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Topic: A Good Vest for Busking?
Message: Posted by: James_Kelsey (Jan 12, 2015 03:16PM)
I own a buskers vest from Bobby Maverick and have been very happy with it but it is starting to fray a bit and I am considering a new vest. The problem is I don't believe Bobby is still making vests so I need to find a new one. I don't need all the features of the busker vest but does anyone know where I can buy a vest that have large side pockets and a breast pocket like the busker vest.
Message: Posted by: Bluesman (Jan 12, 2015 03:28PM)
I bet you could find someone in your own town to make you one. A vest is really easy to make.

Message: Posted by: sjbrundage (Jan 12, 2015 03:36PM)
Hi, I ordered the vest from Bobby a few years ago. I think I have only worn it like 3 times. If you want I can see what size I have. If you want it ill give you a pretty good discount off of what I orignally got it for.
Message: Posted by: MagiCol (Jan 13, 2015 01:32PM)
James, the good thing for you is that having worn Bobby's vest to the stage of it getting a bit frayed is that you know what features you want in a vest.
Like you,l've got one of his vests, and I doubt that you would find a vest with so many featues.
If you like another of Bobby's vests from him, why not make the effort to get in contact with him directly?

Over a period of some six years I have mangaged to find a couple of other 'ordinary' vests at 2nd hand shops. The requirements in a vest really depend on the items in your Magic Show and where your prefer to store them.
If yow want a non-Bobby vest [is there such a term of description?] you could design the vest you want and get estimates from seamstesses.

As an aside, I like a colourful vest to attract people's attention, but then my fedpra variety-store hat is a bright orange, so just what clothing draws attention to oneself when busking is not some fixed colour or style of clothing.

I suspect an overall 'look' of being an entertainer, and polite telling people to "watch this card trick", or whatever patter, is really what gets people to stop and watch.
I don't NEED a vest to make my Magic Show work.
Just saying ....