Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, men often wore elaborate and brightly coloured waistcoats, until changing fashions in the nineteenth century narrowed this to a more restricted palette, and the development of lounge suits began the period of matching informal waistcoats. Mercury Mens Waistcoat by Brook Taverner. A custom still sometimes practised is to leave the bottom button undone. It has been suggested that Vest be merged into this article.
Waistcoats, alongside bowties , are commonly worn by billiard players during a tournament. It is usually worn in snooker and blackball tournaments in the United Kingdom. The waistcoat is one of the few articles of clothing whose origin historians can date precisely. King Charles II of England , Scotland and Ireland introduced the waistcoat as a part of correct dress after the Restoration of the British monarchy in It was derived from the Persian vests seen by English visitors to the court of Shah Abbas.
He was an Englishman who had been a traveller in Persia for years. A certain similar type of vest has also been worn by the Indians, named Bandi jacket. John Evelyn wrote about waistcoats on October 18, Samuel Pepys , the diarist and civil servant, wrote in October that "the King hath yesterday in council declared his resolution of setting a fashion for clothes which he will never alter.
It will be a vest, I know not well how". This royal decree provided the first mention of the waistcoat. Pepys records "vest" as the original term; the word "waistcoat" derives from the cutting of the coat at waist-level, since at the time of the coining, tailors cut men's formal coats well below the waist see dress coat. An alternative theory is that, as material was left over from the tailoring of a two-piece suit, it was fashioned into a "waste-coat" to avoid that material being wasted, although recent academic debate has cast doubt on this theory.
During the seventeenth century, troops of the regular army — and to some degree also local militia — wore waistcoats which were the reverse colour of their overcoats. It is believed that these were made by turning old worn-out standard issue overcoats inside-out so that the lining colour appeared on the outside and removing the sleeves. The term "waistcoat" might therefore also be derived from the wastage of the old coat.
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, men often wore elaborate and brightly coloured waistcoats, until changing fashions in the nineteenth century narrowed this to a more restricted palette, and the development of lounge suits began the period of matching informal waistcoats. After the French Revolution of , anti-aristocratic sentiment in France and elsewhere in Europe influenced the wardrobes of both men and women, and waistcoats followed, becoming much less elaborate.
After about the fit of the waistcoat became shorter and tighter, becoming much more secondary to the frock-coat overcoat and almost counting as an undergarment, although its popularity was larger than ever. With the new dandyism of the early 19th century, the waistcoat started to change roles, moving away from its function as the centrepiece of the visual aspect of male clothing, towards serving as a foundation garment , often with figure-enhancing abilities.
From the s onwards, elite gentlemen—at least those among the more fashionable circles, especially the younger set and the military —wore corsets. The waistcoat served to emphasize the new popularity of the cinched-in waist for males, and became skin-tight, with the overcoat cut to emphasize the figure: Without a corset, a man's waistcoat often had whalebone stiffeners and were laced in the back, with reinforced buttons up the front, so that one could pull the lacings in tight to mould the waist into the fashionable silhouette.
Prince Albert , husband of Queen Victoria , had a reputation for his tight corsets and tiny waist; and although he lacked popularity during his early reign, men followed his style , and waistcoats became even more restrictive. This fashion remained throughout the 19th century, although after about the style changed from that of a corseted look to a straighter line, with less restriction at the waist, so that the waistcoat followed a straighter line up the torso.
Toward the end of the century, the Edwardian look made a larger physique more popular— Edward VII having a large figure. Waistcoats have also become popular within the indie and steampunk subcultures in the United States. Although not related to formal wear, a type of waistcoat have also been used as part of workers uniforms, such as at Walmart prior to ,  and also as high visibility clothing usually bright " safety orange " color.
Part-way through the tournament, the Museum of London announced that it hoped to acquire Gareth Southgate's waistcoat in order to display it as part of its permanent collection of historic clothing. Guitarist Ruthie Morris of Magnapop wearing a leopard print vest on stage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For a Boleslaw Prus novel, see The Waistcoat.
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