The best part about a 3-piece suit is the variety of ways you can wear it.
One of my go-tos is the waistcoat and trousers without the jacket. It’s slightly less formal than a full suit but still office appropriate and much cooler and more suave than a simple shirt and tie.
Here, some examples.
1. Window Peak
A waistcoat is a British term, it helps distinguish this article of clothing from a vest, which in my mind is a v-neck sweater without sleeves.
Bonus Tip: Know the culture of your office – but if shirts and ties are the norm, nobody should have a problem with you trading in your tie for a waistcoat. If it’s okay with your superiors, you will be more comfortable and I promise the ladies in your office will take note.
Bonus Tip II: Waistcoats with lapels can look dressier and better imitate a jacket. Yes, you can still wear it under a jacket. No, the lapels on the jacket don’t have to be the same style.
Bonus Tip III: Checks on checks. Different scales. Youthful tailoring.
- Tortoise shades by Matsuda Eyewear
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Red/grey plaid shirt by Ralph Lauren Polo
- Grey windowpane trousers by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Grey windowpane waistcoat by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Brown leather wingtips by Scarpe di Bianco
- Black alligator watch band by Montblanc