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The 10 Best 1880s Mens Vests

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of 1880s mens vests, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked 1880s mens vests in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific 1880s mens vests have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


 

#1 Rated 1880s Mens Vest
Abilene Vest - Navy

 Victorian Old West Edwardian Mens Vests Blue Cotton Solid Dress Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004336

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.76/5.00 stars from 25 reviews

Perfect cut & fit
This is the perfect everyday vest, I had to get the extra large and Iím glad I did. It fits me perfectly in the pecs and tapers nicely at the waist utilizing the strap in the back to tighten the look. XL fit best, Iím 5í11 broad shouldered at 220. Quality dense fabric gives this an authentic look of a Wild West/Victorian working vest.
May 11, 2023
Clint
Sacramento CA
US
Abilene Vest
Historical Emporium has a knack of having a the most unique line of fashionable cloths on the planet. The Abilene vest is one of them. A very well made vest and it looks great. It lends itself to bringing a little class to any function you attend. Personally, I prefer natural fibers with the same backing as the front, longer "tall" versions and front-peaks, and wish that these features be extended throughout many of their lines, but the straight cut work vest also has its place. I highly recommend this vest to anyone who wants to improve their appearance and reputation.
Dec 30, 2022
Blond John
Cottonwood Ar
US
Excellent quality, superb fit
I have decided in my old age to wear vests every chance I get. I bought this one to have a navy blue vest. The quality is excellent. The fit is true to size. I have worn it twice now out into the world and have received many compliments. Highly recommend.
Oct 6, 2021
Kyle HINKLE
Corpus Christi Te
US
The perfect everyday waist coat
A perfect waistcoat for everyday wear, and also for wearing with a kilt. Nice tailoring, fits well, and is very comfortable. Not quite as stiff as the similar canvas vests (which soften with wearing), a bit lighter, and just a little more formal. Colours go well with many of the shirts available trough Historic Emporium. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
Sep 24, 2021
Peter Finch
Vancouver BC
CA
A bit darker but still nice
The item is lovely, I've been wearing it quite a lot in fact. The color of the item was a bit darker in Real Life than it is on the Picture but it doesn't matter much to me. I still love it. and I still love the quality this store gives
Feb 6, 2020
Yannick Verley
Watervliet Ea
BE
Very functional
Great vest, but it's a bit hard to iron the old fashioned way. The pockets make it great for organizing all that crap in your pocket. Watch out for guys who are 44 or 46, as they could go L or XL. I got the tight one, but it helps my back.
Sep 27, 2019
Brian Gail Crawford
Logan We
US
Good buy
Nice vest, well built, good fit. I have had lots of compliments, thanks
May 23, 2019
Anonymous

Compliments galore
The vests are amazing great quality and fit. Compliments galore!
Apr 3, 2019
JOSEPHCAT
Sylmar Ca
US
Abilene - Navy
Nice fit, good looking, hope to order more items in future.
Feb 28, 2019
mud
Ma
US
Wear it all the time Now
I originally purchased this vest as part of a Victorian outfit to wear at a special occasion, but I like it so much that it's become a regular part of my wardrobe.
Feb 13, 2018
John A.
Trenton NJ
US
abiline vest
i saw 5 years ago on the internet the historical emporium page, iwas really impressed,the clothing are very nice, very well made respecting theVictorian era.........ipersonally wear just the cotton vests, because iwear denim every day, but those vest are very well made, excellent cut .fabric and so on........even with denim those vests look totally togheter with jeans, cusual but elegant!!!!!i hope more man they will start to wear vests again like in the past...when the man's were elegant!!!!!!
Jan 4, 2017
rudy
hawthorne ca
US
Plenty of pockets
I bought this vest for wear mainly as an underlayer to the Model 1876 U.S. Army blouse for Indian Wars reenacting. This blouse has no external pockets (unlike modern military uniforms), and only a single internal pocket. The Abilene vest, worn as an under layer, provides pockets enough for all of the small items which I need to have close to hand when reenacting.
Dec 23, 2016
John H Tuomala
Reno Ne
US
Great looking vest
Great material and color of vest. Picked up a medium and found it to be a good fit with minimal adjustment.
Nov 22, 2016
MDP

US
Dark but quality
This vest is darker than it appears, but that doesn't mean you won't have a handsome navy blue tone coming through. It can look black in poor lighting, but most of the time it'll be noticeably blue. Material and buttons are sturdy. I recommend adding a pocket watch to this, especially with a silver chain.
Jun 10, 2016
Titus
Sydney NS
AU
Abilene vest
What a nice vest! I actually decided to purchase this vest for work. I work at the Post Office and this vest in navy works perfectly. I definitely will be picking up some other items in the future! Thanks for a great product!!
Apr 29, 2016
Anonymous
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#2 Rated 1880s Mens Vest
Farnsworth Vest

 Victorian Old West Edwardian Mens Vests Black Satin Microfiber Synthetic Floral Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002515

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Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 47 reviews

