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Classic Canvas Work Vest - Wheat

Item: 003156




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Our Classic Canvas Work Vest in Wheat is ideal for the gentleman who likes to plow through the day without slowing down. No matter the appointment, meeting or task at hand, this 19th-century inspired vest appoints the wearer with adaptable, all-around good looks from dawn to dusk.

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 5X. Tall sizes are available for those who need extra length in the body.

Part of our Tan 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: 4.73/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

good for short folk
The sizes that you list as 'tall' for your vests are not long enough to be considered 'tall', unless your 'regular' sizes are all for Hobbits.
Nov 25, 2020
Phil Van Tee
Los Angeles Ca
Dec 28, 2017
Reginald Hafner
Colorado Springs CO
Classic canvas work vest
I really like the quality. I will most likely order this vest in other colours as long as I can order in a tall size. Customer service is great and the shipping time is awesome.
Aug 24, 2017
grand rapids MI
Fantastic Vest
This is the second vest I've ordered from Historical Emporium. I got so many comments on my first one I had to purchase another. The quality of the material and the craftsmanship are top notch.
Mar 17, 2017
Wichita Falls
A practical item
I usually take a "short" in a jacket or coat, but I ordered the "long" because I thought the regular looked a bit too short. I'm glad I did because I like longer vests. I also ordered the large although I normally take a medium shirt -- pay attention to the sizing chart. The large let out all the way is a good fit for me, but one size smaller would have been way too small. Perhaps it is my monitor, but the vest is not the bright yellow shown, but a dull brownish yellow or "wheat" color that you'd expect canvass to be. The canvass is somewhat stiff and was hard to button, but once buttoned, it stays buttoned. I washed some of the stiffness out and expect it to get softer with repeated wearing and washings. It did not shrink in the washing, but I was careful to use cold water. I like the vest very much and wear it daily for warmth and to protect my shirt from getting dirty around horses and snagged on things, but it is indeed an outdoor work vest and not a dress item (I have wool vests for that). I especially like the four pockets and their placements. I have pretty much stopped wearing my watch on my wrist and keep it in one of the pockets instead and my keys are easier to get to if in a vest pocket rather than in my pants pocket. Being cotton canvas, there is no doubt it will stain and so I'm careful not to wear it around grease and oil and other products which will permanently stain cotton.
Feb 24, 2017
I love the vest
I have received the vest and it is exactly as shown and of excellent quality
Sep 16, 2016
Val-des-Monts Qu
just what I wanted
This vest fit perfectly. I have a 38 chest and ordered a medium. I don't like it when I have to tighten the waist too much. With this vest I barely adjusted the belt. Even though it is made of canvas, I can wear it dressing up or with jeans and cowboy boots.
Apr 10, 2015
Concord Ca
work vest
The vest is great. Excellent, quick service. I'll definitely be back.
Mar 26, 2015
Acton CA
color not as depicted
The quality of the vest is first rate. I sent it back because it was not the color shown. It does not have a yellow hue. It is indeed "wheat," a member of the "tan" or "beige" family.
Mar 19, 2015

Classic Canvas Work Vest
Built on a rather "heroic scale," it is often difficult to find the garb off the rack. Historical Emporium has it. It fits! Appropriate for impressions of either work or more formal events, this vest fits the bill.
May 30, 2014
Chuck lynyk
Pomona CA
Very happy
I couldn't believe the quality of this vest for the price. It's going to be a very nice addition to my steampunk costume
Mar 20, 2014

Canvas Work Vest Wheat
This is a cool vest. I wear suspenders with all my trousers and I thought this would be a nice casual vest with my "emporium" trousers, and other casual pants in my closet...chinos, blue jeans, etc. A vest made with washable cotton fabric is almost impossible to find anywhere but this "emporium". I really like the square cut along the waist and the cotton lining (instead of satin) which is also very hard to find elsewhere. I'm usually a perfect medium, but this vest is a little roomy. If I pull the back adjuster all the way, it fits.....the small would probably be a little too snug for me. I like this vest....ordered one in black too!
Jul 14, 2012
Don R.
Houston TX
Mustard-Colored Compliment!
The best-dressed young lady in my local Art Scene spotted my new vest immediately and complimented my Fall Colors! This waistcoat is washable, durable, no-nonsense~ yet perfect Steampunk-design... it seems droopy around the ribs when you take it out of the box, but when you put your pocketwatch,tapemeasure and businesscards in the pockets it comes together perfectly!
Nov 23, 2011
Cape Cod MA
A versatile rugged vest
This is my second such vest and while I still use the first one around the house and outside, the new one is even better with slightly deeper pockets. The old one is faded but comfortable and a little wrinkled but still functional.
Sep 20, 2011
Castle Rock WA
Sep 19, 2011

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