A waistcoat is the one item of menswear that doesn't get the attention it deserves. Add a waistcoat or two to your outfit rotation and you'll have even more opportunities to experiment with colours, textures and layers to elevate your outfit in a stylish, effective way. For many men, a black waistcoat is a great starting point to begin mixing and matching with. Black suits are a staple in many men's wardrobes, and pairing a black waistcoat with a black suit is an easy way to raise your formal wear game, appropriate for even the most special of formal occasions such as a wedding. Just avoid the shiny polyester black waistcoats unless you want to be mistaken for a waiter.
You can add interest to a monochrome black waistcoat and blazer look with a textured waistcoat. Think tweed and corduray for winter, or linen and cotton for summer. Keep it simple with a white dress shirt for the sleekest look. If you’re not sure when you'll wear a black waistcoat, opt for one when buying a suit. Make it a three-piece suit and it'll be a natural extension of the suit. Wear your waistcoat as a whole suit for formal occasions, or pair the waistcoat with a contrasting suit pant or men's blazer.
The key to looking great, however, is all in the tailoring and getting the right fit. With a custom-made waistcoat, you'll know your waistcoat will be perfectly fitted to you. Visit a Joe Button showroom in Melbourne or Sydney today, and we'll make sure you've never looked or felt better in a waistcoat.