Sweater Vests

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  1. The Dandy

    The Dandy Active Member

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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.
     


  2. acole

    acole Senior member

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    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.
     


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  4. Mark Seitelman

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    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.
     


  5. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Land's End? I rather like their cashmere sweaters, and suspect that the vests are pretty good value.
     


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    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.
     


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    cuffthis Senior member

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    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. [​IMG]
     


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    kabert Senior member

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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    laughable quality? check this masterwork out. sold. hats off, gentlemen. [​IMG] -johnny- p.s. its the one on the bottom left, the checkered one.
     


  11. Horace

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    Andover shop has them on sale.
     


  12. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Go to any store that sells golf clothing - or pretty much any sporting goods store. They all generally sell sweater vests.

    Bradford
     


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    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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