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Waistcoat Vest (Black)


Product Description

Our J. Higgins Kilt Waistcoat is made from 100% wool twill (9390) in both the front and back and comes in even sizes 30 to 60 in short (5'9" and below), regular (5'10" to 6'0"), long (6'1" to 6'2") & ex long (6'3" & up).

It can be worn with or without our kilt jacket. We stock black, but we can make all the other colors found in our jacket line. Call 1-800-426-7268 for prices and delivery times. NOTE: These tend to run small. Exchangeable and returnable if the first size doesn't fit.

As a general guide, we suggest the following size per weight range. Size 32 (130-140lbs), Size 34 (141-150lbs), Size 36 (151-160lbs), Size 38(161-170lbs), Size 40 (171-180lbs), Size 42 (181-190lbs), Size 44 (191-200lbs), Size 46 (201-210lbs), Size 48 (211-220lbs), Size 50 (221-230lbs), Size 52 (231-240lbs), Size 54 (241-250lbs), Size 56 (251-260lbs), Size 58 (261-270lbs), Size 60 (271lbs & up) Made in the U.S.A.!

John's Tip:  Here's a little trick to buttoning the vest.  Square buttons are harder to button.  It's best to put a "side" in first, rather than the pointed tip.  Then rotate to secure the button in the hole.  If we made the button holes any bigger, the buttons will pull through.  We learned that back in the early 1980's.

Here are the chest and waist sizing for each size. Generally speaking the waist will be 4" smaller than the chest. If your waist measurement is bigger than the chest size, then go up to the size that will fit the waist: Chest size 32 has 29 waist, chest size 34 has 30 waist, chest size 36 has 32 waist, chest size 38 has 34 waist, chest size 40 has 36 waist, chest size 42 has 38 waist, chest size 44 has 40 waist, chest size 46 has 42 waist, chest size 48 has 44 waist, chest size 50 has 46 waist, chest size 52 has 48 waist, chest size 54 has 50 waist, chest size 56 has 52 waist, chest size 58 has 54 waist, chest size 60 has 56 waist.

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  1. A Very Well Made Vest

    Posted by Sandy on 20th Mar 2022

    This vest is very well made, inside and out. It is made according to the measurements you give them, and so you can't go wrong!

  2. Not for Women!!!!

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Mar 2022

    I purchased this vest after following the sizing guide instructions ("runs small"). I am 5'3", 104 pounds, 32X28X38, so I am petite and thin. According to the guide, my size would be a 32S, so I ordered a 36S. It was fine across the bust, but you couldn't even button the last 3 buttons across the hip area. I called and was told (1) I would have to pay for return shipping; and (2) the customer service rep told me to order a size 40S. So, I unhappily paid the return ship charges and got a size 40S. The vest was fine across the hips but way, way too big across the bust, gapping at both arm holds and sagging across the chest. Now, I have to pay, AGAIN, for return shipping even though I think this is the fault of the company. This product is not made for a woman's figure at all. Look elsewhere! (John's reply. That is correct. We have only men's vest patterns. We attempt to help women with these, but we sell these as men's sizes. Unfortunately we do not have women's vest sizes).

  3. Excellent, as usual

    Posted by Rick on 19th Feb 2022

    This is my second vest from these fine folks. They made a red one for me a few years ago. This black one is equally well made. Buy with confidence!

  4. Great Service

    Posted by Von Short on 13th Jan 2022

    I had to order multiple sizes before I found the right one. J. Higgins was more than amazing in helping me to get the right one. Love the vest, high quality. Huge thank you to J.Higgins team!!!

  5. Very happy with the service!

    Posted by Ryan on 8th Jan 2022

    I had a large order and was very surprised with the speed of delivery. I was chunkier than I had anticipated and had to make a return for the size larger. It was a very easy and super smooth process. I was very impressed and happy with the J. Higgins crew.

  6. Prompt Exchange

    Posted by Tony Malzone on 22nd Nov 2021

    Your staff was most helpful in arranging the exchange for the correct size. Fits great! Thank you for your prompt service.

  7. Great Vest and Service

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Oct 2021

    Excellent vest, price, and service. I measured carelessly and my vest was too tight. I easily exchanged it for one the right size.

  8. Piper vest

    Posted by John A Barclay on 13th Aug 2021

    A very high quality vest for a great price. Very quick delivery .

  9. great look

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Jul 2021

    The vest has a sharp line to it and looks great!

  10. Quick delivery

    Posted by John Sullivan on 11th Mar 2021

    This arrives right in time and the fit is great. I would like it to be about an inch longer but I definitely would recommend this for others. Follow the guides for sizing. Great product.

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