The Clyde Vest is our absolute favorite "third piece." Adding a layer like this to your wardrobe is such a great way to introduce functionality, versatility, and dimension. The shawl collar gives this piece personality and functionality, with the option to wrap it closed around your body to keep out wind or to just change up your aesthetic. Sleeveless cut reduces unnecessary bulk at the arms, makes layering under other jackets a cinch, and means this piece is ultra comfortable to wear all day. This piece is meant to make your life easier and getting dressed simpler.
This 8oz indigo denim is the perfect weight for a three-season layer–just thick enough to cut the wind and chill, but light enough to wear indoors all day and not feel like you need to strip off your coat.
We've also made some exciting construction improvements with this material. An extra wide hem on the collar ensures that you see the "right" side of the denim with the collar folded back or wrapped closed. That wide hem is carried to the bottom of the jacket as well, giving luxurious drape and weight. The collar and bottom hem meet in a beautiful mitered corner that eliminates awkward corner bulk. These kinds of technique tweaks are some of my favorite things about making clothes, and I know you'll appreciate them too.
This piece also had some minor fit tweaks! The body is slightly narrower, we removed length to make it a bit more "all-day-wearable," and some of the width from the shawl collar was removed. To double check fit against an existing version of this style, please refer to the garment measurements!
MaryMarie is wearing a 1X/2X. She has a 51" chest, 45" waist, and 55" hip.
Kaitlin is wearing a S/M. She has a 34" chest, 26" waist, and 37" hip.
100% Cotton, milled in a factory with Oeko Tex Standard 1000 certification. Medium weight, sturdy denim in a gorgeous, washed indigo colorway. Reads darker in person than in photos, but has a true blue hue. The 8oz denim is ever so slightly lighter than the 12oz denim
Cotton is heavy duty, breathable, natural fiber that washes and dries beautifully. Ease of wear and care and potential for longevity are the reasons we selected this material.
8oz weight is perfect for a light jacket layer. It's heavier than a shirt-weight fabric, but light enough that you can wear it all day indoors or out without feeling like you need to take off your coat.
Indigo dye is natural and can be difficult to control–variations in color are to be expected and are not considered a defect. There may even be various hues within the same garment, and the color may shift and evolve over time. This material was washed at the mill, and our garments are washed and dried after production, so there should not be bleed-through, but some fading over time may still occur.
Wash on gentle cycle with cold water. Tumble dry warm. Leave unpressed for a casual look or press on medium heat with steam to remove wrinkles.
- Davant D.Verified Buyer10 seconds agoRated 5 out of 5 starsClyde vest
I love the Clyde vest in Indigo . The fabric is really nice and the cut and pockets are nice.
- Catherine B.Verified Buyer2 months agoRated 5 out of 5 starsBest Buy ever!
This is my go to! I don’t need to bring a purse, and living in an urban area I keep my essentials in those wonderful deep pockets. I too go to a farmers market and I have both hands free. I also get compliments constantly on my “duster” and how stylish it looks.
- AmyVerified Buyer4 months agoRated 5 out of 5 starsAbsolutely fantastic vest!
I am so glad to see a Clyde vest in denim, and the updated styling is really great. I have a couple of the canvas Clyde vests, and while I love them, this shorter vest is much more versatile for me for everyday wear. I hope you consider offering the canvas vests in this shorter style as well! I’m wearing this denim one almost every day.
- Catherine B.Verified Buyer6 months agoRated 5 out of 5 starsIt’s stylish yet so...
It’s stylish yet so utilitarian as well. First outing was my Saturday farmers market where I’m juggling keys, glasses, cell phone…it was more than up to the task. It’s comfortable and I will probably live in it as the weather turns chilly. Great purchase.