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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
Kendall Vest - Black

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

ITEM 005641

$66.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

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

 

#2 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Kendall Vest - Brown

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

ITEM 005642

$66.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Exceeded expectations
Outstanding. I wasn't sure about this purchase at first. I had not shopped at Historical Emporium before, and wasn't sure if I was buying a costume piece or real clothing. After receiving and wearing the Kendall Vest, let me assure you, the item is the real deal. Very good quality and great fit. I am rather excited to consider another waistcoat from these folks. Next one, probably the Aristocrat Vest.
Feb 11, 2017
Chris
Richmond Ve
US
Wedding attire
Was looking for something unique for a semi-formal garden wedding because I hadn't planned to wear a coat, so I wanted a vest that really stood out and looked great, not only from the front, but from the back, too. The Kendall Vest in brown caught my eye, but when it arrived (very quickly, I might add) it was even better in person than in the photos. It fit perfectly and looks great with the Arlington puff tie and silver pocket watch that my bride picked out.
May 1, 2015
Robert
Hot Springs... Ar
US
Kendal Vest A+++
Quality item, perfect!! Received lots of positive comments.
Feb 12, 2015
Shawn
Oregon City OR
US
vest
great fit excelent quality love the looks of the vest!
Aug 12, 2014
dave
elizabeth co
US

 

#3 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Gramercy Vest - Burgundy Velvet

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

ITEM 006672

$79.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

classy
I had the opportunity to wear this vest to a titanic era tea. It is a good looking piece, comfortable , and not quite bright as it looks in some of the product photos. I am quite pleased with it.
Feb 23, 2017
David Eicher
Nyssa Or
US
gramercyvest
Purchased this attend a dinner. It is really great, on time delivery, was very pleased with the style, cut and fit. Will purchase again if need be.
Dec 23, 2016
brian burgoyne
sydney ns
AU
5 stars
AWESOME!!
Mar 3, 2016
William S

US
Gramercy Vest
Just what a fine gentleman needs for an evening!
Feb 4, 2016
Jacob Hawkins
Nashville TN
US

 

#4 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Baker City Silk Vest - Rust

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Red Silk Floral Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004569

$85.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

the perfect rust
I bought this as a possible groomsmen vest but instead decided that my father would wear it and it fit perfectly. It's true to size and the quality is impeccable. He tried on one of the cotton vest and liked the softer, less stiff feel of the baker city vest. Thanks!
Dec 26, 2014
wiffy72
topeka ks
US
Perfect fit!
a beautiful garment. Very pleased with the craftsmanship, especially being a larger guy like myself. Fantastic!
Jan 28, 2014
Scotsmuppet
Warren NJ
US
great
These folks have been great to work with will be getting more stuff from them in the future even thought I had to send one item back for a different size ,all good easy .
Jul 12, 2013
Anonymous


 

#5 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Baker City Silk Vest - Chocolate

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Brown Silk Floral Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005628

$85.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Baker City Silk Vest
I like these vests, they are comfortable, classy and cool to wear even when the temperature is hot. In the cool spring mornings they add a little warmth.
Feb 10, 2017
Tony
Lodi CA
US
Nice vest!
May 8, 2015
Anonymous

vest
great color perfect fit looks good
Aug 12, 2014
dave
elizabeth co
US

 

#6 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Kendall Vest - Silver

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

ITEM 005644

$66.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Nice Looking Vest
This is a nice vest. Great looking, perfect fit.
Feb 17, 2017
tholli48
Augusta Ge
US
Kendall vest(s)
If you want complimentary comments about your appearance, THIS is the vest to get!
Jan 4, 2015
Anonymous

Kendall Vest - Silver
great vest great fit just what we wanted Thanx !!
Oct 19, 2014
H English
Dallas TX
US

 

#7 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Cavendish Tweed Vest - Brown Herringbone

