That being said, opt for a white dress shirt.
After the French Revolution of , anti-aristocratic sentiment in France and elsewhere in Europe influenced the wardrobes of both men and women, and waistcoats followed, becoming much less elaborate. After about the fit of the waistcoat became shorter and tighter, becoming much more secondary to the frock-coat overcoat and almost counting as an undergarment, although its popularity was larger than ever.
With the new dandyism of the early 19th century, the waistcoat started to change roles, moving away from its function as the centrepiece of the visual aspect of male clothing, towards serving as a foundation garment , often with figure-enhancing abilities.
From the s onwards, elite gentlemen—at least those among the more fashionable circles, especially the younger set and the military —wore corsets. The waistcoat served to emphasize the new popularity of the cinched-in waist for males, and became skin-tight, with the overcoat cut to emphasize the figure: Without a corset, a man's waistcoat often had whalebone stiffeners and were laced in the back, with reinforced buttons up the front, so that one could pull the lacings in tight to mould the waist into the fashionable silhouette.
Prince Albert , husband of Queen Victoria , had a reputation for his tight corsets and tiny waist; and although he lacked popularity during his early reign, men followed his style , and waistcoats became even more restrictive.
This fashion remained throughout the 19th century, although after about the style changed from that of a corseted look to a straighter line, with less restriction at the waist, so that the waistcoat followed a straighter line up the torso.
Toward the end of the century, the Edwardian look made a larger physique more popular— Edward VII having a large figure. Waistcoats have also become popular within the indie and steampunk subcultures in the United States. Although not related to formal wear, a type of waistcoat have also been used as part of workers uniforms, such as at Walmart prior to ,  and also as high visibility clothing usually bright " safety orange " color.
Part-way through the tournament, the Museum of London announced that it hoped to acquire Gareth Southgate's waistcoat in order to display it as part of its permanent collection of historic clothing.
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This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Transactions of the Philological Society 6: Retrieved 1 August It depends on a variety of factors but, yes, they can go through overnight. Credit card refunds can appear same-day, too, although it will depend on your bank whether your account shows them credited immediately. Indochino should make it more obvious that first-time orders DO NOT get a suit with functional button holes on the jacket sleeves…even though the site shows the suit having them.
Also, I waited about 8 weeks to get my suit. This was after they told me they ran out of fabric for the Essential Gray suit and the Essential Wrinkle free shirt. After picking a different suit, they emailed me again to tell me that they actually did have the fabric. No chance of tucking it into my pants. I got my boyfriend to go to the pop-up event in Washington, DC since he has a body type that is difficult to fit.
Their representatives were there to measure for him so it should have turned out a product that is as close to fitting as possible.
They had a guy who worked for Indochino come and adjust the measurements so I thought it would be fine. The suit arrived and it was immediately clear that the jacket was unwearably small. We took it to our tailor anyway to make sure and he took one look at it and dismissed it as unfixable. I had exactly the same experience at the DC Traveling Tailor event. The reps taking measurements were all one-off hires.
The jacket and pants were physically uncomfortable when they arrived, and I would have been embarrassed to wear them in public. The jacket was restrictive, and the suit looked like I borrowed it from a small friend.
Sure, first-time errors can occur, but Indochino reps took the measurements. Indochino customer service asked me whether I knew about the perfect fit promise. The customer must pay for return shipping and all duties, both for remakes and returns.
If you go to a Traveling Tailor event, have a friend measure you again when you get home. In the DMV, check out J. Hilburn for much better quality custom shirts and made to measure suits and weekend wear. Voted best custom shirts by Esquire Magazine in We come to your home or office to take your measurements and show you merchandise and fabrics.
We save you time and deliver a superior product on the level of Canali, Zegna or Nordstrom Private Label at a fraction of their cost. We also save you on all those alteration charges at Jos. The only issues were the shoulders and sleeves, which turned out to be my fault, but they happily remade it anyways because of the too-wide shoulders and working sleeve buttons.
Not a good look. It was just the fabric and lining at the shoulders. It looked pretty bad for a suit that was structured in all the other normal places. I only got a straight answer after two more emails. For all I know it could have actually been acetate. My mistake for not seeing the warning signs. Honestly, I think everyone would be a lot happier with Black Lapel.
The choice seems obvious to me. I am pretty sure Indochino pays people to go around and comment on various reviews and websites where negative press is effecting their brand.
Their twitter account used to have 5X the followers most likely fake …I wish I would have run their account through one of those things that checks for fake followers. My son purchased a suit from them and it arrived Jan Just received my first suit and sadly the experience matches much of your review comments.
Wish I had seen this before going to the Chicago traveling tailor event. What a waste of time! He took 3 measurements and just started typing all the other measurements into his ipod. I should have known it would be a total disaster. Not even worth the effort to have it remade.
Going back in the mail tomorrow morning for a full refund. The frank reality is there is no such thing as a quality custom suit made in China via internet submitted measurements. I have traveled to Shanghai so was not surprised when I found out that is where one of their offices is located.
I too questioned the profitability of getting custom suits made there shipped to the U. I had not read the comments before I posted my comment directly below but I am not surprised at all to hear all of the negative experiences … I think it is interesting that on the Indochina website they recommend against consulting with a tailor to get measurements … however after seeing how my client was ripped off I would never agree to take measurements for this company!!
I feel sorry for all of the people who got clothes they can never wear …. I have been contemplating the Indochino route. I ran into the brand when they came to me for advertising in my publication in the Bay Area. Then I take them to my tailor and Viola!
Thanks for giving me the heads up. I was just measuring my inseam, shoulders and neck last night! I feel like the majority of people who have had issues with their suits are the ones who went to their travel events. Keeping my fingers crossed. These suits are not really custom. They put your sizes into a computer and the computer directs a machine that cuts the material.
They can only cut material for current period suits. I still search EBay for vintage suits and suspenders. Reading all these comments is interesting. Any tailor will tell you — it takes years to get tailoring and measuring right. Now if someone from Indochino fake or real could explain to me why they would turn down a professional with over 12 years in the trade??? That might be worthy of their attention. My suit came in today and it fits great.
The customer service upfront was fantastic. They a nice modern look and are typically tight though the chest. They actually say it should be used for the wires for headphones. Not one of my suits has a flower hole through the jacket. Shoulder seam to seam: Sleeve Length top of shoulder seam to the end cuff: This was custom finished for the original owner. The Fitzgerald Fit is Brooks Brothers line known for narrower lapels, higher armholes, flat front pants, and a trim fit.
It was made in the USA in the late s or early s. Please reach out if I can be of further help, and have a great day! Give your professional style a refreshing look and feel with the comfortable modern fit and soft red and white chambray of this sport coat from Tommy Hilfiger.
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Suitsupply Waistcoat: Our tailored waistcoats are ideal to complement your style. Italian fabrics, impeccable slim fit—just a few reasons you should check out our latest arrivals! Free shipping and free returns on Try our Suit Finder. Not Dressing Men. If you’re unsure of the dress code then play it safe and match your trousers and jacket to your waistcoat. If you think there’s room to have a bit of fun, then try pairing a bright or patterned waistcoat underneath your usual suit jacket and trousers. A classic collared shirt is best, but ties are optional. A traditional waistcoat, to be worn with a two-piece suit or separate jacket and trousers. 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 garment.