I’ve written a fair amount in the past about making your formal more casual and your casual more formal. This is a pretty good example of the latter.
The materials are more casual (moleskin, wool tie), but the cut of the trousers and the waistcoat are more formal. The tie is wool plaid, about as casual as a tie gets. The shoes are nice, but still chunky and informal (as any good longwing brogue should be).
This same outfit with olive worsted trousers, a blue spread collar shirt and a silk tie would be a formal outfit made more casual by eschewing a jacket and wearing casual shoes. Here, it’s still casual, but by no means sloppy.
Also, it’s called a waistcoat, if it doesn’t cover your waistband you’re wearing it wrong (the first pic is the worst, but the last one also shows way too much belt)
Wool Herringbone Waistcoat (Part of a suit) - $20 (for the suit)
Vintage Jordan Marsh “A Fitted Shirt” OCBD - $2.50
Wool (Made in Scotland) Gordon Tartan Tie - $2
BR Moleskin Trousers - $9
Vintage Longwings - $12
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