James Fenimore Cooper's Vest

James Fenimore Cooper's Vest
Men's black wool waistcoat or vest. Fold over collar, creates a little lapel. Six silver metal buttons, the same as the coat, only smaller. Vest is constructed with wide armholes. The hem comes to a point on either side of the placket. Front pockets on each side of placket, very close to the hem. Flaps over pocket are double pointed. Gusset at bottom of side seams, and one at back hem. Interior of the vest is lined, but only the back section. Exterior back of vest is made of brown cotton, seamed up the back, with for spots for twill ties for sizing, only one ties is still extant. Front of vest comes fown farther than the back.