Best 2 out of 3: Waistcoat & Trousers

November 24th, 2011

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6. Simple & Streamlined

For the classic dandy guy.

For the record, I wasn’t going to use this look until I realized that I havn’t feature a bow tie in a while… Bowtie post coming soon.


 

  • Oxblood burnished lace-ups by Scarpe di Bianco
  • Tortoise shades by Persol
  • Striped wool bowtie by Ralph Lauren Polo
  • Midnight navy trousers (part of suit) by Michael Andrews Bespoke
  • Midnight waistcoat (part of suit) by Michael Andrews Bespoke
  • Blue/white bengal stripe shirt by Ralph Lauren Polo

 

Thanks for reading.

Yours in style,

TSBmen

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  • Shimon Ebrahimian

    Nice lapels!

  • TTG

    Real nice job here. I’m a huge fan of a good waistcoat myself and agree with most of the tips here. My favorite looks are 3 and 6, great looks. And the chunky cardigan in 7 is just a beauty!

    http://thetreasuregentleman.wordpress.com/

  • lisa uk

    hoho~it”s good.I just hope whoever witres these keeps writing more!

  • mary

    Cool man!
    More Clothes you can try http://www.discountsguide.com/search.html?q=clothes

  • Rene

    May I suggest:

    Lapel a must.

    The back of the waistcoat must be the same material as the rest (i.e. not the silky fabric) Remember this will be worn without the jacket.

    Longer length than usual so your shirt don’t show when you are sitting down.

    • Thomas

      I disagree with Rene. Waistcoat with a silky back looks great without a jacket.

  • Victor

    You know what I do that I have never seen you do. I wear a double breasted sport coat unbuttoned, and a stripped waist coat with the matching pants. It looks boss.

  • mo

    This blog makes me wish I had a better paying job and the time to find well fitting “men’s” clothes.

    I want to dress like this everyday. Keep it up crew!

  • Jason

    A roll of one dollar bills? Baller.

  • Thom

    That red sweater jacket is just divine!

    Your choice in clothing really suits my tastes and I could really see myself owning similar pieces to yours. Being a financially-strapped college student, all I can do now is to drool at all of your pieces. Plus, I am only 20 and suits in college class settings won’t be practical in a crowd full of sweatpants.

  • agung

    Great job sir ! I’m the big fans of your style and your blog from Indonesia! Love it! :D(y)

  • Owen

    All I have to say is BOOOOOM!
    I’m a vest/pants advocate, great job sir.

  • Vidal

    You’ve done it again Dan! Another dope post! I’ve always loved 3pc suits for the versatility they offer, and the ones you flexed here are great! They also serve to remind me that my closet is sorely lacking in the waistcoat department…a situation I hope to rectify in the near future!

    Side point: Cargo suit pants? Who’da thunk it?
    And, as a card carrying member of ‘The Bowtie Revolution’, I am looking forward to the bowtie post you alluded to after look 6!

    All the best,
    Vidal

  • Connor

    Even though I realize you do this to inspire us to make our own decisions about style, I want so much of your clothing, unfortunately most of the things I want are the ones you got from MAB.

  • UrbanRenaissance

    How do you feel about a handkerchief do dress it up a little when a vest has a breast pocket? I do it regardless but I haven’t seen it anywhere else.

    Best,

    http://www.anurbanrenaissance.blogspot.com/

  • Jake

    “One way to make it last (in addition to buying a quality product, caring for it and making sure it fits and moves with your body properly) is to invest in a waistcoat. This way, if you want to wear the suit two or three times in one week, you can switch up the look of it and ‘know’ one will even notice” Should be no* :]

  • John Foster, III

    Love the red sweater

  • bestylist

    whatever it may be A three piece suit or a waistcoat and trousers without the jacket looks cool only if it suits you. dressing sensibly is very important.
    http://www.couponcodesindia.com/bestylish.com/

  • Dani

    FINALLY!

    Honestly, it’s about time someone would sound the appreciation for the (what we call) vest!
    It’s one of THE sexiest pieces in a mans propper atire, and there’s no way I can decide which one I like the most btw looks 1-6. 7 however… I’m not sure about that dear…

    http://chicalarusse.com/

  • jon

    Waistcoat + matching CARGO pants? That’s f*cking brilliant! Just awesome.

    I’d love to see the same idea, only instead of the waistcoat + pants it’d be a topcoat (like that brown moleskin one) + matching pants. And by see, I also kinda mean own. lol

  • JLouie

    I really like the trouser+waistcoat look, saving up to get my first custom 3 piece suit. What fabric would you suggest? Also, that sweater is super chunky, i love it. Wish i could find something as ridiculously chunky.

  • TO

    Looks 4-7 are on fire! Damn. Love the ingenuity in all of em.

  • Windsor

    Look 6 is money! – but for Look 7, I think you are off even though you say “It doesn’t have to look old or stiff.”

    Even with the slim tailoring, I still think it looks to “old mannish” If you take all “old man pieces” – grey flannel glen plaid, tassel loafers, chunky cardigan, rimmed glasses – and combine them you still cant break the stigma of this old man look. (unless that is what you are actually going for)

    Instead of “trying” to make these pieces look young and hip, why not dress in actually youthful/hip pieces – like your sneakers, and fur attached jean jacket look (that I love)…

  • l’élégant

    now this is style. wow Simple & Streamlined my respects

    cheers

  • Sean

    Checks on checks on checks on checks.

  • cory

    Great post and great looks. Perfect timing for me too: I’ve been eyeing some tweed suit separates from Gant just so that I can wear the waistcoat and pants together.

  • Every Man’s Closet

    So I don’t know if the glasses you wore in your “Cash” picture were for effect? But they look really hot and you should wear them more often.

    But down to the clothes…love the fabric choice and combo in your “Suit Jacket Substitute” section. Its a nice demonstration of how a lighter fabric can be used year round if it is styled properly and a versatile weight.

  • cam

    I’m glad you decided to feature the “simple and streamlined” look bc its the best look here. Question on the waistcoat…the back…keep it the same fabric or silk? Happy Thanksgiving

  • Niraj

    Dig all the looks, but especially the last, very Thom Browne, if you will.

    Dan – much props to you on the site and for giving a lot of us “a style to run with”

    Cheers.