Wednesday, January 18, 2012

LAROK Military Vest

Took my military-inspired vest for a spin yesterday :) I've always been a fan of the army-chic looks like cargo skinnies (here), cargo jackets (here), and vintage olive coloured pants (here and here). It gives off that sexy but tough vibe, which you all know I like from seeing all my oufit posts! Thus, it's natural that I was drawn to this Cadet vest made by LAROK while speed-browsing DJ Premium during their Cyber Monday Sale.

LAROK 'Cadet' vest (here, similar); J Brand x Hussein Chalayan pants (here, similar);
F21 sweater & tank top; Vince Camuto 'Braden' boot in Whiskey (on sale! here

Anyone notice my sleeve was up on one arm but not the other? Haha. Silly me, I didn't realize until after but I'm not OCD or anything so it doesn't bother me. I'm sure it bothers some of you! :)

Anyway, this vest is made of a stiff cotton that really holds its shape. I like the fit, except the waist is abnormally high. It may not look like it, but the waist belt is actually on my rib cage in these photos. This vest probably wasn't made for people with longer torsos. It needs to be a good 1.5-2 inches lower, where my actual waist is. But that's not a problem because I can easily alter the belt loops.

Now get this: those flap pockets? YAH THEY'RE FAKE. Ugh, I didn't know this before I bought it. I had considered it, but seeing as this vest retailed around $238, I thought, Okay, it's that expensive so there's no way they would skimp on the pockets. But I was SO WRONG! I got this vest for uber cheap compared to the retail ($30) so I can't really complain, but I was still disappointed that they faked me out! (see what I did there? ^___^)

Besides the abnormally high waist and the faux pockets, I really like the design of the vest. It has cute military-esque embellishments like the studs and the brooch-badge, as well as the grommetted belt around the waist. I particularly like that there is a hole at the side. Makes it more girly, I think.

Overall, since I got this vest on uber-sale, I can justify the alterations and faux pockets. But at $238 retail?
Hell no.


  1. Good one. Very simple and very cool. I need to get a military jacket or vest too.

  2. Great vest! I love it with those boots.

  3. I've been searching for a military vest/jacket and have yet to find one that fits just right.
    The brooch is so cute and what a deal!

  4. Thank you so much for the unbelievably sweet comments on my blog! I love your style- this look is the perfect blend of chic and military-based :) I am officially following you on bloglovin, I would love it if you could follow me back!

    XX Kathryn

  5. Marija RosehorseshoeJanuary 19, 2012 at 2:42 AM

    Love the way you styled the vest. So pretty in combination with the brown boots! In love with it :)

  6. Pretty outfit. The jacket is original
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  7. Love the vest & your boots! Great look!
    The Urban Umbrella

  8. Thank you! Following you too :)

  9. Yay! I love your blog :) Larok is one of my favorite brands<3 too bad they are super expensive! Hahaha :) 
    Check out my fashion blog! I just started it:)
    best of luck, 
    xokristen danielle


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