Until I snagged this, I didn’t own any vests. Now, I’ve got a unique piece that’s dying to be worn without a jacket.
I’m not completely sure of the backstory behind this Playboy-licensed waistcoat, but I found it on Etsy for $20 and knew instantly that this would probably be the one and only vest I’d ever need.
I don’t feel entirely comfortable wearing just a vest to work (as I’m more of a tie and jacket kind of guy), but for going out this seemed like worth having in the arsenal. The infamous bunny logos are subtle throughout the lining on the inside and on the back, with a dark charcoal front with a thin, widely-spaced chalk stripe.
I don’t know much about this product, as it’s a vintage piece, but I did find this listing on eBay that claims the suit is from the 1950s (take that date range with a grain of salt).
My best guess is that the waistcoat is part of a three-piece suit like this ensemble, but who knows how many were made, who distributed them and such. While I couldn’t afford that 3-piece suit, I was stoked to find this vest for a mere $20. Add in another $25 in tailoring and I think it’s time to call it quits on finding the perfect waistcoat.