13. Sweater vests and vests

INFEASIBLE: Sweater vests
SW276 Port Authority.256 mens fashion
(From clothing4all)

I don’t know how anyone could have ever thought sweater vests were a good idea, because they clearly aren’t. Not only are they quite possibly one of the dullest additions you can make to a wardrobe, they all tell a similar story: of how you realized it was a bit nippy outside the second you opened the door, decided you needed extra protection against the elements, quickly looked around at the crap lying on your floor, grabbed the first thing you saw that looked half-comfortable, threw it on and rushed to go play Trivia at your local Applebee’s establishment. Please don’t ever wear these.


Feasible (with a qualification): Vests Proper (UK: Waistcoats)
pPOLO2 3466569 standard v330 mens fashion
(Brought you by Ralph Lauren)

I personally love vests of all colors (within reason) and materials, but there’s a time and a place for them, and that time is seldom and that place is at cocktail parties. In addition, in most cases, a person can’t rock simply the vest, unless you’re planning to rock a fabulous yet complex outfit like the gentleman above. So then, in recommending a vest over a sweater vest, I qualify by saying this: a vest is always better than a sweater vest, but usually a vest is best situated as a middle layer than as the outer layer. I’ll say more about this someday soon.

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