Friday, April 18, 2014

Here Is To English Men

Button down jacket, long waistcoat, cute buttons, love at first sight, dipped in tradition, I could describe this jacket in ways more than one. 

As far as a waistcoat's history is concerned, it seems to be one of the few articles of clothing whose time of origins can be ascertained: the year 1666 by  King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland.

English writer John Evelyn wrote on October 18, 1666: "To Court, it being the first time his Majesty put himself solemnly into the Eastern fashion of vest changing doublet, stiff collar, bands and cloak, into a comely dress after the Persian mode, with girdles or straps, and shoestrings and garters into buckles...resolving never to alter it, and to leave the French mode". 

Also, a custom still sometimes practiced is to leave the bottom button undone. This is said to have been started by King Edward VII (then the Prince of Wales), whose expanding waistline required it!

A regular waistcoat has gone many transformations. In fact the purists won't even call this a waistcoat for all the right reasons. But there is something waistcoatish about it. 

So have you tried this borrowed from men trend yet?



35 comments:

  1. Not yet tried the trend but u tempt me to..u look angelic here...those oxfords n bag are to die for!

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  2. I like this trend, I never wear it, but i would. You looks still feminine in this men look.

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  3. What pretty outfit. I love the bag :)

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  4. I have similar pieces and love wearing it too. Your shoes are lovely!!
    xo,
    nancy

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  5. love those shoes omg <3

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  6. I haven't tried it yet!
    loving this outift
    xoxo

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  7. I was just browsing by and came upon your blog - lovely blog with interesting posts ;) I followed through GFC! Keep in touch x

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  8. amazing style :) you look really great!

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  9. Love yoru bag dear :D

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  10. Hey Rupa, nice outfit and the bangs look perfect on you! Btw my address has changed to vishakhagupta.com. Dont forget to drop by! :)

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  11. Great post, Rupa! I love your blog so much! The bag is so chic xx
    I’d love for us to keep in touch via GFC. Let me know on my blog, I’ll be sure to follow back! :)

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  12. Cool look!
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  13. such a pretty outfit!

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  14. Love your black and white outfit ! :))

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  15. I loved your style. Shoes and bag are really nice :)
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  16. I really like the masculine vibe I get from this outfit! You look really chic and polished in this outfit!
    My favorite piece must be those dapper shoes and that beautiful bag! :)

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  17. OK now that you remind me, I really need a waistcoat! haha
    oh and you look great. I like the preppy tomboyish look.


    xo, Carla
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  18. Beautiful outfit. Kisses!

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  19. Nice outfit very different and nicely written.love d shoes
    -Nikita
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  20. You look fab in this waist coat and I totally love the Oxfords.
    I have tried the waistcoat trend and I so like it, it peps up almost any outfit in an instant.

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  21. Awesome styling, but more than the coat, i think ur shes stole my heart.
    Have a grt day.

    Aditi
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  24. hi! i´m a new follower in the blog and bloglovin.
    Great look ;)
    Kiss

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  25. So cool Rupa !!!!


    Kisses


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  26. Well thank you King Charles! I love how you paired it with the oxfords, it's a very tomboy cool look :) And that's cool that you can understand some Bengali! I would type something in here... but I'm not sure how well it would work out with transcribing it in English characters lol

    Mili

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  27. Love that bag!!

    xx

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  28. So nice! Thanks for comments)
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  29. Soooooo beautiful *__*

    Kisses,

    Nicole

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  30. Beautiful bag.

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  31. Really love this combi! And I love your way of writing... <3
    I followed you, I'd love for you to check out my blog
    XO,
    Shary

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