This past fall/winter I was definitely pretty into the wool suiting vests and there wasn't much of a shortage of them. I found a great one from Rogues Gallery and have been wearing it quite regularly. It is still pretty cold out, but the times are changing and a heavy wool isn't going to be the most ideal in a couple months. I still like the look over a t shirt or button down quite a bit, so luckily Beams has it covered. They went with the 100% cotton waist coat this spring in grey and navy for the warmer weather. The cut of it looks good, definitely not synthetic back which is great - no complaints. Of course other than it's only available in Japan, but if you have a good connection it will only be retailing for about $100 at Beams.