Just Beautiful
This Farnsworth vest is another amazing add to my new wardrobe. And the size is perfect. Thank you so much.
Apr 1, 2023
Marc Zijlmans
Oosterhout No
NL
Excellent quality
I am impressed with the quality of this vest. I was hoping that Iíd get something that I would be able to touch up and use in a few weeks. But this baby arrived in perfect condition! No loose threads, no button holes that are too tight, no problems at all! The fabric makes it so versatile. I wear the vest without a jacket, and I wear it with a suit jacket. No matter how you wear it, it just looks classy!
Aug 5, 2022
Donnie Bee
Moselle MS
US
Excellent quality
I am impressed with the quality of this vest. I was hoping that Iíd get something that I would be able to touch up and use in a few weeks. But this baby arrived in perfect condition! No loose threads, no button holes that are too tight, no problems at all! The fabric makes it so versatile. I wear the vest without a jacket, and I wear it with a suit jacket. No matter how you wear it, it just looks classy!
Aug 4, 2022
Donnie Bee
Moselle MS
US
New vest
Great vest for the price. Good fit and verry dapper looking.
Apr 28, 2022
Wayne St.Cyr
Tenino WA
US
Vest
Nice vest. Dressy and classy looking.
Mar 18, 2022
crm
Texas City TX
US
Vest
Excellent quality an fit 5 star
Jan 14, 2022
Duane
EVERLY
Vest
Excellent quality an fit 5 star
Jan 14, 2022
Duane
EVERLY
Perfect!
The vest was exactly what I was lookin for. Sizing is precisely what I was expecting. Quality appears to be above average and I expect several years of use from this new vest.
Dec 2, 2020
Pistol Packin'...
Billings MT
US
Great vest
Looks very nice and fits well. I dress in a casual style at work with these style of vest: open, with white shirt, no tie, and black slacks. The only reason for not giving 5-stars would be because the back fastening strap/belt tends to come loose from its buckle and hang down. Easy to fix with a quick tack with threads. They are largely ornamental.
Dec 20, 2019
Bill Appelbe
Toronto On
CA
Terrific in every way
I needed this vest for a period-style vaudeville show. It can be difficult to judge how such a stylish vest will look on a large man, so I was a little bit apprehensive. But to my considerable relief it really looks quite good on me (at least my wife says so! And so did the show's director). The vest is made of sturdy, easy maintenance fabric and the subtle floral pattern keeps it understated without being lifeless. In other words, perfect for the stage. I received helpful notifications regarding the processing and shipping of the order and it arrived in a very timely manner. I'm definitely a satisfied customer and I'm sure I'll be back!
Jan 25, 2019
foreverplaid

US
Highly recommend
This vest was delivered in only a few days. It was exactly as described. It fit perfectly and made my outfit. I am greatly pleased and will order more. Great company to do business with.
Nov 17, 2018
Bill W
Rock Hill SC
US
Farnsworth Vest
Perfect fit and really good looking
Oct 9, 2018
Anonymous

Many Compliments
Very nice vest. Super light material so you won't get hot. Very nice subtle design, which everybody complimented on! Very pleased
May 2, 2018
Chris
Atlanta GA
US
Farnsworth vest
Just beautiful Love it
Feb 9, 2018
Ed Palazzo
Pomona Ne
US
Great Vest
Arrived quickly and is exactly as described. Fits true to size and the quality looks to be very good. Haven't had a chance to wear it yet but I'm sure it'll look great with my other western wear.
Feb 3, 2017
Jim
Lynchburg VA
US

 

#3 Rated 1880s Mens Vest
Burford Tweed Vest - Gray Herringbone

 Victorian Old West Edwardian Mens Vests Gray Tweed Wool Blend Herringbone Dress Work Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Motorist

