It is also often said that when wearing a waistcoat as part of a non-suit combination, it should match the jacket. Chris Smith , Dec 17,
Mox C , Aug 25, OP might not understand the combination of a morning dress. To expand on KObalto's post, very few blacks are the same black. If you get a vest after the fact, it will be a slightly different color black and the material will likely have a different texture and level of shine.
However, as MoxC points out, it is not actually the case that a waistcoat should always 'match' the rest of a suit in terms of colour or fabric. The main standard variations I'm aware of and there may be several others are: Solid colour wool waistcoats, in grey, champagne, beige, cream or darker colours like burgundy, navy or dark brown. You can wear these as part of morning dress but you can also wear them with a suit whose colour they complement not match.
In the winter, I will sometimes wear a light grey waistcoat with a midnight blue suit, or a burgundy waistcoat with a mid-grey pinstripe. Tattersall or plaid waistcoats with tweed or other country suits. A very British tradition. Haven't done it myself, but I have seen it look very good indeed.
Cotton or linen waistcoats added to a lightweight suit - again, colours should complement. It is also often said that when wearing a waistcoat as part of a non-suit combination, it should match the jacket.
Again, I don't think this is a misleading rule. It is often easier to do this because it removes one component that you have to think about in terms of how it works with the whole outfit, but not only is there a long tradition of trouser plus waistcoat matching as in the stroller combination , but it is also perfectly possibly, with care, to have different trousers, waistcoat and coat. I often also wear a good quality tweed waistcoat with jeans in the winter, but that's another story. FlyingMonkey , Aug 25, It seems there are growing numbers of people who prefer black suits.
One of my friends think it is becoming more acceptable. Even then, I would not really wear a black suit. I will wear a black tuxedo, which is traditional, to black tie events.
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Your Guide to Wearing a Waistcoat. As for more unconventional colour choices, a yellow waistcoat with a navy or sky blue suit is a popular combination for Summer. A dark green waistcoat with a brown jacket works well in Winter, and lilac is a favoured choice for weddings. Not only does a waistcoat keep me warmer, but it also provides my outfits with a very different look. Even if you have a limited wardrobe of 3 suits and 3 odd vests, you can create a total of 12 outfits (3 without vests, 9 with vests)! Mar 23, · 1) Don't try to buy a navy blue waistcoat trying to match the suit. You will fail and look odd. 2) If you wear the coat for business and you are in a industry with more or less traditional dress code, then don't wear the suit with a contrast colored waistcoat.