In this Raw Denim Roundup we have put together some of our favourite waistcoats.
It features a crescent opening to the front with a button closure and a buckle to the back for an adjustable fit. The overall fit is relaxed and being made of 9 oz. selvedge indigo dyed duck canvas from Cone Mills makes it perfect to be worn under a jacket if the occasion calls for it.
A beautiful feature is the use of the selvedge edge on the opening, one of the very rare occasions where selvedge detailing really works for a garment. Available through the Rising Sun & Co. webstore.
The cut and styling however gives it a very smart, contemporary feel. The Harald waistcoat is part of Livid’s Handmade line – the entire garment is hand crafted in Norway on single needle vintage sewing machines. The Harald is available through the Livid Jeans webstore.
Made in herringbone wool and cotton blended fabric, fully lined, copper button fastening, two outer pockets with flap closures and one inside pocket. Available at SUN/SET/STAR.
It’s next to impossible to pick a favourite Mister Freedom waistcoat, and after you have finished reading this I encourage you to head over to the Mister Freedom page to check them all out.
Pressed I would go for the El Americano. It comes in an indigo vat dyed corduroy it just edged ahead and finds a place in our roundup. It also features a 100% cotton sateen grey/brown back panel, which beautifully offsets the indigo. It has seven coconut wood buttons. And a whole host of other beautiful features. Truly a unique piece and available through the Mister Freedom webstore.
Crafted in Italy from no less than five different 100% cotton fabrics, the Monta Kallo has a certain weight about it while retaining all the softness and drape you’d expect from such high quality fabrics. A difficult quality to describe and equally difficult to achieve, but Blue de Gênes achieve it perfectly. Available through the Peter Fields webstore.