|Winston Churchill in classic attire for his day|
|The vest gives a clean, smooth look|
“Of course, there's no sense wearing a vest if it's not worn correctly. When the jacket is buttoned at the waist, one should be able to see just a small part of the vest above it. Any higher than this and the effect becomes strained, concealing too much of the tie as well. Also, the neckline of the vest should not cover the collar points of the dress shirt but should instead clip them slightly. In addition, the entire elegance of a three- piece suit is destroyed if the trousers are worn on the hips, below the inverted V at the bottom of the vest. This allows the shirt or belt to interrupt the smooth transition line from vest to trousers.
“A well-made vest has a definite waistline, which is where the waistline of the trousers should hit. The front of the proper vest is normally made from the same fabric as the suit, while the back uses the same fabric as the sleeve lining of the suit jacket.
|The correct way to wear a vest|
|After removing the vest, it's visible to see the pants are supported by braces|
|The pants pass over the waist|
As illustrated below, compare the difference in these two photos. The outfit on the left shows a large, white gap above the waist-line and draws attention to the mid-section. The outfit on the right has a clean, smooth line that passes over the mid-section. If you look closely you will notice that the one on the right also has braces attached.
- Do you wear vests?
- Do you wear braces with vests?