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gap sale ca. 2008, grey wool, little pockets. £5?

caek, Thursday, 28 February 2013 13:28 (five years ago) Permalink

i was thinking the other day a vest (not sweater) might be agl for me
sorta a lenny kaye type rocker in the 70s look

buzza, Thursday, 28 February 2013 19:37 (five years ago) Permalink

i am worried i look a muse fan who does magic at student house parties

caek, Thursday, 28 February 2013 19:57 (five years ago) Permalink

hahahahaha otm re: vests

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 19:59 (five years ago) Permalink

pix or it didn't happen

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:00 (five years ago) Permalink

i know a guy who wears vests and he kinda pulls them off, with chambray shirts and suspenders and jeans and old-timey headwear. he also cultivates a moustache.

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:01 (five years ago) Permalink

you're probably cool though as long as you're not wearing a muse t-shirt underneath. what are you wearing with it?

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:01 (five years ago) Permalink

a cream corduroy shirt and (v important for its non-muse/magic powers) a jacket.

caek, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:05 (five years ago) Permalink

a corduroy shirt? never heard of such a thing!

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:09 (five years ago) Permalink

i think it's only w/o a jacket that vests are problematic

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:10 (five years ago) Permalink

not sure this link is going to work but can i just

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:11 (five years ago) Permalink

pinstripe ones are the worst, you look like you work in a mobile phone shop

caek, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:13 (five years ago) Permalink

http://steazypeople.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/hip-hop-vest/

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:13 (five years ago) Permalink

i have a puffy vest i really like but that's not exactly the same thing

http://static.uristocrat.com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/2011/08/Stussy-x-Penfield-Fall-Winter-2011-Vests-06.jpg

navy with a light blue hickory stripe interior

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:14 (five years ago) Permalink

the only type of vest that i can wear is the puffy outerwear kind

my boyfriend likes to wear vests a lot, but they are more the rugged style, less the tailored -- woolrich / filson / &c -- boiled wool, not worsted, that sort

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Can’t argue that this is straight steaze at the top level.

caek, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:15 (five years ago) Permalink

we call those down ones in synthetic fabrics gilets and they sadly have cultural baggage in the uk which makes them v difficult to pull off imo (same goes for barbour et al)

caek, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:17 (five years ago) Permalink

what type of cultural baggage

re: gilets there are some badass ones on the market right now

http://image.rakuten.co.jp/arknets/cabinet/haversack/img59700127.jpg

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:17 (five years ago) Permalink

basically http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloane_Ranger

caek, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:18 (five years ago) Permalink

i have a sweater vest but tend to wear it with a blazer over it, just a slightly less warm way of doing the blazer/jumper thing.

have also been considering the waistcoat/vest but it is a bit risky, i agree. have tried some on but not quite taken the plunge.

xpost barbour is surely as much hipster as tory now?

Tioc Norris (LocalGarda), Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:18 (five years ago) Permalink

the quilted ones are awful but i quite like the wax ones, some varieties of them.

Tioc Norris (LocalGarda), Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:19 (five years ago) Permalink

i guess "country wear" is aesthetically the uk equiv of the lumberjack look, but socioeconomically it is ... oh boy

caek, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:19 (five years ago) Permalink

is it overly pedantic to say that the dude pictured @ tlg's link is not wearing a "vest" imho?

"denim trucker with the sleeves cut off" is a v specific thing, above and beyond "vest"

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:19 (five years ago) Permalink

how is it not a vest?

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:21 (five years ago) Permalink

and what do we think of mccartney's look

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:21 (five years ago) Permalink

king of vest: http://www.last.fm/music/Fleetwood+Mac/+images/238883

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:22 (five years ago) Permalink

i like it but i think he pulls it off only by being a member of the beatles

caek, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:23 (five years ago) Permalink

i guess "country wear" is aesthetically the uk equiv of the lumberjack look, but socioeconomically it is ... oh boy

i think in touches it's a pretty good look. like i mean a tweed blazer is actually pretty great imo, even tho it arguably has those associations.

Tioc Norris (LocalGarda), Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:23 (five years ago) Permalink

ha i was just about to mention the mac

caek, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:24 (five years ago) Permalink

george harrison could cut his sleeves off and look pretty good i think but i guess that's a trucker w/ sleeves cut off

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

from a formal standpoint, insofar as it covers the torso and lacks sleeves, then yes, it is a vest

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm talking more quilted barbour and technical stuff like north face and "too posh to wash" and red trousers, etc. got no beef with tweed. i think i might actually be imagining the whole look.

caek, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

trucker vest is definitely a different feeling, e.g.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn-fsg/unionmade/Images/Products/1953_Type_II_Blanket_Lined_Jacket_Studded_Sleeveless_0.jpg

caek, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

p.s. that and afaict most of last year's levi's vintage line is on deep, deep sale today at https://us.venteprivee.com/main/index.html#/product/10727/1053785

caek, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:26 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm talking more quilted barbour and technical stuff like north face and "too posh to wash" and red trousers, etc. got no beef with tweed. i think i might actually be imagining the whole look.

no i know exactly the look you mean, it is sort of overpowering and you know the exact type of person when you meet them. usually really badly fitting gilets too, like it's a uniform and it doesn't matter how you wear it.

Tioc Norris (LocalGarda), Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:27 (five years ago) Permalink

i need shasta's help with sizing before i risk ordering from that sale though (would have to ship to friends, etc.), by which time it will be too late : (

xp, ha, yes, i was hoping it was all a dream.

caek, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:28 (five years ago) Permalink

trucker vest is a feeling

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:30 (five years ago) Permalink

some brutal ladies fashions here: http://www.calabashdesign.com/2012/03/see-my-vest.html

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:31 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm just being defensive about barbour cos i actually am quite keen on one of these:

http://houseoffraser.scene7.com/is/image/HOF/I_161097532_00_20120315?wid=288&hei=384

Tioc Norris (LocalGarda), Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:33 (five years ago) Permalink

you need to steer clear of http://www.thegloss.com/2008/04/21/fashion/celebrity-look-david-beckhams-casual-vest-skinny-tie-look/

the late great, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:58 (five years ago) Permalink

not wearing it at the moment cos I'm home but normally wear a Khoti type Islamic waistcoat as part of my outdoor/day wear. Find it really handy for carrying things in pockets like walkman, camera, and all the other things I carry, (mini-torch, ersatz swiss army knife, lighter, travel toothbrush, lipbalm, little stone skull etc etc)

is getting a bit worn in the lining so I'm trying to get hold of a couple of others. This one has been very useful cos it was cut a bit shorter than others I've had, that means it doesn't hang below my outside jacket. Want to get more of these things thi short.

Stevolende, Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:59 (five years ago) Permalink


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