Vest color

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GoonerPride, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. GoonerPride

    GoonerPride Active Member

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    Is it acceptable, but more importantly does it look alright, to wear a vest that is a different color than the suit you're wearing

    for instance, if i wore a grey pinstriped suit with a black vest...is this something that should be avoided?
     


  2. mrchapel

    mrchapel Senior member

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    Is it acceptable, but more importantly does it look alright, to wear a vest that is a different color than the suit you're wearing

    for instance, if i wore a grey pinstriped suit with a black vest...is this something that should be avoided?


    From my limited experience, a waistcoat should match the color of the suit being worn -- unless in a casual setting. If it is a casual dress, with say odd trousers and an odd jacket, I feel it is perfectly acceptable to wear a contrasting color. Although use caution with choosing colors; try to keep them in the same general palette so as to extend a certain sense of cohesion.
     


  3. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Odd waistcoats can be worn with worsted suitings. It's a great look that's a bit more formal than wearing a sweater with your suit.

    Cream, dove gray and buff linen odd vests are classics with worsteds and flannels. Chose one that picks up a secondary color in the suit, such as a pin stripe.
     


  4. Ed13

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    I like odd vest with both sports jackets and suits. Nothing wrong with this look in my opinion.
     


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