8-wale Corduroy Vest
Jacket Not Required.
Some men look better standing amongst rough-cut beams and blue stone hearths; sitting behind creaky desks, reading the Paris Review. These same men procure window seats at jacket-required restaurants wearing vests like this.
We found it on a rack of luxurious wools, silks, and velvets on Boulevard St. Germain in Paris, refusing to be ignored. The substantial texture of this 8-wale corduroy makes accompanying layers—those of the cotton, wool, or silk persuasion—achieve their full potential (power players such as this lead by bringing up the supporting cast).
The golden tan color and deep ribbing creates a symphony of shadow and light, resulting in a luster not normally associated with corduroy. Paired with a Gatsby or collared shirt and tie, you manage to look more dressed up than the conformist in the blah blazer. Worn under that blah blazer, the conformist becomes something altogether different.
Jacket may be required.
For you, it’s a matter of choice.
8-Wale Corduroy Vest (No. 5472). 99% corduroy with a little stretchy stuff for movement. Sleek, modern fit. Vest is lined in tan satin. Contrasting charcoal lambswool backing. Six marbled corozo buttons at center front. Adjustable self-fabric belt at back waist. Vertical pocket watch buttonhole at front. Welt pockets at waist. Angled front weskit with side vents. Imported.