Lets face it, not every guy is comfortable or confident enough to wear a vest, let alone one without a jacket. Some find it too formal while others often associate vests as the go-to uniform for waiters. With the help of our stylists we’re here to illustrate that not only can you wear a vest to any occasion but you can do so confidently, without looking like a waiter.
Try, for a second to erase all your preconceived notions about a vest and simply think of it as another layering piece. Much like a sweater or scarf, a vest is a great way to add dimension and character to any outfit. And with the growing number of styles and fabrics to choose from, there’s a lot you can do with it. Wether your exploring the city by day or out on the town at night, adding this simple piece into your arsenal could be all you need to one up your biggest style critics.
HOW TO WEAR A VEST: CASUAL BY NEALE
John Varvatos 5-Button Vest: $225 Rogue 4 Button Pima Cotton Henley: $110 Zanerobe Dynamo Denim Jogger: $179 Swims Boots: $175
HOW TO WEAR A VEST: SOCIAL BY MAXIM
Van Gils Wool Vest: $150
HOW TO WEAR A VEST: BUSINESS BY DARIA
Strellson Allen Mercer Caine 3-Piece Suit: $848
HOW TO WEAR A VEST: FORMAL BY SHARAD
Duchamp Velvet Vest: $325 Duchamp Velvet Jacket: $795
We find it surprising that more men don’t wear vests given its immense versatility. At their most basic of functions they help keep that tummy tucked in, offering that clean “controlled” sillouette that every man secretly loves. On the other hand, when worn appropriately a vest can truly transform any common outfit to front cover street style. The rules of wearing a vest are as diverse as one’s personal style, as we’ve showcased they can be work formally as a 3-piece suit or broken up with jeans, chinos, denim shirts, cardigans and sportcoats.
Here are four looks that showcase the various ways you can rock a vest this season.
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