Original 1950s British Neo Edwardian Style Men's Waistcoat by Redmayne

Original 1950s British Neo Edwardian Style Men's Waistcoat by Redmayne

Code: 55590

£65.00 Approx $80.95, €75.67

An original British made men's waistcoat which was made by 'Redmayne' in the late 1950s or early 1960s. 

During the 1950s the 'Teddy Boy' movement emerged. This youth culture had its own style which used various elements of Edwardian fashion to create a fresh new look in the post-war period. Colourful embroidered waistcoats were popular during the late Victorian period and Edwardian period and this style was mimicked by the 'Teds'. The early 'Edwardian Teddy Boys' who appeared in the early 1950s would have worn original second hand items but as the style became more popular different fashion brands began creating copies in modern materials. This waistcoat is one such example. 

The waistcoat is made from a manmade fabric which is most likely terylene or similar. It features a gold and green paisley / moorish pattern on a dark field to the front and the back panel is gold as is the lining. It features a 6 button front and two belt pockets to the lower portion of the front. Inside the waistcoat the original label is still present and features the maker's name of 'Redmayne' along with the place name of 'Wigton, Cumberland' and the Royal Appointment to Queen Elizabeth II. As well as this there is a second label which features the letter 'S' which denotes the size of small. There is also the original cardboard swing ticket attached to the waistcoat which again features the maker's name as 'S Redmayne & Sons Ltd' and the size of 'S'. The fact that the ticket is still present would suggest that this is an unworn, deadstock item. 

The waist will suit a 36" chest and when laid flat it measures - 

Chest - 18 1/2"
Length at rear - 21 1/2"

The waistcoat is in excellent condition and does not appear to have any previous signs of wear or use. Please study the pictures carefully before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item which has some flaws commensurate with age. 

A nice original waistcoat in excellent condition and with some great details.