For today’s Fashion Friday we are talking about a trend in men’s fashion that has made a strong come back in the past few years: the vest.
The suit vest has some very distinct characteristics. For one, vests, are almost always full back, unlike the standard tuxedo vest which has an open back design. They also have two main style options, being buttons and pockets. They can come with as few as three buttons to as many as nine, although the standard for a men’s suit vest is five or six. And also pockets, which can come in a rounded style or as welt pockets, which only show a fold of fabric at the opening.
You should never button the last button on a vest, sometimes you might opt to not button the last two, even if it’s casual wear.
The vest should fit snug but not so tight that it pulls the buttons apart. Too much material and you’ll look disheveled. Too tight and you’ll look like a sausage trying to break out of its casing.
A fun option is to wear a vest with an untucked shirt and lose tie. That’s a good look specially if the vest has design elements that set it apart from traditional suit vests, such as embroidery, or as in the case bellow, two row of buttons. Note that he has the bottom buttons fastened, but I think it’s because someone snapped the photo before a stylist could get to him.
Guys have you ventured out in wear a vest with an untucked shirt? Ladies, how do you feel about the resurgence of men’s vests?