Patterned waistcoats and summer parties

Patterned waistcoats and summer parties

Smart summer evening parties are coming thick and fast and provide ample opportunities for wearing great tailoring and fancy waistcoats. Patterned silk waistcoat styles are perfect for such events, offering something a little different and more flamboyant than their plain cousins. Outdoor wedding receptions are one such event that can requires smart attire with a twist. 

When perusing our collections, you may notice that there are fewer patterned options for double-breasted waistcoats - this is not an oversight but rather an aesthetic principle - the asymmetry of the DB just doesn't hold pattern as well as the single-breasted waistcoat. With its single row of buttons down the front, it is just perfect for more elaborate designs.

IVORY DAVENPORT SILK SINGLE BREASTED 6 BUTTON WAISTCOAT

Ivory Davenport Silk Single-breasted
Waistcoat

CREAM BELVOIR COTTON SINGLE BREASTED 6 BUTTON WAISTCOAT

Cream Belvoir Cotton
Single Breasted
6-button Waistcoat

STONE BRESSINGHAM LINEN SINGLE BREASTED 6 BUTTON WAISTCOAT

Stone Bressingham
Linen Single-breasted
6-Button Waistcoat

While plain waistcoats can offer an eye-catching swathe of colour, the patterned waistcoat demands closer inspection. God is in the details after all, and wearing a patterned waistcoat suggests that you have put not inconsiderable thought into your choice.

At Favourbrook, we specialise in such styles because we understand the importance of individual personal expression, and the waistcoat is the perfect medium through which to do this. Silk is, after all, an excellent fabric for pattern and embroidery.


Antique Gold Brimstone
Silk Single-Breasted
6-Button Waistcoat

OLIVE WINNINGTON SILK SINGLE BREASTED 6 BUTTON WAISTCOAT

Olive Winnington
Silk Single-Breasted
6-Button Waistcoat

PINK CHATSWORTH SILK BLEND SINGLE BREASTED 4 BUTTON PIPED WAISTCOAT

Pink Chatsworth Silk
Blend Single-Breasted
Piped Waistcoat

The other great thing about a patterned waistcoat is that it opens up lots of different tie and pocket square configurations. The multi-coloured aspect of the waistcoat pattern means you can use one or two of those different tones to influence your colour of tie and pocket square, creating a really interesting and complementary triumvirate.

As ever, we would suggest heading down to our waistcoat store in the Piccadilly Arcade and trying a few different patterned styles on to get the measure of them!

If a lounge suit is your sartorial course of action, and you feel as though a waistcoat might be too hot, then a patterned tie is an excellent way to introduce some fun into your attire. An ivory linen suit, or a classic navy style with a white shirt will certainly thank you for a flamboyant tie and will not doubt usher in a few compliments to boot.

Cambridge Spot Pink/Cream Silk Tie

Cambridge Spot
Pink/Cream Silk Tie

Ivory Peacock Silk Tie

Ivory Peacock
Silk Tie

Gold Chatsworth Silk Tie

Gold Chatsworth
Silk Tie

Polka dots are an especially effective way of catching the eye and are very easily styled with most types of lounge suits, whether smart or more casual. They add a nice punch of geometric style/. Otherwise, a more ornate design such as our ivory Peacock tie is still geometric but provides a more subtle and delicate option. Finally, a floral style is a discerning choice for summer events, especially when worn with more relaxed tailoring such as linen suiting.

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