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Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Vest

This is a nice 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 brushed finish that is soft as suede 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: 4.81/5.00 stars from 74 reviews

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
Just what I wanted
Got a gift of some cash & decided to buy this to add to my vest collection. The quality was just as good as all the other vests I've ordered. The only caveat is to be sure of your size. This was one that I got the XXL as the chest size called for it. It fit perfectly.
Jul 26, 2018
Craig Allen
Elgin Un
This Is The Vest To Buy!
Let me make this perfectly clear: I'm on old school biker with a number of leather cuts. I have always been a vest person, preferably leather. But when my youngest daughter began planning her wedding this summer she really trimmed her budget in a number of areas and wanted to keep things simple for the wedding party. She asked me to wear slacks, a vest, dress shirt and tie to give her away. The wedding will be outdoors in late July in the South (hot & humid). I wanted a vest that would breathe as much as possible in the heat but it also had to be well made and stylish. When I sent some links of the Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Vest to my daughter she was absolutely elated by it. She rarely gets excited about things, but she was certainly excited about how this vest looked. This vest looks and fits amazing. The crew at Historical Emporium treated me like a king with stellar customer service. I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase, especially when it makes my daughter and wife happy.
Jun 14, 2018
Vintage Old School

Feels stylish
Dec 28, 2017

Nicely done
Wonderful jet black brushed fabric. Buttons nicely stitched. Careful wearing a pocket watch with this vest: If the vest is a little tight around the middle, the roundness of the watch will form a slight mated circle visible from the front. The nature of the depth of black of the fabric is the cause -- use a lint brush to make the area jet black as the surrounding material. This is a very warm fabric.
Oct 19, 2017
Michael Villanueva
San Diego CA
great vest
this is my 5 th vest they are all great, fit, cut, size everything......i hope in the future the company will design more styles and colors in cotton canvas...thank you rudy
Oct 12, 2017
roma 1954
Hawthorne CA
Quality piece
The vest is very well made and fit perfectly. I am trying to replicate a railroad conductor's uniform and this vest is as close as they come to what was worn by old time railroad conductors.
Jul 20, 2017
Olympia Wa
It will do
The item was well made and I ordered the correct size, but it fit poorly.
Jul 5, 2017
Fremont CA
This is a nice vest
This is a nice vest. Well made Should last a long time. And the Price was reasonable.
May 19, 2017
florida Ne

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