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Cheat Code: The Vest Suit

Cheat Code: The Vest Suit

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Here's a little insider tailoring trick I've been using for years. 

A cheat code, if you will. 

The majority of the cost involved with making a quality suit is in the jacket. The handwork, the canvassing, the finishings, etc. It's the most complex (and most expensive) of the 3-pieces by far.

When I was a just getting into fine clothing - and couldn't afford a full custom suit - I would rock just the vest + matching trousers. 

This is a look I still wear today, multiple times a week.

The beauty of the "vest suit" is you can still look tailored, sharp, stylish, professional, etc. - for a fraction of the cost. 

I would also argue that the "vest suit" is a cooler and more style-forward look that can be styled more easily for casual every-day occasions. 

I was thinking back to my early days dabbling in tailoring - and decided to add "Vest Suits" to our online shop. 

If you're a "business casual" guy, or just getting started with tailoring, this is a fantastic place to start. 

Here are some of my favorite "vest suits".

Corduroy Vest Suit

Hopsack Vest Suit

Flannel Vest Suit

Birdseye Vest Suit

Moleskin Vest Suit

Checkout all vest suits here

Not seeing a fabric you are looking for? Contact us to set up a custom order

Thanks, as always, for reading. 

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier

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