My first husband loved vests. I made him vests for St. Patrick's Day, Christmas, just because, and then I made this one. I had been studying fashion design at Mesa College and decided rather than do the simple vests I had been doing for him, I would do a shaped vest, darted and hand worked buttonholes. This was the fabric he chose so I had the added challenge of matching stripes for the first time ever. I don't know if he still wears this vest, but I know when I finally presented it to him he loved it.