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Bancroft Double Breasted Vest - Black

Just as promised

Item: 002434

$64.95  $44.95



Availability: Clearance

Grace meets style in this very fancy double-breasted menís vest, in Cream or black tone-on-tone paisley.

Features covered buttons, a curved notch collar, and an adjustable black satin back.

Imported, 100% polyester microfiber exterior 100% acetate lining. Dry clean only. Available in sizes S - 4X. Also available in tall sizes for those who need extra length in the body.

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Sizing Chart
This vest runs small.
Please read sizing chart closely.
Size Chest/Torso
(up to)
S 37 - 39"
M 40 - 42"
L 43 - 45"
XL 46 - 47"
2X 48 - 49"
(if available)
3X 50 - 51"
4X 52 - 54"
Back length ~ 22".
Talls measure 2" longer.
Measure your largest torso dimension (chest or belly) with a tape measure for best fit.

Please note: this vest has genuine pockets, but they may be sewn shut for cosmetic reasons. More Info.

Mens Sizing Guide

Product Reviews  

Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 25 reviews

Bancroft Vest
Excellent vest, excellent fit and finish. I saw a past comment about the buttons being too small, this is a period garment and smaller buttons were generally used on what were considered upper class items - this would have been considered evening wear from the 1870's and 90's. Larger buttons being course or cheap. So, yes the buttons are smaller, and not what we are generally used to. Still an excellent and well made garment, a good buy for under $100.
Mar 29, 2019
Hartsburg IL
Great Vest
Great looking vest! Well tailored, but a little thin. Not so thin to reduce the number of stars.
Feb 19, 2019
Isanti MN
Bancroft Double Breasted Vest - Black
I love this vest, it fits like a glove. I've received many complements on it. It was well worth the price.
Jan 12, 2018
New Hyde Park Ne
Vest too short
The vest is cut far too short to wear. WhileI am a little long bodied, I don't believe the vest covers my navel. I will be returning it.
May 19, 2016
Robert Bartosh
Ventura CA
This vest is very stylish, elegant and well made. My husband wore this to an event and had so many compliments. Glad I found your site!
Nov 7, 2014
yorkville il
Bancroft Double Breasted Vest
I received the vest quickly. The vest is of decent quality but be aware that it is very tubular in shape I wear an athletic cut and even tightening the adjustment on the back of the vest it was still a bit loose at the waist. If you need the vest for an event be sure that when you are ordering you give yourself time to have alterations made. I will get the vest altered and I am sure I will be quite happy with it for some time.
Oct 17, 2014
Grandview Te
Wicked Nice
Great look at a great price. Buy a size bigger than you need, it runs small and I ordered the 3x tall, it was a good thing I did. I'm only 6' tall and this came JUST to the top of my Vigilante pants. The buttons are very flimsy, I'll have to have them tailored on properly, but other than that, this vest is the bomb!
Jun 18, 2014
Midwest Pro...
North Liberty Io
Bancroft doubleheader vest
Good solid construction, Classic looking,exactly what I was looking for.,
Apr 18, 2014
Austin Te
When I received my medium Bancroft Double Breasted vest, I was disappointed. This disappointment had nothing to do with the quality or look of the vest, both of which were above my expectations, but the fact that the medium ran really large and I was excited upon seeing how handsome it was that I really really really wanted to wear it to work the next day. When I tried it on, I had to cinch the strap in the back to the max and it was still really loose by at least an inch or more. The armholes were also cut for arms much bigger than mine. Needless to say, I returned the item for a small and the Historical Emporium carried out their standard practice of excellent customer service and shortly delivered my small vest, which I am wearing right at this moment at work. I have already received 3 compliments on the quality. Another thing worth mentioning is that I am not a small guy. I am 6' 165lbs with a swimmers body (large upper body, slim torso), so if you have a similar body type, then you may want to order the small.
Feb 17, 2014
Hayward Ca
Simply Amazing
I ordered this after reading all of the positive reviews, but still somehow expecting a problem: wrong size, customer service, shipping time, etc. -- But I cannot explain how impressed I was with everything. The quality was amazing, shipping was fast, and the sizing was perfect. I didn't need to experience the customer service past the initial purchase because it was great. I bought it for a friend of mine as a birthday gift, and I had to watch everyone swoon over his excellent vest that I picked out and purchased. I am making all of personal purchases from Historical Emporium from now on as well as gifts. I could not be happier with my experience.
Nov 19, 2013
Frisky Gringo
Indianapolis IN
Bancroft Double Breasted Vest
Fabulous vest. Fits well and looks great. Nice material and quality
Oct 25, 2013
Columbus Oh
Breast in the West
I've ordered costume pieces from other vendors thst were, on arrival, just costume pieces. The Bancroft double brested vest from Historical Emporium, however, feels and looks authentic, but also is finely made. I'll be back!
Sep 20, 2013
Don Wright
Oregon City Or
as advertised
I ordered mine a bit large and had it locally tailored to fit, which I would recommend. Button holes are a bit small, but that is an easy fix. Only real concern is long term if the cloth covering the buttons snags, there are no spares.
Aug 30, 2013

Jun 1, 2013

Just as promised
Nicely made, sharp cut to its angles, just as pictured. Took this for a spin at our local pirate fest, with great results. Very sharp layering piece for historical or steampunk applications. Considering the above, this vest in particular spans a number of time periods, allowing great versatility. Buttonholes were sturdy enough to support a watch chain, though I would be careful with the buttons themselves: Being small and light, they are prone to becoming loose if any single one is submitted to strain. Even on my size small, arm holes allowed freedom of movement. Two pockets, both of which are somewhat shallow. They will contain a pocketwatch of fair size, but business cards will protrude by half their length. A solid piece of clothing-grade (not merely costume-grade) apparel.
May 1, 2013
Las Vegas NV

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