One of the most popular reasons for buying a new waistcoat is for a wedding. A wedding is typically the one time when ordinary people invite friends and family and put on a public event. It’s important to feel comfortable, and dress in a way that marks the importance of the event. You don’t want to wear something too everyday mundane from your wardrobe – that would be sending the wrong message to the bride and your public. A new smart well-fitted waistcoat is really appropriate on all counts.
Mens waistcoats are worn for many occasions by a wide cross-section of characters:
It’s vital the man in business looks smart. Presenting yourself to clients and customers is all about confidence in your product/service, and confidence in yourself. A formal/semi-formal waistcoat is a businessman’s favourite because it imbues the wearer with the appearance of professionalism and gravitas.
The main advantage of a wool waistcoat is that it gives you extra warmth.
Let’s consider of the properties of wool. Wool fibres consist of an inner core that has protein, which is covered by overlapping scales. The protein core can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without becoming damp or clammy.
Silk is one of the most popular fabrics used in making waistcoats ( or vests ). Silk is now affordable compared to its historical prices. No other fabric engenders quite the same reaction. Throughout history silk has had a reputation as a sensuous and luxurious fabric, associated with success and wealth.