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The history of the vest

Dec 18, 2019

The history of the vest


Han dynasty Liang fork armoured, take its the meaning of "when back careful" (see chart). It was called vest in song dynasty.


Vest comes from han. At the end of the han dynasty, liu xi said in "releasing clothes" : "the crotch, one when the chest, one when the back also. Crotch is vest, this in wang xianqian's "shi Ming shuizheng bui" to make it more clear: "the case is the tang and song dynasty half back, today's customs that vest. Watch your back and be righteous." Xu ke's "qing palmgrass" also said: "half arm, han name embroidered skirt, namely today's vest also, also known as vest. Thus, the han vest dates back at least 2,000 years. There are many anecdotes about vest in Chinese history. According to the southern history, during the southern and northern dynasties, xue andu, the imperial historian of xuzhou, "wore red crotch, galloping into the line of thieves" and killed the enemy. "Record" also has an account of the vest: "in the great cause of the sui dynasty, more than half tu, that is, long sleeves. Tang gaozu cut his sleeve and called it a half arm. Between the Yangtze river and the huai river, or chuo son. Scholars compete to serve, the beginning of the sui dynasty also. Today's common name, also known as vest." It seems that tang gaozu li yuan is also an active advocate of vest. Su shi, a writer of the northern song dynasty, was also fond of wearing vest. He was banished to hainan island for "insulting the court" and returned to changzhou. He wore vest on his way home. This is written in shao bo's shao shi after hearing the record: "dongpo returned from overseas to peling, illness and heat, wearing a small crown, half an arm, in the boat, the canal bank with thousands of people watching. In the qing dynasty, there was a kind of "military aircraft barrier" called "batulu vest". Batulu is the manchu word for warrior. This kind of vest is exquisite, all around the edge, is the chest 13 buttons, a line, therefore also called it "word front" vest or "thirteen taibao". Only important officials of the imperial court were entitled to wear such vests, which were regarded as an honor. Later, the vest gradually became a formal dress and was worn by ordinary officials.


The crotch of the period of wei, jin and southern and northern dynasties in China is the outline of vest, for open collar sleeveless tunic, imitated from the han dynasty liangdang armor, take its meaning "when the back is careful". It was called vest in song dynasty.


Originating in Europe in the 16th century, suits are neckless, sleeveless, knee-length, open-sided jackets made of satin and embroidered lace worn between jacket and shirt. After 1780, the body was shortened to match the suit. Vest is now a single - row button, a few double - row button or with collar. Its characteristic is before garment piece USES with suit same fabric cut system, hind garment piece USES with suit same inside makings cut system, back waist still installs some belt loop, clip in order to adjust tight.


In the qing dynasty, vests were made in various forms, such as broadsides, broadsides and pipa broadsides, and could be worn by both men and women. One of them is a "baturu (manchu warriors) vest" with a row of 13 horizontal buttons. It was first used for important officials of the imperial court and later for general officials.


During the republic of China period, the working people wore vest as a coat. Vests have become common in modern life.