The vest: a country fashion icon or just an adult bib?

WITH the fear of turning this column into a fashion critique, I have to declare my love of vests.

When I arrived on the Southern Downs one, of my first meet-and-greets was with the show and rodeo society and, being the new bloke in town, I thought I would buy some merchandise to show my support.

They had vest at half price and the weather was starting to get cold so I dipped into my pocket and bought one.

Like your first beer or your first winner on the punt, I was hooked and had to have more of one of the lord's greatest creations .

I found inspiration inside the office at work with one of the journalists who is a aficionado of the attire and took me under his wing and outlined the benefits of this garment.

I discovered the vest is best used as an adult bib because when you drop a pie and sauce over yourself at the sheep sale, you can just rip the vest straight off and you're as good as new.

A great way to identify a fellow bush bloke when heading the coast is when you see someone else who thinks shorts, thongs and a vest look great.

If you wear that and are as good looking as myself, it keeps the ladies away from my model-like features.

Vests are also are cheaper than a full jumper so, having started to bring the vest back into mainstream fashion, it's time to get on board and embrace these sleeveless wonders.



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