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post #1 of 13
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While I know they aren't exactly high fashion these days, I'm rather fond of sweater vests. Does anyone know of a decent manufacturer of sweater vests? The only ones I've been able to find are simply horrendously ugly or of laughable quality.
post #2 of 13
I just grabbed two in chocolate and "garden green" from Brooks Bros. clearance sale.  Decently soft lambswool for $35...their cashmere ones'll set ya back much more.  They had all sorts of colors/sizes when the sale began; now it's a bit picked over.  They appear to run a bit large, generally speaking, but consistent with other BB knitwear sizing. I enjoy being able to wear a sweater vest under a sports coat and not develop gangrene in the arms like I do with a full sweater.  Not sure I'd wear one without the jacket, but I guess the option is there.
post #3 of 13
Something like this was discussed at length on Andy a few months back. Here is the thread but it seems that nothing came of it other than me promising to look into it for the coming season... http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/Forum....er,Vest
post #4 of 13
Peter Elliot in NYC stocks lovely sweater vests. I do not have the number handy, but its main store is at Madison Ave. and E. 81st St.
post #5 of 13
Land's End? I rather like their cashmere sweaters, and suspect that the vests are pretty good value.
post #6 of 13
Carrol & Co in LA has good, slimmer fitting lambswoll/cashmere alan pyne sweater vests. I recently bought two, which were not too long in lenght and were more fitted than others.
post #7 of 13
My collection of sweater vests. I wear these quite often in my business casual office. I usually wear a button down shirt under them and a sport jacket on top of the vest.
post #8 of 13
As suggested by cuffthis's post, Ralph Lauren makes some beautiful sweater vests. They often are available for next nothing on Ebay, even brand new.
post #9 of 13
RL Polo and BB is probably your best bet. I have seen several from RLPL as well from time to time, usually on sale fro prices that are extremely below retail. Stores like Maus & Hoffman (through their catalogues / stores) offer a few every season as well. I have 4 BB sweater pima cotton vests: Black, blue, tan, and green One RLPL cashmere: Ribbed Tan Lately (over the course of the year) my style has changed a bit and whilst I like vests, I find less and less occasions to use them, especially in hot and humid Florida. I am still looking for the evasive button-up vest with pointed ends... Jon.
post #10 of 13
laughable quality? check this masterwork out. sold. hats off, gentlemen. -johnny- p.s. its the one on the bottom left, the checkered one.
post #11 of 13
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While I know they aren't exactly high fashion these days, I'm rather fond of sweater vests.  Does anyone know of a decent manufacturer of sweater vests?  The only ones I've been able to find are simply horrendously ugly or of laughable quality.
Andover shop has them on sale.
post #12 of 13
Go to any store that sells golf clothing - or pretty much any sporting goods store. They all generally sell sweater vests. Bradford
post #13 of 13
Robert Talbott made some exquisite sweater vests this season and last. A vest type sweater vest with five buttons and pointy bottom. Unfortunately for you I scarfed up all that I could find, thinking that I would never see them again. I am seeing that Talbott is doing them again this spring in summery colors.
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