What happened to the sweater vest?

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  1. PKfan1

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    Does anyone know where I could find a nice tennis sweater vest?
    I would really love a cable knit v-neck sweater vest and I can't find any anywhere.
     
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  2. embot

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    Fred Perry still makes sweater vests. I'm pretty sure Tennis Warehouse sells them.
     
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  3. slowfox

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    maybe Ralph Lauren...
     
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  4. Bobby Jr

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    I think someone just saw the pic of Federer wearing one practising in Switzerland.
     
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  6. High street sw19

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    Fila make nice ones.
     
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  7. Racquet Daddy

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    I like to rock the sweater vest every once in a while coaching at school. Classy look. I got one from Nike in past winter lines. Also picked up a Polo Ralph Lauren one in the clearance section at Dillard's.
     
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  8. max

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    The old Bob Lutz look! I used to have a couple of them, but they used to ride up on me; I just use a wool full sweater. Gotta be wool: cotton gets sweaty wet and nasty.

    There was about ten years ago a website at which some folks in New England were offering some very nice tennis sweaters and vests; expensive stuff, but well made, so the kind of thing that once you buy you'll have for 20 years. Nice stuff. Can't recall the name.
     
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  9. 8F93W5

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    The sweater vest is part of why tennis had a (incorrect unfair) sissy image for so long
     
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    I have a nice babolat one
     
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    Tennis Vest's

    I have some old school cotton vests by Le Coq Sportif that work well, have an Adidas one also, but the bottom is too small causing it to ride up and balloon out, not good for playing/hitting.
     
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  12. WildVolley

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    I'm not sure I buy this at all.

    The main guy who wore a sweater vest in the somewhat modern era was Boris Becker. Somehow a 6'3" guy pounding 130mph serves and doing diving volleys didn't seem very sissy.
     
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  13. schenkelini

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    Jimmy retired and the sweater vest went with him.
     
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    I use to rock to tennis sweater vest with a t-shirt.

    I blame global warming....lol
     
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    This man would like to have a word with you.

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  16. Shaolin

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    Maybe everyone realized that a sweater vest serves no functional purpose, other than to look like a spoiled rich kid from the Hamptons or a retired old man who plays golf all day.
     
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  17. goober

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    They keep your torso warm and do not add an extra layer of clothing to your arms to keep them more free. I wouldn't say they have NO function. I guess you could question if they are worth it. But I am actually thinking of getting some. :)
     
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    delete......
     
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  20. WildVolley

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    You don't want to look rich?

    Now I want to get a sweater vest.:)
     
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  21. JRstriker12

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    Probably replaced by the fleece vest - better moisture wicking, lighter, and just as warm.

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  22. BLX_Andy

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    Yeah but Federer's Wimbledon sweater vest is only sold at Wimbledon and is mighty expensive and limited.
     
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    Good point. I'd opt for the fleece over even a nice wool sweater vest. It's just handier to laundry.
     
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