I won’t lie to you. I am not the world’s biggest fan of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Oh, sure, I think Matthew Broderick created a movie character for all time. And it’s got a pretty nifty soundtrack. On the other hand, it also has Charlie Sheen. As far as I’m concerned, apart from Broderick’s performance, the two greatest things that “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” gave the world was the ska band Save Ferris and Bueller’s vest. I have always wanted Ferris Bueller’s vest . And now, thanks to TVStoreonline.com, I have it. And so you can you. And, trust me, you will want this vest.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I must admit right now that the good folks at TVStoreOnline.com contacted me about writing a review of their web site by offering to send me free samples. That was the agreement, pure and simple. I gave no indication that receiving the items would result in a positive review. As I was perusing what TVStoreOnline.com had to offer for the purpose of review, I happened to chance upon the “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” section. The minute I saw the vest I knew it was one item I would most definitely have to check out.
Frankly, I was expecting a product of the quality of most costume replicas of movie fashion. You know what I’m talking about, right? The Indiana Jones fedora made of cheap fabric. Or the pirate costume that includes cheap faux boot covers that won’t stay up. The kind of stuff you find in Walmart or Target during Halloween. Even so, I was so consumed with the decades-long desire for that Ferris Bueller vest that I held out just the slightest bit of hope it would not be a disappointment.
And, indeed, it was not. In fact, my expectations were exceeded in a way that is quite rare for me. If you have ever wanted a Ferris Bueller vest or you are considering donning the entire Ferris Bueller “look” for Halloween, I really must advise that you immediately cancel plans to plunk down an equitable amount for the version floating around on eBay and other sites look more like something skinned from a leopard. And in the name of heaven please do not be satisfied to pay just as much for the mock vest that is, well, a total mockery of everything Bueller. Oh, and do I even need to mention that you should run screaming from the $335 price tag on the Ann Demeulemeester V-neck vest that doesn’t even look like what Ferris Bueller wear?
The Ferris Bueller vest sold at TVStoreonline.com can be had for $50. And, yes, that may sound like a lot for just one piece of a Halloween costume idea, but here’s the deal. This vest is made of an acrylic wool blend. It has the weight of a regular sweater vest. It has actual buttons! It’s not a costume vest. It is a real vest. And, yeah, okay, it is not a stitch by stitch recreation of the vest worn by Ferris. But nobody who hasn’t just watched “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” ten minutes before you enter the room is going to be able to tell.
Unlike some other vests being sold as Ferris Bueller replicas, it has stripes instead of leopard spots. It has black trim in all the same places that Bueller’s vest is trimmed in black. Unlike some other replicas of Ferris Bueller’s vest, the colors match exactly. It has a few more buttons and the open V area does not reach down quite as far as the one in the movie, but it’s close enough to be hardly noticeable except to the most hardcore of Bueller fans.
If I had received my Ferris Bueller vest from any company, I would be writing a solid review of the product. I can heartily recommend purchase from TVStoreOnline.com because I received it two days after placing the order. Communication with Jason from the web site was swift, respectful, helpful and informative.
As someone who takes Halloween seriously and as someone who takes his search for the ultimate affordable Ferris Bueller vest seriously, I am trying to say that if you, too, want to duplicate the look of the Bueller vest, you need to check the guys at TVStoreOnline.com. It’s a quality product available in a variety of sizes. And I don’t know about you, but I most definitely will not be storing my Ferris Bueller vest away for a year come November 1. This thing is made for wear through the cooler months of the year.