Sep 16, 2016
" I love it, and I'm keeping it. But it is pricey for something that lacks sleeves, although that feature can enable it to layer under sweater-coats. My biggest caveat, though, is that silly pleat in the center back, a protrusion I consider an intrusion devoid of practical or aesthetic function. Note that the model is never shown in profile, and that's because, if she were, the unflattering line created by that pleat would be obvious. It flares out in the back, breaking the smooth top-to-bottom line, and looks like a tail. I solved the problem for myself by sewing it down! Otherwise, the vest is absolutely beautiful: I loved its overall concept: the large shawl collar that imparts a color contrast, the medium weight and fine quality of the fiber, the pattern itself, and the color combination that enables the vest to integrate beautifully with what I already own. For me, this is a garment that is both unique AND practical. I simply couldn't bear to return it, and solved the problem of the unwelcome protrusion/tail in the back in a way that was acceptable to me. "
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