We are famous for our 1920s style vests.
The 1920s were a high point for waistcoats.
The vests of the period contain all of the classic details that would become more codified in the 1930s.
But in this earlier period there is still a wonderful flexibility and richness in style.
The images show some of our favorite 1920s style vests with emphasis on the “Workingman’s Style” pieces.
Tweed Workingman's Vest
These pieces—that we make from heavy weight tweeds and melton wools—are perfect for an active lifestyle.
The pockets hold your tools (or memory sticks), the fabrics don’t rumple or crease, and the styles can be cut with linen backs for the ultimate breathability and comfort.
Moreover, each of our bespoke suits and vests is made one-at-a-time here in our studio in Denver, Colorado.
Not only do we take care to make sure that each piece is a work of art, but we can work with you to cut the vest exactly to your measurements and to pick the perfect style and fabric for you.
The classic fabrics we use—which are often woven by hand in Scotland and Ireland–are built the way that fabrics were meant to be and make up into garments that weigh twice as much as made-in-Asia pieces where the only concern is making sure that the garments pack flat and weigh as little as possible for overseas shipping.
The process of making one of our classic “Denver Bespoke” vests, begins when you contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through our Etsy shop (www.machetensons.etsy.com) to tell us a little bit about your sense of style and how you will be wearing the waistcoat.
Then we sketch up a vest just for you.
With A Custom Cap
The piece can be identical to something we already offer, or something totally and completely new.
Add or remove pockets, change the shape of the lapels, the fabric of the back or belts, the number of buttons—-work with us to get the design that is perfect for the way that you dress.
Next we send you a selection of fabrics and we keep looking until we find the fabric that is right for you.
We can get thousands of fabrics for the vests. So if you know that you want a flecked herringbone tweed in a cranberry color, for example, just let us know and we can likely find this for you.
We can also make many other garments. So if you want a matching pant, fedora, or workingman’s cap, just let us know and these pieces can be created in virtually any style to match your vest.
Contact me (email@example.com) to talk more.
Photo by Laura B. Kozlowski
We make some of the most unique vests that can be found anywhere. And here are some of our latest pieces, made for weddings.
Dozens of different collars to choose from, hundreds of fabrics.
Get a vest with four buttons, or five buttons, or six buttons. A double-breasted vest with fourteen buttons.
We can make vests with hacking pockets, flap pockets, welt pockets, jetted pockets.
The best way to order a vest from us is to drop us a line and tell us a bit about the style and the occasion.
Once we know whether you are an architect with a interest in modernism and all things clean and chic, a professor with a taste for tweed and a need for pockets for pipe and tobacco, or a steampunk performer, we can begin to suggest some ideas and offer suggestions by way of pictures and sketches.
Photo by Sarah Rimel
Waistcoats haven’t been this popular in decades, especially for weddings. And we would love to design a completely new style just for you.
Check out our Pricing page to get an idea of the pricing and options for custom vests or contact us with your custom ideas for an exact quote.
Write firstname.lastname@example.org to get started on a custom waistcoat.
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