Bespoke English Waistcoat
For centuries, the English thought of waistcoats as articles of combat dress—armor, sheet mail, and fencing vests, always in dreary tones.
Contact with the Persians and their ornate stylings provided a sartorial shift for the garment—perhaps aesthetics could outweigh utility.
When I see Holzfeind, his waistcoat balances the two perfectly; it seems like he’s put it to reasonable use for countless occasions.
Last November’s duck hunt? He’s parting the browned reeds with his break-action Ben-elli, that crisp plaid across his chest and extra shells in the breast pockets.
Emma’s wedding? Can’t miss the dapper weskit under the blazer.
The ribbon-cutting at his newest pub last fall? The color pattern accented his pea coat, and the wool braced him from the chill while he hammed it up with the scissors for the local press, grinning ear to ear with therain pelting the side of his head.
Bespoke English Waistcoat (No. 5850) 100% lambswool in green plaid print with dark brown viscose lining. Four pattern-matched welt pockets in the front, adjustable belt in back. Six faux-horn buttons down the center. Moves smoothly between business, casual, and sportsman’s couture.Made in Portugal.