Double Breasted WaistcoatThe making of a double-breasted waistcoat is not as simple as it may at first sound. Double breasted waistcoats are difficult to make and fit, well to make and fit correctly ! Getting any waistcoat to fit correctly can make lesser tailors cry. Waistcoats need to fit the shoulders without any cracks, drags, lines and pulls of any kind. The front edge should be snug and tight to the chest, and the bottom edge close to the body without standing off. If your waistcoat has any of the above symptoms then it doesn’t fit right.
The pictures below show a DB waistcoat pattern I have just drafted for a client, and the actual cloth cut out. This waistcoat will also have a DB peaked lapel with a collar when finished, combined with two lower welt pockets. For more information and to commission real bespoke tailored suits look at my website www.desmerrion.com