Augment V4 [Womens]
THIS IS A FINAL SALE PRODUCT. Size exchanges only while supplies last.
Women's cut [see the men's cut]
The companion piece to our Augment Blazer, the Augment V4 is the next step towards an augmented future. Textured accent panels and contrasting top-stitching highlight the signature angles of an Augment collection piece. Blend in or stand out—the choice is yours.
We have been designing for years now and there are always pieces that we eventually stop offering. In our first years it was because we didn’t have the capacity to make endless reruns and now it’s because we truly are committed to constant innovation. Enjoy these last Augment V4s, a super limited edition farewell tour for one piece we’ve loved and have to say goodbye to.
- Ultra light fabrics
- 100% cotton
- Fully lined
- Back vents
- Five button closure
- Two exterior pockets
- Dry clean
Mercenary - Black with port accents and grey thread
- Midnight Stealth - Navy digital camo with navy accents and grey thread
- Wicked - Black with green accents and charcoal thread
- Dark Side - Black with black accents and red thread
- Gilded Onyx - Black with blue accents and gold thread
I love it. It's damn hard to find a good button-up women's vest (I guess puffy vests and open sleeveless sweater-things are in fashion, and nothing else?). It's fitted without being tight, the fabric is textured, tough and pleasant to the touch, and I love love LOVE visible, off-colored stitching. I originally ran into Volante at a convention, but was unable to make a major clothing purchase on my convention-budget. Because of that, though, I have a good idea of the quality of Volante pieces and the correct size to order. Ever since, I've been hovering around, waiting for the right occasion to buy the things I can't find anywhere else, confident that the item will be the same high quality I saw at that convention. This is one of several purchases I've made, and I have never been disappointed.
The v4 an incredibly comfortable yet flattering vest/women's waistcoat. As usual with volante products, the quality is amazing, and the tailoring is excellent.
Okay, so I'm not the kind of person who can usually justify spending this much on one item of clothing, especially if it isn't a coat or a pair of good boots. On the face of it this is a lot for a vest. That being said, I have a Volante jacket that I've had for YEARS and the Stealth kit, and my husband has a couple of their jackets as well and every single item they make is exceptional quality, made with the best materials. I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. I wasn't. In fact I was impressed all over again. The pictures of this vest do not do it justice. In person the incredible attention to detail is evident. The materials are gorgeous, they FEEL high quality and this is coming from someone who is very texture oriented. The blue material has a very very tiny honey comb patterning to it that gives it a very nice feel and just enough visual interest to keep it from feeling flat. The vest has extra layers on the back panel of the same material in black and they even took the care to put more in the inside of the pockets for no reason that I can see except that it's a gorgeous detail that elevates the whole garment just that much more. Those are the kinds of details all over the vest and on top of that it's ****** comfortable. It fits like it's made for me, except for some extra room in the bust. Even then, there's enough room for me to tuck my hands in there with space to spare, but the cut is so good that no one would even know unless I demonstrated. The fit chart provided is extremely accurate so I knew I was going to have a little extra space in that department but it really doesn't look like it at all when I've got it on. It looks SHARP buttoned up, but it looks great open too; either way I feel like an absolute BOSS in it. I have a very short torso, so I do have to unbutton the bottom two buttons when I'm sitting at my desk, just to keep the material from straining a bit since it sits lower on my hips. If you're normally proportioned you wouldn't have that issue. Also I have to confess that the first time I wore this I, of course, dropped mustard on it and thought I was going to have to wear the spot until I got home. Once again, however, the quality of the materials showed through because a few dabs with a damp napkin and you never would have known it happened. This thing wasn't even wrinkled when I pulled it out of the package despite being folded for shipping. If you are considering getting anything from Volante, but especially this vest, DO IT. The price might seem up there, but even disregarding the fact that this is a small business that doesn't use sweat shop labor to make their garments, the material and quality alone makes it obvious that it's worth the cost. If this is anything like my jacket, the vest will still look like it's brand new years from now, unlike a lot of clothes that would be falling apart. Every dealing I've had with these folks has been pleasant, professional and enthusiastic and they are absolutely worth supporting.
This vest is slimming, sharp, and dapper. I've worn this for one of my drag King performances and it was surely a stunner for the outfit. Many compliments on it and surely sent them to check out Volante Design!
I've been looking for a classic fitted vest in a women's cut for years, so the second I saw this one I knew that I had to have it. I got the mercenary color scheme, and it looks great with a button-down shirt, or under a suit jacket for a three-piece look. I've already gotten a ton of compliments on it (and some demands to know where I found it!) and I've only had it a week. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!