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Strangest Reason Behind a Poll Ever: SF Heavy-Hitters Please Weigh In

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Brad, May 7, 2008.

  1. Brad

    Brad Well-Known Member

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    Stout...ice...cannot...find...words....[​IMG]

    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.
     
  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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    I wear sweaters and sweater vests under suits and sportcoats all the time in the fall and winter. It fits my casual office well.

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  3. Lucky Strike

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    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: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. voxsartoria

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    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
     
  5. J'aimelescravates

    J'aimelescravates Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    This appeared on the Sartorialist a while ago. I think it looks great.

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  7. RSS

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    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.
     
  8. voxsartoria

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    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
     
  9. The False Prophet

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    Doesn't Bateman answer this question in the (book version of) American Psycho?
     

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