Mismatched Vests 2

October 4th, 2013

2. Herringbone Stripe


Using a waistcoat to accentuate and soften the color of a pinstripe is an easy win.

This grey herringbone, for example, serves as an anchor to the bold “gangster stripe” of this suit.


Sometimes I like to ditch the jacket and wear only a waistcoat. Having lapels (and patch pockets) makes it slightly more appropriate as a stand-along piece, in my opinion.

Of course, you can always wear it under a jacket too. There’s nothing wrong with lapels-on-lapels.


Special thanks to the good folks at Allen Edmonds for these beautiful wingtips.

This version of their “Jefferson” style is made-to-order using genuine Horween shell cordovan.

These beauties are made to last and I can’t wait to see what they look like once they start to break in.