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Fleece Vest

Fleece Vest

Regular price $40.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $40.00 USD
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Price includes Left Chest Embroidery Of United States Submarine Veteran text and Dolphins.

Ready for layering, this super soft, low-pill, midweight fleece vest offers great warmth at a great price.

  • 8.3-ounce, 100% polyester
  • Twill-taped neck
  • Reverse coil zipper
  • Chin guard
  • Knotted zipper pulls
  • Front zippered pockets
  • Open cuffs
  • Open hem with draw cord and toggles for adjustable
The best place on the web to buy an Official USSVI Vest,
actually SUBVEST is one of the ONLY places!

 There are many options above to customize your vest exactly how you want it.   The Options are vast, however, You are a Submarine sailor – so it shouldn’t scare you….. My ONE rule is that there are no Rules, and definitely NO "Vest Police" out there, so your limits are my limits.
  The Submarine vest shown to the left is
and Made in THE United States!  
Average time to make is about 3 weeks  

Thank you for your service!

- The Vest Lady 


I have been making vests for over 20 years and am thrilled when I see them at a convention or an event.  One thing to remember is that there are no rules when creating this vest, so if you can dream it up… I probably can do it.


 *Your name on the right front decoratively sewn on

*Your dolphins on the left, you earned em!

If you want the large USSVI patch sewn on the back that a small upcharge, then

*The name of the USSVI base that you belong to is sewn 1″ tall above back logo 

*Life Member Text and or Holland Club text sew STRAIGHT across –

 *City and State can even be added here that would be sewn in a curve under the main Back Logo


Other than that, please take your time and fill out all the options above.  There are many options included, and I have tried to think of them all, but if you can think of something else, then please ask…. after all… it’s your vest…


TRUE SIZING: When choosing your proper size, PLEASE consider the size you would purchase a sweatshirt for yourself in… only once or twice have I had someone who said that the size they picked was too small….and they had to do a complete re-order, I was able to salvage patches but it was not easy, cheap or free.   but over time, I do warn you that the vests “shrinks” JOKE!  and your stomach will stay the same!  LOL… not really, but I have had folks get great use out of the chained button that can be applied to the front!


Boats & Commands: 

Each boat name and hull number are sewn 1″ tall in Block font for only $5 each,

no matter what.  For example,  USS  PIKE SS  173 = $5 and USS  GEORGE WASHINGTON  CARVER SSBN  656 = $5.

Boat Names and Hulls are usually sewn with a dash before the Hull Number, in the first few years of making vests that's how I was asked to make them, and so for the next 15 years I followed suit.    As you print them will be how I sew them.  There are many Submarine Sailors out there and a many different opinions on how best to do this.  Trying to please you all.

 Want to signify BLUE or GOLD Crew? Add on Same Line as Command


Were you a plank owner, an XO, or a CO?

Let me know in the same space you write the Boat name, and that is sewn on FREE, underneath the appropriate boat.  It will be sewn in a different color and font from the rest, as seen above.


RATES & NICK-NAMES: Sewn on the front chest are only $5 each…. come’on, I know you all have nicknames like Knuckledragger or Rocky.


 PATCHES: When I sew on the patches I make sure that they are secure and that the thread matches the outside edging. I can even repair an ancient patch at no added charge.

 Each patch is only $5 to sew on.

 And I can get the patches for you too!  

 One-stop shopping!

 Select the Patches you would like on your vest and add them to your shopping cart when you complete your vest order, I will have all the patches you want too!

I generally place all boat patches in the timeline order on the front of the vest and balance out the rest around the vest.  If you have a particular place where you would like to see a patch, then write me a note in the customer comments, or include it with the patch you have ordered in the box provided.


Would you like some text under a particular patch?  Not a problem,  just add the text desired when ordering that patch. Text under patches is optional. CALL ME




Just when you thought you’ve seen it all…  

SUBVEST does it again!

With the Blessing of the Past National Storekeeper – I have created NEW Vest Closures!!!  Now you can wear your dolphins (gold or silver) or your Rate Device as your vest closure for an added special touch!  See below!

this is
YOUR VEST… your rules … ‘nuf said!

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