Pirate vest in a brocade fabric fit for Jack Sparrow himself. This waistcoat is of authentic style so good for LARP pirate personas.
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 1750's were worn to the upper thighs. The vests of the 1770's were a bit shorter and worn at about the hips. 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 1750'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.
Colors available: Brocade comes in many colors. lwasy available are burgundy/gold (shown), dark blue/silver, brown/bronze, red/black, ivory.gold. Please inquire regarding other options. If you have another color in mind I might be able to find it for you.
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. Shirt shown in picture can be purchased seperately in my shop.