In Praise of Vests

Vests are the quiet heroes of the male wardrobe. Shoes and jackets may get all the attention, but a good vest goes a long way toward style and functionality for men.

Functionally? Vests keep your torso warm while freeing your arms for easy action. This makes vests perfect for moderately cold climates (like fall in most parts of the US) where coats are a drag but temperature still calls for something warmer.

With the right pockets, vests can become even more functional. In practice, vests can hold everything from shotgun shells and dead birds (hunting vests) to pocket squares (dress shirt vests).

Stylistically, vests are the dress of a *stylish* man of action. It’s a fascinating coexistence vests allow.They provide the color contrast and garnish that a suit might add while also letting you roll up your sleeves to get things done.

All in all, vests are an easy way to show some extra effort to add variety to your clothes. If you have to start small (and you already have good shoes), give vests a try.

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James Walpole

James Walpole is a writer, startup marketer, and perpetual apprentice. You're reading his blog right now, and he really appreciates it. Don't let it go to his head, though.

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