Frequently Asked Questions
Vests - General FAQ's
Q. What size am I and how do I know what size to order?
A. Taking measurements is very important in ensuring you get the right fit. There is a size chart available on every Vest for both Men, Boys and Ladies. The best way to ensure you get the right fit is measure your Chest/Bust and Waist. Add 3cm to the largest of those measurements and order the next Vest up from that size.
Q. Why do I have to add 2-3cm to my measurements when ordering a Vest?
A. The reason for adding a few cm's is because the Vests are hand cut, so there can be a slight variance in size.
Q. What is a Cravat/Ascot?
A. A Cravat/Ascot is a similar to a Necktie, only shorter & wider. We do have a few variations of the tie, however, the below image demonstrates what a Cravat/Ascot looks like. For a Men's size, it is approximately 36cm in length & approximately 11cm at the widest point. Most of our Vest images show a Cravat/Ascot.
Q. Can I get a Necktie with my Vest instead of the Bowtie or Cravat?
A. Yes, you can certainly get a Necktie custom-made to go with your Vest. Due to the amount of fabric used to make a Necktie there is an additional charge, which is currently $20.00. If you would like a Necktie, please email us before placing your order so that we can set up a Necktie item for you.
Q. What is the price of a Custom-made Vest?
A. Our pricing varies, depending on the size required. Infant sizes start at $42.95 and Men's and Ladies sizes start at $59.95.
Q. If I wanted a different colour Polyester backing than what is shown with the Vest can I change it?
A. If it is a Custom-made Vest then most certainly you can choose whichever colour you would like from our range of lining colours.
Q. How long until delivery of a Custom-made Vest?
A. We give a guideline of 3-4 weeks from payment, but Vests are usually delivered sooner than this.
Q. Do you have Ladies Custom-made Vests?
A. Yes, all of the fabrics in our Custom-made range are available in Boy's, Men's & Ladies. The ladies Vest is cut slightly differently to the images shown, in order to allow for the bust. See below for further FAQ's regarding Ladies Vests.
Men's & Boy's Vests FAQ's
Q. I am a tall man, so can I have a longer back length than what your size guide shows?
A. Yes, you certainly can. As our Vests are all Custom-made, they are made to order, including longer or shorter lengths. There is a 'notes' box when you order from us, so you can put a note in there that a **cm back is required.
Q. My waist is larger than me chest or my chest is larger than my waist, so can the Vest be adjusted to fit?
A. Yes, you would order the Vest to the largest of the two measurements (adding 3cm). There is an adjustment strap at the back of the Vest to pull it in at the Waist if necessary.
Ladies Vests FAQ's
Q. What if the Ladies standard Vest measurements are not right for me as I have a larger/smaller bust?
A. If you do require a slightly different sizing to the 'standard' please contact us for advice. We will let you know if there would be any issues with your request or if the price will vary to the standard price.
Q. What is a French Cuff Shirt?
A. A French Cuff Shirt is a Long Sleeved Shirt that can either have buttons or can be tied with Cufflinks.
Q. If I need a larger quantity than what you have in stock, can I order more?
A. It will depend on what it is as many of our Neckties are end of run stock, so we only have a limited quantity and usually cannot get more stock. Most other items can be ordered from our suppliers.
Q. Where are you located?
A. We are based on the the Redcliffe Peninsula which is on the Northside of Brisbane.
Q. Do you have a shop?
A. Not currently; we are purely an online store, however, we are working with Lady Claire Fashion & Lingerie, Oxley Avenue, Margate so we can arrange to meet you at the shop if you would like to see some of our products we have in stock or look at our swatches for the custom-made vests. Please call us on: 0424 748 208 so that we can arrange a suitable time.