This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 04 June, 2022.
iretly copied from an original in our collection, this double breasted vest is a mainstay for both soldier and citizen. Featuring polished cotton back and two front welted pockets, it captures so much detail as to be confused with an original on occasion.
The classic man's double vest of the mid nineteenth century, which as come to be called the shawl collar vest. Made at the time in a wide variety of materials, with a standard cotton back, it was meant as an accent piece. Louis Devere's manual states that all fit adjustments were to be made in the back by the belt.
This vest features hand made self fabric covered buttons. The patterns were painstakingly matched to the body fabric, which duplicates the level of detail that was originally done. The sharply tapered back belt is indicative of the early 1850's examples.
This vest is produced with a classic patterned fabric of the Welts are the typical 5/8" of the 1860's period. It bears hand top stitching along the front armscye, and along the side seam. Hand button holes and self fabric (jeancloth) covered buttons offer the finishing touches to this elegant and essential garment of the mid nineteenth century.
Made in Size 42...only one of two made from the piece of goods.
Please note that his item is also for sale on our ebay store, but with the very substantial ebay surcharges added. Customers are welcome to shop there, but we are offering the option to save.