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Waistcoat

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The waistcoat, or vest (as it is known in the United States), is a close-fitting sleeveless garment originally designed for men that buttons (or occasionally zips) down the front to the waist. Produced in either single or double-breasted...

The Vest

Roberto Cabrera

Roberto Cabrera taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Denis Antoine

Denis Antoine is a leading practitioner and educator in the field of men’s tailoring. Following degrees in menswear from the London College of Fashion and the Royal College of Art, he established his eponymous bespoke tailoring business. He currently teaches menswear design and construction at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear : A Construction Guide

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...The popularity of the vest regularly goes in and out of fashion. That said, custom tailors will traditionally uphold the timeless style of the three-piece suit as the ultimate look for any self-respecting gentleman.While there are many...

Fabric

Roberto Cabrera

Roberto Cabrera taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Denis Antoine

Denis Antoine is a leading practitioner and educator in the field of men’s tailoring. Following degrees in menswear from the London College of Fashion and the Royal College of Art, he established his eponymous bespoke tailoring business. He currently teaches menswear design and construction at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear : A Construction Guide

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...Selecting the Fabric If you want the very finest fabric for classic tailoring, choose wool. There is an endless variety of beautiful fabrics available to us today, most of which will respond favorably to certain tailoring features...

The Fit

Roberto Cabrera

Roberto Cabrera taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Denis Antoine

Denis Antoine is a leading practitioner and educator in the field of men’s tailoring. Following degrees in menswear from the London College of Fashion and the Royal College of Art, he established his eponymous bespoke tailoring business. He currently teaches menswear design and construction at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear : A Construction Guide

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...The Toile Fitting The next step is to cut the basic pattern pieces from a good quality prototyping fabric and to check the fit. Tailors do not always use muslin (also known as calico) for this process. Instead, we recommend using a cheaper...

Vests

Myoungok Kim

Myoung Kim is a lecturer in the Department of Clothing and Textiles at Hanyang University, as well as a visiting scholar at the University of Cincinnati. She holds a PhD in Clothing and Textiles from Hanyang University. Prior to academia, she worked as pattern maker and technical designer in the fashion industry for fourteen years. Dr. Kim’s research and scholarly work focuses on the proper fit for menswear and menswear pattern making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Injoo Kim

Injoo Kim is assistant professor in the School of Design at the University of Cincinnati. She was a designer in Korea and has freelanced with Proctor Gamble and J. Peterman, Inc. Kim is also a member of the International Textiles and Apparel Association. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patternmaking for Menswear : Classic to Contemporary

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...A vest is essentially a sleeveless upper-body garment with a shortened—and often shaped—hem line, and a buttoned, center-front closure. This type of garment can be worn with a dress shirt and suit jacket as part of a formal three-piece...

Lithuania: Ethnic Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Lithuania, situated in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea, was until the twentieth century a nation of people living off the land. Up until 1970, more than half of Lithuania’s population lived outside of major urban areas. The country...

Linings

Lori A. Knowles

Lori A. Knowles worked for 13 years as a patternmaker and production manager for Marie Clayden Inc. in Los Gatos, CA, and taught for nine years at West Valley College in the department of Fashion Design and Apparel Technology. She has had a consuming interest in vintage clothing and costuming since childhood and possesses a large Edwardian and Victorian clothing collection that includes pieces dating back to the 1840s. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers Menswear

Fairchild Books, 2005

Book chapter

...Introduction Linings were first introduced in chapter 1. Lining is any fabric used on the inside of a garment that hides the construction of the garment, and is different from the self fabric. Sometimes garments are cut double faced (two...

The Pattern

Roberto Cabrera

Roberto Cabrera taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Denis Antoine

Denis Antoine is a leading practitioner and educator in the field of men’s tailoring. Following degrees in menswear from the London College of Fashion and the Royal College of Art, he established his eponymous bespoke tailoring business. He currently teaches menswear design and construction at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear : A Construction Guide

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Measurements The following are standard measurements taken by tailors, and used by them to draft patterns which will fit their clients as closely and as comfortably as possible. In conjunction with the measurements, the tailor also notes...

Vests

Lori A. Knowles

Lori A. Knowles worked for 13 years as a patternmaker and production manager for Marie Clayden Inc. in Los Gatos, CA, and taught for nine years at West Valley College in the department of Fashion Design and Apparel Technology. She has had a consuming interest in vintage clothing and costuming since childhood and possesses a large Edwardian and Victorian clothing collection that includes pieces dating back to the 1840s. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers Menswear

Fairchild Books, 2005

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...Introduction Men’s vests come in many styles that range from casual to formal wear. Casual styles include fleece vests that insulate you from the cold, and vests that have multiple pockets (ideal for outdoor adventures). Formal styles...

Tailored Clothing

Michael P. Londrigan

Michael P. Londrigan is Vice President for Academic Affairs at LIM College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Menswear : Business to Style

Fairchild Books, 2009

Book chapter

...In this chapter, you will learn the following:the various classifications that make up the tailored clothing industrythe products that make up the tailored outerwear businessdesign and make features of the products in the tailored clothing...