Here’s one way I paired the waistcoat and pants from my grey plaid three-piece suit to release my inner dandy.
A waistcoat and trousers together is one of the more underutilized combinations of a three-piece suit. If you’re going to do it, instead of playing around with color, try experimenting with patterns and textures. This is an easy (and fall-appropriate) way to add an element of visual interest to even a bland color scheme. Tweeds, herringbone patterns, and different plaids are all some of my fall favorites.
Among the many accessories I consider essential to a man’s wardrobe, a hat is definitely one of them. Luckily, there are as many options for men’s headwear as there are personalities and preferences. You want to chose one that you feel comfortable and confident in. My herringbone ivy cap is my go-to hat for the fall.
This Look: Grey plaid waistcoat and trousers c/o Reiss (part of suit) – White dress shirt by J.Crew – Red plaid bow tie by Brooks Brothers (Black Fleece, no longer available, similar here and here) – Grey herringbone ivy cap by Cappello (similar here, also here and here) – Eyeglasses by Bellagio (similar here) – Umbrella by Totes – Watch with brown leather strap by Timex – Dark brown leather wingtip dress boots c/o Allen Edmonds (Dalton)
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Photography by Rob McIver Photo.