Linen 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 linen/cotton (80/20) waistcoats are cool in the summer and fashionable all year round. They also have the added benefit of working pockets. 


Our sizes are in inches. To ensure the correct size, we suggest measuring around your chest and belly. If the belly measurement is significantly 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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    Bruce R.
    United States United States

    Great garment

    Thank you for great service, fast shipping, and a very satisfactory garment. Very happy.

    Marcus J.
    United States United States


    Fantastic!!! I work and portray a farmer in a far frontier setting. I rarely ever wear a waistcoat. However, based on the fit and weight of the waistcoat I just received it will become a daily piece of clothing. I did order a size bigger than my measurements but Samson Historical is clear about sizing in those of us with a belly. I will be purchasing another and would recommend anyone looking for a good waistcoat to do the same.

    United States United States

    good, but...

    Cut and construction were good. But, I was disappointed in the 2-piece aluminum self-covered buttons. They will need replaced before wearing to any serious event.

    United States United States

    Awesome Fit

    Can't believe how quickly it arrived and how well it fits.

    Mel O.
    United States United States

    Quality Waistcoat

    I am very pleased with the quality of the waistcoat, and the good service from Samson. The lightweight linen is great for Texas. A word of caution on sizing...I wear a size 54 vest and coat when I buy at the Big and Tall shop, but I had to order a size 60 in the vest to get a correct fit. But the Samson folks were great in handling a return and shipment of the correct size.

    Samson Historical

    Thanks for the positive words. Regarding the sizing, it is not off of "vest size" but rather a true measurement of the chest.

    United States United States

    Great product!!!

    This is a great product! Highly recommend this to any revolutionary war reenactor!!

    United States United States

    Can't Go Wrong with Samson!

    Another Beautiful item from the Samsons, packaged with care, and shipped so quickly it makes one's head spin! Buy with confidence!