Introducing a new feature to thestyleblogger.com: “1 Piece/3 Ways”.
In this recurring feature I will demonstrate the versatility of a piece by wearing it with three different outfits, for three different “occasions”. While we’re on the topic of corduroy, I figured I’d go with a heavy-weight cord vest for this first installment. More specifically: a navy blue, wide wale, 7-button, peak-lapel waistcoat (part of a 3-piece suit of my own design – more on this to come).
My apologies if these looks are a little light-weight for the current weather in your area of the world; we shot this a while back in NYC and never got around to posting it.
1. Denim Layer
The beauty of heavier, more rugged fabrics (other than their warmth and comfort) is that even in tailored garments they are easy to transition into casual wear – making them very versatile.
This waistcoat, for example, is part of a sharply tailored 3-piece suit and has peak lapels, but because it is heavy corduroy it transitions very naturally to a more casual outfit. I’ve layered this thing with everything from a denim jacket, to a down vest, to tweed jacket, to a yellow anorak raincoat.
- Bracelet from street vendor
- Brown suede desert boots by Clarks
- Denim jacket by Levis Vintage
- Grey suede gloves by Thom Browne
- Navy corduroy waistcoat (part of suit) by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Navy gingham shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Neutral chinos by Helmut Lang
- Nato Striped grosgrain watch strap by Corvus
- Tortoiseshell sunglasses by Persol
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)