Matching vest and trousers worn with SCs

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  1. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Hi

    I was intrigued by the look at Mr.Despos refers to in his comment below. Basically a vest and trousers of the same fabric worn with a SC.

    I've made patch on a vest for a client but the vest cloth matched the trouser and both were worn with sportcoats. That was his signature look. Never made him a suit or a sportcoat without a vest.

    Anyone tried it ? Pictures and thoughts appreciated.

    Best regards
     
  2. koolhistorian

    koolhistorian Senior member

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    Can be done, not stellar, but it can fill the gap between a rather formal setting and the fact that you do not want to wear a suit - I am faced with that in the academia.
    Some time ago, one of my tailors (MTM) thrown in a vest in order to make amends for delaying one of my orders - it was a charcoal flannel matching a pair of trousers that I've ordered. It was a good combination with grey herringbone or donnegal tweed jackets - taking out the rusticity from the jacket, but I would not do with other fabrics than flannel!
     
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    I saw something like this on Magnum once and found it quite sharp, although I realize it's not a look suitable for the general work environment. Some Japanese guy wore, IIRC, off-white dress pants with a matching vest and a navy blazer.
     
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    Thanks for you replies. No one has a pic? Difficult to believe no one on SF has tried it before...
     
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    None of them will work with the middle jacket. Either trousers or jacket is patterned, not both.
     
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    RogerC Senior member

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    double post.
     
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    Thanks, much apprreciate the advice!
     
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    This is a practice that can very easily go wrong and turn into costume if entered into without some homework beforehand. I would recommend paying attention to very subtle patterns and textures as well as colours.
     
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    Hello

    I find the advice above nonsense..

    Although not ideal, the top and bottom swatch could both work..but you'd need to bring it together with a tie harmonizing the colors.

    the middle is too cold, the others have some orange in them to match the tricky center jacket.

    Again, harmonizing with a shirt color and tie color..

    i don't know your style or if you are into a bit of sprezzatura, but it would be necessary here to make the center jacket work.

    they would be fine..

    post images of what you decide...

    ps- i see a yellow tie of sorts in my crystal ball to make it work...mustard..

    ciao
     
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