The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread - Page 109
Really? It's uncommon, but certainly not unknown on heavy country suits and indeed on tweed suits more generally (as well as other older-style vests that were designed to be worn without jackets some or all of the time, as indeed many working men's vests were - although clearly, this is not one of those!).
Regarding the back piece not made of the same cloth as the linning, I think this is an option most online services have. I ordered a waistcoat at Tweed Adicct the other day and the Harding & Porter Thornproof (400 gr) cloth was actually an option I almost went for also as a back piece. Instead I ended up with a slightly warmer/heavier fabric (cotton) then the ordinary viscose satins.
I will post some photos togheter with the matching trousers when I get them in 2-4 weeks
Well, it's ready - unfortunately I don't have time to pick it up until tomorrow... oh, the suspense!