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The 10 Best Double Breasted 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 double breasted 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 double breasted vests in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific double breasted 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 Double Breasted Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Black

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

ITEM 004531

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.70/5.00 stars from 23 reviews

Vest
Great quality vest, very sharp! Ordered it to be worn at a wedding and was very happy I did. Excellent company, with great service!
Aug 16, 2018
Nae Nae
Baxter Springs KS
US
Love this vest!
It's a heavier, thicker vest with a straight cut and round bottom. The fit was almost perfect, and I keep getting complimented on it. I may need to find a 'reason' to purchase another.
Mar 19, 2018
Evo Shandor
Twin Cities MN
US
Michael
I have looked for a canvas double breasted vest for a long time, and was unable to find one, until I found Historical Emporium on a search for another item (which I also purchased from them) and was pleased with the vest and its look!
Jan 27, 2018
Michael
Corona CA
US
Vest
this vest is going to be one i wear a lot
May 12, 2017
setab
Green Valley Ar
great purchase
Item arrived in really great packaging and sturdy. Immediately took out and without unbuttoning slipped it over my head and fit was great. Looking forward to wearing for many occasions. Sturdy and great quality into its manufacture.
Mar 1, 2017
Character
Lineville AL
US
Style to show
bought this for a wedding and it was just great. Fantastic addition to any wardrobe.......
Jan 11, 2017
Andy
ON
CA
Very impressed
I had been trying to source vests in Australia for a number of months with no luck. I found Historical Emporium by pure chance and decided to give them a go. I ordered this vest along with Humboldt Stripe Vest and Classic Canvas Work Vest - Black in a single order as the three with shipping from the States was still more reasonable than anything that I'd been able to find in Australia. I had deliberately ordered a size up to be safe and on arrival I was very impressed with the quality, style and the time that the vests took to jump the puddle from the US. My tailor when I went to have them taken in (yes I probably should have trusted the sizing listed) also commented on the quality and styling; when measuring and after making the adjustments. Thank you very much (and yes I've now ordered additional vests), highly recommend both the service and product. I'll be back again.
Dec 8, 2016
Steven
Hobart TA
AU
One of my favourires
Sturdy, well made garment.
Dec 8, 2016
Robert N Stephenson
HAWTHORNDENE SA
AU
excellent vest.
A fantastic vest. I'm glad that I decided to order something from this website. It's a wonderful addition to my collection, and I'm certain to be back for more
Sep 15, 2016
Nigel
Waterloo On
CA
Truly Dapper
I received many compliments while wearing this vest to an event. I absolutely love it!
May 5, 2016
Tim
Chicopee MA
US
Dashing in 1830 California
I had a dual purpose for ordering this vest. First, I am a volunteer with the California State Park System at Monterey State Historic Park in Monterey, California. I help to put on a program called "Hands On" which teaches 4th grade students about life in early Alta California in the 1830's. One of the "tasks" I teach the children is branding cattle. I already had this vest in tan canvas, but it was always getting sooty from the branding iron fires. I didn't want to eventually ruin that one with multiple washings, so I ordered this vest to show less ash and soot during a week's presentations. Secondly, I am also a Civil War reenactor and this vest will be often worn with my Confederate Marine officer's uniform when it's too hot to wear my wool vest under my wool frock coat, or at a period ball when I want to be just a bit more formal in my Southern gentleman and officer portrayal.
Mar 4, 2016
Randall W. Hawkinson
Salinas CA
US
Vest
So far I have purchased 5 of the canvas vests 2 double breasted and 3 Commander style All arrived in excellent time and have proven to be of exceptional construction They also show a bit of class at work
Dec 17, 2015
P R Sheehan
Il
US
Superior in every way
The vest is made from sturdy, heavy weight material. The sewing is excellent. The waist adjustment strap is much sturdier than the normal, cheap vest. The design is comfortable. The vest may seem a little expensive, but quality of materials and workmanship make it an excellent value. B
Nov 19, 2015
Bartender Jim
Cerro Gordo Ghost... Ca
US
Canvas Double Breasted Vest.
Pleased. Would recommend based on quality& price.
Jul 17, 2015
Anonymous

