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The 10 Best Formal 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 formal 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 formal mens vests in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific formal 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 Formal Mens Vest
Klondike Vest - Silver

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

ITEM 003131

$61.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 13 reviews

Very Nice!
Beautiful Vest. Looks as good as I hoped! I am using it when I drive my horse-drawn carriage.
Apr 26, 2018
Anonymous
Te
US
The best of the Vest
This vest was just what I had been looking for. I am glad I stumbled upon their website ( Very nice site, I might add) a quick transaction and delivery within a week, I will agree with another reviewer to order up one size, this vest runs a little small. I sent mine back and they replaced it with the larger size , they had it back to me in no time!
Feb 2, 2017
Bud
Brea Ca
US
Klondike Vest - Silver
I had previously ordered another Klondike Vest (Red) and it fit according to the size specified. The silver one seemed to run small so I have returned it for an exchange of a larger size. The color and fabric were as stated. I truly am enjoying the first one I ordered so I am looking forward to receiving the new one.
Nov 23, 2016
Dave
Clarkston Mi
US
Looks sharp
This vest looked sharp, and fit very well. Ordered a XLT, and was grateful for the nice selection of Tall sizes.
Aug 29, 2015
Dee
Robertsville MO
US
Klondike Vest
Pros-Beautiful pattern design for vest. Nice Weight. Made Well. Cons-Not true to measurement. Husband is 48", Vest measured 2" smaller. If you are long waisted you may want to consider the item in a Tall. Returned and will order a size larger in a Tall.
Mar 19, 2015
GAGal
Ge
US
Amazing Vest!
I think the title says it all. This vest is amazing. Great color. Strong addition to the wardrobe. Provides multiple options for neck wear.
Mar 2, 2015
Ty Ruby
Evanston Wy
US
chk49
Fits perfectly. Very stylish.
Jun 28, 2014
chk49
Columbus Oh
US
Stunning classy
The Klondike silver vest is very stylish, looks very classy on, it's great for a dressy occasion. Would recommend this colour and style.
May 17, 2014
Cate
Sydney NS
AU
Beautiful Klondike Vest!
Beautiful vest! Perfect for Prom and Graduation!
Apr 27, 2014
Anonymous
Oh
US
Silver Klondike Vest
A Beautifully made piece, The color and size is beyond expectations. I will wear it and other clothing l purchased before regularly. Great work G. Emporium; it's good to see that companies make clothes from future past.
Nov 9, 2013
Captain Veritas
Orlando Fl
US
Klondike Vest Silver
The vest was delivered to Australia quicker than I thought possible. It is very good quality and has since been worn and admired at my sons wedding. I am very impressed by the quality of the product and the service given. I will be a regular customer in the future.
Jul 15, 2013
Nick Knight
Bundaberg Qu
AU
Shiny! And Long!
Ordered the "L" option. Finally, a vest that (in combination with the Callahan dress trousers) is long enough to avoid the unsightly "shirt-muffin top" poufiness between the trousers and the vest.
Jul 13, 2013
Just The Seamstress

US
Very nice vest
We got 4 of these vests for our wedding and we're happy with the quality. It's a nice silver color, not too shiny but obviously silver and not grey. The real pockets are nice as most vests have fake pockets. My fiance wanted to wear a pocket watch so this is a must. The sizes seem to run true to the size chart. And we were very happy in the range as we ordered from a medium to a 4x and one large-tall.
Jan 19, 2013
Anonymous
Fl
US

 

#2 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Twin City Silk Vest - Red

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

ITEM 002411

$78.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

Twin City Silk Vest-Red
this vest is very well made and is very smooth the colour is just perfect fits like glove I find I am wearing this vest more than others I can definitely recommend this one cheers
Oct 7, 2016
Frank
Quorn St
AU
Excellent quality
I love this vest! It fits so perfectly and the quality surpasses the garbage that most mainstream sellers try to push. I wish I could just walk into a store and purchase high quality clothes like this. Thank you Gentleman's Emporium!
Jan 12, 2014
Anonymous

