Originally Posted by edmorel
I haven't, but I'll be sure to check it out. Syms has some nice navy blue sueded cotton Hickey Freeman vests for under $100 - you should check them out. I think they look great, but for some reason the cut around the neck and shoulders looks strange on me.
I have a navy down vest from J.Crew (lined in bright green) which I like and wore a lot this year in early spring, on those days when it was too cold in the morning for a heavy jacket, but I needed something. It is remarkably warm. Of course, more outerwear means a tighter fit in my front closet.
The bottom left vest is from Barneys - they have them in olive, orange, and navy as well. They're pretty nice. I saw something remarkably similar at the warehouse sale, but unfortunately not in my size. This one has a rather cool lining:
I've recently come around on sweater vests. Under a sportcoat, especially if the v-neck is high, they look just like a normal sweater, but give you more arm freedom.