The mens tweed waistcoat has long been associated with more formal events most often being paired with the more conventional suit. Some key styles to wear them with would be a white tie or black tie event dress code, as part of a three-piece suit, or at weddings to finish off your wedding attire in a more considered fashion. Nowadays, though, one of the key trends we are seeing is blending the formal with the casual and the tweed waistcoat is definitely a part of that.
When you’re wearing your tweed waistcoat there are a few tips, tricks and rule you should stick to if you’re after a classic aesthetic. If you want a more rugged or alternative look from your tweed waistcoat you won’t have to pay close attention to these. On that last point, it’s probably time we looked at the rest of your outfit. Now, in general, we want to keep everything well fitted and leaning more on the smart side of the sartorial spectrum.
Underneath the tweed waistcoat, we would go for an oxford shirt or, for a retro finish, a grandad collar. The main thing to note here is, if the shirt is plain, the waistcoat can have some check print but if it’s a printed shirt, keep the waistcoat plain. Do not mix prints and make sure you colour match correctly.
Go for slim or skinny jeans, if possible, keep the rinse dark (indigo or black) and make sure they fit properly. Chino’s also look great with this look but go for a flat front with a slim leg.
You can shop the full range of mens tweed waistcoats on our waistcoat section of our website. We have a huge range for you to choose from