Waist Coats

The waist coat is one of the few articles of clothing whose origin historians can date precisely. King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland introduced the waistcoat as a part of correct dress during The Restoration of the British monarchy. It was derived from the Persian vests seen by Englishmen.

A waist coat has a full vertical opening in the front which fastens with buttons or snaps. Both single-breasted and double-breasted waistcoats exist, regardless of the formality of dress, but single-breasted ones are more common. In a three piece suit, the cloth used matches the jacket and trousers. Waistcoats can also have lapels or reveres depending on the style. Before wristwatches became popular, gentlemen kept their pocket watches in the front waistcoat pocket, with the watch on a watch chain threaded through a buttonhole. Sometimes an extra hole was made in line with the buttonholes for this use. A bar on the end of the chain held the chain in place to catch it if it were dropped or pulled.

The waist coat remained a required part of men's business clothing, and casual dress, until the mid-twentieth century. Waistcoats were popular because they added an extra layer of warm cloth between one's body and the elements. Factors that influence the decline in waistcoat wearing are that cloth was strictly rationed during the Second World War and subsequent post-war austerity; sweaters and pullovers became more popular for getting extra warm; central heating mitigated the need for extra layers; and the trend in men's clothing towards increased casualness.
but During the 1970s waistcoats once again became a fashionable and popular garment with many businessmen and young people wearing it along with the rest of their suits. Movies like Saturday Night Fever helped popularize the waistcoat as a fashionable piece of dress wear.

waistcoats for men can be seen in various styles, they are not only designed as a formal wear, but can also be use as just your everyday casual wear.

At label shanu chitlangiya u can find a huge variety of waistcoats for both formal occasions as well as casual everyday wear.

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