Evening vest Date: Culture: probably French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 22 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs.
French Waistcoat in silk, linen, metal, cotton. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shoulder seam does not sit straight on shoulder line, usually sits back or forward. Stiffened collar to sit up.
Waistcoat Date: Culture: British Medium: silk Waistcoats of this time feature a cotton back with a buckle closure. Fronts were usually brightly colored silks and embroidered, and still the focus of men's outfits.