A vest is a most practical layering piece in a cold climate. I lived for many years in a much colder place than NYC and saw vests worn to great effect both over and under outerwear. One friend would wear a leather vest over a sporty jacket. Another would wear a contrasting, hip length down vest under a short down jacket. Both looked good and stayed warm.
Folks keep their houses cooler in such places, so you’ve got your vest to wear indoors should you feel chilled.
my question is, can the girls do this just as well? – the exterior puffy vest (close fitted) over a jacket or coat. I’ve pick up a wee one and have been trying to work it in somehow. harder trick than it looks since the proportions have to be right.
find us some pics showing it done right, oh please, sartorialist?