Now that global warming isn't so hard to imagine, what with temperatures approaching those of the surface of the sun, only with more humidity, it may seem a strange time to be writing of waistcoats. In fact, it seems very strange to me that I reached for this Black Fleece number that was a birthday present.
Judging by the colors and the material (cotton), this is clearly meant to be warm weather wear. It is surprisingly comfortable even in the warmer rooms of The Manse. I don't seem to ever be in an overly air-conditioned room. And the advantages of more pockets are always appreciated, especially with the slimmer cut khakis that I favor. All the bulkier stuff can ride suspended from my shoulders instead. Dispensing with the linen blazer has been fun today, even if I feel like this guy.
The only disadvantage I could see is for the person used to taking off a suit coat at work. It would seem funny to have a vest hanging from the back of the Aeron.
For casual wear, with khakis or jeans, this is a very good finishing touch. I could have used it in the sub-zero movie theatre. I was watching “The Dark Knight Rises”, so maybe it was just my blood that ran cold.