clyde vest

Midweight Linen

$ 220.00

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Availability: This garment is made to order and ships in 3-5 weeks!

  • Description

    We've updated the sizing of this garment! All orders placed on or after November 1st, 2017 will be produced in accordance with our new size chart. Check out our guide to selecting your size, or e-mail support@elizabethsuzann.com with any questions!

    The return of another ES favorite - this is our beloved Keaton Duster with an updated Clyde pocket. The concept of a layering vest is a favorite of mine. Adding a piece like this to your wardrobe is such a great way to introduce functionality, versatility, and dimension. Visually lengthening and streamlining, I love the vertical lines it adds to the silhouette of an outfit. It brings another element of texture and fabric to whatever's underneath - pair with contrasting pieces for a more dynamic look, or wear over matching fabrics and colors for tonal depth.

    Deep, generous pockets are ideal for storing things - this is a great work-horse piece for those who use tools throughout the day. The perfect studio companion for the jewelry-maker, florist, photographer, painter, or stylist. I see classic, timeless, monochrome looks with this piece on a woman like Diane Keaton - an all black, slim look paired with smart heels will take you from work to dinner in the city and everywhere in between. I also see this covered in paint, dust, chalk, well worn and used paired with trusty denim and clogs on an artist like long-time favorite Eva Hesse. This piece is meant to make your life easier and getting dressed simpler.

    Cut from a sturdy, incredibly durable linen that can be pressed to a neat, crisp finish, or left wrinkled after washing for a perfectly lived-in look. It will only soften and improve with age, a beautiful benefit of clothing meant for a life fully-lived.

  • Quick Info

    - Knee length vest
    - Deep Clyde pockets
    - Unlined
    - 100% Midweight Linen
    - Available in XS-XL
    - Cut and sewn to order just for you in our Nashville studio

  • Material & Care

    Midweight Linen

    100% Linen

    This is a medium weight, sturdy, structured, incredibly durable broadcloth linen that can be pressed to a neat, crisp finish, or left wrinkled after washing for a perfectly lived-in look. It has luxurious body and weight, and the strength to stand up to years of daily wear. It will only soften and improve with age, starting out with a coarser finish but with the ability to become more supple and flexible with wear. We love linen because of the natural strength and durability the fiber possesses, and because it is a very friendly fiber on the environment. It requires very little processing, is virtually lint-free, hypoallergenic, extremely comfortable in all seasons, insulating, and absorbent. It is also one of my favorite fabrics aesthetically - possessing such charm and texture in its variation, with a natural sheen that doesn't feel at all pretentious.

    Available in four classic colors - a warm "Ivory," a natural "Flax," a rich "Navy," and a deep "Black."

    Hand or machine wash on gentle cycle with cold water. Tumble dry low. Leave unpressed for a beautifully rumpled look (as pictured here), or press on medium heat with steam to remove wrinkles, straighten neckline, sleeves, and hem. Will press to a crisp, smooth finish.

    Click here to read more about the properties of our midweight linen, where it comes from, and how to care for it!

  • Sizing & Fit

    Available in sizes XS-XL. See our size chart to determine your size.

    Intended to have a relaxed fit. Open front allows for versatility in sizing. Low armholes are non-restricting and great for layering. Hits just past the knee.

    This is the return of the super popular Keaton Duster from SS16. It’s had a name change (because it really is more of a vest than duster), and it has the Clyde pocket instead of an angled pocket. We released a wool version of this during our online sample sale, and it was super popular! We changed the sizing from OS to XS-XL - a previous OS would be equivalent to a M now.

    Shayla (short hair) is 5' 9.5" with a 33" bust, 26" waist, and 36" hip. She is wearing the S.

    Renee (long hair) is 5' 9.5" with a 33" bust, 25" waist and 36" hip. She is wearing the S.