If you’re not up to date on the fashion trends taking Wall Street and Silicon Valley by storm – and let’s be honest, who is? – then you may not have noticed that vests are huge right now. While we’re sure the tech and finance guys work hard in their quiet, fluorescent-filled cubicles, it’s safe to say they’re not sweaty and dirty by 9 am each morning. But for the workers who do get their hands a little dirty, vests are popular right now too. Why? For one, they’re an excellent alternative to jackets because they keep your core warm when days get a little cooler while leaving your arms free to move about. They also offer additional protection from dirt and grime when you’re in the shop or on the job site. Finally, vests give workers the additional storage options that you’d expect with a coat, minus those pesky, cumbersome sleeves.
Are they stylish too? Of course. But functionality will always trump trends when movement and comfort are keys to getting work accomplished. That’s why vests were a popular choice before they became the “in” thing to wear. It’s also why hard workers will continue to wear them, even after the trendy crowd moves on to something else.
So, exactly what are hard workers doing in vests these days? Well, as the photos below show, pretty much everything. While we know there are countless other examples out there, here are 5 times a vest was better than a jacket.
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