It restores 3.3 Sanity/min while worn.
It is a tier 1 warm clothing, increasing the time a character can be without a fire during the Winter before Freezing. It has an insulation factor of 60, the same as the Rabbit Earmuffs and the Breezy Vest, but is more dapper than either item.
In the Reign of Giants DLC, the Dapper Vest can be used to craft the Hibearnation Vest. In the Shipwrecked DLC, the Dapper Vest is not available to craft, unless it has been prototyped before in a merged base game or Reign of Giants world.
- The Dapper Vest was added in the The Birds and the Bees & Dogs That Want to Kill You update.
- The Dapper Vest requires Hound's Teeth to make because its pattern is called houndstooth. This is a pun by the developers.
- Because the Dapper Vest restores 3.3 Sanity/min and Rain drains a maximum of 3.3 Sanity/min, the Dapper Vest can be used to negate or reverse the Sanity drain of Rain.
- The Dapper Vest is one out of the two best Sanity restoring body items in the game, excluding the RoG exclusive Hibearnation Vest.