Whenever you’re looking for a way to dress up a casual look, reach for a waistcoat – a.k.a. the sleeveless blazer; a.k.a. the most versatile part of any suit. It has the ability to elevate even your most worn-in pair of jeans.
We often speak of tailoring as it relates to part of your suit – the jacket, waistcoat or pants. It’s true that a little tailoring goes a long way, and that’s also true when it comes to casual wear, like a pair of jeans.
My A.P.C. New Standards would not fit the way they do – my all-time favorite pair of jeans, actually – if I didn’t have them tapered and hemmed. You can actually see where they used to be hemmed higher now that they’re sufficiently well-worn.