Classy Canvas
A real double breasted waistcoat! Love everything about the way it looks, my only complaint is that it doesn't breath well, or at all really. Definitely a winter garment. Other than that it's perfect. The pockets line up well, stitching is perfect, and the buttons feel very sturdy. I would say another win for Western Emporium, and myself.
Jun 25, 2015
eljeffo
Las Vegas NV
US

 

#2 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Vests Red Cotton Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002408

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.84/5.00 stars from 61 reviews

Casual wear
This is great with jeans, and khaki pants.
May 9, 2019
Cally
Columbus OH
US
An excellent addition to my wardrobe
I originally found this when I was looking for some accessories to go with a hat I'd found at goodwill. Unfortunately, it wasnt as good a color match as I'd hoped, but this is not a bad thing! The vest is comfortable, lightweight, and durable enough to wear while doing blue collar work. I'm now going out and looking for shirts, ties, and other accessories to showcase my new vest. I'd particularly recommend pairing this vest with any of the canvas pants Historical Emporium sells. Even if it's a different color, the matching fabric type helps to pull the whole thing together (and the crimson of the vest is a bit saddened, so it's a decent neutral color to build a palette around).
Apr 11, 2019
CountSpiffula
Oakland CA
US
Great waistcoat, but there's a catch.
The waistcoat is of excellent construction, very durable, and pretty to look at. However, as others have noted, it IS a bit on the high waisted side. Me and the person I ordered it for share the same chest measurement, yet while it fits my 5'10" frame well, when he, being 6'1" wears it, there is a visible 1.5" gap between the waist of his pants and the hem of the vest. This is no strike against the vest itself, as it is of excellent quality, but if it could be made a BIT taller, it would have been perfect. Still looks good as the finishing touch on his War Doctor cosplay :) Thank you!
Dec 27, 2018
Ian MP
Montgomery AL
US
Awesome Quality
Went to a party- Felt great in this vest- looked even better- Thank You!!!!
Jun 29, 2018
Robert S

US
More brown than crimson
Excellent quality and fit, but mine at least looks much more brown than the red that shows up in the photos. Maybe I got sent the walnut by mistake?
Apr 18, 2018
Ben

US
Another Hit!
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson, great color, fit perfectly as per sizing instructions, lots of compliments!
Feb 20, 2018
Allan Robson
Welland On
CA
Great quality!
This not only fits well, it's going to be my Xmas vest! Always has the quality I've come to expect from H.E..
Dec 14, 2017
Craig
Elgin IL
US
vest
as always another very fine vest
May 12, 2017
setab
Green Valley Ar
Vests
Great vest. Looks good. Second one I've purchased, red and tan. Folks love them. Fit as sized.
Mar 23, 2017
Rich Poitras
Ne
Even Better
I bought this for a barrel-chested fiddler who is used to wearing reproduction clothing and who is VERY picky about fit & appearance. He performed in it every week-end from Thanksgiving to Christmas and absolutely LOVES it! The colour, the cut, and the finishing is all first-rate. The fabric is exactly what is described - a lightweight canvas - so do not mistake it for dressy. It was perfect for our musician, who was in a mid-19th-century tavern on the waterfront.
Jan 12, 2017
Miss A. from...
Mystic Co
US
Perfect
one of the best vests I have worn
Jan 5, 2017
Robert N Stephenson
HAWTHORNDENE SA
AU
Great vest
Good quality and fit great. Used it for a gentleman gambler outfit and it was perfect.
Dec 21, 2016
Stephen
Dayton Oh
US
Great Quality
This isn't costume quality. It's truly wearable and durable clothing. I'm very impressed with the cut and feel of this vest. The attention to detail on every part -- the stitching, inner lining, and buttons -- is spot on. When I put it on, I felt like wearing it on a normal basis and not just for the costume I was putting together for it. I highly recommend this product. I'll defiantly be back to pick up other items should the quality remain this high.
Oct 14, 2016
Jeff Baker
Atlanta GA
US
Fits as great as it looks!
I recently received my double-breasted vest in the crimson colour, and I have to say, it looks every bit as great as it fits! It feels sturdy and well-made and best of all, I have something I can wear casually as well as to events and conventions with equal aplomb! I may well find myself ordering more of these if the one that I got is any indicator!
Jun 16, 2016
Jack
Chesapeake VA
US
Class of the past
My wife was concerned that it seemed stiff. I had to explain to her, this is a working vest, designed for a hard working environment. I showed her some pictures of the time period and she got on board with me and said they had more class and self respect back then. I told her that i do not see any reason we can't have class like that today. So now she likes it, not as much as me, but it is me that wears it, and I like the stiffness of the vest. Gives me a uniform feel to it. With add many years I put in to the military, it makes me feel right at home.
Nov 6, 2015
A.J. Flores
PHOENIX Ar
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#3 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Wheat

