Shirt Back and Sides specialise in custom made to order fancy back shirts and bespoke waistcoats. We are, as far as we are aware, the only place where your fabric can be chosen from anywhere in the world. This makes most of our garments unique.

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A waistcoat is a fantastic addition to any outfit


A SB&S waistcoat gives you your own choice of pattern on the front, great for weddings, black tie events or just to wear out…


Our fancy waistcoats are unique and original, hand made from start to finish using your chosen fabric in your desired style.


SB&S. waistcoats come in 4 sizes: small, medium, large and extra large. There are 3 styles of fronts and 2 styles of pockets (narrow welt, Wide welt). Additionally there are 2 styles of back: plain back or with side panels and strap to match the front fabric. See photos right.


Each waistcoat is produced with stylish lines. Buttons and backing fabric will be chosen to match your pattern at our discretion, covered buttons can be made to match your chosen fabric if you desire.


At Shirt Back & Sides we pride ourselves on the quality of our garments and workmanship, giving you a perfect finish to complement any attire.


Waistcoat styles available.


SB&S STANDARD from £85.00. 2 lower pockets on front. 2 options on  pocket style.  


SB&S SMART From £90.00 2 lower pockets and a third left breast pocket. 2 options on pocket style.


SB&S PUCKA From £95.00 this waistcoat with its sleek lines and more refined cut, comes with 2 lower front pockets with mid watch pocket (above right pocket only). This style only come with Narrow welt pockets.  Also available with fabric side panels and matching patterned back strap.


Pocket options:  narrow welt, wide welt. Please give your pocket option on enquiry form. Other options available on request. Covered buttons, fabric side panels and/or matching patterned strap for standard and smart fronts.


Waistcoat backs come with standard straight bottom hem line, with single adjustable back strap.


Our waistcoats come in 4 sizes starting small 34" to 36" chest, medium 38" to 40" chest, large 42" to 44" chest going up to extra large 46" to 48" chest. Our standard finished back length is 22 inches if required we can make long at 24/25 inches.


We can also make bigger sizes, as well as women's and children's waistcoats upon request.


Pattern  fabric choices are vast. Designs can be fun, reflecting personality, career or perhaps a favourite hobby.


Each SB&S waistcoat will arrive hand-packed in our bespoke gift box which contains: your unique waistcoat, its own certificate of authenticity, matching pocket square, care instructions, box of colour catcher sheets, hanger and dust cover.


Making it a fantastic gift...  


If you cannot find the pattern you want please fill out the Waistcoat enquiry form and I will endeavour to help you find a pattern.


We also have the ability to design your own patterned fabric so your SB&S Waistcoat will truly be inspired by you. Your art behind looking smart...


To use this service go to the SB&S ART of SMART page. so you too can...


                                        "Dress to impress."


If you cannot find your preferred patterned fabric in our shop then read on:


How to choose fabric & place my order online.

Think about what your pattern could be... This could be your interests, genre, business related or something you enjoy doing.

It helps to narrow your search by putting into the search engine your idea: Farming, Star Wars, Horses etc. followed by cotton fabric.

When you find your fabric preference enter your details into the Waistcoat Enquiry form stating the eBay item number or a link to your favourite fabric on any other site.

I will check the fabric for suitability, then send you a PayPal invoice for a deposit of £50.00. Upon receipt of your deposit I purchase the chosen fabric and make your desired style and size of waistcoat.  



No waistcoat of the same pattern will be made for anyone else within a fifty mile radius of the original waistcoat unless your chosen pattern is a group or team, ie Masonic etc. We are happy to make multiple matching waistcoats for the same client.


Suggested sites to look on. Click on the links below.

standard waistcoat


       SB&S STANDARD Waistcoat.

2x Lower pockets this demo has narrow welt pockets you have the option of narrow or wide welt pockets.

Smart waistcoat


       SB&S SMART waistcoat.


This demo has 2x lower pockets and 1 left breast pocket in a wide welt. You have an option of wide or narrow welt pockets.

PUCKA waistcoat


        SB&S PUCKA waistcoat.

The Pucka waistcoat comes with 2x lower pockets, one mid right pocket. Narrow welt pockets as standard. It comes with matching patterned side panels and  back strap as standard.

Waistcoat pheasants front Waistcoat union jack front






  SB&S Fancy Waistcoats

    Fronted in your chosen    

     patterned fabric from                  

 anywhere on the internet,  

     making them unique.

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Please Note:

It is the responsibility of the client to make sure that any measurements given are correct. If any special tailoring requirements are needed please let SB&S know on the enquiry form or prior to the deposit being paid. As our bespoke items are made to order any after sales alterations will carry a charge, depending on what is required. If there is a fault in the construction of any garment then it will be corrected free of charge, as will any inaccurate fit that does not correspond with the order details.




Due to unexpected personal matters we are not offering any waistcoats untill further notice.