An original Men's summer waistcoat dating from the beginning of the 20th century.
This style of waistcoat was popular in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods when contrasting waistcoats were in fashion. This example is a lightweight summer item which is made from a white cotton Jacquard which features an intricate pattern. It features a high buttoning closure which is typical of late Victorian and Edwardian waistcoats and the buttons are mother of pearl. The rear features a cinchback belt and buckle arrangement as is usually found on waistcoats from this period.
The waistcoat is a rare larger size which will fit around a 42" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 21"
Shoulders - 13 1/2"
Length at back - 20"
Length at front - 23"
The waistcoat is in good condition considering it is over 100 years old. There are some marks and some light staining as detailed in the pictures.
All in all a nice early 20th Century waistcoat which would make a great addition to any wardrobe or collection.