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Commander Vest - Black


Item: 003869



Availability: Limited Availability

A Historical Emporium Exclusive!

Styled after uniforms of the Civil War era, our Commander Vest lends the wearer a straight-on show of force. Whether worn for a head-to-toe historical reenactment, or a modern-mixed-with-vintage vibe, this 19th century inspired vest is the simply the best.

Our vest is all quality, completely cut on front and back from the same heavy-duty cotton canvas. Three straight, inset pockets for a gentlemenís small necessities are provided on the front, seven antiqued metal buttons keep it all fastened up. Offered in several colors.

Made with a 100% cotton canvas exterior and 100% cotton lining. Imported. Please machine wash in cold and line dry to maintain color quality, or professionally dry clean. Available in sizes S-3X.

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Sizing Chart
Size Chest/Torso
(up to)
S 35"
M 40"
L 44"
XL 48"
2X 51"
(if available)
3X 55"
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 size 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.

Mens Sizing Guide

Product Reviews  

Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 18 reviews

Surprising Quality!
This recent purchase was part of my first order from Historical Emporium. I am astonished by the quality of the workmanship and the excellent fit. At the back of my mind I guess I was wondering,'costume?' I was wrong! This vest is something I will be wearing for years to come!
Dec 11, 2020
Portland Or
Commander Vest
This is my third one. I don't need all the colors it comes in but I would never hesitate to buy another.
May 16, 2020
Muskegon Mi
excellent product
this is my first purchases. i am very satisfied.
Jun 1, 2017
green bay wi
I find the most helpful reveiws discuss sizing and not aesthetics. For me, the fit depends on the cut of the garment, I am to thick to wear "skinny" tailored clothes and often, if I go one size larger, it can look like I am wearing my father's clothing. In a sport coat I look for a 43" regular and once again depending of the cut of the garment, along with my own seasonal weight loss or gain, the article of clothing "fits" or looks styling or looks like I am in desperate need of a tailor. Out of the bag, my ordered "Commander Vest" fit nicely and allowed enough room for me to feel comfortable without adjusting the back strap. I purchased this vest for part of a SteamPunk costume I've assembled to wear to DragonCon in the fall of this year. I'm still working on some other applications... Thanks,
May 18, 2017
Atlanta GA
a perfect fit. I will have to order more!
Jan 26, 2017
Palm Springs CA
my husband really likes his vest. we are attending a steam punk conference. the size was accurate as described in the ordering form. the color is perfect. it is a quality vest that he can wear to other functions.
Nov 3, 2016
Jacksonville FL
Commander vest
This vest is nicely made and fits well. The fabric is heavy holds its shape. I would recommend this item highly.
Oct 8, 2015
Solomon Ka
great vest
Love the cut. if I weren't such a big guy, it would make me look dashing
Aug 11, 2014
Mike M.
Paris IL
Perfect Fit and Appearance
I couldn't ask for better! First of all, my order arrived well before I expected. The fit of the vest is perfect and it looks great. I look forward to placing future orders with Historical Emporium!
Jun 27, 2014
London On
commander vest
service is first rate. I boo booed and soleceted the wrong size. sent back and waiting.
Oct 4, 2013
jesse gonzales
lakewood wa
Quality Quickly.
Aug 16, 2013

EXACTLY what I was looking for and a FAST delivery!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Aug 16, 2013
Wild Willy
Ft Worth TX
Just Right
Another stellar item from the Emporium. I can see a lot of ways to use this, both for costuming and everyday wear. It seems quite sturdy, too.
Jul 14, 2013
Michael Garcia
The vest arrived so quick. It is heavy and very handsome. Love it. Highly recommend the Historical Emporium.
Jun 28, 2013
Dolores Co
The vest is as described, and has a nice weight to it, I've taken to wearing it with my pair of Wahmaker Frontier Canvas Pants in the brown color, with a white or red dress shirt, it adds a nice casual look to the somewhat dressed look that I wear on a regular basis.
Apr 12, 2013
Devin Preston
Danville Ke

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