Shackleton Waistcoat (Stock)
• Our famous classic waistcoat available for immediate dispatch
• 1920s style
• Slimmer fit
• Four pockets
• Made from Battered Steerhide
• Cotton ticking lining
• Football buttons
• Snug fitting tweed back
This is the first garment from Aero based on clothing from the Edwardian era. We've modelled our typical expedition waistcoat on one worn by members of Shackleton’s Nimrod expedition to the South pole. The very fitted waistcoat has a heavy all wool Tweed back with an adjustable centre back cinch belt to help repel draughts, lined in heavy cotton "ticking" and fitted with larger than usual buttons and buttonholes for ease of use while wearing gloves. It's 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.
The crew of The Nimrod were let by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE FRGS, an Anglo-Irish polar explorer who, in all, led three British expeditions to the Antarctic and was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic. Typically, back in the day, this type of garment was worn a part of layering against the elements, probably over a Harris Tweed roll neck and under a heavy duty jacket but our stylish waistcoat would be no less effective as a three season garment worn over a shirt as protection from the chill of evening.
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.