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Our versatile soft woollen waistcoats are perfect for all seasons. They are one size fits all. The waistcoats have a 100% natural wool exterior, and a cotton blend Afghan lining. They are finished with subtle grey shell buttons.

Preorders Explained

If an item is out of stock you are able to preorder the item, so that you're first in line when its back. Once you have preordered an item we guarantee the order to be shipped to you within four months. If the item is delivered outside this window we will provide you with your money back. Often the order will arrive well within this four month period. Contact for more accurate information on when orders for this product are likely to be ready.


Dry clean only. 


We offer a single flat rate shipping option: tracked shipping with Royal Mail. 

* For addresses in the UK, tracked postage takes 2-3 business days.
* International shipping is available to all destinations. For Europe estimated delivery is 3-5 business days, and for the rest of the world 5-12 business days.
* ISHKAR is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.

We offer free shipping for:

UK orders over £150
European orders over €180
Rest of the world orders over $240


• You can make changes to your order up until 24 hours after the purchase has been made.

 • We will be happy to offer a full refund (excluding shipping) on items returned within 14 days of receipt of delivery. 
 • Returned items must be unworn, unwashed and undamaged products purchased directly from 
 • Proof of purchase is required. 
 • For defective, damaged or incorrect items, please notify us within five days of delivery in order to receive a refund/exchange.
 • Email us at to organise the return.

Andrew Quilty

The Design

These waistcoats are perfectly designed to cope with Afghanistan’s brutally cold winters, and fierce summers, and are traditionally worn by Afghan men throughout the year. We’ve updated the traditional waistcoat by pairing soft wool with a contemporary lining. They are cut to fit all sizes, large and small.


These waistcoats are the result of a collaboration between ourselves, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and Zarif Designs, a Kabul based textiles company. NRC funded the project, and Zarif Designs provided one year of tailoring training to 20 women displaced by conflict. Through these waistcoats we hope to create long term employment opportunities for the women.