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

ITEM 006829

$76.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Simply The Best
An old concept meets new style as The Emporium takes possibly its finest vest and gives it a new look. The double-breasted Cavendish vest is derived from the Walden. And just like the Walden, it has the same handsome appeal, top notch construction and unmatched character. The neutral golden brown color, double breasted front and the herringbone patterned texture immediately enhances any formal or semi-formal attire paired with it. In case you can't tell, I absolutely love this vest and I think you will too.
Dec 15, 2016
Martin
Philadelphia Pe
US
Cavendish Tweed Vest
Good fit, comfortable, old fashion look I wanted. Very satisfied.
Oct 31, 2016
Robert
San Jose CA
US
Outstanding!
The fit is great, the look is just what I expected, and the quality appears to be good. I couldn't be happier with my purchase! Would be nice to have this same vest in green tweed as well.
Aug 25, 2016
Bow Tie Will
Santa Cruz Ca
US

 

#8 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

$59.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 54 reviews

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
US
Excellent service + fit
Wonderful Victorian era waistcoat. I will use it for CosPlay, as part of my recreation of The War Doctor's costume, from Doctor Who.
Oct 22, 2015
Rick B.
Vancouver Wa
US
Well made, nice fit
I am very happy with this vest. The color, cut and fit was exactly what I had hoped for. The only thing to be aware of is the cut of the shirt you are intending to wear with this vest (as with many vests). The 'arm holes' are such that you need a shirt that is not as loose under the arm as some shirts are. Keeping that in mind, this is a very nice canvas vest!
Aug 20, 2015
Craig Stitt
CA
US
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson
Fits perfectly and looks great. Thank you so much! :D
Aug 8, 2015
outlawvash86
Frankenmuth Mi
US
Great Vest
Great vest???and it matches my Trousers???
May 14, 2015
Anonymous
Patterson CA
US
Marvellous Cut
When this waistcoat arrived I was amazed at how much better it looked in reality. I am using this both for informal daywear as well as for formal evening attire, even works well with the Regency Tailcoat. On top you could use it for a dashing Western outfit. Versatile all around! Had some sizing issues at the start, but Historical Emporium sent me a replacement and this time the waistcoat fit perfectly. Since it was my first order I wasn't so familiar with the sizing table, but for my future orders I am now perfectly prepared. Will order from Historical Emporium again!
May 7, 2015
Fabian
Luebeck
DE
Nice Vest
I really like this vest. It seems well made and durable. I plan on wearing it on special occasions.
Apr 5, 2015
Dalton
Temecula CA
US
Awesome
Very well made and stylish! I now own 4 of these in different colors.
Jan 12, 2015
James Miller


 

#9 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Wheat

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

ITEM 002407

$59.95

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Average Rating: 4.87/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

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
a versatile, complimentary and useful vest
I would like to compliment you on a vest which I purchased from your store. It is the canvas double-breasted vest, in wheat color. This vest goes well with my blue blazer, my houndstooth jacket, and my tweed jacket. It was part of my ensemble (trousers, shirt, tie, houndstooth jacket, cap) that garnered a compliment from a passerby when I was walking along Fifth Avenue in New York. The canvas is strong, and it provides a mild amount of warmth, and it is machine washable. The four pockets enable me to carry my pocket watch (watch in one pocket, clasp in another pocket, and the chain across the middle) and it still leaves a pocket for my cell phone and one to spare. All in all, this is a versatile, complimentary and useful vest. Thank you for a very good product.
Nov 14, 2011
JG
New York
The right vest
I had been looking for a vest for a steampunk event. I showed my wife this one and she liked it very much. I got a lot of attention from people who really liked the look of this vest. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a durable, four pocket, double breasted vest, very nice.
Dec 17, 2010
jrod
Willows CA
Double Breasted Cool
Again, as sharp as they look, while being comfortable and made well. Looks great formal and informal! Cool stuff.
Jun 30, 2010
RockNamasteady
Albuquerque NM

 

#10 Rated Double Breasted Vest
Kendall Vest - Burgundy

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

ITEM 005643

$66.95

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 12 reviews

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

 

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