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    Waistcoats

    Anybody else on here love waistcoats? I love the fact that you can remove a suit jacket and still look well dressed. I know tie bars are popular now but to me a waistcoat is the best way of stopping a tie from flapping about.

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    I'm a huge fan of waist coasts, although I only own a few. I agree with you, in fact I asking think they look slicker than a suit blazer does. It's a bit of a shame that not many men sport them these days.

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    Glad you like them. There was a revival, not sure if it's still going. Three piece suits do still seem to be popular.

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    I recently bought a three piece from Reiss and I'm absolutely love it.

    A waistcoat has to be part of a conventional, classic suit though for me personally. I hate it when i see fashion photography or art students walk around wearing a tweed waistcoat under a denim jacket. A bit try-hard in my eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nath6644 View Post
    I recently bought a three piece from Reiss and I'm absolutely love it.

    A waistcoat has to be part of a conventional, classic suit though for me personally. I hate it when i see fashion photography or art students walk around wearing a tweed waistcoat under a denim jacket. A bit try-hard in my eyes.
    Do you always wear the complete suit or go without the jacket sometimes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjie Baldini View Post
    Do you always wear the complete suit or go without the jacket sometimes?
    I'd rarely wear it without the jacket but that's just me. But then, like you said, it's nice to know you can take the jacket off at dinner and still look well put together.
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    For what it's worth, I tend to agree that waistcoats should be part of a suit. Even an odd jacket/blazer with with waistcoat doesn't work so well.

    Unless you are in a casual setting - such as your own home or office - I'm not a fan of wearing the waistcoat without a jacket.

    There are, of course, exceptions. I've seen someone pull off a shirt and waistcoat look - without any jacket at all - when getting married. The shirt was unusual and fancy white one and the waistcoat being plain helped to restrain it - the overall look was relaxed and casual, whilst still being dressy and celebratory.

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