Why I think a madras vest, in general, doesn't work: Because it is soooo busy (it's perhaps the busiest pattern there is) and surrounded by things which are significantly less so, it looks almost like it's been photoshopped in. This effect is probably also the result of the vest being at a different depth as the jacket. So taken together, it looks off. The only time I can imagine a madras vest working is in a madras three piece. Which would be a bit much anyway.
5/16/15 at 7:55pm