This is because in Milano lots of gentlemen go around with their Vespas: a coat would be uncorfotable and the wind is pretty freezing there! Another variation is a thin duvet vest UNDER the jacket. And in Milano we do not go to Starbucks, pleaaase!
Looks good, but has to be a nice, lengthy, well-made vest. In a subdued color with no logo action on it. Over a really beautifully tailored suit or jacket. I really don’t want to see a grubby red puffer with a big logo over a too-long suit jacket.
I live in Mlps/St. Paul. Never saw this pic until tonight but I HAD to wear my vest today over my suit. My little boy made me otherwise he wouldn’t put on his “fuffy” coat(he’s pretty convincing for a 2 yr old). I got some looks at the daycare when I was dropping him off. I didn’t think it would fly in the office so I took it off. I had a grey suit on. It’s not really not my style.
No. No, no, no. I don’t mind the sportiness of the vest over the suit as much as the fact that the vest is too short and makes the entire ensemble look sloppy. If you’re going to do this, the details (length, cut, weight of puffer) has to be perfect. Which this is not. Looks like an afterthought.
I don’t think that trend will pick up over here, especially if they are doing it for practicality, and it just happened to become a trend. I did visit Italy about 3 years ago and did notice a trend of women wearing bulky men’s watches (stainless steal). I thought might become big over here but it never did.
what i love about the sart pics is that it can catch people’s quirky taste and great fashion choices. but what scares me about sites like sarts is the chance of being a “don’t”! you can’t leave the house perfectly put together every day & there has been more than one occasion when i’ve had to rush out the door to take my kid to school with something hideous on, hoping that no one will see me and think that’s what i look like every day. so my point, i think, is that maybe this guy forgot his overcoat that day and borrowed a co-workers puffer because it was really cold out or something, and all of us debating his style choice would be quite funny to him. hopefully he’ll read this and weigh in.