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Double Breasted Men's Civilian Vest

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Customer in double breasted, shawl collar vest, in tweed 8

We are very pleased to be offering another common early-mid 19th century style men's vest.  This vest is double breasted and has a full length shawl type collar.  The vest features hand sewn button holes and can be made with cloth covered or small brass coin buttons (others available by special request).  We are offering this vest in our full variety of fabrics.  The vest is lined and backed in brown polished cotton and features a belt adjusted back.  

PLEASE NOTE - this garment is patterned from originals, and is not a long (in the body) vest that will fit over improperly or inaccurately made trousers.  We cannot take returns for garments that fit historically accurately but do not fit like clothing that was inaccurately made, but you might "like" the fit of.  We are not trying to be difficult, but our garments are made to fit in a historically accurate manner, not the manner of some companies who make historically "inspired" clothing that fits more like modern clothing.  Thank you for your understanding.


Note - We try to keep several sizes in stock.  If your size is not in stock at the time of order, a wait of 4-6 weeks may be necessary.  

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  • 5
    Double breasted shawl collar vest

    Posted by Jim Lennon on 8th Mar 2024

    A great vest, very nice fit, great material!

  • 5
    Beautiful and Fantastic

    Posted by Lukas Jon Sollberger on 28th Oct 2022

    I have been looking for a vest of this style for a long time, and this is the first I have found which truly meets the standard. It is a beautiful fabric, excellent construction, and creates a striking silhouette. The only critique I have is that there is no option for a length measurement. This vest is supposed to be very short, but I am a very tall man and it is almost too short for me. Other than that, I have no complaints.

  • 5

    Posted by Nester on 9th Jul 2021

    I was so excited about the vest . I ordered the dark Gray Wool and oh my goodness! It was superb! The feel while i was wearing it can not be truly express! I felt amazing in it . So , amazing. That i have to get the single Button one !!

  • 5
    Double breasted vest

    Posted by Kirk Womack on 10th Jun 2021

    Couldn't be more pleased, both with the customer service, and the product. Superb quality, looks great, and arrived just in time. Will buy again!

  • 5
    Double Breasted Men's Civilian Vest

    Posted by Richard Milstead on 29th Apr 2021

    My experiences in the recent past with South Union Mills has been excellent and this is no exception. The vest is, for the price, an outstanding value. It is historically accurate to the antebellum era from a pattern perspective. The woolen fabric is excellent quality and the fit was spot on. Some machine stitching is obviously present but this is acceptable in this garment. I am quite pleased with this purchase.

  • 5
    Excellent Product!

    Posted by B.F. Graham on 26th Aug 2019

    Historically superb product that looks and fits great!

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