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Down vests over suit coats

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LeonM, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. LeonM

    LeonM Senior member

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    Italians have been doing this for years, wearing down vests/ padded gilets/ bodywarmers over suit coats/jackets. I always thought it looked silly but seeing it a lot, i am changing my mind. [​IMG] http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4...VestBlazer.jpg Should i get one? Leon
     
  2. Eccentric

    Eccentric Senior member

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    Don't do it. Just...don't.
     
  3. Bird's One View

    Bird's One View Senior member

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    Some people wear sneakers with suits too.
     
  4. Drydis Greis

    Drydis Greis Senior member

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    Don't do it! The world has enough lemmings in it. You are better than that...
     
  5. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Italians have been doing this for years, wearing down vests/ padded gilets/ bodywarmers over suit coats/jackets.

    I always thought it looked silly but seeing it a lot, i am changing my mind.

    [​IMG]

    Should i get one?

    Leon


    Can't see the pic.

    Feeling relieved.
     
  6. LeonM

    LeonM Senior member

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    Some people wear sneakers with suits too.
    I am not going to do that!
    Can't see the pic.
    Here's another one: [​IMG] http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger...PufferVest.jpg Leon
     
  7. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    I figured it out; they don't show up inline but appear if I copy-paste the url into the address bar.

    The first pic isn't all that bad actually. Probably because it's a more casual outfit anyway. The second is awful. No way!
     
  8. MrBon

    MrBon Well-Known Member

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    im Italian, and that is news to me, i never seen the well dress italian in a sport jacket and down vest. An individual may have worn it, but as a Italian style/fashion... i don't think so.
     
  9. Eccentric

    Eccentric Senior member

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    Italians have been doing this for years

    For all the shit Europeans give Americans for the way they dress, they sure know how to douche things up. Really, this look is beyond either "try hard" or "amjack". This is akin to beastiality: no good can come from it.
     
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    JayJay Senior member

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    Other than in magazines or store websites, I haven't seen this IRL.
     
  12. LeonM

    LeonM Senior member

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    im Italian, and that is news to me, i never seen the well dress italian in a sport jacket and down vest. An individual may have worn it, but as a Italian style/fashion... i don't think so.

    Other than in magazines or store websites, I haven't seen this IRL.

    Come to Rome. It is the repeated sightings of this that is making me think about it.

    Leon
     
  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I vote no. In fact, I give it a Mr. Yuk:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. bowtielover

    bowtielover Senior member

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    Don't do it, i'm surprised someone hasn't been shot for this.
     
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    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    Not a fan of the pics.

    I think it'd be almost doable if the vest were as long or longer than the jacket.
     
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    thenanyu Senior member

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    thenanyu Senior member

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    That's pretty horrible too.

    Why not just use an overcoat?


    There is something charming about wearing down over a structured jacket. It adds a layer of sporty ruggedness to a refined interior. It's like looking at the cross-section of a tree, the beautiful golden wood is surrounded by a coarse shell of bark. Mmmmm.... trees.
     
  19. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I thought this looks alright.

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/BlackF...&topParent=Men

    It's pretty much the same thing right?

    It looks just as bad IMO. I recall the down vest with suits that BF featured two years ago. I even tried on one of their vests with a suit coat and it looked awful on me. I liked the items alone, but not together.
     
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    I vote no. In fact, I give it a Mr. Yuk:
    Bravo!

    Don't do it Leon. I don't really know you ... but I care enough to tell you the truth. It's not a good look.

    Just think of this as a bad judgement day that will soon pass. We all have them.
     

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