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Classic Canvas Work Vest - Crimson

Item: 003155



Red, but not inflammably so, our Classic Canvas Work Vest in Crimson reminded him of the canyonís mellow glow when seared by the late afternoon light. A relaxed yet rousing addition to a gentlemanís 19th century wardrobe.

A real winner in reproduction waistcoats, this one features the flat front, higher neckline and notched lapels seen so frequently in the mid 1800s, give or take a couple decades either way. Adding to the bygone 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 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.

Product Reviews  

Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.92/5.00 stars from 61 reviews

Great vest
Great vest, holds both my pocket watch and my phone.
Feb 5, 2018

Great Versatile Vest
Great versatile and durable vest. I wear them to work. Depending on the rest of the outfit, they can be dressy, casual, or western. I liked them so much I have gotten one in each color.
Jan 19, 2018
Medford OR
Another for the Wardrobe!
I bought the black single-breasted version of this vest two years ago. Last year, I added the double-breasted version in Crimson. I was so pleased with the unusual deep earth tone of the Crimson, I added the single-breasted version this year. Theyíre washable, durable, and work with a number of different dress styles, as well as being period authentic enough for various 19th Century dress opportunities. Iíll be getting more as I continue to increase my waistcoat collection! Thank you, Historical Emporium!
Dec 22, 2017
San Leandro CA
Very Nice
I love this vest. My only complaint that it is slightly bigger than I thought based on their sizing recommendations, but the next size down probably would have been too small.
Jul 21, 2017
Iowa City IA
Very Happy
I love my new waistcoat; fantastic quality and color.
Jan 24, 2017
Liam G
Lynchburg VA
Work vest
We bought this along with the canvas double breast vest. Yet again another fabulous purchase. The workmanship and attention to detail that have gone into the making of all that we have purchased from historical emporium is second to none. Thankyou
Jan 5, 2017
Victoria BC
Wish H.E. carried XS
The cloth and stitchwork are fine quality, no complaints there - but we went with the smallest available size, and the vest was still boxy and shapeless on my 5'7" chest 36" waist 30.5" guy. For a company that provides ludicrously long-legged trousers that everyone then has to go get hemmed, just in case some customers are gangly, they aren't worried about marketing to slender fellas. (Can't comment as to durability/comfort yet; order hasn't been worn past the basic try-on, as they're all going to the tailor's to get hemmed, will update if they wear remarkably well/poorly.)
Dec 7, 2016
Anchorage AK
A solid, classic work vest!
I bought this vest for my husband and I was surprised how solid it is built. He feels that this vest is worth a lot more and is an amazing deal at it's price point. The fabric is thick and high quality and it it looks absolutely dapper. I would definitely order another in a different color for him!
Nov 2, 2016
Austin TX
perfect to work in
hardy garment, perfect for work wear, as I wear Victorian clothes as yard wear as well as daily.
Oct 20, 2016
Robert N Stephenson
classic canvas work vest (crimson)
The vest is well-constructed, fits as the guide suggested, and looks good, especially with casual and western attire.
Oct 5, 2016
Terre Haute IN
Love it!
Sep 2, 2016

Nice vest
This vest is very well made from a sturdy cotton canvas. It is more on brownish side (maroon-like) than crimson (which would be strong red), however in combo with the pants I bought it should work quite well.
Sep 1, 2016
Oakland Ne
A Great Vest, in crimson.
I love the durability, the four pockets for convenient storage, and most of all the convenience to keep clean. Around here the only vests can be found are slim to super slim, this vest is not like that. I ended up with a size bigger than I probably needed, but a few minor alterations never hurt anybody. My next one will likely be a size smaller, but for certain there will be a next one. A fine vest, wish I had four more. durable and stylish. Great product, receive many compliments.
Aug 27, 2016
Gentleman Jack

Good and Solid
I wear one of these Canvas vests every day, and have yet to have an issue with these well constructed vests. Get one in each color so you can look sharp with every outfit!
Jul 22, 2016

5th HE vest purchase...
As other reviewers have noted, the quality and construction of this vest are first rate-and the fit is excellent, and runs true to size. This is my fifth, and likely not last, vest purchase from HE because, esp. for the price, you cannot beat their quality or selection. Like all my other HE vests, this one is wonderful as well. Also, HE vests fit me better than others I own. Not a re-enactor, I wear vests for work and to go out; I find suit jackets too confining. Many HE vests have lapels so they look more finished and complete on their own without a jacket. Of course, I can still wear a jacket with this vest if desired; looks great either way. A note on the color: When I first saw this Crimson vest in person, it did not look as red(ish) as I was expecting. To me, it looks more maroon (but not exactly so), even brown in darker indoor light, than the official photos on the site. I found that customer photos of buyers wearing this vest were more accurate. However, I still love the color; its more vibrant than my grey, olive, brown, and tan vests, and it can go with anything I already have in my closet, dressed up or casual--which was what I wanted, and why I bought it. Combine this with HE's usual fine and fast service and, once again, I am a very satisfied customer!
Jul 6, 2016
Bit of a Dandy
Salinas CA

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