Vests are officially a thing this summer. Just ask Taron Egerton
Look, you're wrong. We were all wrong. Our misconceptions were unfounded.
The vest - once wrongly seen as the exclusive battle armour for men who mainline own brand lager - is nothing of the sort. It's cool. It's classic. And for that, we should thank men like Taron Egerton.
During two campaign stops at Comic-Con 2019, the Rocketman star proved the merits of the humble vest. Underneath a shirt, whether plain, printed or Cuban collared, you're immediately an extra on Narcos. You're the guy who goes beyond Europe for his summer holiday. You're Richard Gere in American Gigolo.
These are all very, very good things.
What's more, the template is simple (and the powers of the vest plentiful). Opt for similar, and you've a bedrock upon which to build multiple looks. Like Egerton, go for an open Fun option, but know that it sits just as well partially buttoned, below a long-sleeved shirt, or even sandwiched into tailoring. If it works for Miami mob bosses, it'll work for you.
There are some regulations in place though. Stick to a classic scoop neckline: anything higher is a bit WWE, and anything lower deserves a trial at the Hague. White is the safest option, too. And, unless you've the arms of an unshackled steelworker in a Soviet Union propaganda poster, don't let the vest fly solo.
He does much better in a team.