Our 100% Shetland Wool Formal Waistcoat is made from Abraham Moon, who has been ‘crafting fine cloths with love & precision for 180 years’.
This is evidently true when you feel the Moon Tweed Fabric in your own hands, it is as soft as any other tweed you’ll find.
Made in Britain at their unique woolen mill in Yorkshire – one of the last remaining vertical mills. They have a reputation for consistent quality and innovative design which we intend to uphold when creating Walker and Hawkes garments from their famous fabric.
Shetland wool is made from Shetland Sheep, who evolved from European sheep brought to the island by Vikings. They are famous for their soft wool, but don’t worry, they grow their woolen fleece back yearly!
The Nehru Waistcoat is a world famous clothing item, named after India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. He popularised the mandarin collar and western styled achkan back in the 1940s and although it has been modernised in different ways, it is a vintage item with undeniable class.
It’s no wonder why anyone who wore this waistcoat back in the 40s was seen as someone with high social status.
Our Abraham Moon Nehru Waistcoat is designed for both functionality and style. Wear it underneath our tweed jackets to keep yourself warm during the winter months or wear it over a shirt for formal occasions or everyday wear. Internally lined with satin to offer you the luxurious feel necessary for a Nehru Waistcoat.
Measure yourself accurately and check against our size guide so you get the perfect fit you should expect from Walker and Hawkes.
Durable – tweed is woven extremely tight so is very durable. It can be bent over 20,000 times without breaking.
Eco-Friendly – the sheep grow their woolen fleece back every year so it is a renewable source. Wool is also biodegradable and wool production creates a low amount of carbon emissions.
Water-Resistant – it is water-resistant as it can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without soaking through. This also helps absorb perspiration to keep you cool during Summer months.
Breathable – it’s ability to absorb moisture helps your body’s cooling system.
UV Protection – wool naturally protects you from UV radiation.
Resistant to creases and wrinkles – you won’t have to worry about your tweed garment creasing or wrinkling due to its natural elasticity.
Available in Castleton Green, Oak Brown and Royal Navy
Suitable for a wide range of uses, including: shooting, hiking, horse-riding, farming, fashion, outerwear, dog walking and more!
Key features include:
100% Shetland Wool outer shell
100% satin internal lining
6 button fastening
2 front straight welt pockets
Pen and ticket pocket