Friday, February 11, 2011

Vested Interests

Vests are interesting. They were added to British fashionable attire in 1666 as a smote to the French fashion industry and were copied from the Persians. Design and art were always crossing borders, as ideas grow when fed. This idea was good as it added an extra layer for warmth.

Now I am playing with old oversized jackets that are too boxy for todays oversize and turning some into vests eliminates the hassle of sleeve resizing.

I am thinking this a great way to be suited up with billowy sleeved shirts. I have finished the vest but want to wait and reveal the whole ensemble in the meantime a meanswear look of the late 40s.

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