Post # 1
I haven’t been around much because of the new layout, trying to come back now that the bugs seem to be largely worked out.
Anyways, I tried to do a google search of this image but wasn’t successful in finding any information on these vests. My friend is getting married next year and would love to have this look for the guys. Anyone have any ideas where she could find these or something similar??
Thanks so much for the help!! 🙂
Post # 2
Emma20130601: Here’s a link to the wedding with a closeup image of the vests:
In the UK the vest would be variously known as a tweed waistcoat, Harris Tweed waistcoat , or Harris Tweed herringbone waistcoat. They can be pricey.
I have been to a couple of weddings where the men wore similar but not matching vests that they bought at thrift or consignment shops. She could also find vintage on Ebay.
Post # 3
julies1949: Thank so much!! 🙂 Your answers are always so helpful!
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Emma20130601: You’re welcome. Duncan will probably check in later with his expertise.
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julies1949: Haha awesome 🙂
Post # 7
Indeed I will. In addition to julie’s advice (which is quite correct) it may also be called a country waistcoat. For vintage ones, here is a good source:
Harris Tweed is material made in a particular town, called (you guessed it) Harris. It is considered the be all, end all, of tweed. My understanding is that it is not made there anymore, or very little is still made there, so a true Harris tweed will have to be vintage/second hand. Some people may still refer to what they’re selling as “Harris Tweeds” whether they are actually Harris or no, like how one might refer to a Prosecco as Champagne. But, there are many tweeds of quality, not just Harris. If you’re looking in thrift shops, you may find them attached to tweed suits, or with matching jackets. If it’s the waistcoat you want, and it’s in good condition, at a thrift store price, just get the whole suit. Even at a consignment store, you may find them this way for less, or the same, as you’d pay new. I did this once, nearly 10 years ago, with an brown suit with bell bottoms, because I wanted the vest for a pirate costume. I’ve worn the suit several times, and used to wear the jacket as a sport coat all the time.