Vests were a big deal when I was a kid.
I couldn't go anywhere without wearing a vest or else I'd have my Mum to answer to. We all wore them, my Dad, my brothers, everyone. Not my sisters though or my Mum. They went vestless for some reason.
The vests I wore where always white and sort of slightly stretchy. It meant I always ended up with three layers on in winter; a vest, a shirt and a jumper. If I had to wear a coat to go outside I roasted!
I'm pretty sure I didn't wear vests in summer. That would have been daft. In fact i think I tried to go as shirtless as possible in those long lazy sunny days of the Sixties and Seventies summers, especially in the garden or on holiday. I doubt I took my shirt off down the park but I can't recall.
String vests were popular with older males back then. I don't think I had any. They can't have afforded as much heat as one of my full vests, what with all those holes letting the warmth out!
I haven't worn a vest since the mid-Seventies. One of those bots of clothing consigned to the history bin.
I haven't been as warm though!
Did you have to wear a vest readers?