Once only adorned by the not so stylish Rab C. Nesbitt and Albert Steptoe, Burberry have included the String Vest heavily in their London Collections Show.
String vests really were everywhere; peeking out from beneath loose silk trenchcoats, on full display under loosely worn London map-print silk scarves, and raffishly rippling beneath shaggy sheepskins or above single-pleat grey wool trousers.
At first glance, I could not believe my eyes. Really?! String Vests at London Collections Week? But, when worn in context and by someone with the correct physique, they could work! Maybe only after going on a strict diet and a chest wax…..