The Puppy Love vest is a great example of a mid-1970s, up-to-the-minute coordinate that added attitude to any ensemble. It’s a playful piece that literally spells out adolescent bliss. One can’t help but think of school binders doodled with all sorts of testaments to teenage infatuation - whether for the captain of the football team or David Cassidy. The vest also speaks to the fashion trends of the times - its high-waisted cut yearns for a pair of skintight bell-bottoms, and the tailored fit and deep armholes demand nothing less than a broad butterfly-collar shirt worn underneath. The exaggerated 1-by-1 ribbed waist, steeked armholes and stranded colorwork make this lovely project a brief but intense affair.