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.
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.