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What sort of vest are you looking for? We assume you
already realize that their is a wide variety of options. Some are worn for
safety, some for hunting & fishing and others simply for fashion.
A vest is a sleeveless garment covering the upper body. The term
actually has several different meanings around the world.
Waistcoat (a sleeveless under-jacket). A
waistcoat (often called a vest in American English, and colloquially a weskit) is
a sleeveless upper-body garment. It is usually worn over a dress shirt and necktie
and below a coat as a part of most men's formal wear. It is also sported as the
third piece in the traditional three-piece male business suit. A waistcoat
has a full vertical opening in the front, which fastens with buttons or snaps. Both
single-breasted and double-breasted waistcoats exist, regardless of the formality
of dress, but single-breasted ones are more common. In a three piece suit, the cloth
used matches the jacket and trousers. Waistcoats can also have lapels or revers
depending on the style. Before wristwatches became popular, gentlemen kept their
pocket watches in the front waistcoat pocket, with the watch on a watch chain threaded
through a buttonhole.
Cut-off: The Cut-off is a type of vest typically
made from a denim jacket with sleeves removed. Popular among bikers in North America
and Europe, they are often decorated with patches of logos or pictures of biker
related subjects. A typical Cut-off vest worn by bikers in North America and
Europe. A cut-off, also known as a kutte (pronounced like 'cut'), battle jacket
or battle vest in heavy metal subcultures, is a type of vest or jacket which originated
in the biker subculture and has now found popularity in the punk and various heavy
metal subcultures. Biker, metal and punk subcultures differ in how the garment itself
is prepared, what decorations are applied and how this is done. Cut-offs are usually
made from leather or denim jackets with their sleeves removed, or cut very short,
and often adorned with patches, badges and painted artwork that display motorcycle
club affiliations known as colors.
A-shirt: Normally worn under a shirt or
as athletic wear, this is known as an A-shirt or tank top in the US and Canada,
vest in the UK and many Commonwealth countries, and singlet in Australia and New
Zealand. The term "A-shirt" is short for "athletic shirt" because it is often
worn in sports, such as basketball and track-and-field events. In the United States
and Canada, it is commonly known as a tank top.
Sweater vest (American and Canadian English):
This may also be called a slipover, sleeveless sweater, or, in British English,
a tank top. In Australia this may be colloquially referred to as a baldwin.
A sweater vest (known in the UK as a tank top) is an item of knitwear that is similar
to a sweater, but without sleeves, usually with a low-cut neckline. They were popular
in the 20th century, particularly in the 1970s in the UK, and are again growing
in popularity in this century. The name "tank top", recorded in English since
1968, derives from its resemblance to a tank suit, a style of one-piece women's
swimsuit with shoulder straps, so called since the 1920s, because it was worn in
a "swimming tank", an obsolete term for a swimming pool. In American English, a
tank top refers to a sleeveless shirt. One of the most common patterns on
a sweater vest is argyle.
Banyan: This Indian garment is commonly
called a vest in Indian English. A banyan (through Portuguese banian and Arabic
بنيان, banyān, from the Gujarati વાણિયો, vāṇiyo, meaning "merchant") is a garment
worn by men in the 18th century influenced by Persian and Asian clothing.
Banyan is also commonly used in present day Indian English
and other countries in the Indian Subcontinent to mean "vest" ("undershirt" in American
English, "singlet" in Australian English).
Other sleeveless jackets: Vest may refer to other outer garments,
such as a padded sleeveless jacket popular for hunting, commonly known as a hunting
vest. Another common variant is the fishing vest which carries a profusion of external
pockets for carrying fishing tackle. The term jerkin is also used to refer to this
sort of sleeveless outdoor coat.
Other types of vests include safety vests and bulletproof
High-visibility (HV) clothing, a type of
personal protective equipment (PPE), is any clothing worn that has highly reflective
properties or a colour that is easily discernible from any background. Yellow waistcoats
worn by emergency services are a common example. Occupational wearers of clothing
with high-visibility features include railway and highway workers, airport workers,
or other places where workers are near moving vehicles or in dark areas. Some cyclists
wear high-visibility clothing when riding amongst motor vehicles. Hunters may be
required to wear designated high-visibility clothing to prevent accidental shooting.
A ballistic vest or bullet-resistant
vest, often called a bulletproof vest, is an item of personal armor that
helps absorb the impact and reduce or stop penetration to the body from firearm-fired
projectiles- and shrapnel from explosions, and is worn on the torso. Soft vests
are made of many layers of woven or laminated fibers and can protect the wearer
from small-caliber handgun and shotgun projectiles, and small fragments from explosives
such as hand grenades. These vests often have a ballistic plate inserted into the
vest. Metal or ceramic plates can be used with a soft vest, providing additional
protection against rifle rounds, and metallic components or tightly woven fiber
layers can give soft armour resistance to stab and slash attacks from knives and
similar close-quarter weapons.
The term vest derives from French veste "jacket, sport coat",
Italian veste "robe, gown" and Latin vestis.
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