How I manage to find great pieces like this I may never understand but the point is that they are out there and since I began thrifting I've never run into a situation where I just can't find anything. One of the reasons I do what I do is because if I go into a retail store at the mall there is a very good chance that I will not find anything.
The reason is probably because trends are force fed and not very organic. Once I go into a thrift store I have free reign to clothes dated all the way back to the 20s. How's that for fashion at your own pace. This is the only denim vest I own and I'm glad this one is my first and quite possibly my last since I haven't seen anything that compares.