Purple Patch-Print Reversible Vest

This reversible printed vest offers a glorious design inside and out.


In pretty purple, violet, and lilac shades, this reversible vest is hand block printed in India exclusively for Orvis customers. One side displays a patchwork-style print, the other an allover floral print. Trapunto quilting, stand collar, straight hem. Button-and-loop closures. Reversible printed vest in purple multi. Pure cotton. Hand wash. Imported.
Sizes: XS(4), S(6-8), M(10-12), L(14-16), XL(18-20); about 23¾" long.


Overall: 4.6/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 5 reviews

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  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great--But .inside better than outside! - 11/7/2011
    By: from Hampshire, UK
    Top 500 Contributor

    This is a lovely waistcoat and fits well, but I think they have it the wrong way round in the product blurb! I actually prefer the blue on the inside--it is very pretty! Great length.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Great "twofer" - 10/23/2011

    I've gotten more compliments about this reversible vest than anything else I've purchased from Orvis. It is comfortable and attractive and goes really well with the no iron shirts I also love. The only downside is no pockets but it's very good value for the money in spite of that.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Reversible Vest - 10/21/2011
    By: from Canada

    This vest is gorgeous - the colours are beautiful. True to sizing. I love it.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Beautiful Work - 9/27/2011
    By: from Haymarket, VA

    ... but it runs big. The colors are fantastic with mauve and purples comming out of it. The reversible vest is beautiful on both side with different styles of buttons. I loved the vest so much but unfortunately a small did not fit (it was too big). The "biggness is on the widthness side of it. So , if you are carrying something on your waist or are "wide" yourself this will be a perfect beautiful touch. You will be complimented... I guarantee it!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Perfect Topper - 9/13/2011
    By: from Hilo, Hawaii

    Love this vest and have worn it many times already.

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India Hand Block-Print Fabric

The ancient art of hand block-printing

In the desert regions of Jaipur, artisans craft each one of our block-printed jackets by hand using centuries-old techniques that have been passed down for generations.

The Skill and Precision of Hand Block-Print

The process begins with the hand carving of a pattern’s design into wooden blocks. This laborious process must be repeated more often than one might imagine. Each block is used a mere 300 times before the precise lines become blurred. The old block is then discarded and a new block is carved. With the elaborate, delicate designs Orvis commissions for our jackets, the carvers are kept busy year-round.

Fabric is printed by hand using the same skill and precision. With a steady hand and even steadier patience, artists dip the block in dye and then apply the design to the fabric, taking care each time to line the patterns up. This is a skill few can master and the printers who excel in this talent are highly valued. The dyes are also made by hand, the dyers’ art being in the imaginative blends of earthen, vegetable and mineral contents they concoct to create the vivid reds, blues, greens, and yellows that are used for our fabrics.

Orvis Block-Printed Clothing: Each Piece a Unique Artistic Creation

Our block-printed jackets, vests, and skirts are truly works of art; every piece is unique, created by a cooperative of some of the most talented fabric artisans in the world. We are proud to share in this tradition of excellence by offering authentic hand block-printed clothing.

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