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Vests Tan Cotton Solid Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002407

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 18 reviews

Perfection
My chest measurement (46) was on the border, so I needed to be sure. I e-mailed CS and received sound advise going forward with the XL. The Wheat color is correctly presented in photos 2-4. The more yellowish-tint or hue from photo 1 is not a good representation. I fell instantaneously in love, forevermore!
Sep 29, 2018
Brother Mac
Kennesaw GA
US
Amazing quality!
I was not expecting such quality materials and structure for this low of a price. Itís exactly what I wanted, and it arrived very very quickly. I would love to shop here again!
Mar 29, 2018
Mrs. Z
Fullerton CA
US
Canvas vest
Great vest & a perfect fit
Mar 14, 2018
Ted
Lynchburg VA
US
Excellent as expected
I don't use these for costumes. I wear them for business and always get compliments. They make even a pair of blue jeans or khakis look a bit more dressy. Ladies particularly comment favorably.
Mar 22, 2017
Commander W
Clarksville TN
US
Canvas vest
Excellent. We have had many vests from you. But this and the other we bought are by far the best. For work or other. Just love it. Very classy. The service from Historical Emporium is the best ever. Thankyou
Jan 5, 2017
Valerie
Victoria BC
CA
Great vest
This vest looks nice in the picture but fabulous in person. Very sturdy canvas for keeping a nice crisp look. Sizing worker perfectly.
Apr 2, 2016
Ron
Redding Ca
US
canvas double breasted vest
I have previously purchased a number of vests from you. I am a reasonally tall slim guy and it is actually pretty difficult to determine which size to order for vests. I started ordering mediums but they were very loose fitting, particularly the single breasted ones so I have found that size small is actually a pretty good fit and they look very trim on. The double breasted in size small have been just big enough up until this most recent one. I have the exact same one in black and it is a bit firm but fits OK. This wheat one is real tight across the chest( waist is OK and also too small under the arms. I have not returned it as the postage both ways to Australia is more than the vaue of the vest! Regards Dave
May 7, 2015
Dave Harvey
Narrung
AU
Canvas Vest
Nicely made, just what I was looking for.
Dec 12, 2014
Dan
San Diego CA
US
Another Solid Vest
This is the third color I have gotten of the Double Breasted Canvas Vest. They are so comfortable and stylish, I can't get enough of them. I wear them more than my other vests, and I mostly wear them as regular street clothes, not costuming.
Nov 20, 2014
Mike G
Pe
US
vest
The vest is of high quality and I was very pleased with it.
Aug 12, 2014
Ernie

