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SUM Single Breasted Civilian Vest

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Customer in single breasted shawl collar vest

SUM is pleased to offer civilian vests that are quality made and yet affordable.  Our vests can be made from the woolen colors listed in the options as well as gray, blue, and brown jeans cloth. Our vests feature hand sewn button holes and can be closed with brass coin buttons or cloth covered buttons.  The vests feature two exterior pockets.  Our vests also feature a japanned buckle closure on the rear and are lined and back with dark brown polished cotton.  Chest sizes 38-52 available, and these vests do fit in the period manner so are meant to be snug and ride higher on the torso.  


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.  

If your size and color/fabric choice is not in stock at the time of order, a wait of 4-6 weeks may be necessary.  


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  • 5
    Single breasted vest

    Posted by Josh on 15th May 2024

    The vest is well made and comfortable to wear.

  • 5
    SUM Single Breasted Civilian Vest review

    Posted by John Frazier on 4th Dec 2023

    One of the best vests that I own & I incorporate it into everyday wear. Very comfortable & fits very well. My go-to vest now. Thanks again for making a high quality repro of a common garment, but it stands out for the quality workmanship. Thanks again!

  • 5
    Reenactment Vest

    Posted by Morgan Trenshaw on 30th Jul 2023

    This is one of the best vests I've ever gotten! The fit is true to size, I really like the cut of the vest also. Shipping was quick and the time stayed it would take on the main page is 100% correct. By the time I was wearing my vest it was right around 10 weeks! I highly recommend this vest to anybody who needs a great start to their reenactment wardrobe. I will be definitely shopping here again.

  • 5
    Excellent quality

    Posted by Nancy Gajan on 9th Sep 2022

    Great craftsmanship

  • 5
    Worth Every Penny!

    Posted by Garrett Boyd on 7th Jul 2021

    Could not be happier with this vest! It fits period appropriately with a full collar and is extremely well made. I've found my go to vest provider in SUM!

  • 5
    Great vest!

    Posted by Jason Harris on 25th May 2021

    This single breasted vest is a great vest. Fit is perfect for the time period. Product quality is amazing.

  • 5
    Excellent Quality

    Posted by Jason Harris on 2nd Jan 2021

    I am always pleased with clothing purchased from SUM. The quality of this civilian vest is excellent. Construction is good. Fabric choices are always great. It will not be the only vest I order.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Dec 2020

    Color was as ordered. The fit is correct for the era. I would recommend this vest to my pards

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