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dearwiseone
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I'm looking for a good source for vests, to wear either for kids shows and walk-around type magic in a restaurant. Anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks!
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DavidKenney
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1. thrift stores

2. ebay

3. deaprtment stores still carry them - especially suit stores

4. get a free catalog from a tux shop
Sammy the Kid
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Go to your local Western Wear store (if you have a local western wear store) and look for Wah Maker. Mostly they supply for Old West re-enactors and us Cowboy Action Shooters. They also make my Doc Holliday/magician persona easier because they have some pretty flashy vests all in Victorian style.

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ufo
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Two good sources for such things includes "urban wear" stores in the larger malls, and International Male which is a net order clothing place for "alternative lifestyle guys". Errrr, they do have some more flamboyant clothes including vests than you can usually find in the "non-alternative" shops. FYI.
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Your better formal wear shops will have a selection of vests, also. However, they are not as durable as the ones from Wah Maker and COWS.
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escapologist2001
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I'm sure many people know this, but it's probably worth pointing out that here in England, a vest is something worn under a shirt, and what is being referred to in this thread is a waistcoat.
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The BEST way to do this is to go out and buy a $10 pattern and $10 worth of fabric and make one yourself. It will fit PERFECTLY and will look exactly how you want!
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Want one to match your tie? google "beau ties" they are in vermont.
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[quote]On 2005-03-10 15:29, DavidKenney wrote:
"1. thrift stores"

I'm with David on this one. I found a great, show-worthy vest (or waistcoat, escapologist2001 Smile) in a thrift shop. Like new. Fits. Looks good. About $2.00. Worth a look. Sometimes you can find great stuff.
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On 2005-06-18 20:51, scottasf wrote:
Want one to match your tie? google "beau ties" they are in vermont.


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