If Matthew Morrison's character on "Glee" hasn't already ruined the fashionable allure of the sweater vest (your step-ball-changes and constipated croon can only attract me to this sartorial choice so many times, Mr. Schue fool me once ), the departure of coach Jim Tressel from Ohio State should be the nail in this wooly coffin.

If Matthew Morrison's character on "Glee" hasn't already ruined the fashionable allure of the sweater vest (your step-ball-changes and constipated croon can only attract me to this sartorial choice so many times, Mr. Schue fool me once ), the departure of coach Jim Tressel from Ohio State should be the nail in this wooly coffin.

The time comes in every man's life to punt this trend to oblivion. We have reached the threshold, Buckeye liege.

Dare I say Mr. Tressel's rugged handsomeness in any one of his closets full of sweater vests contributed to our perception of his unquestionable trustworthiness? Who could doubt the intentions of one outfitted in something V-neck, cable-knit and sleeveless?

My infant nephew was the epitome of cute, drooling spit-up Goldfish crackers onto a tiny OSU sweater vest onesie and sensible corduroy pants. He could get anything he desired. Sure, kid, here's the hammer you wanted to play with.

Then there were the pets. Dogs, cats, spotted African leaf fish, decked in Block-O insignia vests. You want to roam off the leash? Absolutely, thanks for asking. What a gentleman, that dog now pooping on my car.

I suggest getting creative with your trove of leftover sweater vests. Repurpose them into a quilt, a rag or mittens. And don't forget that sweater vests always make a good mop for cleaning up other people's messes.

Sweater vests have had their run. Bid them farewell, but do not fret. Eagerly we will await the news of what clothing item will be passed the torch next. Fuchsia Dockers? Houndstooth newsboy cap? Sports are exciting!