This dimestore novelty Christmas vest is from the 1960s, unused and still sealed in its original cellophane package. It's made of red felt with gold rickrack edging and black plastic buttons. The vest is sleeveless with a deep V neck, open at the center. Across the lower shoulder or chest on either side are white felt lettering appliques reading Merry Christmas. At one lower edge is a glittered felt applique Santa face. Stenciled gold glitter snowflakes and candy canes decorate the front.
Since the sealed package has never been opened, I can't tell if there's anything across the back of the vest. Measurements: 21 inches long from shoulder to lower hem, 9" wide on each side at the center (at least 18 inches wide across the back from side seam to side seam). In mint condition with paper package header at the top reading "Holiday Vest, Item No. 7034, Japan, A Yuletide Product". Cute retro host or hostess gift for holiday parties.