1760's Waistcoat

A waistcoat was an everyday clothing item for the 18th century man. This cut is slightly longer to fit the style during the French and Indian War.  These also have the added benefit of working pockets. Available in 4 different colors of wool with a cotton lining.


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    kenneth v.
    United States United States


    It’s great. It fits perfectly. An I use it for three different impressions. So it’s a winner for sure

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    Ben S.
    United States United States

    Outstanding Garment and Service

    I am very impressed with the quality of the waistcoat. The first one I ordered was a tad too small, but I was able to send it back easily for the next size up, which fits perfectly! Love the scarlet wool, it is lightweight enough for summer and it’s cotton backing makes it quite comfortable. Good, deep pockets hold a Flask and a smartphone, very important for me! Highly recommended for reenacting and pirating!

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    Michael O.
    United States United States

    Great product

    Had to return the first one because I ordered a size too small, Samson had my return processed and a replacement delivered to me within 4 days.

    Michael .
    United States United States

    Love it

    Love the waistcoat. Had to exchange for one size larger than I thought I needed, excellent quality garment and super fast shipping, exceptional service as always.

    Cody f.
    United States United States

    Wimsy Waistcoat

    Fantastic quality, head-turning design, and utterly and completely what you'd want and hope to receive. Make a quick note to measure yourself, as I was going to order the size suit I normally get, but when I read the notes that they post about the way they make their measurements so I measured myself around my chest real quick: it is SPOT to the mark. This is certainly a fair way to do it since there are so many inconsistencies between sizing in commercial tailoring, but still a good note to consider. On a more personal note, the reason I had my eye on the waistcoat in red was actually for a Christmas celebration and charity when I was an elf at a Christmas Day unwrapping with local kids: it went *extremely* well and the magic of the manufacturing was translated well to the magic of the day!

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    1760's Waistcoat

    I was trying to make my waistcoat and shirt from some patterns I had. I started with the shirt and quickly determined I'd never finish in time for the Alafai River Rendezvous that I wanted to attend. I ordered the waistcoat and very quickly received what I thought was a perfect addition to my kit. It fit perfect and looked great with my coat and breeches. The service was excellent, I'll also be writing a review for the shirt I ended up ordering about 2 days later. I will definitely be a return customer, not only because the quality of the items was excellent, but because the service was outstanding. Thanks.

    Skyler G.
    United States United States

    Perfect shade of green

    It's lovely. I love the look and feel of the waistcoat.

    Aaron W.
    United States United States

    Nice bit of warmth!

    Being a member of the Michigan Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard, we can be called to muster any month of the year. Bought one of these wool waistcoats in Frankenmuth, MI in the summer of 2018, and this is THE waistcoat to wear when the weather gets chilly. Great material, fit, and price. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something a bit warmer than a cotton/linen.

    United States United States


    Vest is very high quality. Shipping was fast. Very pleased.

    Harry B.
    United States United States

    First time purchase

    Excellent fit nice material shiny buttons, what more could a guy ask? Will definitely return.

    Skyler G.
    United States United States

    Looks cool

    I got the wrong version. They sent me ghe revolutionary war version, but I couldnt get it exchanged because I already wore it. Now I will have to buy the correct one. I think I'll get it in blue this time.

    United States United States

    1760's Waistcoat Purchase

    Excellent purchasing experience. Item received very quickly and as advertised. Samson Historical is now my go-to shop for re-enactment supplies.

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    Kevin L.
    United States United States

    Waistcoat Review

    Fits great, both waistcoats I purchased. The period games I purchased will keep us busy around the campfire. Very satisfied !

    Larry H.
    United States United States

    1760 Waistcoat

    Had to get a copy sizes larger that I usually wear, but once received, am very pleased.

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    Green Waistcoat

    Fit was perfect and delivery of item was in a very timely matter.

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    Santa Vest

    Great purchase