Dressing Up Info

Welcome! 1850s Photos of Garments
1850s WC Black

1850s Black Silk Waistcoat

This waistcoat from the 1850s is double breasted, with buttonholes symmetrically placed so that it can button right over left or left over right. Each button has the blue polka dot centered in it, and this waistcoat also has an unusually large pocket on the inside, about the size to hold a wallet or envelope. Notice on the closeup the double lines of stitching that reinforce the welt pocket.