You should like this Engineered Garments Highcount Twill Cover Vest for a number of reasons, but the best reason (objectively) is that it doesn’t make you wrong for being a lunatic that wants to enter their vests through side-seams. It’s a specific condition to address, but EG is nothing if not specific.
(Also, I’m probably that lunatic, but my myriad conditions are well-documented in this marginally safe space. Onward.)
It’s made in New York with a 100% cotton highcount twill fabric, lined with a 51/49 polyester/cotton blend and — aside from buttoned plackets at the side and shoulder that allow for the aforementioned side-entry — it features a slit-neck opening, a gusseted pocket at the torso and an adjustable drawstring at the hem, the importance of which can’t be understated.
Otherwise, it’s billed as lightweight and it’s also navy blue, which, by law, always adds value. And if you buy it now, you can always just wear it inside and pretend that Chicago isn’t colder than Antarctica right now.
Available for $285CAD (~$215USD) at lost & found.