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post #76 of 89
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Today in WAYWRN, I wear a low gorge sweater vest. Post includes a bit of stripping.

- B

I think I'd prefer to see a bit more vest--whether this means a vest with a higher 'V' or a jacket that opens lower, I don't know.
post #77 of 89
I've done it. If you do it right, then it's pretty stylish.
post #78 of 89
I despise Inter with every fiber of my being, but I've admitted before that Mancini dresses better than most coaches. He rocked the vest during the Derby della Madonnina last Sunday.
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post #79 of 89
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Originally Posted by Brad View Post
I just got a call from my buddy who's an associate a law firm. He told me his fellow associate buddies are razzing him about wearing a brown glenplaid suit with a solid sweater vest. He likes the look and I do too. His buddies, however, think it's lame.
I would never wear a sweater vest with a suit to work unless i worked in an industry where looking quaint or archaic was a plus.
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Here's the funny part. He asked me to find him a source with the greatest weight possible to confirm that sweater vests are stylish under a suit. All votes are more than welcome, but it would be nice for some heavy-hitters to weigh in as, again, he's asking for the greatest support for his argument.
For casual i have no problem with a seater vest under a suit but I cant think of a situation in most of the standard industries where this would work, including a law firm. i suppose dpending on where the law firm was located i could change my opinion.
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My secretive SF life will be exposed...
post #80 of 89
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Originally Posted by Brad View Post
Alright, I'm holding you to your word. I'll have The Celebrated Oatmeal Stout on ice.

Stout...ice...cannot...find...words....
post #81 of 89
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Teacher View Post
Stout...ice...cannot...find...words....

I'm not a warm stout drinker. Sorry, Teach.

Thanks for all the input, fellas. I think my buddy probably has enough support for his take on the sweater vest.
post #82 of 89
I wear sweaters and sweater vests under suits and sportcoats all the time in the fall and winter. It fits my casual office well.


post #83 of 89
My office is difficult to heat and cold in winter, so I started wearing them as thermo-layering. I'm now an enthusiast. I have two charcoal and two navy, and one or two of them are great for keeping in a desk drawer. The sweater vest offers some of the formality of a waistcoat, and the casualness of a sweater. Works for me. A ton of old pics from the WAYWRN thread:
post #84 of 89
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I think I'd prefer to see a bit more vest--whether this means a vest with a higher 'V' or a jacket that opens lower, I don't know.

In a static standing shot, the look might appear vest-poor, but in actual application with the jacket unbuttoned, there's about as much vest showing as I can handle.

The proportions are more akin to an odd waiscoat...so, I'm on the other side in the sense that I prefer to see as much tie and as little vest as possible.

As Manton points out, such things are hard to find anyway.

- B
post #85 of 89
I think it is a great look in the appropriate climate and formality level. It straddles the line between casual and formal 3 piece quite nicely. If I didn't live in south Florida, I would certainly sport this look more often than the 3 times a year I am currently doing.
post #86 of 89
This appeared on the Sartorialist a while ago. I think it looks great.

post #87 of 89
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
Buy a small sized wool vest, then wash and dry at high heat. It will fit a gerbil after that.
I accidentally included a off-white cashmere scarf with a load of white laundry. I remember emptying the dryer and wondering where we got the densely matted pot holder (it shrank far more in length than width). It was a rather ugly little thing. Several days went by -- and any number of thoughts about what that thing could be -- before I realized the error.

Having truly liked that particular scarf ... and being unable to find another like it ... I went to a talented local weaver to have a replacement made. Given the width of the scarf vs. that of the loom ... she recommended making four rather than one ... and at little more than the price charged for one. It sounded like a deal to me ... so two were made in the original off-white on off-white ... one in off-white and gray ... and another in off-white and fawn.

Given my interests in cloth ... I asked if I could look-on as she began the weaving. That gave us some time to talk ... and one of the things I discovered is that she had been a one-time roommate of Janis Joplin.

Anyway ... upon bringing my new scarves home ... I discovered a little "extra" neatly placed within the folds of each ... a "joint" ... rolled with an origami like precision ... and stuffed with home-grown ... selected for perfection. Now that is customer service ... Berkeley style.

As for sweaters worn with suits ...

I've worn them ... especially with my tweed suits ... but I'm much more likely to wear one with a sport coat.
post #88 of 89
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
That gave us some time to talk ... and one of the things I discovered is that she had been a one-time roommate of Janis Joplin.

Anyway ... upon bringing my new scarves home ... I discovered a little "extra" neatly placed within the folds of each ... a "joint" ... rolled with an origami like precision ... and stuffed with home-grown ... selected for perfection. Now that is customer service ... Berkeley style.

I love Boston, but I also love California, and here is yet another reason.

- B
post #89 of 89
Doesn't Bateman answer this question in the (book version of) American Psycho?
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