Monday, November 16, 2009

Fall Staples - A Vested Development





It’s close to 60 with the sun shining and a slight breeze in the air. You can’t beat a fall day like today in NYC, not with a stick. Weather like this is by far my favorite because it allows for so much creativity in layering options. I have found that a basic, tailored vest in tweed or flannel is one of the most versatile pieces a gentleman can own for such weather because of how easily it can be mixed with outerwear, tailoring, knits and so forth. The opportunities are endless. Above are a few ideas I like to run with. I hope they inspire you to find some of your own.


15 comments:

macdonmt said...

I've got a similar vest from Rugby that I've been trying to figure out some more options with. These are some great suggestions and really give me some ideas. Thanks!

heavy tweed jacket said...

Great looks and variations on this theme. I wonder how they would look with khakis and flannel trousers.

Anonymous said...

I have a vest but don't want to pair it with denim. With the pant/trouser options (like corduroy) out there, I thought it'd be just as easy.

My vest being a charcoal herringbone may be the cause though.

Any non-denim suggestions?

startwithtypewriters said...

What kind of ties do you usually use, they always look so thick and well italian! Also how are you tieing them?

Enzo AGC said...

Anon 8:43 - Depending on the scale of the herringbone the vest could go very well slate colored cords, brown moleskin pants, navy chinos or really anything else. Just be sure to play with the proportions, like if its a larger herringbone pattern I would stick with a smaller wale cord and vice versa...

SWTW - To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of silk ties. Therefore in the summer time I usually go with cotton or linen and in the winter (i.e.: these photos) I do cashmere and wool. Woolen ties produce a bigger knot simply because the fabric is thicker. As for the type of knot, I've never tied a tie in anything but a four in hand. The only difference is that my Father taught me to wrap it around twice instead of once. Personally, I think a strong knot makes a person look stronger.

John M said...

inspiring looks!

The Khaki Crusader said...

thanks for the inspirations

Anonymous said...

I love your style men, nice combo. but I learn that a vest must cover the belt, if the belt is showing, then the vest is too short. no offense!!!

Enzo AGC said...

Anon 4:55 - None taken man. You need to understand the rules in order to break them. It's also supposed to be poor taste to wear pants with no break, as they may look too short but that doesn't stop me either. Dressing yourself is all about personal style, what you feel good in.

trip said...

I've tried the vest thing but couldn't make it work. I think you've done a pretty good job in with some of those combinations, though. What is the jacket in the 4th picture down?

Drugstorecowboy said...

amazing style ♥ ♥

Enzo AGC said...

trip - the jacket is Rugby's take on the Barbour/Belstaff. its in store as we speak (hint hint)

DAM said...

These looks are straight hot.

Anonymous said...

What belt is this your wearing?

Anonymous said...

Just found this...great looks. Where is the burgundy cardigan from? Been looking everywhere for something softer looking than my burgundy Stark from SNS.