ITEM 003865

$88.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 94 reviews

Lightweight vest for semi-formal occasions
The lighter weight but woolen mix makes for a good semi-formal wear. Added a modern point collar shirt with a tie and collar clip for a routine bread and butter outfit. Cut and collar were perfect.
Sep 22, 2023
Tony C
SAN FRANCISCO CA
US
Little pricey, but nice.
I tend to grit my teeth if I have to spend more than $50 for a vest, but I've got to admit it's very well made. Quality material and stitching. So much so, that after I received the double breasted herringbone vest, I was so impressed with it that I bought the single breasted herringbone vest as well.
Aug 24, 2022
Ink
Conroe TX
US
Gray Herringbone vest
Its pretty dark for being "gray". I do like the metallic buttons and the quality overall is very nice, but should be considering its 3x the $ of every other vest I looked at. Biggest complaint and very disappointed that the backing was a black linen material, fairly thick and heavy which made it very hot. All the pictures showed a light gray backing which was highly desired to match with the rest of the wedding attire. Unfortunate.
Aug 10, 2022
B. Murray
Coeur dAlene ID
Perfect vest
Exactly what I wanted and the craftsmanship and attention to detail is amazing! I actually ordered the wrong size (first time customer) so I sent it back for an exchange. The turn around on the exchange was lightning fast!
Mar 10, 2022
Rick Deloney
HARRISONBURG Vi
US
Classy Dapper Debonair
I love this vest! I provides a nice sense of dignity and elegance to my wardrobe and I'm pretty sure my IQ goes up when I wear it. It's comfortable, seems very well made. For example, even the back is substantial, unlike the chintzy material that so many use! Now I just need to find a quality pocket watch!
Feb 3, 2022
Gary Fritz
Roseville MN
US
Excellent quality
This is just what I was looking for. The vest seems sturdy, built to last. The blend feels nice-- a touch of wool (25%) but not so much that would make it too warm to wear indoors. I wear this as everyday work wardrobe, not as a costume, so I need something that will last. It's also available in tall sizes, which I need, and which are really hard to find in a lapel vest. I buy vests regularly, but am disappointed with most of them. And most cost more than this one. This vest I am extremely happy with. I may even buy another one--something I never do with clothes. It's that good.
Sep 23, 2021
thompst
los angeles ca
US
Herringbone grey tweed vest
Great character garment, I have always admired the character clothes of actors in the old westerns, from great actors to the B-class movies. I reccomend this company for the quality and impressive results in recreating them so well. Checking sizes will help you, however you will not find better than this company anywhere in my impression. Thanks again.
May 20, 2021
KENNETH P RAJAGH
Carson Ca
US
Great Vest.
This is the second vest that I purchased from HE. I am impressed with the quality of this garment. I will be back for more.
Oct 15, 2020
Ted Lavin
MARLBOROUGH MA
US
Burford Vest
I'm 5' 11" and have a typical middle-aged man's "executive" build. The XL is a perfect fit. Looks great and high quality.
Sep 10, 2020
Rob
NC
US
Best Vest Ever
Mar 23, 2020
Joe
Stoughton Ma
US
Beautiful
This vest fits perfectly (I ordered size small), it is very warm and looks terrific. ALL my friends commented on how nice the vest looks and complimented me on it.
Dec 27, 2019
Thom G.
Clarkdale Ar
US
Burford Vest
Just what I was looking for
Nov 15, 2019
Chuck
Kenosha Wi
US
Great style booster,
Quality and fit we're excellent.
Aug 8, 2019
James O'Quinn
Fredericksburg Vi
US
Subtle classy vest
My husband was looking for a gray vest that looked vintage. This vest filled the bill. Itís stripes are subdued and looks good on
May 9, 2019
Jannie49
Rochester Hills Mi
US
Vest
The vest I purchased was exactly as the website described.. the fit cart was right on... Got a lot of compliments on the look of the vest
Apr 3, 2019
Ross Smoker
Selinsgrove PA
US

 

#4 Rated 1880s Mens Vest
Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Vest

 Victorian Old West Edwardian Mens Vests Black Cotton Solid Dress Work Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002982

