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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 S 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)
S 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: 4.86/5.00 stars from 90 reviews

Fits perfect. Finest quality. More than I expected. I'm blown away.
Jan 14, 2021
Lebanon Pe
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Black
Hello, I absolutely love this product: the quality of the fabric, buttons, and seams is very high. I use this vest daily, as a working vest for the farms - it stands up to the wear-and-tear extremely well. Thank you very much.
Nov 22, 2020
Joshua Murcott
Glencoe So
An elegant style
I was skeptical at first, but for the price I thought I had to try it and I'm very happy with it now. The fabric is stiffer than I expected, but less than the military version from the same manufacturer. I also own the red version of this model. The ensemble with my frock coat and my cane gives me a very gentlemanly look that I am looking for. I recommend it to you.
Oct 29, 2020
NICE Comfortable vest
I like vests and really appreciate the ability to get a 'long' fitting vest. This is a great casual vest for any occasion where you want to dress it up a little more than just a shirt!!
Apr 2, 2020
Christopher Lux
San Ramon Ca
Vest too short
This is a nice quality vest but it is way too short. For a size 5xl it is about 4 inches to short. I am 6' 1" tall this vest would fit some one that is about 5' 6". I have a 34" inseam for my jeans so it is not like I have a long upper body. The bottom of this vest ends up about 3 to 4 inches from my waste. I doubt I will ever wear this vest do to it being so short. Had this vest fit as it is showed in the pictures I would have given it 5 stars the quality of material and look of it is very good.
Mar 12, 2020
Matthew Burkey
Holdrege NE
Big AND tall.
Sep 19, 2019
Ohkay Owingeh Ne
loose fit
i am a bit disappointed that the fit of the vest is not as represented in the photo. The photo shows a nicely tapered fit, although the actual cut is much more straight and becomes too loose at the waist. There is a buckle in the lower back for taking up some of the extra material, but it becomes much to bunchy in the back when the front looks better. The canvas material will also take some working in so it feels more supple.
Mar 29, 2019
Seattle WA
Classic canvass work vest
Just right. Solid construction. Fits true to size.
Dec 20, 2018
Scott Lackman
Lewes De
Great Canvas!
This is an excellent vest. Great 1800's style and has a stiffer lining that doesn't wrinkle as badly as some canvas garments do.
Nov 30, 2018
Bushwack Bob
sacramento ca
Awesome product
When the weather cools off I wear a vest. These canvas work vests are just what I need to work on our little acreage. They are well made and very comfortable.
Sep 6, 2018
Alvarado Te
Excellent Vest
This vest is true to size based on the measurements provided on the website. I am consistently impressed with quality of clothing from Historical Emporium and will continue to be a loyal customer. I highly recommend this vest.
Aug 16, 2018
N Loveland
Brooklyn NY
High quality clothing
This is a great looking, well-made vest that is both "pretty and practical." It's a nice deep black (although being canvas, I would expect it to fade a bit with wear and time; we'll see). Plenty of pockets, sturdy fabric, easy care -- just a nice article of clothing that would look as good with a pair of jeans as it does with a victorian costume. We got an XL Tall for my 5'11" husband -- this style is quite short in the torso, typical of the era it represents, and if you have any sort of a belly, it seems like the regular length doesn't quite meet even a high-waisted trouser. The longer length solves this really nicely, so it's a good option for the wider among us as well as the taller! ;-)
Jul 19, 2018
Orlando FL
Awesome Classic Vest
Wonderful vest, great fit. Shipping time is amazing, its almost as if I ordered and it was dropped at the door. Can't believe how quick shipping is from this wonderful company. Price to quality is amazing, its as if it was priced back in that era because its very well made and the price is super low for what you get. Will be ordering lots more, just have so many things to choose from. Thanks again for the wonderful clothing and quick shipping!!
Jul 19, 2018
copperas cove
Great for Teachers!
I am a High School History teacher at an international boarding school in Kentucky. My goal is always t make History "fun" for my students. These are high quality period vests made for heavy use! I am excited about the two I have, and will be ordering more soon!
Jun 29, 2018
Oneida Ke
For Real
My Granddad was a road engineer who was also a prospector. Although his vest was really a mess when we dug it out, this working vest is as close as anyone is going to get to the feel of daily wear of the last part of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th. Because I have a long torso and knew the shirt I was going to wear with this vest was a bartender blouse, I ordered a 3X tall, but normally I would use a 2XT. This gives me plenty of room to carry a small pistol (fake) inside the vest, as well as accommodating the frilly bartender's blouse. Really nice workmanship at a reasonable price.
Jun 28, 2018
William C. Weaver
Louisville KY

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