Most of the last quarter of 2009 was occupied by imagining and executing a vest that maybe Don Draper would wear on a nice fall Saturday. Something like this:

vintage men vests

It was a gift for Brendan for his birthday, and it was a miracle of double blocking and seaming. You can see the front right panel here, but I don’t have a picture of the actual vest itself as of yet.

If I did, I would call your attention to to the almost invisible  seams and excellently placed armhole facing, but I would get an 8 year old to mix me another Manhattan while I bemoaned the inexpert buttonhole situation that could not be remedied.

News Update: here’s the guy, here’s the vest. It looks to me like this picture was definitely taken on a Saturday afternoon.