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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2014, 12:13:45 PM »
This is a vest - it's an underwear garment, or summer/shabby type:


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AW: Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2014, 12:24:24 PM »
This is a vest - it's an underwear garment, or summer/shabby type:


I'm pretty sure your country is the only where that is a vest. ;)
Really funny to think that you thought they'd wear that over a shirt. ;D
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Re: AW: Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2014, 12:27:27 PM »
I'm pretty sure your country is the only where that is a vest. ;)

This:
I think also there's a difference between the US and the UK idea of a vest - in that Americans have these sweater vest things (they look cute and I want one) which go over a shirt, and British people have vests as a sort of extra layer of warmth under your normal clothes. And they are less appealing.

You probably also call sidewalk to what is actually a pavement. And cookie to what is obviously a biscuit ;D
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Re: AW: Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2014, 01:48:34 PM »
I'm pretty sure your country is the only where that is a vest. ;)

Its a vest in the United Kingdom and many / most Commonwealth countries.

So there.

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Re: AW: Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2014, 03:24:06 PM »
You probably also call sidewalk to what is actually a pavement. And cookie to what is obviously a biscuit ;D
Oh, I'm not from an English speaking country, so I can laugh about all of you. ;)

A vest (the "medieval" type) is "Weste" in German, so it's quite similar, while this underwear garment is simply an "Unterhemd" (Hemd = Shirt, Unter = Under).
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2014, 03:47:40 PM »
What you call a vest, an american would call a 'white beater', 'wife beater', or just sleeveless T-shirt. This is the American idea of a vest:



it's pretty much any sleeveless jacket that comes in two parts (and buttons up or not). The one above is more formal, but this is also a vest:


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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2014, 06:05:09 PM »
Funny, here in the Netherlands we call this a vest:


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Re: AW: Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2014, 06:52:25 PM »
A vest (the "medieval" type) is "Weste" in German, so it's quite similar, while this underwear garment is simply an "Unterhemd" (Hemd = Shirt, Unter = Under).

See? A vest is something you wear under your shirt hehe
I know some german, but hadn't learnt Weste - I guess nobody wore that in Switzerland hehe
(my mother tongue then calls your Weste "colete" and the Unterhemd "camisola interior", which is a literal translation hehe)

Justan, "wife beater"? :o Really?
I'd call those in your pictures a waistcoat.

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Re: AW: Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2014, 07:09:54 PM »
Justan, "wife beater"? :o Really?

Yep. I almost posted that my self, but chickened out. But yes, in America, that is pretty much what it would be called. Though, since it's not white it might be considered a "klassy wife beater" … yes, that would be the type of classy that should be spelled with a 'k'
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Re: AW: Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2014, 07:13:14 PM »
Justan, "wife beater"? :o Really?

Yep. I almost posted that my self, but chickened out. But yes, in America, that is pretty much what it would be called. Though, since it's not white it might be considered a "klassy wife beater" … yes, that would be the type of classy that should be spelled with a 'k'

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2014, 10:20:47 PM »
What you call a vest, an american would call a 'white beater', 'wife beater', or just sleeveless T-shirt. This is the American idea of a vest:


I'd call those waistcoats :)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2014, 12:13:02 AM »
I call it a singlet. In fact Bruce Willis was referred to here as 'the singlet with eyes' because of his habit of wearing one in many of his films, most notably the Die Hard franchise. A vest to me is generally a sleeveless woollen garment.
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« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2014, 12:33:20 AM »
I'm pretty sure your country is the only where that is a vest. ;)

Its a vest in the United Kingdom and many / most Commonwealth countries.

So there.

Australian here. As far as I have ever known, that to us is a singlet.

Our vests are the same as Justan has shown. We also have pullover vests, which are usually knitted without a front opening.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2014, 01:03:51 AM »
I remember the vest thing confusing me as a younger reader. But yes as Brandon is a Yank he will be meaning a waistcoat not an undershirt!

Now for the pants debate. Where do you wear yours? As an inner layer or an out layer?
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2014, 03:26:23 AM »
I remember the vest thing confusing me as a younger reader. But yes as Brandon is a Yank he will be meaning a waistcoat not an undershirt!

Now for the pants debate. Where do you wear yours? As an inner layer or an out layer?

both ;)