Revolutionary War Waistcoat

A waistcoat was an everyday clothing item for a man during the American Revolution. This cut hits the wearer at the waist and the vents in the back and sides are both fashionable and comfortable.  These are available in red or navy wool with a cotton lining. They also have the added benefit of working pockets. 

SIZING:

Our sizes are in inches. To ensure the correct size, we suggest measuring around your chest and belly. If the belly measurement is larger than the chest, please contact us for a sizing recommendation. If you have any sizing questions, please contact us for assistance.

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    01/03/2020
    CD
    chris d.
    United States United States

    Waistcoat

    Excellent quality reasonably priced. Recommend to all!

    01/03/2020
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    Anonymous
    United States United States

    Revolutionary War Waistcoat Review

    It was great!! The original one I purchased was a little too snug. So, I sent it back and was able to switch it out for a size bigger. It is nicely made and hopefully will last for a long, long time.

    01/03/2020
    JB
    Jack B.
    United States United States

    Get your measurements right

    I have worn a particular size sports coat for many years. Before ordering the waistcoat I had my chest and "belly" measured to be sure I was ordering the correct size. I must not have gotten the "belly" measurement correct and it was too tight to wear. After talking to Samson, I returned the waistcoat and ordered the next size up. No problem with the procedure for the return, it was cheerful and easy. My new waistcoat came in and fit very well. Looks great! But I know the measurement I had made was wrong. So get a good tailor to make your measurements, it will save time and money.

    12/21/2019
    DR
    Daniel R.
    United States United States

    ...for our regiment.

    I already have two waistcoats from Samson and I picked up four more on this order for our regiment. Good quality construction, materials and fit. The pockets securely hold a pocket watch and a flint wallet. Will no doubt be coming back for more as our regiment grows.

    12/15/2019
    A
    Anonymous
    United States United States

    nice waistcoat

    Nicely made. The wool is fairly thick, good for cool/cold weather. It fits snugly, as 18th century waistcoats should.

    12/13/2019
    A
    Anonymous
    United States United States

    Rev War Wtct

    Excellent quality and fit

    12/01/2019
    AL
    Allan L.
    United States United States

    Wast coat

    Triple AAA+

    12/01/2019
    CG
    Calvin G.
    United States United States

    Revolutionary War Waistcoat

    I recently ordered a waistcoat from Samson Historical's online store. The order arrived in three days, in good condition. Unfortunately, it was a bit too small, so I used the online service to request replacement and sent the item back. The replacement waistcoat arrived in five days, and was exactly what I needed. The waistcoat is perfect and the purchase and replacement process was far easier and faster than I expected. Kudos! I'll be back!

    10/05/2019
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    Gabe

    Wonderful quality and great price!

    The quality of this waistcoat is phenomenal. I just received it today and I absolutely love it! The price is so affordable!

    10/02/2019
    JF
    John f.

    Weskit 1770s review

    Great family to work with. Nice construction on the weskit. Fits well I would just like to see real pewter buttons used. That is the only thing I would change . Awesome company to work with .

    10/03/2019
    Samson Historical

    Thank you for the feedback, we are pursuing this option and expect to implement the change very soon.

    07/16/2019
    LW
    Lawrence W.

    Best waistcoat

    I bought my waistcoat when Samson historical started their business .my waistcoat is still going strong .I have not replaced a button or had a rip or tear in the material it is still going strong I do 30 events a year and I want it every time I highly recommend them get yours today

    03/13/2019
    MS
    Matt S.

    Waist coat

    I love it fits great. The buttons are a little shiny for my station . Easily fixed. Thank you I am very pleased Your Most Humble Servant Matthew smith

    09/06/2018
    A
    Anonymous
    United States

    Nicely made, runs a shade small

    The fabric and fit are comfortable. Rounded up about an inch for the initial order, but wound up exchanging for the next size above that (and I'm not a larger person). Comfortable and a nice cut.

    09/03/2018
    DR
    Daniel R.
    United States

    white wool waistcoat

    excellent value - working pockets are a plus - seams well sewed - fit is very good - fits in perfectly with our Clark's Regiment uniform

    08/06/2018
    AC
    Arthur C.
    United States

    Clothing purchase

    Wonderful. Well made.

    07/30/2018
    A
    Anonymous
    United States

    Excellent quaility

    A well made waistcoat of excellent quality materials, good fit, speedy delivery.