Featured men’s coordination with vests & recommended items!


Featured men's coordination with vests & recommended items!

With a sleeveless design, vests can be worn in a wide range of ways as outerwear or innerwear, and are excellent products that contribute to the elevation of men’s coordination. Down vests, fleece vests, knit vests, authentic odd vests, utility vests with an outdoor look, and many other styles are available. In this issue, we will introduce the theme of “vests” and introduce the key points of dressing, men’s coordinates from overseas that can be used as a reference, and recommended items!

Vests are useful as both outerwear and innerwear, and are a great way to add a twist to your styling!

A vest can be worn over a T-shirt or shirt to refresh the look of a coordinated outfit, and is also useful as an inner layer for a jacket. In fact, the more fashionable you are, the more likely you are to be wearing a vest, as it gives your outfits a sophisticated look. With a wide range of style options, including dress, casual, and outdoor wear, it is important to determine the vest that best suits your personal tastes and to incorporate it wisely. In this issue, we will navigate through the techniques for wearing vests, focusing on how to wear vests as outer shells for the easiest coordination.

Point 1: “Choose a vest with multiple pockets/utility pockets to inject the essence of the outdoors into your coordinate.

Vests with multiple pockets, such as utility vests and fishing vests, are perfect for injecting the essence of the outdoors into men’s outfits, and can be worn over a simple outfit, such as a T-shirt, to completely change the look. The increased storage capacity also makes it a good choice for men who prefer not to carry a bag when going out.

Dressing point (2): “Create a unified look by blending the vest and bottoms in the same color.

Vests are often felt to be more difficult to wear than other types of clothing. If you want to blend in with the styling without feeling uncomfortable, it is a good idea to combine the vest and bottoms in the same color. It is easier to achieve an overall balance if the innerwear is the same color as the bottoms than if the innerwear is the same color as the bottoms. A simple plain white or black inner T-shirt will do.

Dressing Point 3: “Refresh the impression by setting a plain vest on a patterned top!

A plain vest is perfect for creating a fashionable look by keeping the assertiveness of a patterned top in check. The trick is to choose a vest that links with the color of the pattern. As shown in this snapshot, a monotone color scheme is the best way to achieve an urban and fashionable layered vest coordinate.

Take a look at the international street snapshots of vests at a glance! Find your ideal men’s coordination!

To see more men’s vest outfits, check out the “OTOKOMAE Snapshot Page”!

The snapshots we picked up this time, including some vest outfits, are now available on the OTOKOMAE Snap Page. Using the hashtag function, you can check out all the snaps focusing on a single item at once. If you register as a member, you can save your favorite snaps and articles.

To see more vests for men, check out the "OTOKOMAE Snapshot Page"!

See how to wear vests on the OTOKOMAE Snap Page

Introducing recommended vests!

Finally, the OTOKOMAE editorial department introduces “vests” that we recommend to our readers, based on information obtained from interviews at exhibitions of hot brands and leading select stores, as well as from fixed-point observations in major fashion cities!

Recommended vest ① “patagonia Classic Retro-X Vest

Patagonia’s boa vest with a windproof barrier sandwiched between 6mm-thick Sherpa fleece and a moisture-wicking, breathable, polyzinc permanent odor-resistant mesh. It is a masterpiece that has gained popularity as a staple of outdoor fashion. The use of highly functional materials, of course, but also the exquisite, roomy size and stand-up collar design that can be freely layered with everything from T-shirts to shirts.

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Recommended vest ② “CARHARTT DUCK VEST

The iron plate vest recommended for wearing over T-shirts and hoodies. The tough duck fabric adds a masculine accent to the dressing. The fact that it ages well with age as it is worn is one of its charms. Since there are a large number in circulation and a wide selection of secondhand clothing, those who like a worn-out, textured atmosphere are recommended to look for their favorites at vintage stores.

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The reversible design of this puff vest allows you to enjoy two variations of wearing styles with a single garment. The half-zip pullover design, which has recently become popular, can be worn with a T-shirt for a trendy look. The ultra-lightweight nylon ripstop fabric is acrylic coated for a lightweight yet durable finish. The neutral-feeling color scheme is easy to match with both new and old clothes, which is a GOOD thing!

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Recommended vest ④ “THE NORTH FACE Ventrix Vest

Using highly breathable lightweight stretch nylon, this insulated vest maintains an appropriate temperature inside the garment regardless of weather changes or the amount of exercise. It is pocketable, with the main body storable in the inside left chest pocket. This vest is recommended not only for outdoor use, but also for adding a tech fashion accent to your outfits.

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Recommended Vest 5: “POLO RALPH LAUREN Knit Vest

Ralph Lauren’s iconic traditional-style knit vest combines the Ivy look with venerable British sewing techniques. The expressive cable knit gives this vest a starring role, and it can be worn with a T-shirt or as a mid-layer over jackets for all kinds of outfits.

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Recommended vest (6): “Herno Padded Vest

We picked up a vest that can be used for office casual wear from fall to early spring. This gilet-type padded vest is a standard model from Herno. Because of its design similar to a tailored jacket with box-shaped chest pockets, it is easy to match over a dress shirt or incorporate as an inner layer of a Chester coat. The light gray, almost white color can be used to add a light atmosphere to autumn and winter outfits that tend to be heavy with dark tones.

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