White Cotton Pique, Marcella, Backless Waistcoat by Welmar & Detachable Buttons
For very formal white tie occasions. Backless waistcoat has two front slit pockets and square collar/lapels. Elastic strap at the back is adjustable. Comes with three very old pearl detachable buttons. These were not found with the waistcoat, but added by me. Fabric is cotton pique or marcella - spotless and starched. Brand is Welmar. Belonged to Mr Harper, his laundry mark remains. Late 1940s-1950s.
Size marked 44
Waist 81-86 cm (32-34"), but the elastic strap at the back does adjust.
Length approximately 51 cm (20")
Very good. No marks or holes. There is a mend in the loop behind the neck. The elastic strap has been replaced. The strap loops at the back tends to slide horizontal instead of remaining vertical.