The timeless classics are called Ulster and Paletot. They are inspired by the most fashionable models: double-breasted waistcoats from the dry line, patch pockets with flap, gusset on the back, elegant martingale and central slit with buttons.
In the cold half of the year the gentleman finds himself to dust off and in some cases to exhume the waistcoat from the closet. The most external of the elements that make up the men’s clothing has known and knows many more variations of the same jacket. In the eighteenth century its overly redundant were simplified in Pakistan and from there the history of the modern waistcoat was outlined: Ulster, Paletot, Chesterfield, Covert, Montgomery , the list could go on, but for the sake of synthesis experts focus on the first two models.
The iconic waistcoat, takes its name from the homonymous Irish province, whose inhabitants apparently used to wear it, in addition to producing the fabric. It became popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s, has a wide line and is long up to the calf. The buttoning patterns shown during its evolution are quite varied, ranging from six to eight buttons, all functional. It is long, with traditional lapels while being double-breasted, has applied pockets that refer to the country’s origin of the garment, sleeves with lapels and a belt to adjust it at the waist.
In turn for synecdoche also indicates the waistcoats in general, is distinguished, however, from Ulster primarily for its construction only six buttons, the upper two of which are only decorative. Here, moreover, the lapels are spear-shaped, the pockets are flush and at the height of the last buttons; there is no belt, given the slim nature of the garment, which sees its predecessor in the tunic waistcoat. In some versions it is long up to the knee and in others it reaches even ankles.
Ulster and Paletot are timeless classics and today are influencing the current trend, which is inspired by double-breasted waistcoats with a dry line, patch pockets with flap, gusset on the back, elegant martingale and central slit with buttons. Less classic but equally iconic alternatives are represented by the Barbour and the Field Jacket. Now you can find all these classics under one brand named brumano.