A waistcoat provides a sophisticated, smart and formal look. Our extensive range of men’s waistcoats features an array of colours, styles and fits, and you can add one to our range of men's suits to create a three piece.
These days, the waistcoat is a welcome addition to traditional tailoring, by turning your suit into a three-piece, you create a much more formal and stylish outfit. There are plenty of ways to create a casual look using a breasted waistcoat to add a polished finished look without feeling too overdressed. Equally, if you need to dress to impress at an event like a wedding, a chic, tailored waistcoat is an essential piece of your outfit.
The best thing about waistcoats is that they are a flattering addition to any outfit. Make sure to get the fit right first, and you'll have a slimmer, streamlined silhouette regardless of what you pair it with.
Adding a waistcoat to your attire is an excellent choice for events taking place in the warmer months too, as it allows you to remove your jacket and still maintain a certain level of formality. Complete your look with a crisp new shirt and add the finishing touch with one of our bow ties for a true gentleman's attire. Or, dress it down with a casual shirt and chinos for lunches or weekend styles. If you're opting for a casual look, simpler outfits work best, and for big occasions like weddings, extra detailing and flourishes make all the difference.
Types of Waistcoats
This particular style was first introduced in 1660 by King Charles II of England. Historically referred to as a vest, the term 'waistcoat' derived from the fact that the garment was cut at the waist. In contrast, formal coats at that time were much longer than they are now, with what was known as "full skirts" that flared from the waist.
Today, they come in an array of styles for a multitude of occasions. This could include a coloured dupion for a formal wedding, a black horseshoe for a black-tie event, a tweed double-breasted for a casual summer soiree or a navy single-breasted for that important business meeting. We have a full collection that gives you all the choice, from regular and slim fits to more tailored fits, that you need for any occasion and look.
You can shop our men's breasted waistcoats now to get some inspiration. Whether you're after a regular fit, a skinny fit or even a bespoke tailored fit, we can help you to look your best. We have one of the largest collections packed with on-trend looks, both on the high street or the web. That, along with our combination of high-quality tailoring, shirts, and incredibly competitive pricing, makes us hard to beat.