A man's white cotton vest with shawl collar dating from the 1900's to 1920's. The vest is of a pique cotton on the front side and a nice quality finished cotton on the back. Almost like a sateen. Two slash pockets on either side of the front and a great shawl collar. Three buttons fasten the lower part of the vest.
The button holes are the type that take a removable button, which none were with the vest. I have found three that will fit and be the type that would have been used. If you notice a photo showing the inside lower part in the button area, you will find an elastic band which is secured to the inside button area. It is my opinion, this band was associated with the buttons, although not sure how. I have not seen a set up like this prior.
A belt buckle and slide is attached to the back of vest for adjusting the fit. Measurements: 20-1/2" long from the neck line to the point at the hem. 11-1/2" across from shoulder to shoulder. 36" around the chest.
Condition: has been worn but still very nice. Freshly laundered and pressed. A couple of small pin dots of oxidation that did not come out in the laundry. A wonderful original vest for a Steampunk look.