Intermediate Guide to Suits: Part I

September 3, 2009

Each week, I will present a post on the ins and outs of custom suits AND suits in general at an intermediate level. It is recommended that the beginner’s guide be read first.



Vests or “waistcoats” were invented to provide an extra layer of warmth in colder climates. After central heating was invented, it became unnecessary. However as we have seen with other suit features, a part of the suit now rendered useless becomes quite trendy over time. Vests are a current trend in men’s fashion and are also considered a staple in formal wear.  It can be worn on any body type, just make sure that the last button remains unbuttoned and that the length meets 2 inches lower than the bottom of your belt. Also, it’s not a bad thing if your tie or belt buckle show.


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