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3 Ways To Wear A Waistcoat


Wear the outfit; don’t let the outfit wear you- Cheyenne Kimball

Thinking about dressing up makes me super excited and this for article is quite close to my heart. It is about one of my fav piece of clothing that I have styled in three different ways. The best part is that this piece of clothing is good for any occasion, and you always look dapper in it. Okay so before I go bananas about the outfits. I have a question for you.

What is the most dapper thing to wear apart from a suit or a blazer?

Well, in my opinion it is a “WAISTCOAT”!

I hope you guys know what a waistcoat is. If you don’t know let me tell you. It is a sleeveless piece of outwear which is usually worn inside a suit or a tuxedo as a mid-layer between the Jacket and the shirt.

Surprisingly, a waistcoat looks amazing all by itself. It is a little casual but a perfect summer alternative to a sports coat or a blazer. It is timeless, elegant and it gives your usually boring outfit a pop of Style. One of my recent fashion finds was this amazing corduroy brown waistcoat from SUIT LTD. I stroll around a lot of online stores and recently this is one brand I was coming across a lot. From Amazon to Myntra this brand is everywhere. Even their prices are superb; for this particular waist coat I paid less than Rs 600, and usually you can’t even get a nice shirt at this price.  I loved the fabric and even the fit is pretty tailored. However I would have to take it in a little but I couldn’t wait to show you guys how dynamite it looks.

To make the most of it, I have styled this waistcoat in 3 different ways. All of them are unique stylish and super fresh.

Dapper at the work place

Well, if your workplace has norms to wear suits every day, even when the sun is burning everything. This look will definitely piss you off. This is as suave as any well fitting suit yet it is amazingly casual, keeping the elegance quotient on point.

Shirt: Custom

Waistcoat: SuitLTD

Trousers: Network

Shoes: Red Tape

Tie: Tiekart

Watch: Timex

Glasses: Local Optician

I have paired this waistcoat with a pair of navy blue trouser (which is an office casual staple) and a light blue, button up formal shirt. To add another notch of professionalism, I am wearing this amazing knitted tie from TieKart, which is a perfect summer tie, read here for more amazing summer accessories. To finish this look I am wearing these tan Brogues from Red Tape which complements the overall look quite well.

When in da Club

If you like clubbing, and you’re quite a party animal. You must try this look. This look screams fearless, bold yet simple and stylish. So, if you want to look more stylish and put together than your peers. You have to dress up your club outfit. No more bling t-shirt and shiny shoes. Go simple, go timeless. Wear this casually cool waistcoat with a simple well-fitting white V-neck, grey chinos and white sneakers from doc martin. Click here to read 3 ways to wear white sneakers.

T-Shirt : Jockey

Waistcoat: SuitLTD

Chinos: Netplay

Sneakers: Doc Martin

Watch: Timex

Wear a casual watch like this nato strap weekender from Timex and go paint the town. This look is very approachable, I am sure when you offer someone a drink, she wouldn’t say no, or maybe she’ll buy you a one.

Bad boy at the first date

Okay, so it’s screaming hot outside but you have a date. If you’re a gentleman, you would never show up in a jogger and a tank top. But wearing a suit will make you sweat like a pig. Smart layering is what steals the cake. So, what is your best bet?

Shirt: Custom

Waistcoat: SuitLTD

Jeans: Levis

Boots: Red Tape

Watch: Timex

A simple shirt and jeans can take you places but just to spice up things, throw on this amazing waistcoat with the all the classics, white shirt blue jeans and badass boots. Voila! You are ready to bedazzle your date. Don’t forget to accessorise with a watch and you’re good to go.

There are many other ways to wear a waistcoat but we hope this small lookbook may help you in some way. Which look is your favourite. Please drop in your comments and share this article.


  1. Chokore says

    Nice way to wear waistcoat, and it will be more impressive to match a tie with waistcoat.

    1. Kavesh Khanna says

      Hi Pooja,

      Thanks for your comment and you’re absolutely right. We’ll be styling it your way soon 🙂

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