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Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Vest


Item: 002982



Whether to town or to tea, our Livingston Brushed Cotton Vest buttons up your 19th century style with notable aplomb. Pair this waistcoat with our Livingston Pants and a stand-up collar dress shirt for the image of classic composure.

Made from 100-percent cotton, this menís vest has a soft cotton finish and true to the style of the era has a flat front and notched lapel. Four inset pockets on the front provide more than ample space for a pocket watch, trolley token or other menís accoutrements. Five button front, with a buckled belt adjuster in the back. Part of our Livingston collection and available in different colors.

Fashioned from 100% cotton, self backed, fully lined. Lining material may vary. Imported. Dry Clean only. Available in sizes S-3X.

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Sizing Chart
Size Chest/Torso
(up to)
S 37"
M 41"
L 45"
XL 50"
2X 53"
(if available)
3X 56"
Back length ~ 22".
Measure your largest torso dimension (chest or belly) with a tape measure for best fit.
Not all sizes are available in all vests. Please see the drop-down list for available sizes in this style.

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: 4.83/5.00 stars from 82 reviews

Heavy cotton, feels like armor
Surprised at the heavy weight cotton, less akin to costume wear, more like every day work vest. Buttons are large and tight but will probably loosen up over time.
Sep 22, 2023
Tony C
This vest was a birthday gift as I recently returned in-person to my office job. Iíve always loved dressing up for work, but this (incredibly comfortable and durable) vest has elevated my style game to an entirely new level!!! Everything itís advertised to be and more!
Jul 19, 2022
Corvallis OR
One-Eyed Horse Productions
These Livingston Brushed Vest are always a winner. My actor needed two(2)in Black. Vests were in stock and fit perfect. Thanks to the adjustment strap on back of vest. Always a great feature and so very helpful.
Mar 19, 2021
Finksburg MD
Only one issue
All of the items I have received have met or been above expectation. The only issue is this particular vest is too short for my frame. But I do like the style and quality of it! Respectfully, Nathaniel Branch
Aug 13, 2020
N Branch
Key West FL
Awesome vest!
I ordered a vest, and I was EXTREMELY happy with the product I received. It was shipped VERY quickly, and it was very high quality. I would absolutely order again from them!
Aug 13, 2020
Shawn M.
Warsaw NY
Comfortable and well-made
I am a professional carriage driver and was looking for Victorian period clothing to wear at work. I have absolutely loved this vest. It is constructed of very high-quality material, stitching, etc. It fits me very well. I have a 43-inch chest, and the size Large Livingston vest fits me comfortably and attractively. The only consideration I did not account for was the fact that the brushed cotton material picks up the horse hair easily and I simply keep a lint-roller on-hand to deal with it. I would happily recommend Historical Emporium and this vest to others.
Jan 23, 2020
Riley Quinn Taylor
San Antonio TX
BUY... THIS... VEST!!!
SO I'm ito the old west as virtually all customers who come here are, and I also like things to be rugged and heavy-duty enough to last. I also like all-black, and ONLY all-black. And finally, may your respective higher powers of choice bless mother nature's invention of pure cotton. So, with those things said, I can proudly say: I'm happy with this vest as part of my old west style regular everyday wear. I wear my old west stuff (now including this vest) while doing such ordinary things as grocery shopping at walmart once a month. I wear this vest and the rest of my all-black old west all-cotton outfit with my black wool felt low-derby hat, my cotagonal-cornered rectangular-lensed old west sunglasses, my square-toed black leather cavalry boots, my brushed stainless steel mechanical wind-up old west style pocket watch--and so on and so on-- whenever I go to town. And all criticism as to my personal style, be damned. The material this vest is made of has the twill knit of dickies work pants, but feels at least twice as heavy-grade there as, like I'd say equivalent in heavywheight density to modern day cotton duck canvas. It also feels just soft enough to feel nice, yet its texture still has the simultaneous crispness (if that makes sense to you) to also feel as-- if not far more-- durable as any Dickies-like work pants. Yet, thise vest (and now that I've sampled its fabric in person, the entire Livingston black brushed cotton clothing line sold here at H.E.) is...
Dec 13, 2019
They Call me...
Poplar Bluff Mo
Just like the matching Frock coat this vest is extremely well made, comfortable and should last a life time
Oct 27, 2019
Yoder CO
Great Vest
Well made, nice fit. Very classy!
Oct 2, 2019
Dearborn Mi
Very good quaity
This is a well made and historically accurate vest. I like the way it fits but the material, though cotton, is heavy. I thought it would be much more lightweight for the summer which is why I got the cotton instead of wool. They are closer to a canvas. Otherwise, I would give it 5 stars.
Jul 25, 2019
Newburyport MA
The vest is as promised. The material is heavier than I expected and it is warmer than I expected, but that is probably my lack of understanding. I think that the vest will be a reliable garment that I can use for reenactments for many years.
Apr 16, 2019
J Howard Fisk
Springfield MO
Great vest!
Fits well and looks good! Now I just need more opportunities to wear it.
Feb 28, 2019
Houston TX
Great piece, high quality fabric, nice pockets, authentic to the era, buckle on back works great! im truly satisfied. i measured myself and order size depending on what i wanted loser or tighter.. and it came in fitting me perfectly!!!!
Jan 3, 2019
Trevor Strother
Oakdale Lo
Livingston Set
I bought the Livingston vest in Medium size to match the frock coat for a formal civil war dance; the fabric is soft and the fit is perfect. I can even wear it with modern suit pants and jacket.
Sep 26, 2018
Herndon Vi
The vests are nice. They were a bit shorter than expected, but still acceptable. I feel like they were worth the money and wait.
Aug 10, 2018

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