A waistcoat or vest is a sleeveless upper-body garment worn over a dress shirt and necktie (if applicable) and below a coat as a part of most men's formal wear, and as the third piece of the three-piece male business suit.

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Free Company Of Volunteers Of Catalonia - Uniform
... Its uniform consisted of blue coat with yellow collar and cuffs, yellow waistcoat, blue breeches and black tricorne hat with the red cockade of the House ... coat with scarlet collar and cuffs, along with a scarlet waistcoat ... Both coat and waistcoat were trimmed with scarlet lace that was embroidered with a white chain pattern ...
The Tailor Of Gloucester - Plot
... to buy food and a twist of cherry-coloured silk to complete a waistcoat commissioned by the mayor for his wedding on Christmas morning ... The tailor falls ill and is unable to complete the waistcoat, but, upon returning to his shop, he is surprised to find the waistcoat finished ... twist!" Simpkin gives the tailor the twist to complete the work and the success of the waistcoat makes the tailor's fortune ...
Clerical Clothing - Catholicism
... originally intended to be worn underneath a waistcoat, rabat, or cassock ... almost invariably black poly-cotton, but when worn under a waistcoat or rabat are usually white and made of a higher quality oxford cotton weave ... Clerical waistcoat or rabat Clerical waistcoats or rabats are the most traditional and formal item of clerical costume ...
1700–1750 In Fashion - Men's Fashion - Style Gallery 1730s–1740s
1st Earl of Milltown, wears a narrow-sleeved blue coat lined in red with a red waistcoat and breeches ... gentleman of 1736 wears a collarless grey coat with deep cuffs and a long waistcoat, both lined in sky blue, with matching breeches ... wide-hipped formal coat with applied lace over a plainer contrasting hip-length waistcoat and red breeches ...
Waistcoat - History - 21st Century
... In Germany, the waistcoat has made a return to popularity since the beginning of the century, in a country where casual and smart casual dress had previously come to predominate ... again become a common part of business attire many German politicians wear waistcoats, such as Left Party member Oskar Lafontaine ... and Keith Olbermann are known for wearing waistcoats ...

Famous quotes containing the word waistcoat:

    Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)