Vests are ideal layering pieces, especially for the changing fall weather; perfectly versatile, available in tons of styles, and interchangeable with outerwear. The options for vests are virtually unlimited. From the outdoors to the office and everywhere in between, here are the best vests to buy this season.
1. Sid Mashburn Flannel Down Vest
Atlanta designer Sid Mashburn designed a Flannel Down Vest, which combines sporty and polished looks in the most perfect way. Stuffed with soft goose down, much like a traditional puffer jacket, this vest will keep you equally warm and stylish. The green herringbone outer shell is sophisticated and anything but casual. Dark horn buttons finish off the look.
2. Vineyard Vines Fleece Harbor Vest
You can go wrong with Vineyard Vines Fleece Harbor Vest‘s classic design. For a casual vibe, wear it with pants and a plaid button down shirt. For running or hiking, wear it as activewear over a long-sleeved, moisture-wicking shirt. But no worries about getting it dirty or sweaty, it’s machine washable.
3. Mr. Turk Irving Vest
Mr. Turk is designer Trina Turk’s men’s line. Preppy meets Palm Springs with the dapper Irving Vest. Pairing it with casual jeans or chinos will make your outfit more dressed up and a whole lot more fun. To keep everything balanced, pair the pattern with a solid-colored shirt. This classic plaid check is made from cotton and has a contrasting pinstriped sateen back. If you love this print (why wouldn’t you?), a matching blazer and pants are also available to complete this look as a full suit.
4. J.McLaughlin Angler Quilted Vest
J.McLaughlin takes classic menswear and modernizes it to be trendy and timeless. The brand’s lightweight Quilted Angler Vest was actually inspired by traditional outdoorsmen garb. Stylish yet utilitarian, the vest’s two front pockets have enough room for your wallet and phone. However, the cool stone-colored wool is what makes this garment unique. Wear the vest with jeans or khakis and a richly colored sweater or shirt.
5. Brooks Brothers Cotton Cashmere Vest
Sweater vests are back in style. While many people think of vests as outerwear, a thin sweater vest is a great layering piece under a warm coat or even a blazer. Brooks Brothers’ Cotton Cashmere Vest is thin and light, so it is comfortable and easy to move around in. Despite being a cashmere blend, this vest is actually machine washable. Available in six colors including gray, green, navy, and dark purple, the vest looks beautiful over a white button down or even a long-sleeved polo shirt.
6. Herno Down-Quilted Vest
Herno’s Down-Quilted Vest is a bold, gold color with a classic puffer design. It really stands out without trying too hard. With plenty of pockets, it’s perfect for those days when you know it’s going to get chilly, but you don’t want to commit to a winter coat just yet. This vest would look best with jeans and a pair of trendy sneakers.
7. Banana Republic Modern Slim Donegal Two-in-One Blazer
It’s a blazer. It’s a jacket. It’s a blacket? Banana Republic has combined the classic look of a blazer and jacket into one handy dandy garment. This beautiful herringbone jacket features a matching vest that buttons directly into the lining, so it lays just perfectly. Both pieces can be worn separately, and they look great with everything from dress pants to jeans.
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