We are excited to be offering this mid-19th century pattern vest, in a style that is extremely common during the Civil War period. An examination of photos will show that many men were wearing this type of vest at the time of the Civil War, as opposed to the shawl collar vest. Our vest is made from your choice of cloths with a brown polished cotton backing (except for linen vest, and they are backed with linen). 7 button front with button choice of cloth covered or brass coin, and the button holes are hand sewn. A great vest at a great price!