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Transmog and the amazing Journeyman's Vest

Dawn Moore

I became aware of the existence of the Journeyman's Vest a few weeks ago while working my way through the hundreds of entries for WoW Insider's first transmogrification contest. Two contest participants, Malkil (Ysera-US) and Natalie (Borean Tundra-US), used the cloth chest piece in their entries and spoke similarly of the item's unique model.

To quote Natalie (AKA Classy of Classy Plays WoW), "HOLY MOLEY this thing has a micro-skirt!"

As you can see, the Journeyman's Vest doesn't follow the conventions of other chest pieces and robes in the game -- Journeyman's Vest don't care. It extends below the belt, and flares out in a way that makes it look like a skirt or tunic. The vest displays similarly on both male and female models, so how it looks will come down to what you pair it with in the end. Interesting ... Very interesting!

Filling the gap

Unfortunately, the Journeyman's Vest suffers from the same malady as tabards, in that it has a gap where the item's texture isn't displayed. To make up for that, you'll have to take some care in selecting your belt. Natalie's transmog (pictured above) uses a belt that matches her character's leggings.

Take two: Skirt!

Transmog and the amazing Journeyman's Vest THURS
As I mentioned earlier, the Journeymen's Vest can be paired with certain items to make it look like a skirt. Here Malkil is using Mageweave Leggings to get that effect. Take note of how Malkil dealt with the gap; he uses Captain Sander's Sash, which is about as wide as you can go without donning the wrestler belts from Trial of the Crusader.
So now that you've seen it, do you have any plans of your own for the Journeyman's Vest?

Patch 4.3 lets you transmogrify your gear to look like any other gear your class can wear -- but you have to collect it first. Check out our coverage of transmogrification and start running those old dungeons!

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