Look classic with waistcoat:
The key to look handsome is the way how you dress-up yourself. It’s very hard to look handsome in saggy baggy dressing, instead you may go for fit dressing that make you look more streamlined plus handsome. In my point of view, dress suite never gets completed neither looks perfectly fine without a fine waistcoat. Even if you are not wearing any coat over your waistcoat still it gives you very fine and fit layering to have streamlined look.
There are many misconceptions about waistcoat that guys have, this is an extra layer that make a saggy and bulky look. Actually that’s not because of waistcoat, instead that is because of the wrong tailoring and wrong way of carrying this awesome piece. This is a very elegant piece of dressing if you have tricks to carry it in classy way otherwise it is nothing but an extra layer.
So here are few precious tricks to look classic with waistcoat:
Tricky tips to look classic with waistcoat:
- Fit is always king:
Make sure your waistcoat is properly tailored at your own fitting. This is very basic and essential step before going to wear any dress having waistcoat. Loose, baggy and un-fitted waistcoat will spoil your handsome image. So check the armholes are high or not, is there tight snug around its shoulders or not or is it at your fitting or not.
After clarifying all doubts about its fitting make sure that your waistcoat should have no extra material that become hurdle in your way to look classy.
- Button it up:
Be a man; don’t make a boyish look by leaving your waistcoat un-buttoned. Button it up as it help in making a put-to-gather look. You look more tidy, streamlined and covered in limits. And most importantly it makes a perfect outline of your perfect body.
- Don’t look like a waiter:
Do your best to look like a gentleman not like a waiter by adding extra and un-necessary things in your dress. I recommend you to wear it under dress coat to have perfectly genteel look. Avoid shinning polyester fabric that look awful in light and avoid pocket watches and pocket square.
- Make contrast in tailoring:
Switch from contrast to another as season make transitions. As soon as temperature starts to go down, switch to hard colors. Like wear your grey waist coat with navy blue flannel suite and light colored shirt inside and look dandy. As summers arrive make your contrast of colors accordingly and switch from hard to soft colors.
- Play with textures:
Its better to take textures in consideration when you wear coat. Wear waistcoat in the same texture as of your suite. Like, you can wear corduroys and tweeds with jeans or any other wool. And why not to try it with your plain flannel shirt and jeans to play with textures? Yes, waistcoat is not something specific for your dress suites; play with textures, colors and styles to have fun and style.
- Make layers:
Many guys have problem from layering in winters as according to them layering make them look bulky more than they actually are. So layering by waistcoat would be the best decision as this elegant piece of dressing won’t allow you look bulky or heavy and protects your from inside by trapping your body heat in cold winters.
- Last but not the least:
So if you have planned to buy your waistcoat this season then I recommend you to get a grey colored versatile waistcoat that look fine and cool with any other combination. As well as you won’t wear waistcoat in summers so it would be a best choice of color for winter and autumn.