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THE BROOK TAVERNER JOURNAL

Style 101: How and When to Wear a Waistcoat

By Brook Taverner 14 January 2020

If there’s one piece of menswear that doesn’t get talked about enough, it’s the waistcoat. While it may not be the piece you reach for on a daily basis, it probably should be. Once mastered, the waistcoat can create an entirely new dimension to your appearance. It transcends dress codes and lets you experiment with layers in a simple, but effective way. If you don’t have a waistcoat in your wardrobe, you’re missing out on perhaps the best looks.

  • What to Wear When Proposing?

    By Brook Taverner 22 November 2017

    Finding the perfect person you want to spend the rest of your life with isn’t always easy. Sometimes you fall in love with your primary school sweetheart and ask them to marry you right after graduation. Other times you have to wait, searching for the one through a sea of prospects who are just not quite your happily ever after.

  • How to Wear Chelsea Boots with Suits, Jeans and Tweeds

    By Brook Taverner 26 October 2017

    Chelsea boots are a staple of a stylish wardrobe and a classic accessory for almost any season or occasion, from casual to formal. These boots are extremely versatile and a streamlined look without laces. Hand-crafted from calf leather, Chelsea boots have an elastic side panel for breathability and a loop of fabric at the back for pulling on the ankle-high boots. The shoes are often found in brown and black, with various shades available in both colours.

  • 5 Tweed Jacket Full Outfit Ideas

    By Brook Taverner 15 September 2017

    Tweed jackets for men -aka tweed blazers- make a statement. They are classic, yet very current. If you’re not ready to wear a suit yet, they offer a perfect way to upgrade your wardrobe and give you a stylish appearance when the cold weather hits.