The Dawson x Cerrone vest is a versatile piece that draws influence from the North American camping boom of the 60s and 70s. Think Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, The Deerhunter, Trail Mix, Winnebagos, Ford Broncos — escaping to the open wilderness in a simpler time. We wanted to create something that balanced this inspiration with our lived experiences in the sartorial world, and our creative process led us to take the waistcoat silhouette championed in Savile Row and splice it with the functional vests worn by campers, hikers, and fishermen in the 60s and 70s.
We chose to produce two different make-ups for the Dawson x Cerrone Vest. For a more rugged look, we have the khaki version, made from deadstock lightweight British Milleraine waxed cotton. This edition is water-resistant thanks to the waxed finish, and comes with orange ripstop nylon in the gussets for a hit of contrast and functionality.
Both vests are constructed with a multi-pocket silhouette and come with a tonal reinforcing shoulder patch, hand-dyed British Corozo buttons, and a custom Dawson x Cerrone club patch. We designed this exclusive patch in-house with the same amateur-drawn naivety that is so often seen on mid-century souvenir and members' patches for an authentic and nostalgic touch.
A medium is made to fit a 38" chest.