Waistcoat

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A waistcoat ( or ; colloquially called a weskit, derived from the French veste ) is a sleeveless upper-body garment.wikipedia
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Pocket watch

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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.
Pocket watches generally have an attached chain to allow them to be secured to a waistcoat, lapel, or belt loop, and to prevent them from being dropped.

Morning dress

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This is still seen in morning dress, which requires a waistcoat.
Morning dress, also known as formal day dress, is the formal Western dress code for day attire, consisting chiefly of, for men, a morning coat, waistcoat, and formal trousers, and an appropriate gown for women.

White tie

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The waistcoats worn with white- and black- tie are different from standard daytime single-breasted waistcoats, being much lower in cut (with three buttons or four buttons, where all are fastened).
For men, it consists of a black dress tailcoat worn over a white starched shirt, marcella waistcoat and the eponymous white bow tie worn around a standing wingtip collar.

Black tie

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The waistcoats worn with white- and black- tie are different from standard daytime single-breasted waistcoats, being much lower in cut (with three buttons or four buttons, where all are fastened).
It is worn with a white dress shirt with standing or turndown collar and link cuffs, a black bow tie, typically an evening waist coat or a cummerbund, and black patent leather dress shoes or court pumps.

Buff (colour)

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As formalwear, it used to be common to wear a contrastingly coloured waistcoat, such as in buff or dove linen.
In 16th- and 17th-century European cultures, buff waistcoats ("vests" in American English), were considered proper casual wear.

Formal wear

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As formalwear, it used to be common to wear a contrastingly coloured waistcoat, such as in buff or dove linen. It is usually worn over a dress shirt and necktie and below a coat as a part of most men's formal wear.
Morning dress is the daytime formal dress code, consisting chiefly for men of a morning coat, waistcoat, and striped trousers, and an appropriate dress for women.

Frock coat

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The Justacorps frock coat was copied from the long zupans worn in Poland and the Ukraine, the necktie or cravat was derived from a scarf worn by Croatian mercenaries fighting for Louis XIII, and the brightly colored silk waistcoats popularised by Charles II of England were inspired by exotic Turkish, Indian and Persian attire acquired by wealthy English travellers.
One example is that a frock coat for formalwear was always double-breasted with peaked lapels, and came with waistcoat.

Justacorps

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The Justacorps frock coat was copied from the long zupans worn in Poland and the Ukraine, the necktie or cravat was derived from a scarf worn by Croatian mercenaries fighting for Louis XIII, and the brightly colored silk waistcoats popularised by Charles II of England were inspired by exotic Turkish, Indian and Persian attire acquired by wealthy English travellers.
The garment is of French origin, and was introduced in England as a component of a three-piece ensemble, also consisting of breeches and a long vest or waistcoat.

Suit (clothing)

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It is also sported as the third piece in the traditional three-piece male lounge suit.
Suits also come with different numbers of pieces: a two-piece suit has a jacket and the trousers; a three-piece adds a waistcoat (known as a vest in North America); further pieces might include a flat cap made from the same cloth.

Sadri (clothing)

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A certain similar type of vest has also been worn by the Indians, named Bandi (jacket)
Sadri, also known as a Waskat or Bandi, is a vest-jacket worn by men in South Asia, while women sometimes wear a similar waistcoat known as a Koti .

Steampunk

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Waistcoats have also become popular within the indie and steampunk subcultures in the United States.
Such influences may include bustles, corsets, gowns, and petticoats; suits with waistcoats, coats, top hats and bowler hats (themselves originating in 1850 England), tailcoats and spats; or military-inspired garments.

Tailcoat

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Pepys records "vest" as the original term; the word "waistcoat" derives from the cutting of the coat at waist-level, since at the time of the coining, tailors cut men's formal coats well below the waist (see dress coat).
As part of modern white tie, either a black or midnight blue dress coat is worn with a stiff detachable white wing-collar dress shirt, with a plain starched pique bib, and single cuffs fastened with cufflinks; a matching white marcella cotton bowtie and white waistcoat; black trousers; and black patent leather pumps with stockings.

Gareth Southgate

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During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the manager of the England football team, Gareth Southgate, was often seen wearing a waistcoat.
For the semi-final with Croatia, fans dressed up in Waistcoats in tribute to Southgate's iconic waistcoat, which he wore during England's matches: retailer Marks & Spencer reported a 35% increase in sales of waistcoats, and the hashtag 'WaistcoatWednesday' trended on Twitter.

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A waistcoat ( or ; colloquially called a weskit, derived from the French veste ) is a sleeveless upper-body garment.

Clothing

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A waistcoat ( or ; colloquially called a weskit, derived from the French veste ) is a sleeveless upper-body garment.

Dress shirt

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It is usually worn over a dress shirt and necktie and below a coat as a part of most men's formal wear.

Necktie

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It is usually worn over a dress shirt and necktie and below a coat as a part of most men's formal wear. The Justacorps frock coat was copied from the long zupans worn in Poland and the Ukraine, the necktie or cravat was derived from a scarf worn by Croatian mercenaries fighting for Louis XIII, and the brightly colored silk waistcoats popularised by Charles II of England were inspired by exotic Turkish, Indian and Persian attire acquired by wealthy English travellers.

Coat (clothing)

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It is usually worn over a dress shirt and necktie and below a coat as a part of most men's formal wear.

Button

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A waistcoat has a full vertical opening in the front, which fastens with buttons or snaps.

Single-breasted

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Both single-breasted and double-breasted waistcoats exist, regardless of the formality of dress, but single-breasted ones are more common.

Double-breasted

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Both single-breasted and double-breasted waistcoats exist, regardless of the formality of dress, but single-breasted ones are more common.

Watch

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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.

Suspenders

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To give a more comfortable hang to the trousers, the waistcoat instead covers a pair of braces (suspenders in the U.S.) underneath it.

Waiting staff

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Waiters, sometimes also waitresses, and other people working at white-tie events, to distinguish themselves from guests, sometimes wear gray tie, which consists of the dress coat of white tie (a squarely cut away tailcoat) with the black waistcoat and tie of black tie.

Cassock

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The variant of the clergy cassock may be cut as a vest.