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Men's and Boy's Vests or Waistcoats

A stylish Vest (also known as a Waistcoat) can make all the difference to a suit or, if you don't want to wear a jacket a Vest can look great on it's own. This is becoming very popular for weddings, especially in the warmer climates. Vest sets come with Vest, Tie and Hankie with the choice of Tie being Necktie, Cravat or Bowtie.  Due to the choice available our Vest Sets are Custom Made, so a delivery time-frame of 4-6 weeks needs to be allowed.


Formally Men have Boy's and Men's Vests ranging in colour from your traditional black, silver. white or gold to the subtle pastels of mint, baby blue and baby pink or out there bold colours of red or purple.


Boy's and Men's Vests are delivered for FREE Australia Wide.  Vests Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Darwin, Tasmania, Canberra and everywhere in between.


Note: The Vest size charts below will help ensure that you receive the right size.


Our Boy's and Men's Vest Sets are made to a very high standard and we guarantee satisfaction.

                                                                      Men's Vest Set

Standard Vest sets for Men come with:


  • Vest (also known as Waistcoat)
  • Your choice of Cravat (also known as Ascot) or Bowtie or Necktie
  • Handkerchief (also known as Pocket Square)


If you need a larger size please send us an email with your requirements.


All Men's Vests have 5 buttons and real pockets.

The back is lining, with an adjustable belt.


Delivery:  Our Vests are all custom made so there is currently  a 4-6 week delivery timeframe.  If you need your Vest Set/s sooner than this please send us a message.


NB: When measuring for your Men's Vest please allow an additional 3cm on the size as the Vests are handmade and may vary slightly.

                                                                         Boy's Vest Set

Standard Vest sets for Boy's come with:


  • Vest (also known as Waistcoat)
  • Your choice of Cravat (also known as Ascot) or Bowtie or Necktie
  • Hankie (also known as Pocket Square)


Boy's Vests have 4 buttons and stitched pockets.

The back is lining with an adjustable belt.


Delivery:  Our Vests are all custom made so there is currently  a 4-6 week delivery timeframe.  If you require your Vest Set/s sooner than this please send us a message.


NB: When measuring for your Boy's Vest please allow an additional 1-2cm in the size as the Vests are handmade and may vary slightly.


The History of the Waistcoat or Vest

A Waistcoat, commonly called a Vest in American English, hence why it is known as a Vest in Australia, is a sleeveless upper-body garment. It is usually worn over a dress shirt and tie and below a jacket as a part of most men's formal wear. It is also used as the third piece of the three-piece men's business suit.


A Vest has a vertical opening in the front, which fastens with buttons. Both single-breasted and double-breasted Vests exist, with single-breasted being the most popular.  In a three piece business suit, the fabric used often matches the jacket and trousers/pants. Vests can also have lapels depending on the style, but this is less common in Australia.


Before we started wearing wristwatches, gentlemen would keep their pocket watches in the front pocket of their Vest, the watch being on a chain which threaded through a buttonhole. A small bar on the end of the chain would hold it in place if the pocket watch were dropped or pulled. 


Wearing a belt with a Vest, and indeed any type of suit is not traditional. Instead, to hold up the trousers, the gentleman would wear a pair of braces, which the Vest would cover.


A custom which is still sometimes practised is to leave the bottom button on the Vest undone. It is said that this was started by King Edward VII, who was then the Prince of Wales at the time.  Due to his expanding waistline he could not fasten it, but it has also been said that he forgot to fasten it and that style was copied.  Keeping the bottom button undone avoids stress to the button when sitting down; when it is fastened, the bottom of the Vest may pull sideways, causing wrinkling and bulging, since modern Vests are cut lower, but this only applies to single-breasted Vests.