I'm looking for a backless black tie waistcoat. You used to be able to get these everywhere but I can't find any RTW ones anywhere.
Is RLPL and the only RTW one I've seen. Does anywhere know where else might have them?
Alternatively, evening wear waistcoats in general (fully lined, non-backless)? Full dress white marcella waistcoats seem to be in abundance but the only places selling black evening waistcoats seem to be Ede & Ravenscroft and Oliver Brown.
Failing finding a black evening waistcoat, what do you think of white full dress waistcoats with black tie? Apparently they were preferred once upon a time but strike me as a bit antiquated now. If they are acceptable then I'm supposing white studs rather than black with the shirt?
Full dress waistcoats introduce a potential patternation difficulty of marcella on marcella when being worn with marcella turndown shirts. I wonder if perhaps they best coupled with either full-dress boiled shirts or fly fronted turndown shirts?
In any case your comments would be much appreciated.