3 Ways to Wear
a Technical Vest

3 Ways to Wear a Technical Vest

With Patrick Johnson of P.Johnson

P.Johnson Angler's vest

It’s been two years and some change since the pandemic began and there have been many questions unanswered, but one thing remains true: The great outdoors is the ultimate place for restoration and maintaining some tranquility in your life. Ever since the earliest lockdowns, an increasing number of people have turned to relaxing outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, and yes ... even fishing.

Patrick Johnson of P.Johnson

Patrick Johnson of P.Johnson.

Those sports have been around for ages of course and they're all perfect to interact with one another amongst a healthy dose of fresh air. These activities grew in popularity out of necessity to have any human interaction with other parties outside of your own four walls, and maybe that's how they've also grown to acclaim in everyone's wardrobe. Need proof? Just look at the many collaborations and inspiration in menswear today. From Todd Snyder collaborating with golf brand Footjoy, Reigning Champ partnering with cult-favorite tennis publication Racquet Magazine and the gentleman angler styles seen at luxe brands like Drake's and P.Johnson.

Patrick Johnson of P.Johnson

Patrick Johnson of P.Johnson.

The Angler's vest from P.Johnson's latest collection makes for an ideal summer layer, whether you fish or not. Sure, it includes genuine details (rod loops, D-ring gear lugs and a back game bag to help balance the load on your shoulders), but it is also just a cool, technical piece that has the utilitarian and workwear vibes that remain at the forefront of men's fashion right now. Even far from the stream, it can be worn with your favorite pair of vintage denim or layered underneath a jacket. We caught up with designer Patrick Johnson to see what he's been eyeing lately to pair with his vest.

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3 Ways to Wear
a Technical Vest

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Sport Look

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Sport
Look

“The design is still very clean and allows for normal utility use. We also made it shorter so it can be kneeled in easily. For angling, it's great with an ultralight nylon ripstop quarter-zip or fishing shirt and matching shorts.”

Men's technical vest sport outfit

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1) Angler's vest,
$495 by P.Johnson

2) Magic Ways organic cotton-jersey tee,
$175 by Cottle

3) Seafoam nylon oxford quarter zip,
$395 by P.Johnson

4) Oyster nylon oxford walking short,
$265 by P.Johnson

5) XT-6 sneaker,
$190 by Salomon

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2

Casual Look

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Casual
Look

“I admire it when the outdoor life is referenced elegantly in the core wardrobe or with genuine purpose. Some outdoorsy garments slide into normal use nicely with a kind of irony or strange sort of harmony, others don't so much. It's a delicate thing. It's nice to think we can bring a little of our weekend life into the weekday if that is real and it makes us happy. Why not?”

Men's technical vest casual outfit

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1) Angler's vest,
$495 by P.Johnson

2) Blue superfine oxford shirt,
$225 by P.Johnson

4) 107 ivy league slim jean,
$355 by orSlow

5) Rugged twill zipped tote bag,
$225 by Filson

3) Match white walking shoe,
$595 by Mephisto

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Travel Look

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Travel
Look

“It is a great travel vest; dressed in either jeans, chinos or even over/under a blazer. I find I put a phone charger in the game bag and all other paraphernalia in the front side patches. The zipped interior patches are particularly great for a passport while traveling.”

Men's technical vest travel outfit

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1) Angler's vest,
$495 by P.Johnson

3) Blue and white striped oxford shirt,
$225 by P.Johnson

2) 5-pocket pant,
$265 / $185.99 by Nanamica

5) Brown elasticated belt,
$175 by P.Johnson

4) Michael suede whiskey shoe,
$500 by Paraboot

The Great
Outdoors Month

June is great outdoors month, a 30-day celebration of the outdoors that encourages everyone to embrace the outdoor spirit of America and head into the natural world.

NOTE: Items featured in this story are independently selected by the editorial team. Purchasing via our links may earn Valet. a portion of the sale, which helps fund our editorial mission.

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