Early 19th Century Waistcoat


Our Early 19th-Century Waistcoat with its sharp cuts and crisp lines is perfect for the 1790's to 1820's gentlemen.  This is made with flat pewter buttons and a plain front and back (no pockets, back lacing or buckled straps). Made of wool, linen or cotton canvas. Fully lined in cotton muslin. Maximum chest size 48.

See our measurement guide for help with obtaining proper measurements.

This Item is usually made to order.
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Please allow 3-5 weeks for garment to be made.

Made in USA

Item # SW-132


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Based on 4 reviews
Scott Pluckhahn

This is a beautiful piece of clothing that I can mix into everyday life. Simply but perfectly sewn. A study in understatement! I need it in every color. Thanks, everyone involved! I tip my tricorn to you!

Thomas Welsch
Most pleased

I am very pleased with this waistcoat and, in fact, now have two.
One retains the pewter buttons as received and will be worn with an 1812 U.S. infantry regimental chaplain's uniform.
The other now has brass Royal Navy crown and anchor buttons and will be worn with a Royal Navy Post Captain's uniform.
The waistcoats are extremely well made, are comfortable to wear and the high collar fits well with the collars on both uniform coats.
Both waistcoats are in off white canvas and serve well given the nature of encampment life.

Outstanding quality

I purchased this in natural linen for everyday wear and the quality is superb. The extra size steps in ordering this makes the fit absolutely perfect and I love the card that was included indicating it was handmade by Aimee.

Jebediah the Gyro Captain
GREAT 1800s waistcoat!!!

I bought this waistcoat in dark blue wool, probably five years ago. The material is top notch & the sewing is fantastic. I've used it for historical events, and even as an extra layer when winter hiking or snow-blowing the driveway. Historically, this is a versatile waistcoat: this style is illustrated on Illinois militiamen during the War of 1812 and as late as the Black Hawk War of 1832.