A gentleman never leaves a puzzle unsolved!
Vest: Professor Layton is wearing a dark orange (also called burnt orange) vest in his younger days. His vest is orange on the back as well, which makes finding the proper one a bit more difficult, as most formal vests have a black side to the back. I managed to find this one here that I liked (top picture), though I wish it was a tad less shiny. I would probably end up getting this vest (bottom picture) however, due to the better color despite the backing being black. Make sure to wear this open and not buttoned together.
Tie: Layton is wearing a dark teal colored tie similar to this one. I like that this is also made out of cashmere and seems like something that Layton would wear for sure.
Undershirt: Once again, a white dress shirt seems to be everything when it comes to a lot of cosplays. You just can’t go wrong with having one in your wardrobe. It’s also something you can get a lot of use out of outside of conventions as well (interviews, parties, etc).
Belt: Young Layton is wearing a light brown belt like this one here.
Pants: Much like Professor Layton in present day, Young Layton is wearing a pair of dress pants. Only this time, he’s wearing a pair of dark green to olive green colored ones.
Shoes: The shoes that Layton is wearing in the past are definitely a bit different than the ones he has on in the future. Not that much different, however. In fact, you could probably still get away with wearing a pair of Oxfords like this pair. I like that this shoe also has a thinner sole to it and it is white like Laytons. These are a tad on the pricey side but don’t forget that thrift stores often have these types of shoes available at a very good price.
And hopefully now you aren’t stumped on a solution for your cosplay (tosses hint coin)!
Which character do you want to see featured next? Leave a comment below with a suggestion and I will see what magic I can work for you!