The classic suit vest is a cohesive part of your formal attire! Shopping for suit vests just got easier with Oxford's luxury collection. As a 100% Australian brand, we strive to deliver quality products in sync with contemporary fashion trends. Our selection of suit vests allows customers to find pieces to create a more dynamic formal wardrobe of their own.
The men's guide to suit vests
A perfect suit vest is all about fit, cut, and fabric. We have blended our manufacturing standards and the finest fabrics, such as 100% Fine Merino Wool, to create men's suit vests that redefine the segment. From classic black suit vests to fun wedding vests, we have something for every man's desire.
Also known as the waistcoat in many countries, the suit vest is meant to go over your dress shirt, and whether you add this extra layer determines the difference between a three and a two-piece suit. If you are wearing a waistcoat, you must add a tie to complete the look, but with suit vests, you can go for a more casual look.
There are different styles of suit vests, and the most common is a single-breasted vest, which comes with three to six buttons. The five-button vest is more like a traditional standard. A double-breasted vest can have up to eight buttons, and it's all about what works with your trousers and jacket or blazer.
What is the purpose of a vest in a suit?
While your suit jacket and trousers are meant to create a formal appearance, the suit vest just adds another dimension to the entire look. Men love the suit vest as an add-on for the dimension, texture, and finish, ensuring that the look remains uniform and more put-together.
Difference between a waistcoat and vest
While both waistcoats and vests are similar upper-body sleeveless garments that are meant to go over shirts, there are key differences in the fit. Waistcoats are more formal when compared to suit vests. The construction of a vest is more casual compared to a waistcoat that's often made using heavier fabrics. When you want something that's appealing and not-so-formal at once, a suit vest could be a better choice.
Best materials for suit vests
While suit vests come in a wide range of fabrics, nothing really beats the classic woollen design. Besides natural wool, cashmere, cotton, and linen are other options to consider, and synthetic options in polyester and other blended fabrics also work for some formal looks. Silk vests are also popular for more semi-formal outings.
Shop Suit Vests Online in Australia
Our suit vest collection is available in sizes S(Small) to XXL (Double Extra Large). We recommend customers refer to our size chart before placing an order. If you need to return or exchange a product from our dress vests, we allow that across Oxford stores in Australia and through the mail. Don’t miss our exclusive offers on select products on this page!
Oxford is committed to delivering quality products to your doorstep, and we now have free shipping on our website on all orders over $75. We also take extreme pride in our customer care service, and no matter the query you have about our men's formal vests, we are here to help. Contact our team for more details about your order.
The classic suit vest is a cohesive part of your formal attire! ...
The classic suit vest is a cohesive part of your formal attire! Shopping for suit vests just got easier with Oxford's luxury collection. As a 100% Australian brand, we strive to deliver quality products in sync with contemporary fashion trends. Our selection of suit vests allows customers to find pieces to create ...