This is for a custom made colonial pirate waistcoat or vest. This vest is made from a wool fabric in an authentic colonial era style. 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 1750's were worn to the mid thighs. The vests of the 1770's were a bit shorter and worn at just below the hips. By 1810 the style became more fitted and shorter. Since then, the vest has changed very little.
This is for a man's waistcoat circa 1750's. It falls to about mid thigh length in the front and is a shorter length in the back to make it easier to wear and move.
This listing is for the waistcoat/vest made from a lightweight wool fabric. It is lined with a cotton fabric in a coordinating color to the front of the vest. The weight of the wool would be similar to suiting wool, just so you have an idea on wool weight :-)
There are working pockets on this waistcoat with pocket flaps. It buttons up the front with 8 covered buttons. The buttons are functional on this vest. There is a tie for waist adjustment in the back.
red (more cranberry)
**Please note: The vest shown has pewter buttons. Vest will come with covered buttons unless otherwise ordered. There is an additional charge for pewter buttons. Please see below for details. **
This listing will be for a custom made wool waistcoat, 1750's length with covered buttons and working pockets with pocket flaps. There is a 3 week lead time for this vest after placing your order before item ships to you. Please see color chart to see available colors. Please let me know in the "buyers comments" when checking out, 1) Your size and 2) Your color choice.
This waistcoat/vest can also be made with pewter buttons for an additional US $10.00 charge. Email me if you are interested in pewter buttons so I can put a custom listing up for you.
Pewter buttons = add US $16.00
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 email me and we can discuss a custom pattern for you.
This is for a custom made vest, in your size and fabric choice. I will need 10 days to complete your vest before sending to you. Shirt shown in picture can be purchased seperately in my shop.