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Mens Vests




Mens Vest


The mens vest we wear in the modern times began its life as a functional piece of outerwear as like many fashion accents. The vests quickly managed to evolve into a staple of every well dressed man's winter outfits. This had ultimately become a staple in mens outfits. Men were first seen wearing tapered piece of cloth around their chest to be warm enough while working outside, eventually it had evolved as mens vest. Mens vests are also known as waistcoats.

To go back in time to see the history of how it originated, in the late 19th century they became a very popular accessory, it was worn with the jackets and also without the jackets. Both ways people were using it likely, ever since then they have not changed and has been used throughout these years. As said before they are also called as waistcoat, which is generally more specific than the vests, they refer to the sleeveless clothing which covers the waist of the man and as it hides the bottom of the shirt and it hides the top of the pant. In a three piece suit or a tuxedo the vests are made with the same fabric and lining as the others, as it creates uniform clothing from the chest to the ankle. When they are worn separately they can still fill the roles of formals and casual clothing.

Taking a quick look on what a formal mens vest is a black tie vest is a very specific piece of clothing. A lot of vests are backless and has only straps to fasten them. Formal vests feature a lapel whereas it cannot be found in the other vests. In the front, vests usually have a deep v like cut making the tuxedo dress shirt visible. Which is why choosing a right formal dress shirt is equally important. The formal vests are usually made from the same black fabric as the tuxedo jacket, you can still wear different color vest according to your taste. The bright color vests can also be found for buying and rental.

The three piece suits were the standard attire in the 20th century, when during the times of World War II they were falling out of fashion and the clothing was limited. They still remain to be a striking piece of clothing in mens wear, elegant and similar to the double breasted suit. The best mens vest are usually tailored to be close fit to the body and appropriate relation to the suit jacket for a proper and a classic look. Suit vests usually cover the waist and must rise above the lapels of the jacket spreading a little wide which will be enough to fit over the shoulders without being had to be laid under the shirt collar. Mens suits or tuxedo can incorporate an odd or an unmatched vest just like the formal mens vests.



Do not hesitate to mix and match the mens vest with their suits or a tuxedo, because the look can become more dressed and almost playful that is perfectly suitable for a relaxed evening on town rather than the usual formal and more serious business events and meets. Popular are well known in an odd or an unmatched mens vest, which helps in highlighting the jacket which is worn above.

Even if you wear the vests alone with a white shirt they are similar to the outfit worn with a three piece suit or tuxedos, it can still make a better business wear or it can also be considered as a casual wear. It also has functions which are alike to a casual sport coat, with adding some touch of colors and giving a twisty style to a dress shirt and the pant without the need of copying the formality of a matching suit. Unmatched or the odd vests are preferred by many and are styled up with matching pants would still give the wearer a fully dressed man who forgot the jacket of the suit. When you roll your sleeves up it does reduce the formal look but at the same time it help you show you have intentionally wearing the outfit without the jacket.

Just wearing a vest casually can be a defined style like when the vests are worn with a suit jacket. Color and pattern of the vest you can be highly defining and can make you the center of the attraction. As nowadays wearing a vest is a rare sight, the visual of the style can be eye catching. Make sure that you wear a unique pattern when you are invited for an informal or a friendly event, but wearing a contrast and inappropriate vest which would make you stand out from the rest of the crowd in a formal event is a big No. Traditional patterns are completely fine and appropriate for a formal event.

Vests should also be bought considering the fabric wool mens vests are a great and preferred choice, as they are breathable, natural and durable. Denim mens vests, leather mens vests all come for more fashionable attire but they are not appropriate for a formal outfit. Vests are elegant garments that add more to outfit just more than the other accessories, when it is worn with the formal tuxedo or suits it adds more formality, they are stylish when worn as unmatched outfits, comfortable enough for a casual wear and adds warmth to a business dress in a cool weather.

Vests can be worn separately with the other outfits; a three piece suit is a great starting place for men with no other vested outfits. Never use the same vest over and over again, when you use clothing often they tend to lose their color. It will make it difficult to match that piece of clothing with the others. So dress up wisely and select your clothing wisely as well, which will help you earn more attention. Don't forget to flaunt your inner charm with your unique looks.