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Shackleton Waistcoat

Base Price:£360.00
Standard size range is 34" to 48" inclusive, other sizes are available by special order
Estimated production time is currently 12-14 weeks from order confirmation


• 1920s style

• Slimmer fit

• Four pockets

• Cotton ticking lining

• Football buttons

• Snug fitting melton wool back

• Pictured left in Battered Steerhide

This is the first garment from Aero based on clothing from the Edwardian era and has proven so popular since we launched it around a decade ago, it’s one of the few items we make for stock!

This fitted waistcoat is cut higher at the front and with more length than a suit waistcoat, while the pockets are deeper and more practical than those found in most waistcoats. It’s usually cut from one of our midweight leathers such as Battered Steerhide and has an English Melton Wool back (although a full leather version is available) with an adjustable centre back cinch belt to help keep out the elements. It’s lined in heavy cotton "ticking" and fitted with larger than usual leather buttons and buttonholes for ease of use while wearing gloves.

The Shackleton is the perfect accessory for any stylish wardrobe, effortlessly exuding sophistication, and a timeless elegance. It’s perfect for pairing with a crisp dress shirt or a favourite sweater. Whether you're looking to dress up for a formal occasion or add a touch of rugged charm to your casual look, our Shackleton Waistcoat is the perfect choice. With its versatility, exceptional quality, and timeless style, it's sure to become a staple in any wardrobe for years to come.


Design Etymology

Named after the legendary Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, we've modelled this stylish and practical garment on the typical expedition waistcoat worn by members of Shackleton’s Nimrod expedition to the South pole. Typically, this type of garment was worn as part of layering against the elements, probably over a thick roll neck and under a heavy-duty jacket. Our version can also be worn as part of layering but works even better when it’s shown off over a shirt or sweater.

This garment is a 1920s inspired design, and typical of many styles of this era, it is slim fitting.

While many get the correct fit with their usual size, depending on their body shape, some people need to ‘size up’ in this style. We typically recommend choosing at least the size closest to your expanded chest measurement.


For further general sizing information, please see our sizing FAQ section. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for there, please get in touch.

Don’t worry, all sizing information displayed here is only a guide. Every order placed is checked over by a member of our production team who will confirm your size selection against your measurements or recommend any necessary changes that need to be made. If you have any specific queries, you can note these in the special instructions box on the ‘measurements’ page when placing your order.