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Gold Merino Wool Doeskin Waistcoat


This is a magnificent and hugely wearable gold colour in a sumptuously soft pure merino wool flannel from AW Hainsworth. This is a fabric that really grabs you when you see and handle it – hence its name, Doeskin!


The term ‘Doeskin’ originated from the similar appearance and feel of the fabric to the skin of a female deer. Along with the practical purpose for allowing rain to run off the surface in the direction of the nap, the light is captured on the face finish and bounces off the surface to create a lustrous sheen.


A warmer weight textile, this fabric has a magnificent handle and a wonderful colouring. Made from 100% Merino tightly milled wool which we also offer in a delicious gold.


This outer is available to order in our Tailored and Classic Cuts in sizes 36" to 54", with any of our collar types.


We suggest two alternative Viscose linings for this outer, Light Navy for a contrast or Gold for continuity. 


Outside we suggest a Dark Cornu button for this outer, as shown in the pictures. 


Customising your Waistcoat


Our lining and button recommendations are set out in the menu, but you are of course free to choose alternatives. Custom sizing, button and lining choices should be added when you reach the cart.


Should any additional charges arise from size and length alterations or your choice of lining (a silk lining will add £30 to your order) we will advise you of these and wait for your agreement before commencing your order.




The Waistcoat shown in the pictures is made up in Gold Merino Wool Doeskin. It is our Classic Cut waistcoat, with a Nehru Collar. We have lined it in Light Navy Viscose and used Dark Cornu Buttons.


The Maker


This outer has been woven carefully in Yorkshire by the wonderful AW Hainsworth who have been busy weaving cloth since 1783. Best known (perhaps) for clothing royalty and dressing the military on full-dress ceremonial occasions, their cloth has embellished and enriched the furnishings of palaces across the world for centuries.

Gold Merino Wool Doeskin Waistcoat

  • 100% Pure Merino Wool