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The waistband of this skirt is too tight. American vest a short, usually sleeveless jacket worn immediately under the outer jacket. References in classic literature? Levin meanwhile, in his trousers, but without his coat and waistcoat , was walking to and fro in his room at the hotel, continually putting his head out of the door and looking up and down the corridor.
I want five hundred rubles," and taking out her cambric handkerchief she began wiping her husband's waistcoat. She remarked that, reckoning from the year when I started as page-boy in the time of the old lord, I had been more than fifty years in her service, and she put into my hands a beautiful waistcoat of wool that she had worked herself, to keep me warm in the bitter winter weather.
The count was dressed in black and with his habitual simplicity; his white waistcoat displayed his expansive noble chest and his black stock was singularly noticeable because of its contrast with the deadly paleness of his face. These two causes made him answer in a very low and hesitating voice; whereupon a gentleman in a white waistcoat said he was a fool. But he talked of flannel waistcoats ," said Marianne; "and with me a flannel waistcoat is invariably connected with aches, cramps, rheumatisms, and every species of ailment that can afflict the old and the feeble.
Away they twinkled into the trees, Freddy with a clerical waistcoat under his arm, George with a wide-awake hat on his dripping hair. When she went to reach the waistcoat from a peg, Fred went up to her and said, "Allow me. Both single-breasted and double-breasted waistcoats exist, regardless of the formality of dress, but single-breasted ones are more common.
In a three piece suit, the cloth used matches the jacket and trousers. Waistcoats can also have lapels or revers depending on the style. Before wristwatches became popular, gentlemen kept their pocket watches in the front waistcoat pocket, with the watch on a watch chain threaded through a buttonhole. Sometimes an extra hole was made in line with the buttonholes for this use. A bar on the end of the chain held it in place to catch the chain if it were dropped or pulled.
Waistcoats are now worn less, so the pocket watch may more likely be stored in a trouser pocket. Wearing a belt with a waistcoat, and indeed any suit, is not traditional. To give a more comfortable hang to the trousers, the waistcoat instead covers a pair of braces suspenders in the U. A custom still sometimes practised is to leave the bottom button undone.
It has also been suggested that the practice originated to prevent the waistcoat riding up when on horseback. This convention only applies to single-breasted day waistcoats and not double breasted, evening, straight-hem or livery waistcoats that are all fully buttoned. Waistcoats worn with lounge suits now principally single-breasted normally match the suit in cloth, and have four to six buttons.
Double breasted waistcoats are rare compared to single. As formalwear , it used to be common to wear a contrastingly coloured waistcoat, such as in buff or dove linen. This is still seen in morning dress , which requires a waistcoat.
The waistcoats worn with white- and black- tie are different from standard daytime single-breasted waistcoats, being much lower in cut with three buttons or four buttons, where all are fastened. The much larger expanse of shirt compared to a daytime waistcoat allows more variety of form, with "U" or "V" shapes possible, and there is large choice of outlines for the tips, ranging from pointed to flat or rounded.
The colour normally matches the tie, so only black barathea wool, grosgrain or satin and white marcella, grosgrain or satin are worn, although white waistcoats used to be worn with black tie in early forms of the dress. Waiters , sometimes also waitresses, and other people working at white-tie events, to distinguish themselves from guests, sometimes wear gray tie, which consists of the dress coat of white tie a squarely cut away tailcoat with the black waistcoat and tie of black tie.
The variant of the clergy cassock may be cut as a vest. It differs in style from other waistcoats in that the garment buttons to the neck and has an opening that displays the clerical collar. In the Church of England , a particular High Church clerical vest introduced in the s was nicknamed the "M. In the Girl Scouts of the USA , vests are used as an alternative to the sash for the display of badges. In many stock exchanges , traders who engage in open outcry may wear colored sleeveless waistcoats, or trading jackets , with insignia on the back.
Waistcoats, alongside bowties , are commonly worn by billiard players during a tournament. It is usually worn in snooker and blackball tournaments in the United Kingdom. The waistcoat is one of the few articles of clothing whose origin historians can date precisely. King Charles II of England , Scotland and Ireland introduced the waistcoat as a part of correct dress after the Restoration of the British monarchy in It was derived from the Persian vests seen by English visitors to the court of Shah Abbas.
He was an Englishman who had been a traveller in Persia for years. A certain similar type of vest has also been worn by the Indians, named Bandi jacket. John Evelyn wrote about waistcoats on October 18, Samuel Pepys , the diarist and civil servant, wrote in October that "the King hath yesterday in council declared his resolution of setting a fashion for clothes which he will never alter.
It will be a vest, I know not well how". This royal decree provided the first mention of the waistcoat. Pepys records "vest" as the original term; the word "waistcoat" derives from the cutting of the coat at waist-level, since at the time of the coining, tailors cut men's formal coats well below the waist see dress coat.
An alternative theory is that, as material was left over from the tailoring of a two-piece suit, it was fashioned into a "waste-coat" to avoid that material being wasted, although recent academic debate has cast doubt on this theory.
During the seventeenth century, troops of the regular army — and to some degree also local militia — wore waistcoats which were the reverse colour of their overcoats. It is believed that these were made by turning old worn-out standard issue overcoats inside-out so that the lining colour appeared on the outside and removing the sleeves.
A waistcoat (/ ˈ w ɛ s k ə t / or / ˈ w eɪ s t k oʊ t /; colloquially called a weskit, derived from the French veste) is a sleeveless upper-body perscrib-serp.cf is usually worn over a dress shirt and necktie and below a coat as a part of most men's formal perscrib-serp.cf is also sported as the third piece in the traditional three-piece male lounge suit. Find fabulous prices on a Waistcoat at Macys. Uncover the newest trends for a Mens Waistcoat, Boys Waistcoat and more. ASOS DESIGN slim suit waistcoat in % wool Harris Tweed in brown herringbone.