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Classic Canvas Work Vest - Black

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.

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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.

Product Reviews  

Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.92/5.00 stars from 66 reviews

Credibly historical item
Black canvas and good stitching. Black is a difficult color to dye in coarse fabric so the color is not quite as intense or consistent as I would like, but it is likely faithful to the period that in represents.
Oct 9, 2017
Big Diver
Madison Al
Just right
This vest fits perfectly. I am happy with the feel and comfort. Only wish it came in more colors.
Aug 31, 2017
Billings MT
Black Work Vest
This was the third color of this particular style vest purchased. Theses are made to last. I intend to get lots of years from these. While being comfortable, they don't wrinkle easily. A plus if you don't use a dry cleaner for everything. I also like the pockets, I am a man that needs lots of pockets. I would guess a Store clerk in this time period would have liked this as well. The Vest is versatile. these are nice enough if you were going out for the evening, it would have looked smart with your Jacket. I only gave 4 Stars because there is always room for improvement. I am referring to the Vest here, not the Staff. The Historical Emporium Staff know what they are doing. I find from the time the order is placed, they go to work to get your new clothing to you quickly. I also like the way the clothing is shipped. Mine came neatly buttoned on a hanger, with a clear plastic cover so my vest was not soiled. A Good job all around.
Jun 29, 2017
Johnson City Te
Great look
Nice fit, delivery was great. Top hat and bow tie really make the look great next is a frock coat to finish it off need a shirt to go with it, love the look wear it every day.
Jun 15, 2017
Tulare Ca
Heavy duty fabric
Very good quality and well made. I ordered the large as I have a 46inch chest and it was a good fit there, however I had to have it tailored as the waist was rather larger than my 38 inches. If you are cylindrical or pear shaped you probably won't have any issues. I noticed one of the buttons was coming loose already and I was disappointed to see that the cotton/thread was too thin to stand up to much use. Other than that it is a great piece of work and should last quite some time. It looks very good paired with the classic black canvas work trousers.
Jun 15, 2017
Brad Patterson
Brisbane Qu
Great item for the price
I received my vest within just a few days from ordering it and the construction and fit are great. Nice heavy duty canvas. I am 5'10" and around 225lbs and I went with the 2XT and it is a perfect fit and the style is just what I was looking for to wear when I volunteer as a bartender at some local vaudeville shows.
Feb 16, 2017
Seattle WA
love the look but to big
I used the sizing chart but the vest is still to big it feels like I'm wearing a bag. I love the look and feel it's just to damn big!
Feb 9, 2017
Woodstock Va
The Touch
This was just the touch of class and the pop needed to attend a function and it is well worth the funds, a perfect fit if you follow the fitting instructions.
Jan 11, 2017
Fabulous Fit and Quality
I'm a big guy, 6', 275#. I got the 2XLT Black Canvas Work Vest. This is my first vest. Fits great, looks great, great quality, and fast shipping in the bargain. Not really "dressy," but it's great at dressing up a pair of jeans or slacks. Based on this purchase, it won't be my last.
Jan 3, 2017
Professor Stone
Kansas City MO
The Black Work Vest
Wow, I really like this Vest. I wore it to church right after I received it, I sing in a choir, and was given a very favorable comment after the service. I fits great and I like the way it looks on my torso!
Dec 22, 2016
Danny McMurphy
Sullivan MO
Great Vest!
Purchasing clothing on the INTERNET is always a bit dicey, but in this case I was blown-away at the quality of the vest. The material is a heavy canvas and, though unlined was well-finished both inside and out. The buckle in the back for adjustment was a respectable piece rather than the tinny bits one sometimes sees. The buttons were well-formed and finished. The sizing was spot-on for what one would expect in a work vest as compared to a waistcoat meant for dress-up. There is no problem I can see for using this item for daily dress in the work-a-day world.
Dec 17, 2016
Found somethin that fits
I have a hard time buying shirts,coats ,ect.... due to a bit of a belly (not from drinking but diabetic ) plus I am tall through the torso so, finding something that fits properly is a bit of a chore at times . This vest fits me almost like it was tailored for me ,no shirt gap,it closes right,and it looks great .And it has plenty of pockets too . Next up is a top hat and maybe a duster to complete the outfit ,,,oh may need pants and suspenders too .
Nov 9, 2016
Corsicana Tx
Great fit
This vest fits great. True to sizing chart. I would have rated it a five but when I tried to unbutton it, to initially try it on, the top button came off. They are four hole buttons but they were only sewed thru two. If I pulled on the thread hanging from the rest of them, it would come unraveled. The material and construction of the rest of the vest seemed first rate.
Oct 20, 2016
Ephrata Pa
I like it
I bought a large.... but should have bought a medium... The vest itself is just as it should be for a working man of the era
Sep 1, 2016

too small
item was too small... don't know who you are making these items for but all clothing seems to run small... just my opinion
Jul 28, 2016
joe spangler
muncie in

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