Brown Thrift Vests first appeared on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Fall 2009 seen on San Francisco blogger philosophyjane of crownedbird.com. She styled her brown thrift vest with a gray DIY blazer, beige Hip Hop pants, and green Diesel shirt. Since then, Brown Thrift Vests have grown in popularity as bloggers from San Francisco, Bandung, and Peterborough have discovered them. Brown Thrift Vests are generally seen in preppy, eclectic, and casual style.
There are currently 3 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Brown Thrift Vests. Most recently, blogger imaginary of anjaisarah.tumblr.com wore her brown thrift vest with a brown t-shirt, black DIY leggings, and pink DIY triangle necklace.