2. Herringbone Stripe
Using a waistcoat to accentuate and soften the color of a pinstripe is an easy win.
This grey herringbone, for example, serves as an anchor to the bold “gangster stripe” of this suit.
Sometimes I like to ditch the jacket and wear only a waistcoat. Having lapels (and patch pockets) makes it slightly more appropriate as a stand-along piece, in my opinion.
Of course, you can always wear it under a jacket too. There’s nothing wrong with lapels-on-lapels.
Special thanks to the good folks at Allen Edmonds for these beautiful wingtips.
This version of their “Jefferson” style is made-to-order using genuine Horween shell cordovan.
These beauties are made to last and I can’t wait to see what they look like once they start to break in.
- Grey tortoise shades by Matsuda
- Navy pinstripe suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke (fabric by Ariston)
- Grey flannel herringbone waistcoat by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- White cotton shirt by Angel Bespoke
- Burgundy Pindot Tie by Polo Ralph Lauren
- Cordovan “Jefferson” wingtips by Allen Edmonds