Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lusting After: Orvis Waxed Sheridan Vest

Having just talked about quilted outerwear options for fall, it makes sense to highlight this excellent new down vest from Orvis.  The Waxed Sheridan vest is more or less your standard down vest, but really shines thanks to the quilted western yoke detailing.  I can't speak on how trim or not trim it fits, but from the picture it looks like it would definitely fall into the former of the two categories - you don't want to look like Randy in A Christmas Story.  The outer shell is waxed for water resistance and the front snap pockets actually feature hidden hand warmers, which is an extremely functional feature left off of too many pieces of outerwear.  The downside, for those of us who aren't exactly vegan friendly, is the faux-suede used instead of the real deal, but I guess that helps with the pricepoint if you want to do the whole "glass half full" thing.  If you're a smaller guy you're out of luck as per usual with Orvis - the smallest size is a medium.  When your mom told you to drink your milk she knew what she was talking about.


-L.A.S

11 comments:

  1. Doesn't gant rugger have a similar vest coming out this fall? i want to see that one before i get interested in this one, but these are really nice.

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  2. "When your mom told you to drink your milk she knew what she was talking about."

    You're right. Amping up to that 10,000 calorie/day diet will do wonders for your ability to wear Orvis clothing. Once you get to the 250/275lb mark, you can start sporting a Medium.

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  3. Hey fellas,
    That second olive vest reminds me of the olive garden. Which I am still confused as to whether or not they still have the early bird special.

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  4. You can get milk at the Olive Garden.

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  5. The fettuccine sauce on the Alfredo most assuredly has a high dairy count if you are so inclined.
    See the upcoming blog Fettuccine Inclined for more in depth coverage.

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  6. I think the verdict is still split 50/50 on the early bird debacle.

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  7. I dig the blue one, but I'm still in favor of the Barbour option.

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  8. Patrick KicklighterAugust 22, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Fettuccine Inclined!

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  9. If anyone pops into a Carluccio's I'd recommend checking out their soups - they're pretty damn good. They warm you up proper and will taste dope with the upcoming F/W season. In the mean time you can just eat those raspberry and white chocolate muffins they do.

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  10. I dig this. It reminds of the resurgence of these 70's style vest that showed up last year everywhere from Orvis to Patagonia.

    Slightly American, slightly vintage, currently on point.

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