$73.95

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 82 reviews

Heavy cotton, feels like armor
Surprised at the heavy weight cotton, less akin to costume wear, more like every day work vest. Buttons are large and tight but will probably loosen up over time.
Sep 22, 2023
Tony C
SAN FRANCISCO CA
US
Timeless
This vest was a birthday gift as I recently returned in-person to my office job. Iíve always loved dressing up for work, but this (incredibly comfortable and durable) vest has elevated my style game to an entirely new level!!! Everything itís advertised to be and more!
Jul 19, 2022
PunkRockPro
Corvallis OR
US
One-Eyed Horse Productions
These Livingston Brushed Vest are always a winner. My actor needed two(2)in Black. Vests were in stock and fit perfect. Thanks to the adjustment strap on back of vest. Always a great feature and so very helpful.
Mar 19, 2021
Patty
Finksburg MD
US
Only one issue
All of the items I have received have met or been above expectation. The only issue is this particular vest is too short for my frame. But I do like the style and quality of it! Respectfully, Nathaniel Branch
Aug 13, 2020
N Branch
Key West FL
Awesome vest!
I ordered a vest, and I was EXTREMELY happy with the product I received. It was shipped VERY quickly, and it was very high quality. I would absolutely order again from them!
Aug 13, 2020
Shawn M.
Warsaw NY
US
Comfortable and well-made
I am a professional carriage driver and was looking for Victorian period clothing to wear at work. I have absolutely loved this vest. It is constructed of very high-quality material, stitching, etc. It fits me very well. I have a 43-inch chest, and the size Large Livingston vest fits me comfortably and attractively. The only consideration I did not account for was the fact that the brushed cotton material picks up the horse hair easily and I simply keep a lint-roller on-hand to deal with it. I would happily recommend Historical Emporium and this vest to others.
Jan 23, 2020
Riley Quinn Taylor
San Antonio TX
US
BUY... THIS... VEST!!!
SO I'm ito the old west as virtually all customers who come here are, and I also like things to be rugged and heavy-duty enough to last. I also like all-black, and ONLY all-black. And finally, may your respective higher powers of choice bless mother nature's invention of pure cotton. So, with those things said, I can proudly say: I'm happy with this vest as part of my old west style regular everyday wear. I wear my old west stuff (now including this vest) while doing such ordinary things as grocery shopping at walmart once a month. I wear this vest and the rest of my all-black old west all-cotton outfit with my black wool felt low-derby hat, my cotagonal-cornered rectangular-lensed old west sunglasses, my square-toed black leather cavalry boots, my brushed stainless steel mechanical wind-up old west style pocket watch--and so on and so on-- whenever I go to town. And all criticism as to my personal style, be damned. The material this vest is made of has the twill knit of dickies work pants, but feels at least twice as heavy-grade there as, like I'd say equivalent in heavywheight density to modern day cotton duck canvas. It also feels just soft enough to feel nice, yet its texture still has the simultaneous crispness (if that makes sense to you) to also feel as-- if not far more-- durable as any Dickies-like work pants. Yet, thise vest (and now that I've sampled its fabric in person, the entire Livingston black brushed cotton clothing line sold here at H.E.) is...
Dec 13, 2019
They Call me...
Poplar Bluff Mo
US
Vest
Just like the matching Frock coat this vest is extremely well made, comfortable and should last a life time
Oct 27, 2019
MarkD
Yoder CO
US
Great Vest
Well made, nice fit. Very classy!
Oct 2, 2019
Lee
Dearborn Mi
US
Very good quaity
This is a well made and historically accurate vest. I like the way it fits but the material, though cotton, is heavy. I thought it would be much more lightweight for the summer which is why I got the cotton instead of wool. They are closer to a canvas. Otherwise, I would give it 5 stars.
Jul 25, 2019
Bronson
Newburyport MA
US
Vest
The vest is as promised. The material is heavier than I expected and it is warmer than I expected, but that is probably my lack of understanding. I think that the vest will be a reliable garment that I can use for reenactments for many years.
Apr 16, 2019
J Howard Fisk
Springfield MO
US
Great vest!
Fits well and looks good! Now I just need more opportunities to wear it.
Feb 28, 2019
Mike
Houston TX
US
Excellent!
Great piece, high quality fabric, nice pockets, authentic to the era, buckle on back works great! im truly satisfied. i measured myself and order size depending on what i wanted loser or tighter.. and it came in fitting me perfectly!!!!
Jan 3, 2019
Trevor Strother
Oakdale Lo
US
Livingston Set
I bought the Livingston vest in Medium size to match the frock coat for a formal civil war dance; the fabric is soft and the fit is perfect. I can even wear it with modern suit pants and jacket.
Sep 26, 2018
Rick
Herndon Vi
US
Fantastic
The vests are nice. They were a bit shorter than expected, but still acceptable. I feel like they were worth the money and wait.
Aug 10, 2018
Blake
Oh
US

 

#5 Rated 1880s Mens Vest
Sable Brushed Cotton Vest

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Edwardian Mens Vests Brown Cotton Solid Dress Work Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002574

$73.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.74/5.00 stars from 43 reviews

Quality Vest
Very nice. Excellent Quality as usual
May 10, 2021
Jess N.
Roachdale In
US
Conversion experience
I now own and wear daily several pairs of 1800s trousers and have acquired this, my second vest. Have never been a vest fan but I am now--this and my other vest are in daily use now and look spectacular--very well made, too.
Jan 5, 2020
Robert
Philadelphia PA
US
Good Quality
This is my second time buying an "Old West" vest for my costume as a "Living History" re-enactment player. The first attempt was at another web site and the sizing turned out to be an educated guess, it didn't fit. At the Emporium the sizing instructions were accurate and it fits perfectly! I also appreciate that I can purchase the components of my character/outfit one at a time and still have that continuity that the whole outfit looks like it was purchased together.
Sep 5, 2019
Finder
Round Rock TX
US
Nice vest!
Mar 7, 2019
Johnny O
Oakland CA
US
Great Vest!
This is a well made vest. The material is a heavy duty cotton and feels like very soft canvas. I gave it 4 stars only because of the plastic buttons. They are heavy duty buttons, but I would have paid more money for a vest with buttons that were more period correct (such as wood or another natural material). Also, the tag on the vest says "Gunslinger Vest" and the brand on the label is Frontier Classics. So it is designed as a western style vest. I was wanting something in a Victorian style to wear with my bowler hat, but it will also go well with my western hat. I ordered a size Large and it fits true to size. I wear a size 42 suit and it was a little big, but was able to adjust it down to my size with the tab belt on the back. Plenty of pockets.
Feb 14, 2019
Steven
We
US
This Vest is Amazing!
Quality is spectacular and the shipping is as if I walked into the store and purchased it, delivery from the west coast was quick like I've never seen. Customer service top notch, size of clothing was as described. Best to get one size larger as with all dress clothes due to the high waist. Best clothing company ever!!
Jul 19, 2018
Jim
copperas cove TX
US
Sable Brushed Cotton Vest
Great fit and quality. Very comfortable. This is one of my favorites. I wear it often to work.
Apr 19, 2018
Tom

