Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 28 17:11:00 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 9:56 AM, Amy West <medievalist at w-sts.com> wrote:
> it's usually v-neck and can be buttoned or buttonless.

That is to say, it's a so-called "sleeveless sweater."

> And regarding historical fashion/costume, I recently wore a "sleeved
> waistcoat," not a coat. Just to make you crazy.

Sadly, I have no real notion as to what constitutes a "waistcoat." So,
that shot is over my head and not across my bow.
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