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Commander Vest - Crimson

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Item: 003875




Availability: Sold Out  

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  • Special Order - We order this item from the manufacturer upon receipt of your order. Delivery dates will be delayed by the number of days or weeks stated.
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  • Reduced - The price is temporarily reduced.
  • Closeout / Discontinued - We have a very limited amount remaining, and we do not expect to be resupplied.
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A Historical Emporium Exclusive!

Take control wearing our Commander Vest in Crimson, and thatís an order! The deep, almost burgundy red color is a 19th century symbol of leadership and good luck. Ideal for a historical dress-up event or to even pair with the latest dungarees.

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: 4.81/5.00 stars from 26 reviews

i ended up with the commander vest in crimson because my first and second choice of color must be the same as everyone else. black and walnut were both sold out in my size. you guys must be doing something right. your products are obviously popular because i'm waiting on other things to be restocked in my size. XL .. keep the popular sizes well stocked and keep on with a good thing. THANK YOU
Apr 1, 2021
ashville ne
Commander Vest
This vest looks amazing, Very well made of a sturdy denim-like material. The Dark Burgundy colour goes well with a white shirt. The sizing is accurate, which means if you are not sure order the next larger size.
Dec 28, 2019
Kelowna BC
Awesome Vest
Quality made. Fits perfectly. Looks great with my kilt. Highly recommended
Nov 21, 2019
Rahway NJ
Just right, sort of a 2 in one vest
I ordered the smallest size, as I'm very skinny and stuff like this is hard for me to get a good fit in, and it fits pretty much perfectly, wish they offered more of their vests/coats in a 35 chest. I was expecting a costume quality piece, but when I opened it a tried it on I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. The canvas feels like it'll last a decade or two, almost like how a carhart jacket feels. Worth the price for sure. I haven't seen anyone else mention this, but if you undo the top 2 buttons you can turn down the lapel and it gives the look of a traditional vest, so you can wear it in different fashions. Not to mention its very comfy
Oct 15, 2018
Isaac R
Commander Vest
As a new customer I held off reviewing for a more complete experience. After a couple months, I could not be happier! Since I enjoy vests I plan to buy as many as I can.
Oct 11, 2018
Muskegon Mi
Steampunk Attire
Vest is a little tight but otherwise very appropriate for Steampunk Carnival Ball.
Jan 18, 2018
Key West Fl
A handsome waistcoat
It was the perfect complement to a pirate costume I was assembling. Thank you!
Aug 10, 2017

First time is a winner!
This is the first time I've ordered from Historical Emporium. I've perused the items for some time, but never had the courage to order. Well, I was not disappointed! The vest is exceptionally well made and exactly what I was looking for. The next time I need something, I won't hesitate to order again!
May 11, 2017
Fort Worth TX
another perfect piece from history!
Feb 24, 2017
Andrew P
Palm Springs CA
Crimson vest
The vest was of high quality material and just what i was looking for to round out my costume.
Apr 20, 2016

Commander Vest - Crimson
Jan 8, 2016

Perfect fit!
Nice quality vest and a perfect fit! People thought this was tailored for me.
Oct 7, 2015
Edward J
Fort Mill So
It's really unfair to look this good
Recently I had the opportunity to attend an event called The Steampunk Masquerade Promenade and I was decked out in clothes from Steampunk Emporium. This was the first time I'd worn the Commander Vest, it fit fantastic, and was comfortable all night long. It's quality clothing that's made to last. My entire outfit consisted of the following from (Historical) Steampunk Emporium: Commander Vest Baily Trousers Mini Gauntlet, Brown Black Pearl Ornate Pocket Watch Brown Leather Buckle Suspenders Pin, Gears and Wings Additionally, I wore a black button down shirt where I'd replaced the buttons with "copper gear" buttons, and a steam punk top hat I'd acquired a year ago randomly. Anyway, I got compliments everywhere I turned all night. Men and women alike complimented the style and the look. I think that a big part of this outfit looking so good is the quality of the clothes. Unlike anything you'd pick up in a costume shop, this stuff is made to last. I've actually owned the Baily Trousers for a couple of years now... and I've not been nice to them. They still look great, fit amazing, and have held their color after repeated washing. The suspenders look great and fit well thanks to the elastic on the back. The pocket watch I like so much I've started wearing on a regular basis with my jeans, clipped to a belt loop (finally an opportunity to use that 5th pocket!!!). The Brown Guantlet fit my wrist better than I would imagine as it was listed for women......
May 8, 2015
Union City CA
Great quality, bit tight
The only thing to mention is that the vest is a bit tight. Every other vest I've gotten here an "M" is very comfortable, looks good, and has just a bit of room. This one though is snug. Not uncomfortable, not a 'problem', just keep it in mind. If I were to have gotten a Large I'd undoubtedly have to have it altered to fit correctly.
Mar 12, 2015

Great Vest!
I wanted to write a review about the Commander Vest because from reading the other reviews I had concern about the sizing with some saying that it runs small. I usually wear a 35 or 36 which is right on the border of a small. I ordered a small and medium with the idea I would keep the one which fits and return the other. I opened the small first and it fit perfectly so no need to even try the medium. It is a fitted cut though through the waist which I like very much. It is a very nice looking vest with the aged brass buttons giving it a sharp look. It is a great part of my steampunk outfit and I am very happy with the purchase.
Oct 26, 2014
New York NY

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