This is for a custom made men's waistcoat or long vest. If you are a woman playing a pirate persona, this item would also work for you.
Waistcoat or "vest" appears very definately with the reign of King Charles II around 1666 during the Restoration in Britain. The terms used for this article of clothing are interchangeable, waistcoat, vest, or weskit. With the 17th century coming to a close a man's doublet became a waistcoat with a man wearing a coat over it.
By the 18th century, a man was almost never seen without one. To be seen without his waitcoat was considered "undressed". The vests of the 1770's were worn to the upper thighs. By 1810 the fit became more fitted and shorter. SInce then, the vest has changed very little.
This is for a man's waistcoat circa 1770's. It goes to about the thighs in the front and is a shorter hip length in the back to make it easier to wear and move. The front will be made from a fancy fabric, either brocade, tapestry or satin and the back will be a solid color cotton or solid lining. There are pocket flaps in the front but there are no functional pockets. It buttons up the front with metal buttons. The buttons are functional on this vest. There is a tie for waist adjustment in the back. Waistcoat is lined with a solid cotton fabric.
Please note: Brocade shown is limited. I can probably make 2 more. I can get a blue/silver, black/silver, brown/gold but the red was popular :-) Please convo me with a color and I can see what is available for you in the brocades. There are also many colors of brocade with a different pattern. Just ask and I will be able to send photos.
This would be a great addition for a pirate persona or great for Colonial reenactment. Sizes available are:
XS, S, M, L, XL
If you fit outside these ranges, please convo me and we can discuss a custom pattern for you.
This is for a custom made vest, in your size and fabric choice. Shirt shown in picture can be purchased seperately in my shop.
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I sell reenactment clothing and costumes. I can do almost any era you dabble in :-) I draft my own patterns based on historical guidelines and research into the specific time periods clothing. I have sewn for over 15 years and have sold on Etsy, Ebay, Renaissance Faires and Cowboy/Western venues. I am a reenactor myself and try to find a happy medium between historical accurateness and ease in wearing.
I do custom work. Items in the shop will be made in your size and color choice. Please see the item descriptions for details on this. Most items can be made within 2 weeks after order. See specific item descriptions for details. I always put a timeline in the description. Sometimes items pictured are made up and sold. In these instances it will state that in the description. I can also do plus sizes for an additional charge. Please email me for details if you are interested in this.
Please have a look through my shop! If you have any questions, please email me and I will happily get back with you. Thank you!!