The vest is made of soft wool in a quiet herringbone pattern. Vests are rare these days. When I starting work in the early-1980's, most suits came with three pieces. Now, it's almost impossible to find a formal or informal vest. Despite their scarcity, I like the impression that vests create. I used to own many of them, but this is the first one I've put in my closet in two decades. I found it at Macy's where it was half-price ($30 instead of $60).
The tie is an interesting story. Recently, I bought two expensive wool suits for work. As a reward, the store (Men's Wearhouse) sent me a $50 coupon. I figured I'd use it on a tie, since their ties cost $55 (which is more than I like to spend on a tie). When I got there today, I discovered they are running a sale (buy one, get one free) -- so I walked out with two $55 ties at a total price of $5. Nice deal!
The colors in the tie are unusual, They really appeal to me. What do you think?