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Waistcoat Vest (Black)


Product Description


Our J. Higgins black kilt waistcoat is made from 100% wool twill (9390) and features silver square rampant lion buttons. We recommend pushing these tricky buttons through the buttonholes via their side first rather than the pointed tip. Our argyle waistcoats use the same material in both the front and the back, making them wearable with or without our argyle jackets. It 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). Made by our talented staff here in the U.S.A.

NOTE: These tend to run small. Exchangeable and returnable if the first size doesn't fit.


Watch our instructional video for how to measure for your J.Higgins waistcoat:

Further Sizing Info:

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) 

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. Sizes run off

    Posted by Unknown on 11th Jun 2023

    I normally wear a 34 small vest and I am 5’3. I had to get a size 40 to work and had alteration made. (John's reply: I'm sorry for the situation. This was submitted without a name, which is fine, so judging by the size, I'm wondering if you are a woman. Our vests are definitely mens vests. Women do buy them, and sometimes have to get some alterations done on them. We also strongly recommend actual measurements in lieu of "sizes" as there really isn't any standardization in the clothing industry for "sizes").

  2. New Waist Coat

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Feb 2023

    Made the measurements and ordered based on measurements and comments that they run a little small. It fit perfect.
    Thanks again J Higgins!

  3. runs small

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Feb 2023

    Runs small, get a size or two larger

  4. Sizing way off

    Posted by Stephen Fleming on 22nd Dec 2022

    The vest is very nice and well made. The sizing however is not accurate and I was advised, after the first one couldn't even button, that it was more a trial and error situation. The measurement chart is not even close. I am therefore required to return the vest for replacement at my cost.

  5. High quality

    Posted by Max S on 14th Jul 2022

    I got this vest and it was to small so I got it exchanged for a bigger one. The material has a high quality feel to it. Make sure you follow their advice and order a size larger than you normally do.

  6. 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!

  7. 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).

  8. 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!

  9. 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!!!

  10. 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.

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