THE USUAL HIGH PRAISE
I have purchase numerous shirts, pants ,and vests prior to this purchase. Every piece of clothing has been sized correctly, very well made, and of excellent materials. This vest is no exception to that praise. The shipping service was incredibly fast this time. I do not hesitate to recomend this company and their wares and have numerous times to numerous people. I am a Single Action Shooter Society competitor ( Cowboy action shooting ) . All of the clothing has survived long rugged wear on the shooting range and a great deal of physical activity, with little or no signs of wear. When I want period correct clothing there is no other choice, in my mind -- HISTORIC EMPORIUM
Jun 22, 2017
HEAVY BEAR
Rochester Ne
US
Great Vest for Reasonable Price
This is a great quality, great-looking vest. Sewing quality is outstanding. The material is thick and soft. Buttons are quality, too. I normally would fall into the Large sizing, which I ordered initially, but had to re-order a Medium, which fit perfectly.
Jan 26, 2017
Kent S
Johnston Io
US
Historic
Wearing this vest is not only comfortable, but remarkably historic. I have only received compliments when I wore it - everyone has asked me more about it, and I've told them right away about the Emporium. Works superbly with a cravat and a pocket watch. Hopefully, one day, the mainstream fashion can return to this golden age! We can only try.
May 12, 2016
Titus
Sydney
AU
Just what we needed for our wedding.
We were looking for a vest for my (now) husband. We finally found the right one on the site. We bought 2 sizes as we didn't know which would fit best. We chose the smaller one and returned the larger one. We had a family member take in the vest a bit because it was still a little big, but there is no way my husband would be comfortable in the next size down. All in all the vest was just what he was looking for and he looked great at our wedding!
Aug 20, 2015
ndy26
worcester MA
US
Wonderful!
Excellent fit for me, look great, well constructed. What more can on say? I would recommend, especially with matching trousers. I look particularly dapper in these at work.
Jan 23, 2015
Carlos G-F

UK
Nice Earth tone
I really like how this can fit into almost any earth tone outfit. Works with tans, olives and browns. The only drawback is the shorter "gunslinger" flat front doesn't work on me as well. However it seems to be very sturdy with strong buttons.
Sep 29, 2014
D.C Commuter
Di
smashing
Handsome more help on the sizing chart would be appreciated. I think men are getting bigger (sorry) and so what used to be a med could be a large? Anyway it was a birthday gift much appreciated.
Jul 9, 2014
elysian fields
berkeley ca
US
Awesome Vest!
The vest is great! Even better quality than expected, fast shipping, fair price, awesome style, and just plain and simply great!
Mar 28, 2014
Brandon Bothur
Baltic CT
US

 

#6 Rated 1880s Mens Vest
Callahan Vest - Charcoal

 Victorian Old West Edwardian Mens Vests Gray Cotton Blend Solid Dress Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006583

$79.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.93/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

vest
lovely vest fits great and well made and fast shipping
Sep 10, 2021
cmisky
Seattle Or
US
Delighted!
Looks great, high quality, and great fit. I'm 5' 11" and have a typical middle-aged man's "executive" build. The XL is slightly large but it's just what I need to be comfortable all day.
Sep 3, 2020
Rob
NC
US
Great Vest
This vest has proven itself through regular use and is an excellent addition to my wardrobe.
Apr 23, 2020
Vladislak
Raleigh NC
US
Callahan Vest
This vest, as with all the vests I've ordered, is comfortable and functional. I wear it as everyday wear and it's nice enough to wear to church with my Sunday go to meeting clothes.
Apr 3, 2020
Bruce
Rio Rancho NM
US
Wonderful!!
Very well made! Extremely pleased with this. Have worn it several times to pretty formal occasions. The fabric is wonderful too!
Feb 26, 2019
Ken
Santa Fe NM
US
Beautiful Vest
A well made, handsome vest.
Feb 7, 2019
Twig
Eureka Ca
US
Very Nice!
Excellent quality for the price. Received in a very timely manner. The only down side is that it is a little tighter across the chest than other vests I have ordered that were listed as the same size. If you are between sizes, you might be much better off ordering the next size larger.
Feb 7, 2019
44Mag
Helena Mo
US
Excellent
The vest and matching items made for a perfect historical outfit.
Nov 19, 2018
Jerry Taylor
Young Harris GA
US
draw
fits perfect
Jan 19, 2018
michael
Yorkville IL
Callahan Vest
Speedy delivery. Excellent Product. Thank You
Dec 26, 2016
BeWare
Toronto On
CA
Masterful
Yet another great addition to my repertoire of vests courtesy of The Emporium. This sleek, smooth, lightweight masterpiece adds a cool and elegant aura to the most mundane outfit. Character and chic exudes while donning this stylish vest. Simply put, this one is a must have for every gentlemen's wardrobe.
Oct 3, 2016
Martin A Dean
Philadelphia Pe
US
Awesome!
This vest is worth every penny! Im going to wear it for my wedding! The quality is top notch, i ordered an outfit months ago from another online company. The service was terrible and the outfit was not as described. These guys are awesome. Great customer service and super speedy delivery!!! I cant wait to send pics in for the online contest!!
Sep 8, 2016
Greg
sarnia on
CA
Very Attractive Vest
This is a nice looking and well made vest. I ordered by the measurements and the first one was too small for my husband. I re-ordered and sent the first one back as a return. The transaction and refund were quick. The only problem is that paying all the shipping both ways is a little costly.
Jul 14, 2016
Kristi
Benton City WA
US
Classy and sexy
I absolutely love this vest/waistcoat and so does my girlfriend! It is great for a formal look but equally attractive with jeans for a more casual artsy look. The fit is perfect and the quality is top notch. I give it four thumbs up (two of the thumbs belong to my girlfriend)! Thanks Historical Emporium!
Feb 18, 2016
Thefatguy
CA
US

 

#7 Rated 1880s Mens Vest
Bonaventure Vest - Burgundy Velvet

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Vests Burgundy Red Velvet Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005886

$83.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Great vest with great details
The vest arrived in perfect condition in a very timely manner. I'm very impressed with the quality detailing of this vest. The contrasting piping/edging is very well sewn and applied, and the construction of the garment is excellent. The pockets were not basted shut, and they did not pucker a bit. The look is rich and goes great with a nice jacket and shirt. Ultimately, the vest fit me like a glove, so I'm a happy man.
Apr 9, 2021
Daniel
Vancouver Wa
US
Bonaventure Vest - Burgundy Velvet
I like it.
Jun 6, 2019
Rowdy Roddy
Grand Junction Co
US
Top Flight
I couldn't have asked for a better period vest of high quality -- yep, add this to your collection now guys, very LUX
Sep 13, 2017
Robert N Stephenson
Hawthorndene SA
AU
Santa & Ragtime
I have a substantial grey beard. This vest is suitable for my visits as Saint Nicholas' younger brother--his, ahem, younger, handsomer brother. A Santa Claus suit is a costume, a vest is clothing--and a step up in refinement from lighter weight vests I have worn. As an occasional performer of ragtime and kindred older piano, such a vest is expected. Of course for the role as a piano-playing Santa Claus, this burgundy vest is best.
Nov 4, 2016
Gregory
VA
US
fine craftsmanship
I am really enjoying this vest; it's comfortable and looks great. I have seen the real thing as I have worked at museums for a while and it definitely allows me to see what some of the vests would have looked and felt like when they were new 140 years ago. And yes I have received compliments on it!
Apr 24, 2015
Jamie Crosmas
Oshawa ON
CA
Rich in colour and texture
The pictures really don't do the waistcoat justice. The cut is superb, the texture is quite lush and the colour is rich and vibrant, and offset perfectly by the black trim. I wear this to work on a regular basis and it always gets compliments - works well with a black coat and trousers (I wear it with the Livingston brushed cotton trousers and the Victorian cutaway frock coat) and a white shirt for excellent contrast. One of my favourite items in my wardrobe - you'll probably find it becomes one of the favourites in yours, too.
Feb 28, 2015
Michael
Sydney NS
AU
Awesome Vest
Wore this wonderful waist coat at the Edwardian Ball got several complements. The best part of getting this item is the wonderful outstanding costomer service I always receive.
Jan 29, 2015
Mike
San Jose CA
US

 

#8 Rated 1880s Mens Vest
Spencer Vest

 Victorian Old West Edwardian Mens Vests Ivory Tan Satin Microfiber Synthetic Floral Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | NYE

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Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 34 reviews

Excellent garments
I will continue to shop here. High quality, distinctive garments at a reasonable price. Canít go wrong.
Feb 7, 2019
James Wampler
Otis MA
US
Spencer Vest
It is everything and more. It is a beautiful vest and I will enjoy it for years.
May 2, 2018
Jimbo
Helena MT
US
Great Customer Sercvice
My vest was the wrong size, because I was careless in my ordering. I was given some great information on how to return and exchange the vest for one that will be the proper size. I have not had one complaint for Historical Emporium and will continue to be a loyal customer!
Sep 7, 2017
Jeffrey Day
Cordova TN
US
Christmas present
By far one of the best vests I ever owned. I'll wear this to my grave.
Jan 16, 2017
John
Shirley Ny
US
Spencer vest
This vest is just what my husband wanted to wear with his antique pocket watch. It is perfect.
Dec 29, 2016
BJP
Tx
US
Brilliant
Another brilliant vest. This makes four. I receive comments all the time as to how the vest looks real good.
Oct 14, 2016
Anonymous

