Before I talk about the vests, I'd like to let you know that Mr. Skully-Man is on Etsy! I think the pictures turned out very well. Now that I've learned how to use the macro focus, I can't believe that I ever took pictures with the "auto" feature!
Anyway. Vests. Chris and I went to Target tonight to get a few things. I noticed that they had men's vests on sale, and last time we'd been in, I saw a lady's vest that I liked but talked myself out of buying. I decided to go look for that vest. They didn't have it. They did have a denim vest, which I liked the cut of, but denim is not steampunk. They also had a GREAT grey double-breasted wool-ish vest. Except it was only half a vest, sewn onto a t-shirt. You know what I do NOT miss from the fashions of my childhood years? Vests sewn onto shirts. I thought they were dumb when I was a kid, and I think they're dumb now.
I did find a really sweet short jacket made out of brown suit fabric, and while it's more of a 1940s-50s kind of style, I'm going to wear it in a steampunk way because I can. Chris really liked how it looked on me, which is the most important thing.
Then we went to the men's section, where they had *lots* of vests. Chris got a cotton pinstripe vest, and a really sharp suit fabric pinestripe vest with a sort of collar. I really liked that one and tried on a size small, but it was still too big for me. Then we found the courderoy vests, and they were on sale, and they came in brown. I really wanted a brown vest, so I tried it on and it actually fit. And unlike my black vest, it actually has pockets! So I can wear a pocket watch. Or a chain that looks like it should have a pocket watch.
So we bought four vests and a jacket. It was fun. Now we just need shirts that look good with vests over them.