clyde vest

Heavyweight Wool

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  • Description

    The cold weather version of our beloved Clyde Vest—our favorite "third piece." Adding a layer like this to your wardrobe is such a great way to introduce functionality, versatility, and dimension. I see classic, timeless, monochrome styling with this piece, inspired by the likes of a draped layering virtuoso (think Diane Keaton). A slim, dark look paired with smart heels will take you from work to dinner in the city, and to everywhere in between.

    In thick, warm wool, this piece keeps your chest and trunk insulated while leaving your arms free for easy mobility and bulk-free layering. A vest like this works supremely well over a thick sweater when the weather isn't quite cold enough for a full coat, or layered under your outerwear when temperatures are very cold without further restriction to your arms. This piece is meant to make your life easier and getting dressed simpler.


    We have so many great iterations of this pocket style, including other fabrics, colors, and lengths. Shop our Clyde Outerwear Series here!

    Interested in transforming your garment with a belt? Shop Accessories here!

  • Material & Care

    Fabric: Heavyweight Wool

    Fiber Content: 60% Climate Beneficial Wool, 40% Alpaca, domestically sourced

    Description: An immeasurably soft, heavyweight, plainweave wool that holds the shape of our garments with integrity. Gorgeous visible texture and supple, rich handfeel. Not at all itchy, and super warm without excessive weight. Our wool-alpaca blend is as breathable as it is insulating. Because of its moisture wicking properties, it’s sure to keep you comfortable on a brisk winter day. Our wool is washed in house to give it a brushed, organic finish. Heathered yarn blends natural and colored fiber together for a variegated, earthy appearance.

    Care: Hand wash with cold water and wool detergent. Lay flat to dry. For a sharp suiting look, press on high heat with steam and a wool clapper.

    *Due to wool's short staple fibers, some pilling is to be expected in areas of high friction. Use a wool brick or sweater shaver to remove pills.

    Click here to learn more about our Heavyweight Wool!

  • Sizing & Fit

    Intended to have a relaxed, oversized fit. Open front allows for versatility in sizing. Pockets are slightly higher than on the Clyde Trench. Loose armholes are great for layering. Hits mid-calf.

    The generous 3" bottom hem also allows for easy length adjustments by a tailor.

    XXS 29" 23" 33"
    XS 30" - 31" 24" - 25" 34" - 35"
    S 32" - 33" 26" - 27" 36" - 37"
    M 34.5" - 36" 28.5" - 30" 38.5" - 40"
    L 37.5" - 39" 31.5" - 33" 41.5" - 43"
    XL 41" - 43" 35" - 37" 45" - 47"
    2XL 45.5" - 48" 39" - 41.5" 49" - 51.5"
    3XL 50.5" - 53" 44" - 46.5" 54" - 56.5"
    4XL 55.5" - 58" 49" - 51.5" 59" - 61.5"


    XXS 18.5" 21.5" 22.75" 9.75" 36.5"
    XS 19.75" 23" 24.25" 10.25" 37.75"
    S 20.75" 24" 25.25" 10.75" 38.5"
    M 22" 25.25" 26.5" 11" 39.25"
    L 22.5" 26.75" 28" 11.5" 40"
    XL 24.25" 27.15" 28.75" 12" 40.5"
    2XL 26" 29.25" 30.75" 12.25" 41.25"
    3XL 27.5" 31" 32.5" 12.75" 41.75"
    4XL 29.75" 32.75" 34.25" 13.25" 42"


    *Garment measurements were taken flat, so double where necessary. All measurements are approximate, +/- a tolerance that is to be expected with handmade clothing.

    Visit our Sizing Guide for more information on how to measure yourself, select your size, and best use our garment measurements! Feel free to email us at for a sizing recommendation as well. We are always here to help!

  • Shipping & Returns

    Your ES garment is cut, sewn, washed, dried, and packed up for you all in our Nashville warehouse. We encourage you to read a couple of our favorite blog posts on pricing and Liz’s entrepreneurial story while you wait!

    Once your garment arrives, we hope it becomes the most trusted piece in your wardrobe. If you’d like return for store credit or exchange for another size/style, that’s no problem. Return shipping is on us. Email to begin the process!

    Read more about our Return Policy here.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Goes With Everything

After waffling between the CWC trench and vest, I went with the vest. I work from home and keep the furnace low to be eco-friendly, so I'm constantly bundled up during the winter. The gray vest is the perfect piece, one I wear almost daily. It looks just as good with a sweatsuit as it does with a dress and tights. The low armholes make it work with the bulkiest, biggest-sleeved sweaters without constricting movement. And the lapels are wide enough to wind around me in a cocoon. Finally, I can fit entire books, notebooks, phone, and anything else in the pockets. The piece I didn't know I needed!

For sizing, I often size down to XXS in ES (I'm 5'4" and petite) but I'm glad I got the XS.

Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Too Small, 0 is Perfect and 2 is Too Big
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Rated 3 out of 5
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Nice piece but not for me

Wool was beautiful but overwhelmed my frame and heavy to wear. I would have tried sizing down but probably wouldn’t get enough wear due to the weight and the climate where I live.

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Elizabeth Suzann

Thanks for sharing this feedback, Lara! If you'd like to exchange this piece for a different garment, our Customer Relations Team is happy to help! Just send us an email at, and we'll take care of everything. :)

Rated 5 out of 5
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Favorite cozy layer to wear

I love this vest! I put in on over my lounge around the house on Sunday morning things, I put it on when it's cold in the house and I want to keep my arms free...It does run way larger than the cotton canvas Clyde Vest though. I ordered my usual size in ES small and I really should have exchanged it for the xs, but didn't want to let that much time pass without having it to wear.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Like a good hug

Heavy, soft, and textured. I didn’t expect to love this as much as I do—it’s truly been the “third piece” in my winter wardrobe, both for going out and staying in in a cuddle pile on the couch. After being initially disappointed upon seeing that a true black wool wasn’t offered with in the CWC, I’m now sold on the functional genius and appeal of the variegated white fibers in with the darker wool.

Waffled between XS and S and am really happy with the S—perfect length and body for me at just under 5’4”.

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