1910s-1920s Clothing

Edwardian waistcoat silk brocade vest 1900s XS 34

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Size: XS men’s or S ladies’
Chest: measures 35.75" flat to fit approx. 34”
Length: Back of neck to hem is 19”; shoulder to hem in front is 20.75”
Shoulder to shoulder: 9.5” from one deeply cut-out shoulder to the other across the back
Underarm to hem: 9.25”
Width at hem: measures 33” flat to fit max. 32” waist
Label: none

This elegant antique waistcoat or Edwardian men’s vest is actually quite a small size—it should fit approximately a 34-inch chest--calling all you steampunk ladies! The vest front is made of black and dark brown wool and silk brocade with a dainty pattern. The waistcoat has shawl-collar-style, black silk satin lapels and two silk satin-trimmed, welted front pockets. It has a black, polished cotton back with a buckle and strap to adjust the waist size.  It has four lovely, molded glass stud-style buttons (black and silver parts are all one piece of molded glass) with their metal shanks and "T" bars hidden inside the vest, between the fabric and the lining. Attached to the front lining is a loop (trouser loop, I believe) made of narrow black braid. This handsome Edwardian waistcoat is considerably too small to fit on our male mannequin: the chest measures 35.75" flat. It is in very good condition, recently dry-cleaned, with some slight wear to the edges of the silk satin lapels and pocket trim, but no other issues to note. Pair with a white shirt and you’ve got the perfect Edwardian or early 1900s menswear look!

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