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While America’s colonial years were filled with new settlements, growing cities, and a revolution, the fashion of the 1700s was imported from overseas. As the United States fought to separate from England, colonial style was adopted from France, the nation that helped young America with its revolution. Men of the 18th century’s colonial years followed French style, wearing decorative and colorful waistcoats as part of their everyday attire. Often lavishly embroidered and crafted from different types of fabric including silk, cotton, brocade, and wool, the waistcoat was a crucial piece of every man’s suiting.
A man, or even young boy, without a waistcoat was often viewed as “undressed” if he stepped out of his home in only a coat or shirt. The colonial waistcoat resembled a stylish vest, hitting the upper part of the thigh in length and opening into an upside-down “V” past the stomach. When boys reached seven or eight years of age, they transitioned from children’s clothing to smaller versions of their fathers’ waistcoats to signal their growth.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes collection of historical clothing, this colonial period brocade waistcoat is authentic to the boys’ attire of 18th century America. Your costume includes a single long sand, or gold, brocade waistcoat crafted from a soft poly/cotton fabric. The waistcoat features ornate gold buttons along the front and two faux front pockets to complete the elegant colonial look. This long colonial vest wraps around and secures closed at the chest, allowing children to easily slip it on and fit comfortably with buttons. Pair this colonial waistcoat with our wide selection of colonial clothing pieces, accessories, and added details to create your very own personalized colonial period costume.
This high-quality costume can be used for colonial-themed school events, a history lesson, or simply a fun day of experiencing life as a colonial boy during the 1700s. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this long brocade colonial waistcoat is built to last.
Our boys' colonial clothing section has many styles and colors from which to choose, allowing you to create your very own personal colonial outfit.
Self: 100% Polyester Satin Jacquard
Lining: 65% Polyester 35% Cotton
* Most items made from polyester/cotton blend treat as polyester.
* Most items made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling cycle is complete.
* If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron.
* Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.
As we cut all of our garments individually (Coats, Vests, Pants, Dresses, Etc.)
Fabric Shades may very & may not match exactly.