No gentleman dreamed of leaving his dressing room without one. Every laborer, clerk and postman wore one. Cowboys had them. Outlaws had them. Jules Verne sent his heroes to the bottom of the sea and the mountains of the moon wearing them. Even the lowliest ruffians were too proud to go without one. What was it? A vest, naturally!
Who do you want to be? Rule of thumb: if it involves six-shooters, airships, steam power, rebel yells, hobbits, or any plot that might have come from the pen of Twain or Verne, this vest is for you!
Poplin or Suede Cloth. (Suede cloth is pictured.)
Back of matching broadcloth. Horn buttons.
Sizes, Chest/Waist: S=38/37; M=43/42; L=47/45; XL=54/50
Cleaning instructions: Plunge into icy river to escape Beast Men on undiscovered island; flee in waiting airship while firing at pursuers; dry in newfangled experimental Aero-Thermorotater.
Broadcloth: Cotton/polyester blend, shirtweight. Does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter, brown.
Brocade: Cotton plus various synthetic fibers, with same-color woven patterns, which will vary. Sturdy weight. Dry clean. Blue, hunter, burgundy.
Canvas: Also called Duck Cloth. Stout cotton fabric with a coarse weave. Black, white, red, brown, or hunter green. Will fade like jeans. Cold wash, tumble dry low heat or line dry.
Fleece: Synthetic with velour-like drape; popular for outerwear. Good, practical substitute for wool. Black, burgundy, hunter green. Check for color availability before ordering; can vary with season. Washable, but dry cleaning is recommended to preserve the shape of capes.
Muslin: Garment-quality, 100% cotton (not coarse utility muslin). Cold wash, line dry recommended. White or natural.
Poplin: A cotton/polyester blend that does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Heavier than shirtweight. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter.
Suede Cloth: A heavy, woven suede-like cloth of 100% polyester. Dry cleaning recommended.
Wool: A natural fiber from sheep; wool blends include man-made fibers of various kinds. Holds colors well. Dry cleaning is recommended, but may be hand washed in cold water and dried flat. Do not wring. Never use hot water or a dryer. For seasonal storage, clean first and use the moth repellent of your choice.