Originally Posted by Joseph K. Bank
I hope that I don't offend you but suit vests remind me of sleeveless shirts which could be psychologically offensive on a subconscious level to certain people in a business environment.
I don't understand why it is called a double breasted which has a feminine connotation. I feel that double chested would be a more appropriate classification for the style of jacket discussed here.
No, I am not offended. If you or anybody else dislikes vested suits for whatever reasons, that is fine. I have absolutely no problem with that, what so ever.
But from 1987 and prior, men wore vested suits in business environments all of the time. From 1988 onward, much less so and less and less as the years went by. However, vested suits, to this very day, are still worn in business environments. I don't think that vested suit will ever disappear completely from business environments.
FWIW, I get compliment after compliment after compliment when I wear vested suits. So do a lot of men, for that matter.
But again, you did not offend me in any sense of the word with your opinion of vested suits, Mr. Bank. I promise you that you can rest assured on that more than most things you have rested assured on and will rest assured on.
Unfortunately, I cannot speak for anybody else regarding your opinion about vested suits, however. But you are 100% safe with me with your opinion on vested suits. I can give you that much. IMO, that is far more than fair.