Jackets & Waistcoats
We all need a jacket or some layers in every season – to protect ourselves from the sun, for warmth, and sometimes just for the way they look. The idea is to invest in a good one that is functional and lasts for a long time. If you don’t like the idea of heavy jackets that weigh you down, choose a lightweight down jacket that protects you from harsh conditions. A leather jacket is one of those rare pieces that can transition straight from the office to the club to the farmer’s market. Put a denim jacket among your go-to cover-ups, especially if you’re dressing down a fancy outfit. I If you’re spending extended time in the fresh air, you’ll want a weatherproof jacket you’re not afraid to rough it in.
In the twentieth century, the waistcoat took on a new meaning as the equivalent of a vest. Different styles are worn for different purposes. Some are luxury designer items that are embroidered or even hand-painted, and donned for dressy occasions. Others are lined and sturdily made, and are worn for such outdoor activities as hunting and fishing or simply when it is too warm to wear a jacket or coat but not hot enough to be outdoors without some form of outerwear.