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Odd vest with sport coat and trou

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Should the odd vest the sport coat or trou? Or neither? Or should the look be avoided all together?

I was given an odd flannel wool vest and I'm trying to figure out how to pair it. It's a darker grey flannel wool. Obviously I'll be wearing it with my heavier wool winter items.
 

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I'm generally a fan of odd vests with odd jackets and trousers. A few caveats, though:
1)Patterned vests are more dangerous than plain.
2)Darker vests are harder to use than lighter ones. Light grey, cream/buff--these are the workhorses. The dark grey flannel may be hard to work in.
 

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Originally Posted by LVoer
Should the odd vest the sport coat or trou? Or neither?

Dont understand the first part of the question.

Anyways, I think it is a look which looks excellent in RL ads but does not translate well in real life. Even so, I am thinking of getting a tweed vest made.
 

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Late night posting again, sorry, I meant should the odd vest match the trou or jacket or neither.
 

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Originally Posted by LVoer
Late night posting again, sorry, I meant should the odd vest match the trou or jacket
If it did, then it wouldn't really be an odd vest would it...
 

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Odd in the sense that its not an orphaned 3pc vest or that I have 2 pcs of a 3pc.
 

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It can work as long as the colors and materials of the 3 or in cohesion together, otherwise it becomes a hot mess.
 

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I have a related question. Could an odd vest be worn with a suit? I don't generally like the 3 piece suit (all pieces matching). I find it a little fussy for a man in his 20's like me. I do however think a plain light gray vest could look very nice with a darker charcoal suit. Or maybe a tan vest with a navy suit and brown shoes? Am I totally wrong on this?...probably


-Matt
 

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Originally Posted by le Dauphin
I have a related question. Could an odd vest be worn with a suit? I don't generally like the 3 piece suit (all pieces matching). I find it a little fussy for a man in his 20's like me. I do however think a plain light gray vest could look very nice with a darker charcoal suit. Or maybe a tan vest with a navy suit and brown shoes? Am I totally wrong on this?...probably


-Matt


I've done it...
 

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^^

Originally Posted by aj_del
Anyways, I think it is a look which looks excellent in RL ads but does not translate well in real life. Even so, I am thinking of getting a tweed vest made.
 

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