If you’ve been noticing a few more vests on the street, there’s a reason. A good vest is the perfect way to bulk up a fall outfit—and eke out a few more weeks without your full winter coat.

But if the standard puffer vest is a bit too woodsy for you, we’ve tracked down a better option from Schott. It’s modeled off archival garments from the ’20s, so the vibe is a lot more old-fashioned than the Reagan-era Lands’ End style. That also means swapping synthetics for old-fashioned wool, so it’ll fit under your blazer a lot more inconspicuously.

And just like the puffed version, it does wonderful things with flannel.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom