It’s important to revisit, rethink, and re-imagine pieces you already have in your closet. Making a habit of doing so, ensures that you’ll continue to get the most out of those staples as your style matures and evolves. A few weeks ago, I revisited one the first pieces I published on the blog, putting a black waistcoat separate in a different context. In that same spirit, here’s another take on one of my favorite underutilized suit separate combinations: waistcoat and pants.

Black Waistcoat and Pants - He Spoke Style

There’s something about a matching waistcoat and pants together that’s perfect for a contrast club collar shirt. Check out this post for a similar take with brown tweed. And again, I always find the waistcoat and pants combo to be the perfect time to break out a pocket watch.

Remember that a black suit is more formal and is generally too formal for a day to day work setting. But for dressier, though not necessarily formal, evening events it can be an appropriate option. For cocktails at a gallery opening or a night at the symphony, a black two-piece with a crisp white shirt is always stylish and elegant. I might not wear the combination in this post to a gallery opening—a bit too dressed up—but it would work well for a symphony concert or a more formal evening wedding reception.

Black Waistcoat and Pants - He Spoke Style

Black Waistcoat and Pants - He Spoke Style

Black Waistcoat and Pants - He Spoke Style

This Look: Waistcoat and pants by Stile Benetton (similar waistcoat and pants) – Shirt by Brooks Brothers (not available, similar here or splurge) – Tie by Seaward & Stearn (similar here) – Pocket watch by Bellagio (similar here) – Loafers by Bass Weejuns

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.
Location: The Peabody Conservatory of Music.


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