Formal styling roots, a perfectly tailored fit and rugged workwear fabrics - this combination is what defines the Gustin Vest. Today we're adding a classic and luxurious, warm, 100% melton wool. This is the Navy Melton Wool Vest. Sewn right in the USA and offered at a value you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else.
Melton wools are known for their dense, smooth texture. This version feels almost felt-like. It's warm and luxuriously comfortable. The color is a bright navy - a classic with a bit more liveliness.
A vest is an historic piece, at first an integral piece of formal wear. It's popularity declined as two piece suiting won favor, but it never went away. Today it can take on a new personality as the perfect counterpoint to raw selvedge denim, the ideal way to lend a bit of formality to an otherwise rugged look. We start with a perfectly tailored fit, close to the body for a clean look. A single breast defines the front, while 4 patch pockets lend a touch of ruggedness and a nod to classic denim styling. Pointed front hems create a sharp finish, while a buckle back allows you to adjust fit further. Sewing is intricate with clean finishing throughout, even down to the interior hems, which are bound with black herringbone. Selvedge styles like this one get treated to a center back seam with selvedge running the entire length.