Per Blacktieguide.com and numerous postings here, I'm having a devilish time finding a proper, low-cut waistcoat to go with my SB PL tuxedo. I counted myself lucky, then, when I found this from Charles Tyrwhitt for a fraction of the price asked by Oliver Brown, Ede & Ravenscroft, etc.
As it (like the tux) is wool, I was aware that I could have a problem matching fabrics and colors, but I was unprepared for this image on the product page:
I wrote customer service and expressed my concern about the length of the waistcoat and received this incredible response:
"In regards to the Dinner Waistcoat (DJ009BLK42) itself, the reason why it does not cover the trouser waist is because it is ideally and primarily worn with a Black Silk Cummerbund (NE003BLK)."
Needless to say, this doesn't inspire confidence in the product or the company. Has anyone purchased this waistcoat? Is this typical of CT customer service?
I know this question's been asked before, but what are my best alternatives for a waistcoat in this style (ideally in faille)? Has anyone tried Waistcoatsdirect.co.uk? I'm thinking of sending them faille to make me their "Mr. U