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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Anthony Jordan, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Anthony Jordan

    Anthony Jordan Practically Family

    I thought this might be worth doing, prompted by consideration of my latest purchase (first photograph), so here you go:

    Morning Waistcoats:

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    I like this one - London tailored.


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    Savile row - black herringbone, and note the detail below - an extra button set into the lapel to keep it closed:

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    Another grey one:

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    Sand/cream/light buff this time - possibly some sort of washed silk? It feels a little too slippery for linen:

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    This is an interesting one; I suspect that it is technically an evening waistcoat, but I am thinking of trying it during the day, as part of a morning coat/frock coat ensemble:

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    A single-breasted morning waistcoat with notched lapels:

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    A braided and slipped waistcoat, also see the detail below:

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    A simple waistcoat in "Jersey weave" - would work as part of a half morning dress/stroller ensemble or in a more countrified setting:

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    Some country ones next.

    Anthony.
     
  2. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

    I love the look of all those double breasted ones.
     
  3. Very nice :) If I may make a request? I'd love to see these worn, I adore a man in a well fitted vest and shirt sleeves; the vest is form fitting and the sleeves are full and he looks like a well dressed pirate! :D
     
  4. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Great photos Anthony Jordan. I am a big fan of wearing vests.
     
  5. International, me hearty. Yarrr!!
     
  6. Anthony Jordan

    Anthony Jordan Practically Family

    Thanks for the comments, and here are some more:

    Notched lapel (I like this style):

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    A versatile green:
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    Wine/maroon with horse head buttons:

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    A fairly busy check on an unusual light ground:

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    Irish linen check, notched lapel:

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    Anthony.
     
  7. Lionheart

    Lionheart One of the Regulars

    Big fan of vests here!

    The vests/waistcoats in this thread are *extremely stylish*. I gotta get my hands on some of these!
     
  8. GwenLake

    GwenLake One of the Regulars

    Oh, I really, really like that color.
     
  9. Alan Eardley

    Alan Eardley One Too Many

    I'm afraid you are in the minority, Josephine. I like my waistcoats (vests) to be paint-like in fit and people always say that they are too form fitting in a man my age. You can't win! Needless to say, I ignore them.

    Alan
     
  10. This is a vintage British backless DB morning waiscoat that I wore in my wedding:

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    I have since sold it to another FL member, because I got this one:

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    A fully backed vintage Brooks Brothers grey wool morning vest. This one motivates me to not gain weight. Or breathe deeply when I'm wearing it, for that matter. :)


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    This is also Brooks, but modern. Tan linen.


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    Cream linen, from Alan Flusser's Stein Mart line. The fit on this one is pretty poor, IMO.


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    Brown suede, from Land's End. I wear this one primarily with tweeds and such.
     
  11. Anthony Jordan

    Anthony Jordan Practically Family

    Very nice!; the grey one is may favourite but they are all very handsome. I used to have a reluctance about wearing double-breasted waistcoats but now I am falling in love with them again, although there will always be room in my wardrobe for the simple single-breasted notch, like your middle two.
     
  12. The ones below are some of my former and current waistcoats. I have more, but haven't gotten around to photographing them yet.



    Mid 19th century. Cool detail -- the body is satin, but the big flowers are velvet:

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    Late 19th century:


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  13. Turn of the 20th century:


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    An evening (tuxedo) silk waistcoat, dated 1915. The pattern reminds me of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelite movement:


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  14. Another silk tuxedo waistcoat, this one from the 1920s. The tone-on-tone design is pure ‘20s Art Deco:


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    A cotton pique evening waistcoat from the late ‘20s with unusual peaked lapels:


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    Another evening waistcoat from the late ‘20s. Unusual T-back. Needs a good soaking in Biz:


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  15. 6StringShooter

    6StringShooter One of the Regulars

    niiiice!!!!
     
  16. Anthony Jordan

    Anthony Jordan Practically Family


  17. Thffft to them and good on you. :)
     

  18. Oooo, thanks! :D
     
  19. The Wolf

    The Wolf Call Me a Cab

    the fit

    I too like a tight fitting vest, with loose trousers. I think it comes from watching 1930s movies.[huh]

    Sincerely,
    the Wolf
     
  20. carter

    carter I'll Lock Up

    Gentlemen, AMAZING PICTURES! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap

    Thank you. I have been searching for the better part of a year for waistcoats on ebay US & UK, in retail, etc. with little success. It's about as easy as buying a three-piece suit these days.

    I did recently purchase a two-piece Harris Tweed from the UK but that's about it.

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    If you have better sources for waistcoats for big guys, please post them.

    Thanks for starting this thread! :D
     

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