Custom Vests with Bespoke Tailoring


A Powerful Statement for your Custom Suit or Tuxedo

Custom vests or a waistcoat has the ability to dress up a suit or tuxedo. At  Fran’s Tailor, all vests go through the same care and precision as all of our other garments. The tailoring options for a custom vest are greatly diverse: flap pockets, welt pockets, inner linings, or the addition of a lapel, even a double breasted front. Vests are available in matching or contrasting fabrics including wools, silks, satins, linens, and many others. All of our vests are handsewn in the South Africa.

A Classic and Versatile Look

he custom vests made at Fran’s Tailor are also fit for formal events like weddings and black-tie parties. Tuxedos without shawl collars are often paired with waistcoats for a formal look that would otherwise make the garment look like suiting. To achieve a semi-formal look, weddings often dress groomsmen in waistcoats without jackets. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose details appropriate for any occasions.

What Matters Most in a Custom Vest

Details that make a Difference

The tailoring of a vest is as important as the jacket that covers it. The front of a vest must be high enough to be seen above a buttoned jacket, yet low enough to show a shirt and tie. This is known as the “button-stance”, and it defines the entire look of the suit. It is also important to consider the length of the vest. It must be long enough to cover the waistband, otherwise the shirt and tie will be visible at the bottom. The experts at Frans Tailor can guide you through important details like these.