I like waistcoats, but they’re not exactly easy to wear if you don’t want to look too old-school.

I wanted the waistcoat to not look like a part of a costume. I also wanted the whole outfit to look well put-together and coherent. So there it is: flannels, denim and boots.

No tie, as I think it would clash with jeans. Light blue OCBD shirt. And that’s basically it.

The jacket is burgundy, which is not the typical business colour – and that’s great. I like how it looks against navy denim.

Other than that, there’s not really much in terms of loud colours. I like the subdued palette, it makes the whole outfit stand out a little less, and that’s what I wanted after adding a waistcoat.

The waistcoat itself is cut from Vitale Barberis Canonico 340g flannel, and works well as an additional layer. During an autumn day, this kind of outfit usually works very well on its own, with no need for a coat.

Sure, I could wear a cardigan or a jumper instead, and avoid the problem entirely. But that’s not the point. I sometimes want to wear something in particular, and I want to find a way to make it work.

Jacket – SuitSupply // waistcoat- Benevento // boots – Carlos Santos // jeans – Levi’s // pocket square – Poszetka.com // shirt – Osovski

Photos: Robert Purwin / Mr. Faceless