A few of you have sent in pics of yourself rocking suit vests. As promised, here they are! (And if you want to be added, just let me know and I'll include you in this post.)
First up, here's Cris in a textured mahogany vest sporting a pin instead of a tie. She notes that she usually wears pins or brooches in place of ties these days, and also that suit vests can be a good choice for job interviews.
Next, here's Alyson Cheney, an aspiring model from Washington. She's wearing what appears to be some kind of women's jacket/vest thing, but she butches it up with a tie and an attitude and looks great!
Third, here's Bren, author of the butch-femme blog Buzz Cuts and Bustiers (photo by Jess Orlando). Bren says her favorite way to wear a suit vest is "with an untucked button-up shirt, dark jeans, sneakers, and a skinny tie."
Last but certainly not least: here's Whitney, who wore this outfit to a birthday party at a wine bar a few days ago. I love the dark vest/dark shirt combo, and can think of a huge range of ties that would match the outfit, too.
And as a bonus, here's a photo of dyke fashion maven k.d. lang looking good (um, as usual) in a suit vest. (BTW, if you haven't heard her recent album, Sing it Loud, get it! It's awesome! Here's the video for the first song on the album. It's kind of weird, and--toward the end--pretty hot.)
There you have it, folks. Suit vests and music for a happy Wednesday!