I titled this post “Rugged” because you normally wouldn’t see a dapper fit with a pair of ripped jeans and monk straps. Style is personal and it’s also what you make of it. The vest or “the waist coat”,as the Brits call it, was entitled to be worn with a suit and trousers. If you’ve been searching around social media, you’ve seen a lot of vests being on trend. I personally enjoy dressing down the vest. In this post I paired my blue Zara blazer, tan vest, white dress shirt, and my green Brooks Brothers tie for some added effect to the fit. The ripped denim gave this outfit a much edgier look, a little uncommon, but that’s what style is. When pairing shoes to your fit, you want everything to compliment each other; so I went with my cognac monk straps, which paired well with all the light colors in my outfit.
A few tips while wearing a vest-
- A well fitted vest is long enough in the front to cover the man’s waist.
- The sides and back will be cut a little higher and may show parts of a shirt.
- Wearing a fitted shirt will help so extra fabric not being shown.
- The shoulders of the vest should always lay flat against your body and below any collar points.
- If you’re wearing a blazer, the v-shape of the vest should be narrower so the suit lapels don’t cover it.
- NEVER button the last button on your vest or cardigan.
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Photos by Bo of Coyote Snap.
- Blazer – Zara.
- Glasses – TopMan.
- Dress Shirt – Penguin.
- Tie – Thrifted.
- Tie Clip – Thrifted.
- Vest – 21Men (Forever 21).
- Jeans – TopMan.
- Monk Straps – Cole Haan.