I don't particulary like the waistcoat in this outfit but i could not agree with this kind of nonsens.
Why on earth waistcoat would not work as separates?
Back from Lisbon - after enjoying a great week with fine food (thanx @upr_crust and @ourmaninLisbon) and plenty of nice drinks (it was Lisbon´s first cocktail week, with 45 bars serving special variations of fine liquor), sun aplenty and beach time...
Some lifestyle pics - if you´ve never been to Lisbon: go there. It´s a great city...
And back to what you´re all used to:
1. the jacket color and trouser color go together. However, you are wearing a jacket, waistcoat & tie with what are basically chinos. You should have opted for proper dress trousers. So this portion of the combo fails.
2. The waist coat is an item that should be burned and it is really out of place in this outfit. It really isn't going to work with anything. And...waistcoats should never be worn as standalone items sans jacket or without a tie/bowtie...so that won't ever work either.
3. The color of the tie doesn't go with the rest of the outfit. You have a beige herringbone sport coat and olive chinos...a bright pink tie doesn't fit in the color palette. A burnt orange would have worked well.
@blekit kudos for continuing to post here--it's the fastest way to improve if you can weather the critiques.
Out of curiosity, how did you put this fit together? Which item(s) did you start with? I ask because I see two different fits here: the tie and waistcoat, which when paired together could really only work with a navy jacket and white trousers (ideally both in linen), and the jacket and chinos, which are okay together but invoke a very different color palette as well as a different affect than the other elements. The shirt conceivably goes with either.
The central issue is that you have three difficult elements here: the waistcoat, the tie, and (to a lesser degree) the light jacket. Each will likely be the only non-versatile element in a good ensemble, unless you are UrbanComposition.
The jacket and chinos pair was the first items I decided to wear. Then I chose a tie - it was an impulse choice. The day was very sunny and I decided to wear one which has a clear summer vibe. Then I thought that maybe instead of a coat I should wear a waistcoat as another layer in case it gets chilly at some point. It was obviously my mistake. The outfit was supposed to be casual - all the fabrics are very informal (oxford shirt, hemp/wool jacket, linen tie and cotton trousers) - and the waistcoat polluted this idea and dominated the entire look in the wrong way. However, skipping the waistcoat, I wouldn't say that combination of this jacket and trousers fails because I didn't aim at anything even remotely formal.
Regarding the tie, I thought that the color should work with the shirt and jacket and give a nice contrast with the trousers, but I might be in the wrong here too. Apart from this one I've considered going with green, patterned silk tie (but thought it would be to matchy-matchy with the pants) or brown madder silk (but seemed to dark for such a lovely day). Burnt orange would have worked for sure.
Anyways, I'm thankful for your feedback, I'll definitely have it in my mind in the future. Learning is a process and I agree that constructive critique is a great way to improve.
This breaks various rules, but I liked it anyway.
Really nice. Possibly overlooked due to being hidden inside a spoiler. Still spoilered here, but I have enlarged the image for you.
I agree. That hat is wonderful, and very classic. I guess some people simply don't know that this is what fedoras really used to look like.
You got it buddy.
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