US
Canvas double breasted
Beautiful vest. Fit is what I expected. I really like cotton canvas I thought I would wear it this summer but it is double layered Material so I'll have to wait till winter.
Aug 11, 2014
Lemasters
Clinton Ok
US
Ten-HUT!
The brigadier, the rapscallion stockade runner. It is all here.
Jan 2, 2014
Nasty Camnasta
NY NY
US
David
Great quality good looking vest.
Dec 3, 2013
David
Fayetteville Ga
Loved the Vest
This item was purchased for a wedding. Fit like a glove! Craftmanship and color is amazing. Highly recommend!
Aug 9, 2013
Anonymous
Kansas City mo
US
Cool vest
I like it. It's not the first vest I buy from Historial Emporium. And it is not the last.
May 25, 2012
Jeanfi

BE

 

#4 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Walnut

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

ITEM 004532

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Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 26 reviews

Very nice Waist coat
Very well made of supreme quality materials!
Jan 24, 2019
Wayne M Elliott
Milwaukie OR
US
great vest
Nov 11, 2018
ron
cbs NL
CA
Canvas Vest
My wife ordered this for me for a wedding in Colorado. The fit is great and seems to be very well made. She loves the look of the vest and is very pleased with the quality.
May 29, 2018
Mickey
Greenwood LA
US
Excellent Canvas Waistcoat
This is a very well-made piece, suitable for real work or for wearing almost anywhere. It's not a costume piece by any means. It's fairly heavy, but it never feels hot or restricting. This is my second waistcoat from Historical Emporium, and I'll be getting another soon: I'm getting into the habit of wearing one almost every day!
Jan 25, 2018
VEF
Baton Rouge LA
US
Vest
It is what I ordered, and is good quality.
Dec 28, 2017
Rhoppy
Seaside Or
US
vest
Amazing quality and workmanship. this is my fourth order from them and I am never let down. This vest will last for years if not generations. It does run a touch on the larger size. I buy for stage productions and they get quite a beating. but these are well beyond stage quality and will fit nicely into any wardrobe.
Nov 2, 2017
linda tomasi
Hardwick MA
US
Fabulous Vest
I bought this vest for my husbands Halloween costume and he really likes it and asked if he can wear it for everyday if he wanted to. It is made really well. Good looking vest.
Oct 13, 2017
Cari
Newhall Ca
US
Great vest!
Perfect fit & looks great.
May 23, 2017
Ted
Lynchburg VA
US
Vest
Perfect fit & very comfortable.
May 14, 2017
William
Lynchburg VA
US
Great Waistcoat
Very happy with this purchase. Fit as expected and nice thick cotton material. Have received multiple compliments on it already!
Jan 24, 2017
Liam G
Lynchburg VA
US
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Walnut
Very well made. Looks great.
Apr 7, 2016
Charles B;
Lumberton TX
US
Awesome vest
This vest came so quickly (to Hawaii) it is for my wedding and it is PERFECT!! Well made product...super great quality!! We are beyond pleased.
Sep 24, 2015
Grey
Honolulu Ha
US
Eddie Edwardian
Searching for Edwardian clothing in support of a significant competitive production, Historical Emporium clearly has a corner on the market. The vest choices were almost overwhelming but, by process of elimination, we finally settled on this brown, double breasted version. Love the styling, the double row of buttons, pockets, feel, and square at the waistline. More elegant to see and wear than the description. Excellent choice!
Mar 12, 2015
Alan
Arlington Vi
US
Frontier Suave
Got it for my adult son for Christmas, he's decided he likes vests now for every day wear. I think he wants to become a hobbit. Anyhoo, it was delivered in timely fashion, as ordered, and I asked him how it is and he said "frontier suave". He likes it! He picked it out himself from the on line catalog and forwarded the order form to me, ready to submit. Everything worked slick! I've never even seen it yet, but I'm satisfied.
Jan 3, 2015
Dad B
Tolland CT
US
wedding party
We bought this vest for our groomsmen and it is great. The color is exactly what I expected and the quality is good. Having the adjustable back makes the fit perfect.
Dec 26, 2014
wiffy72
topeka ks
US

 

#5 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Kendall Vest - Black

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

ITEM 005641

$66.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.78/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

A little short
All best are designed to be worn with high waist pants this shorter than you might expect. Recommend getting at least one pair of pants to wear with them. Vest is very good!!!!
May 30, 2019
Anonymous

Kendall Vest Black
This a terrific addition to my formal wardrobe. It fits perfectly and the color is exactly what I wanted. The delivery was rapid and the vest is as advertised. Very good product. I will continue shopping here.
Feb 13, 2019
Dave P.
Pacheco CA
US
Love it
This vest is a fabulous find. The price was reasonable and the fit is perfect. My husband and I are leaders in the Steampunk community and we will be purchasing at least one more in this style.
Jun 25, 2018
Lady Katherine...
O'Fallon il
US
Kendal Vest
Excellent product. Fits well. The only drawback is that the vest pockets are too shallow for a large pocket watch - they need to be deeper. Otherwise an excellent and elegant vest.
Apr 13, 2017
Robert
Hartsburg IL
US
Very nice vest
I got this vest mostly because I needed a strapless vest that I could wear without having to constantly readjust it throughout the day. Once I got this vest I really liked the texture of the fabric, the style of the front (particularly the double breasted button pattern), and the ease of fit and use. Definitely got a lot of complements and the price point seemed very reasonable for a vest like this, so I'd recommend it for anyone like me who likes to have a bit of formal wear that isn't too much of a hassle to use.
Jan 24, 2017
Joseph
Redmond Or
US
Outstanding Quality
If there is anything at all to the adage, "The clothes make the man.", then THIS vest is probably what inspired it: the fit, finish, and quality of this garment is so far beyond my admittedly high expectations. The subtle jacquard pattern is very complementary with the red silk " puff" tie I also ordered. And the black-on-black striped lining is sadly unseen by anyone but the wearer. I've never owned a piece of clothing that fit so well, nor is more flattering to me. If you don't own one of these, you most definitely SHOULD!
Feb 18, 2016
Sluggo
Lake Villa IL
US
Richly detailed vintage vest
This vest is superb. The double breasted styling, wide buttoned lapels, and rich, subtle paisley brocade make this a knockout.
Dec 3, 2015
Barbara King
Cincinnati Oh
US
Vest
Im very impress with Quality and I'm hard to fix at 4x it fits comfortable would recommend to anyone
Sep 5, 2014
Sam Bass
Owensboro Ke
Nice vest
Very nice quality, I only wish the pockets were real... I have pocket watch I was going to wear... The vest is well made and looks great! I highly recommend this item. Editor's Note: There are vest pockets, they are just sewn shut for transport.
Aug 11, 2014
Greg
Palmdale CA
US

 

#6 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Kendall Vest - Burgundy

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

ITEM 005643

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Average Rating: 4.79/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

Vest Looks Great
I plan on getting married in this wonderful very sharp looking vest. Thanks so much .. it actually fit perfect.
Jan 25, 2019
EE Mike
Stuart FL
US
I think it's lovely...
I ordered the Kendall Vest for my husband because his wardrobe has a distinct shortage of vests. I think this vest looks really good on him. He was a little put out that it wasn't as snug as he'd hoped (at a 39.5", he falls between sizes; the small is too tight, but he feels the medium is a little big. Frankly, I think he's just being picky ^.~) Otherwise, a lovely vest!
Jul 16, 2018
Leijinga
Clever Mo
US
Great vest!
High quality and beautiful.
May 4, 2017
Tamara
Maybell Co
US
Vest
This vest is awesome, great quality love the covered buttons
Dec 8, 2016
Keith
Fairbanks AK
US
Portraying Henry Flagler
I purchased the double breasted burgundy vest to go along with my 19th century cutaway morning suit as I portray Henry Flagler on tours in st. Augustine Florida Absolutely perfect fit and perfect quality. I totally recommend
Dec 1, 2016
Henry Flagler
Saint Augustine Fl
US
Quality
I was very pleased with the quality of my vest. It is very well made and I have gotten many compliments on it.
Oct 29, 2016
RatBast
Tn
great vest
A great deal and great looking vest.
Feb 13, 2016
hardtacktom
Madera ca
US
Gorgeous Vest
The vest arrived sooner than expected. The fit is perfect and the workmanship excellent.
Jan 21, 2016
Mark
Hampton Vi
US
Classic!
I just can't say enough positive things about this vest. Classy, beautiful, vintage... well made, great for costuming, and smart when worn with modern formal apparel. Love it!
Nov 5, 2015
Kyle
Roswell GA
US
The Wedding Dad
My husband wore this vest for his daughters "cowboy" wedding and everyone loved it. It is well made, fit my husband just right and he will wear it for Victorian reinactments. Expedited shipment had it here just when we needed it. This is at least our 10th purchase fron historical emporium and each time we have had great customer service, prompt shipping and high quality wearable garments. Thanks!
Aug 25, 2015
Sarah
Novi MI
Well Designed
I really enjoy this vest. It goes well with "modern attire" and is good for those who like to stand out. I caution that the measurement they give for the vest is exacting. You best add an inch or two when figuring out your size.
Aug 14, 2015
Sam
Washington DC
perfect except for minor fixes needed.
The pockets in this vest were sewn shut at the factory, but this was easy to fix by cutting the stitches and hand sewing them properly. Unless you are as obese as most people these days, (I have a 30" waist.) it will be necessary to have the vest taken in because it is designed for someone with a pot belly. Still, I highly recommend this vest. It is a blessing that it is available in a man made materiel that does not require boiling caterpillars to death (silk). It is a masterpiece. If you have a pot belly, get off your fundament and start exercising.
Nov 26, 2014
Barney
Houston De
What a superb vest!
The vest is everything it was represented to be and then some!
Aug 18, 2014
Rick
Summerville SC
vest
the fit was perfect, the tayloring outstanding! the vest got great reviews!
Aug 12, 2014
dave
elizabeth co
US

 

#7 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Cavalier Vest - Red/Black Tapestry

 Victorian Steampunk Mens Vests Red Black Tapestry Synthetic Floral Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Jack the Ripper

ITEM 006058

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Absolutely Does the Job!
An incredible Regency Period style vest. Excellent quality with excellent fit. One of the most expensive I think that Historical Emporium offers, but worth the money. You get what you pay for. I work as a professional historical tour guide in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area and have already received many compliments on it during the course of my rounds. Certainly not my last purchase from Historical Emporium!
Apr 10, 2019
Cliff
Reisterstown MD
US
Great Product
We got this for our son for his birthday. It was soooo worth it when he opened it and the look on his face. He kept it on and studied the quality of the vest and continued to point out to us how great it was made. Even in these times of "cutting back" on quality to increase profit, this company did not follow the trend and instead put out a quality product! We thank you for that and the look on his face!
Dec 31, 2018
Jeff
Broken Arrow Ok
US
I almost cried!
After buying the trousers (Pants) and frilly shirt some time ago I was looking for something loud and thought the Cavalier Waistcoat (Vest) might just do the job. I am not in an historical club or do I have a thing about historical clothing but I feel this is the sort of clothing one should be seen in on any special occasion. Anyone can wear fashion and most people do and that is why they look so very mediocre! before the shirt and trousers came I was somewhat apprehensive about the fit although trousers tend to fit when the waist mesurement is right and shirts are generally good if the cut isn't a tight one. With the Waistcoat, due to bad experience I was really worried. Will it be too short?, too tight?, too loose? or does it, because of my not too streamline figur, look too stupid?! Well, I took it out of the parcel, took off my sweat shirt and whilst only in a T shirt I put it on. I knew, from this moment on, this wanderful piece of clothing was going to be my number one of all time! It fitted so well I almost cried and to help me not do so I had a single malt Whisky!!! Or was it three? By the way Fashion comes and goes Quality doesn't!. You do not need to go back in time to wear quality clothing! Thank you Historical Imporium!!! Graham M. Ellis P.S. I'll be back!
Jan 10, 2018
Graham Mark Ellis
Meschede We
DE
Vest
The cavalier vest was absolutely beautiful! I couldn't even wait till Christmas to give it to my husband; he got it a week early. The size ran true; it fit him perfectly. He really liked it too; the only downside is it didn't have a watch pocket. But that was the style of the period piece; not a design flaw. I was very satisfied with this product.
Dec 23, 2016
Michelle
Tampa FL
US
The devil is in the details
I like the pattern and design of these double breasted vests so much that I purchased several in different colors. You don't see anything much like them on the market today. My only disappointments are that I like to sport a pocket watch when I get dressed up and these vests don't have pockets of any sort. Also, the added touch of a buckle on the back strap would have been nice. Two details that seem to have fallen by the wayside in the name of cost savings. I give this vest 4 out of five stars.
Nov 21, 2016
Fancy Lad
Auburn Wa
US
awesome
Just as described and came quickly. This was chosen for the groom at our wedding and it is perfect. Thanks so much! We loved it so much that we got two more for my sons who are also in the wedding.
May 15, 2015
zimmer
West Branch mi
US

 

#8 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Rathbone Vest - Gray Tweed

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

ITEM 006833

$76.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Rathbone Vest
Excellent quality and fit. The pockets are deep and can accommodate a nice sized pocket watch. It goes down farther over the waist than some of the other styles, fully covering the belt, and the collar is slightly higher. I have bought several vests from these folks and they have all been excellent, but this one looks like it is going to be a favorite.
Aug 10, 2017
Bob
Hartsburg Il
US
Good Quality
Very good quality, well made. Not just cosmetic, but the real thing.
Jan 7, 2017
Anonymous

Top Notch Vest
If there is one person that can attest to the sheer style and quality of vests made by The Emporium, that person would have to be me. I have purchased over a dozen of their fine vests and with each purchase have added a new retropair of style, beauty and character to my entire wardrobe and this vest is no different. The soothing metallic color, herringbone pattern and double breasted front pairs well with any color and any formal or semi-formal attire. Truly another great creation by The Emporium.
Dec 15, 2016
Martin
Philadelphia Pe
US

 

#9 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Penworth Vest - Blue

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

ITEM 007309

$64.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Excellent
Awesome style and fit
May 30, 2019
Bannister
New York Ne
US
Penworth Vest
Excellent quality and beautiful vest. I received tons of complements. The experience dealing with your company was very good. Keep up the good work. I was hoping to find an ascot to go with it but couldn't find it on your site. Thanks RJ
Sep 27, 2018
Anonymous

Looks great.
Will look great under my blue frock coat.
Feb 16, 2018
Tom
Medford Ma
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#10 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Middlethorpe Vest - Emerald

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

ITEM 005007

$59.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.76/5.00 stars from 42 reviews

