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GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

I'm trying to track down a legitimate waistcoat for a tux. My wife's cousin is getting married in October, and it's a black tie event. I've managed to track down a reasonable evening coat and pants off eBay (Ralph Lauren 2 button with satin faced peak lapel collar) and I've got my black silk tie. However, I'm at a loss for a real waist covering. I'm able to find cummerbunds reasonably cheaply, but I've never been a huge fan of them and I plan to wear suspenders, so I'd like to track down a full backed waistcoat like the "rare" one pictured on this page. The problem is, I can only seem to locate business suit style high button vests, or backless vests made for rental. Anyone have any leads?


  • JokkeJokke Bergen, Norway Icrontian

    Something like this?

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    That's the right shape, but the waistcoat for black tie should have a matching satin texture to the jacket's collar, along with satin covered buttons.

  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian


    Magnoli is made-to-measure, so it costs accordingly.


    Take advantage of Brexit and the devalued Pound. ;)

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    Those are exactly what I'm looking for. Do you have some kind of bat signal when style threads come up?

  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian

    It's like a 6th sense ;) Also, I check Icrontic several times a day. So that helps. If you order a waistcoat, lemme know how it goes. And post pix.

  • AnnesAnnes Tripped Up by Libidos and Hubris Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    FWIW we bought a suit for Eli from Magnoli and we are decently pleased. Certainly not the best but far from the worst.

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