At first, I was reluctant to get this vest to pair with the blue R&W suit due to the cost; I decided to buy it anyway since it completes the blue suit look. I gained further utility from this vest because it pairs well with my navy blazer and it looks good surprisingly with dark wash jeans. I am very happy with purchase with this vest. You might get more use of this than the actual suit since you can use it for layering under a navy or a camel overcoat. Love this item. You might want to get one size higher as the fit is quite snug. I am 38 but I got a 40.