Amongst the seemingly never-ending stream of street style photos that came out of Pitti Uomo this year one of the most prevalent looks was the Down Vest/Blazer combination. The outfit is an interesting blend between two dominant trends in modern menswear – unconstructed, lightweight Italian tailoring and practical heritage inspired outerwear.
This clever, contemporary pairing is ideal for those colder days when you don’t want to sacrifice on style. The look hinges on the ability of the quilted vest ability to compliment the soft shoulder of the blazer, rather than complicate it by adding too much bulk. Therefore the vest should sit comfortably on your shoulder, not square you out like a refrigerator. Also consider a solid, no frills vest that will add to the refined look of the blazer instead of clashing with it. Here are some options: