The textile on this vest carefully alludes to a very sophisticated serpentine striped fabric. Although vests of the second half of the century were more somber this vest echoes the decorative quality of the past in plain white.
Waistcoat Date: Culture: British Medium: silk Waistcoats of this time feature a cotton back with a buckle closure. Fronts were usually brightly colored silks and embroidered, and still the focus of men's outfits.
Wedding Vest 1840s The Metropolitan Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)