A waistcoat is a sleeveless upper body garment usually worn over a dress shirt and necktie and below a coat as a part of most men’s formal wear. Traditionally it’s the third piece of a 3-piece male business suit. A waistcoat can highlight or hide areas of your body as required and when worn the right way, is highly suitable for any occasion. The good thing about a waistcoat is that there’s still room to experiment with layering. You can wear it during the summer as an alternative to a jacket and wear it in winter with suits to add intensity and texture to formal looks.
There’re a couple of things you need to take note of when shopping for a waistcoat. First, it has to fit perfectly. Make sure it has high armholes and fits tight across shoulders and chest without any pulling around the buttons or fabric at the back. Second, think of the reasons why you want a waistcoat. Don’t color match it with your other suits if it’s not part of a three-piece, instead choose colors that complement or contrast. Third, make sure it’s buttoned up but leave the bottom button undone to avoid pulling the material whenever you sit down, raise your arms, or turn your body. Fourth, if you want to wear your waistcoat without a jacket, choose one that has its own lapels. Lastly, select fabrics like cotton, linen, and tweed to add texture and depth to your getup.
Noose & Monkey has a variety of beautifully designed and perfectly tailored waistcoats at your convenience you can check their latest collection here: http://www.nooseandmonkey.com/springsummer2016. This online store’s concept is to focus on the two sides of every man and to play with twisting those sides. Aside from waistcoats, customers can pick from categories like suits, jackets/coats, trousers, shirts, accessories, and prom wear. They use UKMail and DHL as couriers and offer many UK services or an express worldwide service. UK shipping is free for orders over 150 pounds while international shipping is free for orders over 200 pounds.