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pictures of TWEED WAISTCOATS

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rcoreytaylor, Aug 23, 2012.

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  1. rcoreytaylor

    rcoreytaylor Senior member

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    I've made the decision to buy a proper tweed odd-waistcoat, the only problem is that there are very few pictures floating around the inter-web or "real life" people wearing stylish waistcoats to provide inspiration.

    At first I thought I'd like a full-on country tweed check, then brown herringbone, now navy - i'm sure it'll change again tomorrow! Lapel or no lapel, breast pockets or not? I'm having trouble deciding, so show me your waistcoats boys! This is a call for all tweedsters to strut their stuff!

    Cheers and open the flood gates.........!
     
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  2. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Tweed waistcoats are great for causal layering.

    My ideal style would be single breasted, 4-5 button, two pocket, shawl lapel waistcoat, with point ends.

    The key is to have less button so it looks less formal by showing more.

    I have something that is made like this at the moment.
     
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    If you have it made by www.Bookster.com you can get a matching cap. I'm having 3 caps made and was thinking of going for a waistcoat as well, but then decided I could get that at a later time.
     


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    rcoreytaylor Senior member

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    I'm thinking that Bookster is perhaps my best bet (I've received some cloth samples already) but I'm still pondering style options.

    Any pics guys?
     


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    Bookster is really good by all reports. I've spoken with them quite a few times and have always gotten excellent service from them.
     


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    Because most "real life people" don't wear stylish waistcoats.
    I wore them years ago with sport coats, but the style basically vanished
    at least in the US with the passing of the Ivy look in the 70s. I can recall
    the Paul Stuart windows in New York which often featured odd vests
    (not tweed) with dressy suits- grey with blue, for example.
     


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    Which we can presume to mean that "real people" aren't terribly stylish! Vests turn a three-season light suit into a year-rounder. They give you the option of an odd vest under a contrasting suit or a British style matching coat and vest over odd trousers. Of course the opposite (matching vest and trousers with odd jacket) is equally stylish. I agree with 911_11's take on the fewer buttons for informality, especially under a tweed (or corduroy) jacket. Y'gotta love 'em.
     


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    So then a more versatile waistcoat would look something like: 5 button, 2 pocket, tweed without lapels (although I really like those lapels!)
     


  9. Saturdays

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    There are plenty of examples. But you should really be in the SW&D forum, since its not really MC approved way of dressing.

    I mean have you seen the NYC Tweed run?


    In any case, the pics and the styles are out there. I am a fan of Rugby, and they make some decent tweed waistcoats. Nothing in their current line though, but RRL is better quality and I am pretty sure they have something for you:

    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/...88158&prodFindSrc=cart&sProdEvar=Shopping+Bag

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    This looks like the Lauren version of a Shooting vest. Not usually worn with a a sport coat.
     


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    It doesn't look like it...it is exactly that. It's not the 'Lauren' version, its the RRL version, big difference.

    Also, OP didn't say he wanted to wear it with a sport coat...


    But I agree, its not a 'proper' waistcoat, its a hunting/shooting type
     
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    There's an "MC approved way of dressing"? I presume your sarcasm is dripping down and flowing across the floor. Approved by whom and who cares?
     


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    I don't know if you realize, but MC is not the forum for wearing something casually. OP wasn't entirely clear about how he planned on wearing it. Most people I encounter who do plan on buying a tweed waistcoat for casual wear do so with denim and khakis. So nothing wrong with advising him to maybe ask the people in the SW&D thread.

    Nonetheless, I still was able to contribute to the thread by giving him a specific product that he may or may not fancy for himself.

    Here's a pic since OP asked:

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    and a video:



    And some more pics:

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    Saturdays Senior member

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    One with lapels:

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    Thanks everyone for your input so far, to clarify; I plan to wear the waistcoat both with an odd jacket key and as well as without a jacket (casual)
     


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