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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Searl View Post
    I have searched in vain at various tailors to have a waistcoat made in Mustard Yellow or even buff yellow ...but so far all I get is stares......none of the fabric samples come anywhere close to what I would like .......mind you I live on Vancouver Island on Canada's west coast so we aren't known as a world wide fashion center
    I had three waistcoats made by Gabe, HERE I sent the cloth, and he made them. They are excellent workmanship. It was a few years ago, however, so I can't be certain he will still do so. I know he gets busy doing Hollywood projects and sometimes takes pause from doing work for the likes of us. But, if so, you could find the cloth you like and have him make the waistcoat. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macmanjim View Post
    What is the difference in terms who would wear what when between a doublet and class A honor guard jacket?
    Hmmm I'm not sure I understand.

    Civilian Highland Dress has doublets, since around 1900 confined to Evening Dress.

    Military Highland Dress has doublets, since around the third quarter of the 19th century confined to Full Dress or Number One Dress.

    The "class A honor guard jacket" sounds like an American thing. Highland Dress is a Scottish thing. So there's not much common ground to base a comparison on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Try google-ing " UK fox hunting attire" and you will find what you are looking for.
    Exactly so, here is an example (I googled "hunting waistcoats")

    http://thehuntingshop.co.uk/epages/3...0Waistcoats%22
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first white settlers on the Guyandotte

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Hmmm I'm not sure I understand.

    Civilian Highland Dress has doublets, since around 1900 confined to Evening Dress.

    Military Highland Dress has doublets, since around the third quarter of the 19th century confined to Full Dress or Number One Dress.

    The "class A honor guard jacket" sounds like an American thing. Highland Dress is a Scottish thing. So there's not much common ground to base a comparison on.
    This: https://www.jhiggins.net/class-a-hon...ket-black-red/
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    Almost a Sheriffmuir doublet in a 1909 catalogue. Only the stand-up collar may be missing. However, it's simply described as a doublet and vest.

    And another from about the same date.
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    Last edited by MacRobert's Reply; 1st March 18 at 04:17 PM.
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