Sent it back
My husband was pleased with the look of the vest when it arrived, but it did not fit his pear-shaped body. However, we were pleased with the speed of the original mailing and the efficiency with which the return was handled.
Apr 3, 2019
Ellen
New York NY
US
Awesome Vest
Purchased this for a party and it came within a week. Great materiel and cut. I bought it big because other vests I have purchased came small. This one was exactly what they said it was going to be. Materiel was great and cut was professional. Vest can be used for multiple purposes, not just as a period costume. I highly recommend this company and will definitely use them again.
Mar 7, 2019
CHARLES MCPHAIL
Fort Knox KY
US
fantastic
the fitting was right and the vest make a statement at my Christmas party. well constructed, good materials and great quality.
Dec 3, 2018
Bobby
Virginia Beach VA
US
Absolutely stunning
I just received the Middlethorpe Vest that I ordered and it is absolutely beautiful. Well made and simply beautiful. The fit is great and the quality is admirable. I love it!!!
Sep 26, 2018
Tony B.
MA
US
Vest
Although a little baggy under the arms for my fit, fabric quality much better than I expected. Other re-enactors thought the pattern should also be on the rear, I preferred it the way it was.
Aug 23, 2018
Dustin
Port Orford OR
US
Fine vest
A bit large, had to take it in a couple of inches, otherwise excellent!
Aug 2, 2018
P-O Fredman

SE
middlethorpe vest
I liked the design of the vest but quality of the fabric used was disappointing.
Dec 8, 2017
Lamonte Shockley
Laguna Niguel Ca
US
Wedding plans
My daughter was planning a Steam Punk theme for her wedding. She suggested your site and we chose this item as the basis for my outfit. The fit was very good and the quality of the product was exceptional.
Aug 28, 2017
Lyle
Kansas City Ks
US
Great and durable vest
I have two Scully vests almost identical but in two different colors. I wear them almost every night during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. They hold up quite well and are very nice looking...Even after all of the wear they get!
Jun 21, 2017
KellyKnedler
Dodge City Ka
US
Vests
Emerald Vest I play Santa and the Vests that I purchased from you helps me play the part all year long. Thank You
Apr 20, 2017
Karl Rasmuson
West Valley Ut
US
Middlethorpe Vest - Emerald
Well made product; perfect for Madi Gras!
Jan 24, 2017
Nolan Sharbel
Knoxville TN
US
Emerald middle thorps vest
I bought this for my husband for Christmas and it is a perfect fit. He absolutely loves it! It's high quality and authentic. I am very pleased with it
Dec 31, 2016
Amanda
Jamestown Nd
US
beautiful color
We will be attending a Jane Austen Society Regency Ball/Birthday Party soon, and I got my husband this handsome vest to wear with his other items of costuming. It is well made, a beautiful color, the L fits him well. I have a short dark green cape to wear with a white empire dress, and I think we shall make quite the attractive, older couple.
Dec 29, 2016
Katie
Cincinnati OH
US
As always, Excellent!
I've very happy with this item, as I've been with all the fine clothing I've bought here. I do, however, wish that there were 'matching spats" and perhaps a bow-tie to go with so many things I've bought...or at least if they would buy some of the material from wherever they come from and offer it to purchase so I can have the spats made to match. We do want our attire to be coordinated you know.
Dec 21, 2016
jsclipper
Little Hocking Oh
US
Middlethorpe Vest - Emerald
I love this vest! I purchased it to use with my formal outfit, and it truly is an exquisite work of art. The paisley adds a hint of sophistication, but there is a subtlety about it that keeps it from coming off as garish or gaudy. The wide lapels are an excellent look for a rather wiry lad like myself, as they seem to make my shoulders appear broader, at least to my eyes. I have a pocket watch, so I was hoping the pockets would be functional so I could wear it with this vest. I was far from disappointed! The product page indicated that the pockets were real, but would likely be sewn shut, which indeed was the case. I easily removed the stitching from the top of each pocket using a seam ripper, and my watch slipped into the pocket without an issue. The chain fastens to the buttons without much difficulty as well, and the chain hanging across the front of the vest adds an extra bit of authenticity and elegance. I paired this vest with the Opulent Paisley Ascot - Black, which has a similar if not identical pattern. The vest and ascot complement each other very nicely, and I am exceedingly pleased with the outcome of my order. I will be sure to purchase from the Emporium again! You can't go wrong with this kind of class!
Sep 17, 2016
N.J. Robison Esquire
Buena Vista Vi
US

 

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