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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. Quality craftsmanship

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Feb 2021

    The vest fit perfectly right out of the box. Quality material and quality craftsmanship.

  2. Great Waistcoat

    Posted by Brett Radcliff on 8th Nov 2020

    Great looking vest ,even better service!!! Shipped the same day that I ordered.

  3. Use the fitting guide, it really helps!

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Oct 2020

    The vest fits just right, thanks to the fitting guidelines on the website. Nice material and quick service!

  4. Beware the Height question!

    Posted by Richard Cook on 30th Sep 2020

    Be aware that they ignore what length you order and send you the length they think you need based on how you answer the question about your height. Study what heights they assume go with what lengths, and answer the question about your height accordingly. I need length "L", always have, but the site now insists you answer the height question, and they sent me an "XL" instead of what I ordered. Another quibble: the pockets are very shallow. (John's reply: Richard, we try to take everything into account, and don't ignore some things. We attempt to do our best estimate of sizing. The XL is 1" longer than the L and I will be happy to exchange it if you'd like to send it back).

  5. Excellent product and service

    Posted by Reno McCormick on 14th May 2020

    In need of a waistcoat, I contacted J.Higgins to ask a few questions regarding the construction and fit of their black wool waistcoat.I followed the measuring guide and sent off my questions. I was surprised to receive an email shortly thereafter with several follow-up questions. The team pulled their records to see that I had purchased and returned the same vest 8 years ago, as it did not fit will. After a few email exchanges, the team suggested a size they thought would work best for my height and weight. The waistcoat arrived about a week later, and it is a perfect fit. If not for their excellent customer service, I might not have found exactly what I needed. Thanks to all a JHiggins!

  6. Solid Vest

    Posted by MVG on 2nd Mar 2020

    Good quality and fits really nice. Buttons are good quality as well. Video was helpful on how to figure out the correct measurements.

  7. Good find

    Posted by Unknown on 30th Jan 2020

    A good waist coat at an affordable price and great customer service and fast shipping

  8. nice looking waist coat

    Posted by Aron on 23rd Dec 2019

    Arrived quickly and is good quality. It looks very sharp. It does fit a little snug so I might add an inch to your waist measurements...
    However it is the holiday season and my waist always grows a little this time of year so maybe it's my fault.

  9. Great Waistcoat

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Nov 2019

    My band wears these waist coat and as the quartermaster I'm in charge of the ordering and fittings. The quality is very good and I have never had to send one back for size issues. If I have any concerns or question the customer service has always been excellent.

  10. excellent product , even better customer service

    Posted by Kenneth Stewart on 7th Nov 2019

    Needed a professional quality vest for my police and firefighter pipe band attire . J higgins was my top choice. The customer service is exceptional and the product is just what i needed . Highly recommended .

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