Ease Your Man into a Stylish Waistcoat

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Most men like to look their best. Gone are the days when getting your partner, husband or boyfriend to swap his a grungy, decades-old t-shirt and worn jeans for something a little smarter, was a struggle.

These days, men are happy to spend a bit of cash to look good. So, persuading them to try something new is nowhere near as hard as it used to be.

One style that is well worth their trying out is waistcoats. They suit most men and can be worn in many different ways. Waistcoats look good with both smart and semi-casual clothes. If the men you know do not yet have one in their wardrobe, try to encourage them to buy one.



Jacamo currently has a fantastic collection of men’s waistcoats in stock. More than 70 different cut and colour combination. So, do many other retailers. Right now, they are super popular. It all started when Gareth Southgate, England’s football team manager, wore one during the last World Cup campaign.

Getting the fit right

It is much easier to buy the right size waistcoat if the person who is going to wear it measures themselves. They need to take their waist and chest measurements. You can easily find out how to do this online. It is also necessary for them to measure their back. To do this they will need your help. You will need to run a tape measure from the bottom of their shirt collar, at the back, to about an inch below the waistband of their trousers. Armed with this information, you should be able to get the fit right and identify the right cut.



Choosing the right style

Waistcoats come in a range of cuts. Understanding the different types that are available will help you to decide which one to buy. For example, if the waistcoat is mostly going to be worn with jeans a v-neck cut is far better than a high neck one would be.

If you are planning to wear it with a suit make sure that it is a good match. In most cases, a double-breasted waistcoat is the right choice for this type of outfit. They look a lot smarter and keep their shape much better than the single-breasted ones do, so can look good when worn with a pair of suit trousers.

A waistcoat can make a great gift

If you are scratching your head wondering what to buy one of the men in your life, as a gift, why not make it a waistcoat. They are not horrendously expensive and most men will actually be able to find a way to wear one. This article which explains the dos and don’ts of wearing a waistcoat will help you to choose the right type for the man you are buying for.

More gift inspiration

If you would like some more gift ideas, you can find them here. That particular article was written with Father’s Day in mind, but, as you will see, a lot of the ideas will work equally as well for birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions.


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