This vest looks like something a mountain dye craftsman would wear during the winter months under a thick hanten. Spending all night weaving and repairing clothes by candlelight. Slightly influenced by vintage vests found in the old west.
Indigo patchwork and white sashiko stitching look so incredibly good together here. The design of varying hues of indigo patches, and intricate sashiko stitching look countryside rugged-refined. The back is a subtle indigo duck sashiko fabric. The overall effect is eye-catching but not noisy. The front side of the vest is stuffed with batting as a light weight insulation, just slightly plushy.
Sashiko duck fabric slightly faded.