A waistcoat man is forever a bit like a diamond. If the jacket, even the tailor-made jacket, with frequent use tends to spoil and can become out of fashion, a good quality waistcoat will be a faithful ally and will never move from our wardrobe defying trends.
Since ancient times, man has always covered his clothes using fur and woolen cloaks. A habit dictated not only by climatic reasons but above all to express their belonging to a social class. He was always a subordinate, therefore a clear act of servility, the one who helped another to wear his waistcoat.
The models of men’s waistcoats
The history of the waistcoat, as we know it today, begins around the nineteenth century, remaining unchanged almost until the first post-war period. Starting from that date, fashion has undergone further evolution, generating styles and models that can be seen around today. It is interesting to note that most of the models are of peasant or military derivation with the exception of Chesterfield.
A first subdivision can be made between: single-breasted and double-breasted waistcoats. But there are models now codified and that have become part of the history of fashion: the history of the modern waistcoat is outlined. Continue reading “The Models of Men’s Waistcoats” <span class="meta-nav">→</span>