Let’s say you were in the market for your first suit and you took my advice and started with a blue one and decided to multiply its possibilities by adding a waistcoat. I’ve already provided some inspiration on how to wear it as a two piece (as a power business look as well as more casually), three piece, waistcoat and pants together, and jacket alone. But what about wearing the waistcoat as a separate? Here’s one way to do it.
Fabrics, colors, and textures do not have to match exactly. In fact, one way to create interest and depth to a look is to play with these aspects. Depending on your suit’s fabric, it can be difficult to pair it with other, less dressy, pieces but, as always, when it doubt, just try it out. There are no hard and fast rules for what you can or can’t pair together, so spending some time experimenting and seeing what looks right is the first step to getting it right.
Thinking seasonally, now that spring has sprung, consider swapping out your plain white shirt for one in a subtle pink shade. And, as always, the right pocket square can do a lot to help bring your outfit into seasonal focus.
I’ve been carrying a leather folio around with me a lot recently. It’s a perfect and stylish alternative to a briefcase, especially when a briefcase might be a little too dressy and a messenger might be a little too casual. I’ve used it dashing around the city to meetings and was also delighted to discover that it fit my new Macbook Air like a glove.
This Look: Blazer c/o Reiss – Waistcoat by QG Custom (part of suit, similar here and here) – Shirt by J.Crew – Jeans by A.P.C. (New Standard) – Pocket square c/o Imperial Black (similar here) – Sunglasses c/o Persol – Leather folio by Reiss (similar here) – Watch by Timex – Belt c/o Banana Republic – Wingtip dress shoes c/o Johnston & Murphy
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Photography by Rob McIver Photo.