This vest is wonderful in every respect but one - you have to iron it each time you wear it! My husband is a big man - generally 2XTall , and the vest fits him well in the 2X size. He needs it for everyday, as he has a heart pump (like Cheney)and it is great for carrying his batteries. They fit in the front pockets perfectly. Its dressy enough to get away with wearing it as a regular type of vest,but YOU HAVE TO IRON IT! The linen type cloth is nice, and washes great, but you should figure out a way to make it permanent pressed. It would then be perfect.
I am happy with this purchase. I travel frequently to the Yucatan and the Caribbean on business, to spots where ties and jackets fortunately are not the norm, and this is a nice, weather-friendly way to transport all the ""stuff"" we guys are used to having in our jacket pockets and need at the airports. Nice for local and weekend wear, too.