AU
As expected
Received on-time. Fit as expected. Awesome style.
Sep 21, 2016
zup
Dallas tx
US
Spenser Vest
I already had a red, blue, and green vest to compliment my Maroon, Navy Blue, and Forrest Green sport coats. I needed a white or cream vest to complete my collection, match my off-white sport coats, and the Spencer vest fit the bill! Couldn't be more please with my purchases from Gentlemen's Emporium.
Aug 11, 2016
Dan
Virginia Beach VA
US
Nice!
Loved the detailing
Jan 2, 2016
Mike
Henry IL
US
Very snazzy
Fit well. Looks fantastic.
Apr 8, 2015
Dave Lennert
Portland Or
US
Elegance
Pocket are fantastic and the quality is top notch but it is a little tight around the stomach.
Dec 9, 2014
The Baron
San Francisco CA
US
Hmmm
U sent a Reno vest not a spencer best. Didn't notice til the day before I needed it when I cut off The tag. The vest is a good vest just wrong one.
Aug 12, 2014
Tom
Lexington SC
US
Great!
Love it! Very happy with Emporium!!! I only shop here for my Steampunk and Cos-Play Needs.
Aug 12, 2014
Lon
Davenport fl
US
Wow!
Excellent Quality, Price, Service. This will be awesome on my Wedding Day Photoshoot :D
Jul 21, 2014
D Hill
Tamworth NS
AU
Spencer Vest
This waistcoat always receives compliments when I wear it - it looks very fine indeed and fits well; and the tone-on-tone texture is another standout of its appearance. A very fine summer-weight dress waistcoat I think looks equally good paired with either a black or a burgundy coat.
Jul 12, 2014
Michael

AU

 

#9 Rated 1880s Mens Vest
Drake Vest - Red

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Red Satin Microfiber Synthetic Print Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dragon Phantom and Christine

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Average Rating: 4.68/5.00 stars from 34 reviews

Great
Great item quick delivery!!
Sep 21, 2022
Nick
New York NY
US
Almost perfect
This is a beautiful vest with nice lines. I have not worn it as often as I planned because both welt pockets are stitched in the middle, and though the description suggests they would hold a watch, the remaining gap is too small. Since a fob watch is a common accessory for such a vest, this was disappointing. The vest is otherwise very good. Editor's note: Pockets are sewn shut for transit and can be fully opened with a seam ripper upon receipt.
Apr 13, 2018
John Burford
Adelaide So
AU
Drake vest red
I purchased the vest for my husband for Christmas. He loves the covered buttons. He plays the guitar, and was impressed by the covered buttons because they will not scratch his guitar. He loves the color and cut of the vest. And it looks great on him!!
Feb 4, 2018
Elizabeth
McGrady Nc
US
Just as described
Ordered this vest for my daughter. It arrived incredibly fast, the fit was was perfect, and the design was exactly as described and pictured. She was very pleased and received several complements.
Oct 11, 2017
Kris M
Prospect Heights IL
US
Drake Vest - Red
Well made, fits great
Dec 23, 2016
Karl Pape
Truckee CA
US
small
Runs on the low side of the size range.
Oct 25, 2015
slivermouse
Glendale AZ
US
Drake Vest
I ordered the vest and received it on time and was very pleased with the order. Actually I ordered it from this website and it was just like the picture. The only thing that I have against it that I ordered a large where it fits tight. I think I could have purchased a XL instead. I would like to say to anyone that please know your correct size and if possible order a size up. But after all it accented my suit very well. I thank you Historical Emporium for helping me out.
Sep 30, 2015
Ronald McCain
Semora NC
US
sizing was big
I sized this according to my chest measurement and found it to be too big. I didn't have time to exchange it so I had a tailor take it in and now it fits better. Be careful with the sizing, and perhaps these run a little big. Take some accurate measurements, talk to the customer service folks, see what they think before you place your order. This looks very handsome, feels a little bit like a costume piece with some of the finishing. Given the price, I wouldn't expect anything to feel like a short cut on this, but I'm only taking one star. Without a coat, this is a really ostentatious waistcoat. Be warned. It's an attention getter. With a coat over top, I get the splashes of gaudiness that I was looking for, lurking beneath a bit of classy modesty. The weight of this is really light, probably the kind of waistcoat you're looking for in warmer climates.
May 28, 2015
Magnus
Raleigh NC
US
Great!
Sizing was right on, fast shipping, really have to look hard but this vest does have Chinese dragons on it....love it! Will continue to buy from this company.
Apr 19, 2015
Sam
Promise City Io
US
lovely vest
This style runs larger than the canvas so despite the gracious return policy I gifted it to a much appreciative friend!
Mar 19, 2015
kevin kibbe
alamo tx
US
pockets too shallow
This is a good vest; well made from decent materials. Should get 5 stars, but for the pockets. They are way too shallow. Main reason I bought the vest was to accessorize with an antique pocket watch. The standard railroad pocket watch barely fits in the pocket. Another 1/2 to 1 inch depth would make this 5 star.
Feb 1, 2015
leadpipe
media pa
US
Amazing Vest!
I was absolutely amazed at the speed that this vest arrived.I'll indeed be wearing this beautiful vest to some of my performances for sure.Thank you again Gentleman's Emporium for your outstanding products.
Jan 3, 2015
Leon

