Update: My nephew likes it and I have to say, he looks quite handsome in it. He said that he has a black suit jacket to go with it. The kid has style.
"He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest." ~Walter Benjamin
The vest is finished, no word of a lie.
I decided to leave out the inner breast pocket. One reason is that I never heard back from my nephew if he decided if he actually wanted one. And the other reason is that I thought it would be too bulky for the vest and would place some unnecessary strain on the lining.
Don't you love the lining? That decision was totally my nephew's. I wasn't sold on it when he first picked the colour from my stash of fabric. I now have to admit that I think it looks quite sharp.
I hope that he will be pleased with it. [fingers crossed]