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Classic Canvas Work Vest - Black

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Item: 003153



Black as a cloudy night, our Classic Canvas Work Vest will appoint the gentleman with the style of a bygone era. A versatile option for any 19th century wardrobe, add a colorful puff tie or shiny pocket watch to allow a pop of personality to sparkle through.

A real winner in reproduction waistcoats, this one features the flat front, higher neckline and notched lapels seen so frequently in the mid 1800's, give or take a couple decades either way. Adding to the nostalgic charm -- five antiqued brass buttons to fasten the front and four inset pockets to accommodate a pocket watch, a ticket stub or what have you. Cinch self back allows for an adjustable fit and fully lined with a lighterweight fabric. Matched separates also available in several color options.

Constructed from 100% cotton canvas duck. Imported. Machine wash on cold. Available in sizes XS through 5X. Tall sizes are available for those who need extra length in the body.

Part of our Black Canvas Collection.

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Sizing Chart
Size Chest/Torso
(up to)
XS 32"
S 33-36"
M 38 - 40"
L 42 - 44"
XL 46 - 48"
2X 50 - 52"
3X 54 - 56"
(if available)
4X 57 - 59"
5X 61 - 64"
Back length ~ 22".
Talls measure 3" 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: 4.87/5.00 stars from 112 reviews

Amazing vest!!!
The craftsmanship is superb!! I was very impressed with the overall construction and look. So many times when I order big and tall items I'm disappointed. Not with this vest, sizing guide was dead on. Thank you Historical Emporium, you will have me as a customer again!!
Apr 19, 2024
David Alexander...
Cosmos MN
It's perfect
I am a pastor and occasionally I have an opportunity to do a service that requires a vintage Parsons outfit. I'm going to be speaking at the 100th anniversary of the Easter sunrise service at a famous rock in my city that has been used by traveling preachers since 1837. My other vest was getting a little too tight so I needed a bigger one.
Mar 1, 2024
Richard Lafever
The Dalles OR
Well made.
Nov 15, 2023
george verges
New Orleans LA
well made true size, know your size
Oct 13, 2023
Rodney Mc Donald
Grate vest!
This vest is definitely made with care! Durable and functional for any occasion!
Oct 12, 2023
Logan Ranker
Dressy even without a coat.
I wear that vest two or three times a week. The upper pocket is for my monocle.
Oct 5, 2023
Richard Reed
Oct 4, 2023
Mark Patterson
Another satisfied Customer
Very good canvas material and well stitched... Seems durable. I use the items that I buy from Historical Emporium for everyday wear and having access to canvas pants and vests at reasonable prices is very nice. Shipping is fast and customer service is THE best I have delt with lately.... I cannot express how happy I am overall with Customer Service for Historical Emporium. The only small drawback is that sometimes the sizes I want are out of stock at the time I want to order. I have checked back at a later date and been able to find the sizes I want, so I would advise others to be patient and check back.
Jun 15, 2023
Classic canvas vest
The vest of a solid working man, not some brocade wearing effeminate banker, a man's man vest. Sturdy, well made, durable. Feels like body armor. Get one.
Aug 11, 2022
Cody King
Tuscon AZ
Looks and fits great
This Vest looks and fits great. I wanted to get 3 but they only had 1 left in stock, which probably say something about how popular this vest is. But I will keep checking back until they get more in stock.
Apr 14, 2022
D Starr
Portland OR
Black canvas work vest
Great looking vest. Fits just right. Price was good, quality is good, shipping time was outstanding.
Mar 17, 2022
Rich M
Best vest
I ordered the classic canvas work vest it is made really great for a cheap price you would think it to cost more for that kind of quality of a vest I love it
Mar 3, 2022
Thomasville No
Classic canvas work vest
The vest I ordered and received is of the highest quality and workmanship. I am well pleased
Feb 17, 2022
Elm grove Wi
8 years later
I purchased this vest in October of 2013 and 8 years later it still holds up to the test. I had to have it taken in and the tailor was surprised to work with canvas but it fits even better now than it did the day I bought it. I immediately followed up with the same vest in crimson and will be repurchasing this color again for a richer black. The black color, though faded, is still good 8 years later. All pockets are functional. Purchase with extreme confidence. I have about a 53" gut at 6'3" and the 2XT is an absolute perfect fit.
Oct 27, 2021
Rockford IL
My Daily Apparel!
Aug 19, 2021
Silverton OR

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