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Monday, August 26, 2013


Last March, as I was putting together my outfit for Easter, I needed to find a yellow sweater vest, and so the hunt was on.  Fortunately the hunt was short lived, as the first place I stopped was Brooks Brothers, where I found the perfect vest.  It was their supima cotton sweater vest.

I loved this vest from the get-go as it was exactly what I was looking for.  It was the classic V-neck style that I love, with ribbed trim at the neck, arms and hem.  It was soft and very comfortable, but more importantly, this was the exact shade of yellow I was looking for.  Ok, I admit it.  I get little too particular about shades of color sometimes.

I was so please with this vest, that this summer when I was deciding on what I was going to wear to an event I was attending, I again returned to Brooks Brothers, and purchased this vest in orange.  I have been back since, and now have it in both kelly green, and purple – the purple is more on the bluish side but I like it.  It comes in a few other colors and I suspect I may get them as well, especially since they are on sale right now at half price!

I have been very pleased with this vest and it has definitely become one of my favorites.  It was perfect in the spring when there was a slight chill in the air, and will be perfect in the early fall as well - at least until I have to switch over to the merino wool.  If you’re looking for a great cotton sweater vest that’s both functional and beautiful, I highly recommend the supima vest from Brook Brothers.  But you’ll have to get it soon before they’re all sold out.


  1. Love the sweaters, they're a smart layer. Do you typically prefer cotton over wool? I prefer cotton as wool always lands up feeling like too much and is such a pain to care for.

  2. I think they both have their place. I probably own more cotton because they are more versatile seasonally. I live in Minnesota and the winters can sometimes get be brutal so I also appreciate the added warmth of wool. Lately I've become a big fan of cashmere. I think it gives the added warmth of wool, without the added bulkiness. I will say that on a cool fall day, nothing beats a great wool sweater and a pair of cords.

  3. I do agree with you that the cotton sweaters are MUCH easier to care for.