This is a made to measure, double layer construction, fully steel boned and tightlaceable men’s corset vest.
Made from two layers of a heavy duty polycotton drill, and interfaced with calico, with polypropylene webbing and heavy duty side release buckles, this vest is designed to look badass. The D-rings are steel, and designed to be load bearing.
There’s no busk- since the side release buckles undo completely, there’s no need for one. Instead there are two steel bones in the centre front.
The armholes and neckline are finished with a facing- see the detail picture- and the hem is bound in a tough cotton herringbone tape.
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