Vests were always viewed as something a man wore under a suit jacket or a garment that added a touch of elegance to an outfit. For many businessmen, they were clothing staples, something to be worn to the office each day to give a more businesslike-appearance. Then, in the 1980s, the down vest came on the scene.
The down vest was invented by Eddie Bauer in 1936 for use by people who engaged in outdoor activities, such as camping and hiking. The vest kept the body warm while freeing the arms so that the wearer could fish, hunt or do other activities outdoors. In the 1960s, Suzy Chaffee, a skier who won a bronze medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics, made brightly colored outerwear vests popular when she wore them during the games.
In the movie “Back to the Future,” Michael J. Fox’ character, Marty McFly, arrives in 1955 wearing an orange outerwear vest. On several occasions, characters in the movie made reference to the fact that McFly was wearing a life preserver as they had never seen a down vest before. The movie made outerwear vests popular and they became a fashion staple for many years.
Today, outerwear vests come in many different styles and are made of many different materials. Some are similar to the down vest worn by Marty McFly, while others are more form-fitting. You can also find vests with hoods for an added layer of protection from the elements. ML Furs has a wide variety of vests available with quality fur-trimmed accents that add to the elegance of your outerwear vest.
You can find vests made of Thinsulate material that provides the best weather protection available or other materials that keep your core warm while you are engaging in outdoor activities. With 57 years of experience in the fur business, you will find the perfect vest for your needs at ML Furs.