Add a refined edge to your outfit with an elegant vest. Hawes & Curtis has a beautiful selection, whether you want to upgrade your three piece suit or you need a formal vest for your special day.
Ever since opening our first store on London’s Jermyn Street in 1913, Hawes & Curtis has always been at the forefront of innovative British style. One of our most significant achievements was our backless evening vest that became a sought-after choice for many well-dressed gentlemen. Our range of men’s vests can be found on our online store.
The elegant, classic vest for men is a classically British clothing item that has a long history, dating back to the time of King Charles II. The vest made its introduction through a royal proclamation in the 1660s, originating from a style favored by dignitaries in Persia. This clothing item would go on to become a staple for smartly dressed Englishmen for hundreds of years to come.
Hawes & Curtis introduced their famous backless dress vest in 1923 to great acclaim. Made for the Duke of Windsor’s ‘Dress Soft’ era, it featured buttoned or buckled bands over the back to hold it in place. This would become a standard in Britain’s aristocratic dress attire.
Today, we have brought the vest into the new era to give you a wardrobe staple that is suitable for even the strictest of dress codes. Pair a classic black vest with a tuxedo for a wedding, charity event or special occasion. Try a contemporary patterned version in a bolder shade, such as pink or silver or try a stylish gray version for a professional look that can be dressed up or down. Wear with a crisp dress shirt for smarter events, or try a smart casual shirt for a more relaxed look. Boasting features such as a buttoned front, two pockets and a waist adjuster to give you a good fit, this item is versatile and easy to wear.
Browse our selection of high quality vests for men and update your wardrobe with a timeless, elegant piece that will always remain in style.
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