Best Non-Fratagonia Vest

Guys,

I look around and there is Patagonia everywhere. I need a new vest but I refuse to look exactly like every other guy in finance on a casual day.

What are your suggestions on the next best vest?

Thx

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Comments (63)

Mar 28, 2018

Barbour

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Mar 28, 2018

Agreed! Barbour Lowerdale vest is great

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Mar 28, 2018

Arc'teryx

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Mar 28, 2018

Which model?

Mar 28, 2018

Atom LT would be my choice if you want to use it on warmer days. They make great down vests too, but it might be too much if you are indoors, which would defeat the purpose of having it to wear on Fridays

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Mar 28, 2018

Arc'teryx is awesome. They make some really great high speed gear.

Mar 30, 2018

Good call, for me it's arcteryx or bust.

Mar 28, 2018

Barbour, Belstaff, and Peter Millar are all good options

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Mar 29, 2018

People are sleeping on this. Belstaff has some fucking sexy vests, granted they're pricy

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

Mar 28, 2018

Columbia makes a great fleece vest for under $30 and Eddie Bauer makes outstanding heavy-duty padded vests for under $50.

No sense paying any more than that for a vest if you ask me.

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Mar 28, 2018

Agree on both Columbia and Bauer being good alternatives for a very reasonable price. I'd also toss LL Bean into this same mix. They've got both down and fleece vests that are solid (though the down ones get a little steep).

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Mar 28, 2018

Big fan of the Bean.

Apr 1, 2018

Look at all the college millennials that downvoted you, and will most likely do so to me to.

Both those brands, including LL offer quality and affordability.

Mar 28, 2018

Have an Orvis vest that I am very pleased with.

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Mar 28, 2018

Pulled the trigger on the Orvis. Thx.

Apr 19, 2018

I've got an Orvis Trout Bum vest. It looks great and repels water too.

Mar 28, 2018

I have a navy J.Crew "quilted style" vest that I picked up for like $40 at an outlet that has been pretty good to me.

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Dec 2, 2018

I have a similar one from J. Crew and agree. Feels good to have pieces from J. Crew/Brooks Bros that are a little less aggressive with logos than Patagucci and similar

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Mar 28, 2018

I wear my Costco vest. Puts your snobby attitudes to shame.

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Mar 29, 2018

LLBean, Mountain Hardwear

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Mar 29, 2018

I really like my black, standard Columbia vest. It is rather low key but still looks fine with a button down. Why spend $110 on a vest when you can pay $30, with the only difference being the company's brand? Good looks on not being the five billionth person to buy a Fratagonia vest. It is the Canada Goose jacket of vests.

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Apr 23, 2018

Wouldn't the Canada Goose vest be the Canada Goose jacket of vests?

Mar 29, 2018
  1. Vineyard Vines
  2. LL Bean
  3. Barbour
  4. Mountain Fratware
  5. Peter Millar

In that order.

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Mar 30, 2018

Second Vineyard Vines

Mar 31, 2018

totally agree

Apr 1, 2018
Futures Trader Man:

1. Vineyard Vines
2. LL Bean
3. Barbour
4. Mountain Fratware
5. Peter Millar

In that order.

1. Vineyard Vines

Mar 29, 2018

Why do you need a vest indoors?

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Mar 29, 2018

So people know you trade bro.

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Mar 29, 2018

I don't know about anyone else's office but mine was legit cold and my vest was perfect to keep me warm.

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Mar 8, 2019

Agreed. Unless you're overweight and trying to look more slim, there's no need to wear a vest in the office. Even worse, short sleeved shirts in the summer.

Mar 29, 2018

Outside of Fratagonia, Arc'teryx and North Face

Mar 29, 2018

i've been rocking ralph lauren half zips. Don't @ me bro

Mar 28, 2018

REI is my go to right now in case you guys were wondering.

Mar 29, 2018

Walmart

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Mar 29, 2018

Not a huge fan of vests. They're not all that practical or, in my opinion, fashionable. I'd go Barbour or J. Crew, and I'd probably avoid fleeced ones.

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Mar 29, 2018

Gotta keep the core warm in a cold office without restricting movement of the arms, very practical

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Mar 29, 2018

loro piana

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Apr 23, 2018

Canali and Cucinelli as well.

Mar 29, 2018

.....

Mar 29, 2018

Nobody cares about the brand, you'll still look the same. If you are really concerned, get an argyle sweater vest.

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Mar 29, 2018

Uniqlo ultra light down vest!

Mar 30, 2018
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Mar 30, 2018

Supreme

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Mar 30, 2018

Lax pinnie

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Mar 30, 2018

Marmot is good quality

Mar 30, 2018

Uniqlo has some pretty nice ones

Mar 30, 2018

Go with Patagonia. It'll free your soul.

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Mar 31, 2018

I honestly went to Target and bought their brand of vest. They look good, fit well and only cost $15-20. Plus they don't have a logo on them. I bought black, charcoal and herringbone for less than the cost of one Fratigonia

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Mar 31, 2018

Carhartt.

Mar 31, 2018

I like my Columbia and Vineyard Vines vests.

Apr 1, 2018

Patagucci is life

Apr 1, 2018

tbh patagonia is popular because they make the coziest most appealing soft clothes. sucks so many dbags wear it, but it is what it is

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Apr 1, 2018

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Apr 2, 2018
Apr 17, 2018

Victorinox
Beretta

Carl Van Loon
Van Loon & Associates

Apr 17, 2018

Best vests I've found (in no particular order):

Barbour
Columbia
Orvis
Arc'teryx
LL Bean

Apr 24, 2018

I'm surprised there has been no mention of helly hansen yet. Their crew vests are warm enough for cool days and breathable enough to keep you cool enough for warmer days

Apr 24, 2018

Don't know if it has been named yet, but Moncler makes great vests.

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Apr 25, 2018

Who wears Fratagonia after college? Time to grow up and get on the Patagucci train while it's still at the station my man.

Hoping for hedge life.

Apr 26, 2018
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Mar 6, 2019

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