It used to be an indispensable part of clothing, then it was forgotten about for some time. Nowadays men’s vest is back in favor and becomes more and more popular among men who appreciate elegant style and sophisticated fashion combinations. See how to wear men’s vest.
Until mid-20th century vest was worn by men on almost every occasion. Since the 1950s, it began to move away from its wearing, and in recent decades men abandoned it completely. Currently, however, the men’s vest is starting to be appreciated again. Contemporary fans of fashion and elegant styles like to style it in a slightly different way than before.
Nowadays the vest does not necessarily have to be a part of a suit – it is definitely more likely to be worn in a more modern way. However, if we look for a suit with a vest, we will find many interesting, modern models tailored to contemporary fashion trends.
Very popular nowadays are suits combined with vest of lighter color or completely different pattern, for example checked. Such combinations give three-piece elegant suits a modern character.
The waistcoat with blazer is particularly suitable for the colder months of the year. Especially autumn styles, when the vest does not have to be covered by a thick buttoned coat, allow this elegant part of the closet to be well exposed.
Styling with a jacket does not have to be monochromatic. Nowadays plain jackets are often matched with vests of a lighter color or those decorated with a pattern, e.g. checkered. The key here is the right choice of colors, which will create a harmonious combination.
Nothing stands in the way of trying the opposite combination, i.e. checkered jacket and plain vest – both versions can be an interesting and fashionable outfit.
A very popular combination is a vest with just a shirt. Nowadays it is more and more common to wear a shirt made of thicker material. However, both versions can be a successful styling. Here again, you can play with alternating pattern and plain material. Combinations of fabrics with different textures also look interesting. When choosing a shirt under the vest, it is worth to pay attention that it is well-fitted – a shirt which is too loose will look unsightly under the vest, and in some places it may even stick out.
This is a combination for gentlemen who like to experiment a bit. Golf combined with a vest is not a standard combination, but well matched elements may create a very effective styling. Definitely in this case it is best to bet on a thinner, fitted turtleneck and vest with a bit thicker material, or expressive structure or interesting pattern.
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