US
Comfortable!
Comfortable and stylish vest.
Oct 21, 2014
Ajokey
Washburn Wi
US
Drake Vest - Red
Just what I was looking for. Looks great. Fits great.
Mar 29, 2014
Anonymous

So who's Drake?
I don't know and I don't care. The vest is just as advertised. It fits well, it's classy, it's smart - what's not to like? My only "complaint" is that the pockets are *too* well sewn up. I was unable to safely undo them before I wore the vest. Ah, well, I tucked my pocket watch into the waistband of my pants as all was well. Still, the stitching is really finished work, not easy to undo. And frankly, I would bet that most of us ordering these items are wearing pocket watches. And that's the worst I have to say. Don't feel uneasy about buying this vest, it's quite worth it!
Dec 21, 2013
Jim
reedsburg wi
US

 

#10 Rated 1880s Mens Vest
Klondike Vest - Gold

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Gold Satin Microfiber Synthetic Paisley Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | NYE

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Average Rating: 4.78/5.00 stars from 18 reviews

Spiffy Vest
Ordered this for an accent for a groom's suit and he now shines. Paisley pattern is classic and the texture of the fabric is rich and detailed. Looks and feels very expensive. Very impressed.
Jul 21, 2022
Mr. Cook
Windsor CO
US
Excellent Quality & Fit
I'm a big guy... 6'3" with a couple of extra pounds, so every time I order a vest it's a gamble of whether it will be wide and short, or baggy and too long, etc etc. This vest was not only a perfect fit (shoulders, chest, waist and length), but the quality was apparent and I'm VERY happy with it. Highly recommended and well worth the $$.
Aug 12, 2021
Matt
Fremont CA
US
Nice but Loose Fit
Nice vest. Medium quality. Needed some tailoring. Arm holes cut little too wide.
Aug 20, 2020
Dave
Lebanon PA
US
Beautiful fabric!
Jun 20, 2019
JayVee2
Lancaster PA
US
Beautiful vest
Bought this for my husbandís birthday. We have a Model T and participate in a number of events. This vest is quite elegant, and he looks quite dapper in it. He wore it to a commemorative tea and was a big hit. Well made, beautiful fabric!
May 9, 2019
Jannie49
Rochester Hills Mi
US
Gold Star Chic
I most recently had the opportunity to attend a ďBlack Tie ChicĒ event. I did not want to purchase an entire tuxedo- what do to? I turned to the myriad of shirts and vests at Historical Emporium to put together a ďlookĒ. To include the Tuxedo-look of the Sinclair Edwardian Club Collar Shirt and Gold Klondike Vest. Well let me tell you I looked sensational- some folks came up to me and said I looked dapper. I was worried about size but the vest xxl fit fine- I did have a bit of a problem with the vest - one of the metal buttons was not sealed closed properly in the back - it had a very sharp metal opening- which actually when I put on the vest - sliced through the thread of the back of the button- within seconds- button was on floor. I have thought of sending back vest- but will try to send to a tailor to try to repair. Otherwise- vest was as advertised- great fit. Bottom line - I will definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you.
Aug 31, 2018
Howard Steven...
Bloomfield Co
US
Klondike Vest
Ordered Klondike got Paisley. Is that the same Please send answer Thanks
Feb 9, 2018
Ed Palazzo
Pomona Ne
US
Gold Klondike Vest
It is just what the image portrays. Great looks and fit. Goes with the rest of the outfit. Very good quality item. Excited to get to wear this in my nieces wedding!
Aug 12, 2016
Pat
Kansas City Mi
US
Handsome Vest
Ordered an XLarge Tall for my husband. It fit accordingly to his size. Beautiful design.
Apr 15, 2016
GAGal
Atlanta Ge
US
Handsome Vest
Ordered an XLarge Tall for my husband. It fit accordingly to his size. Beautiful design.
Apr 14, 2016
GAGal
Atlanta Ge
US
Excellent
Jul 21, 2014
Beauregard

CLASS!
I purchased this vest to wear to Christmas service at my church. My wife loved it, and my church family provided a number of compliments. With Historical Emporium's service and the quality of their products, I will absolutely continue to shop here!!! Thanks, Brian D. Texas
Jan 2, 2014
Brian D.
Damon TX
US
Fantastic
It is difficult to find vests that fit my husband properly; I picked him up the 3XT version of this vest and it fits him well. It is beautiful and amazing.
Jul 19, 2013
BluValkyrie
Grants Pass Or
US
Beautiful Vest
The Klondike Vest is gorgeous. Great fit.
Jun 10, 2013
Hoss715
Gardner Ka
US
Amazing!!
We ordered this vest for the groom in our wedding. Not only does it fit him perfectly, but it looks AMAZING!!! The pictures don't do it justice!! I wish you guys sold toddler/kid vests!! I have recommended everyone to this website!!
Apr 18, 2013
Tasha
Fayetteville GA
US

 

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