The Utility Vest is the Menswear Accessory of the Year

It’s official.

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Workwear is rife in menswear. And its contemporary counterpart is no different, with utility finding itself in both high fashion and streetwear, the engineered garments fit for all occasions have been sported by designers like Virgil Abloh toand influencers such as Leo Mandella. The utility vest shows (quite literally) that one size fits all. We pick our must haves from the fashion trend below:

Snow Peak Fishing Vest

($225)

Based on the vests worn by fishermen in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture, the ultimate utility brand is incomparable in their practical urban wear. The vest body is completely durable, made from lightweight cordura material, and is resistant to all tears, scuffs and abrasions.

Engineered Garments Twill Field Vest 

($359)

More relaxed than most of the vests, with less pockets, this Engineered Garments piece is both simple and modest. The sturdy but lightweight vest has two pockets and a drawstring hem, while its reverse benefits from a breathable mesh base.

Neighbourhood Cotton-Ripstop Cargo Vest 

($475)

Neighbourhood always returns to workwear for inspiration, and this vest is no exception. Less bulky than the full-size vests, this durable abrasion-resistant piece has five pockets with adjustable buckled straps to get the correct fit. 

Nanamica Dock Vest 

($167)

A more elegant take on the utility vest, both Nanamica and their vests for The North Face Purple offer lighter alternatives, where traditional silhouettes and styles blend seamlessly with the latest in textile technology.

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