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Waistcoat Fabric Question

zeero3

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I purchased a navy single-breasted peak-lapel suit for my wedding in December. It took a while to find the suit, but now that that's out of the way......

I want to turn my attention to getting the double-breasted waistcoat. The selection, from what I've seen during my research on here, is somewhat limited, and I do have a few questions:

First, is there anything inherently "not right" about wearing a wool suit and a linen waistcoat in December? Should the weight of the fabric be fairly close? If there is enough room to bend here, I am considering this waistcoat from Pakeman.

http://www.pakeman.co.uk/product/1327/8486_DB_Linen_Waistcoat_Blue

I don't want to spend the more than double price I'm seeing from vendors like Favourbook. Any opinions, in any form, to that waistcoat would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I'm a 38 short and fear any vest I buy will be too long. Is this fear a little unfounded? Any "short" guys buy a waistcoat from an online vendor and end up being pleased or disappointed with the length?

I was originally interested in something more subtle, as in a light gray, but Pakeman is limited to only one color in wool. Thoughts on the light blue or possibly a buff vest?

Thanks in advance....
 
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zeero3

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Bump for anyone with waistcoat experience...
 

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I have zero experience with waistcoats or waistcoat materials. However, believe that within the last year there was a thread about waistcoasts revolving around one of the British horse race events. Epsom? At any rate, the waistcoat that Prince Charles was wearing was pictured; and there were a number of posts, mostly as I recall, where one could purchase one. Perhaps a search on the forum? Good luck!
 

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Thanks John! I've already searched and read NUMEROUS threads on waistcoats. But I haven't seen anything about wearing a vest made of a contrasting fabric. I want to know if it would be a faux pas before I commit.
 

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