CA
Love it
The vest is of great quality and fits great. Will be making many more purchases
Aug 23, 2013
Mike
Atlanta Ga
US
VERY FINE QUALITY!
THIS WAHMAKER VEST is top of the line in a well made, handsome and authentic vest of the period in time it represents! ~ It is a real "eye-catcher" that will not disappoint its wearer! ~ Best of all it's ....MADE IN THE USA!!!
Apr 12, 2013
Joseph A. Mirabella
Tampa FL
US
Just what I was looking for
This was my first purchase from the Historical Emporium along with a satin silver puff tie and I have to say this exeded all expectations, the vest is very well made and is extremely light over all I love it. I will say this when I got it there where a few strings around the buttons but I was assured by a friend of mine who does a lot of tailor work that it was just the tie off point were they closed the stitching for the button holes. Well there is my " complaint " for this review and all it took to fix it was about two minutes with a small scissors and you couldn't even tell so all in all I give this 5 stars.
Apr 5, 2013
Jonathan D LaGier
Mapleton No
US
Amazing
I heard the delivery was fast... still amazed by the speed. but beyond that, the vest is super amazing and awesome and comfortable.
Dec 27, 2012
Danny
San Diego CA
US
Twin City Vest Red
Good quality vest. Sizing is perfect. Definately would purchase from Historical Emporium again. Also, very quick service
Dec 3, 2012
Anonymous

US
Happy
The vest arrived before I expected it and I am very happy
Sep 12, 2012
Fred Pollak
Werribee Vi
AU
A Dapper Vest
This vest is well-crafted and really looks sharp under my black Victorian Cutaway Coat. It will also look great when worn as "Santa casual" with black trousers and an open-collared white shirt.
Mar 2, 2012
Lookin' the Part
Bowling Green Ke
US

 

#3 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Ragtime Vest - Black/White Stripe

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

ITEM 004306

$61.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Transported Me Back in Time
Perfect purchase. Wore to Ragtime themed event and was very period appropriate.
Apr 5, 2018
Fred
Princeton NJ
US
Black and White Ragtime Vest
Perfect, perfect, perfect. So far, the different items I have purchased, the quality, service and shipping have been outstanding!!!
Jun 14, 2017
Steve
Grand Rapids
Black and White Ragtime Vest
Nice quality, wonderful look, great shipping time. Ordered late Tue night arrived Thur morning, regular mail.
Jun 9, 2017
Stevr
grand Rapids MI
I love this vest
My husband needed a black and white vest for an event later this year during which we will be in historic costumes for a week at a time. This one is not just the best-looking option I could find, but fits well and is well made. He can remove his jacket with confidence; he'll still look well-dressed and period appropriate.
May 11, 2017
Marianne C
Oshkosh WI
US
ragtime vest black/white stripe
This ragtime black/white vest is a1 and look exactly the waty it spears in the video. I will certainly recommend it to every or anyone. When i had it on i received great components...
Oct 24, 2014
jeff

Just what I needed
Bought this striped vest for a Night Circus themed party so everyone needed to wear black and white with a shock of red. This is the best vest I found over the entire internet to fit what I was looking for and the price is good. The product arrived very quickly and I was impressed with the quality for what I paid. The vest is thin, which is what I expected. I wont have to worry about overheating indoors. The fit was perfect when following the size guide.
Oct 17, 2014
Don
Warrenville IL
US
ragtime vest
Absolutely loved it. I bought it for a theatrical production in our theatre. I like it so much I think I'll be purchasing one for myself.
Oct 11, 2013
John D Woodland
Detroit MI
UG
Excellent!
We love the vests and they arrived in a timely manner. They are of the highest quality and they're perfect for our barbershop quartet, The Apple Boys - Thanks!
Jun 28, 2013
Jonothon Lyons
Brooklyn NY
US

 

#4 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Knox Vest - Red

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

ITEM 004425

$61.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Sassy, yet classy!
Love! love! Love!! Sassy, yet classy! Fits great, feels great!
Feb 15, 2019
Mark Dickinson
Binghamton NY
US
Vest
one nice vest love it
May 26, 2017
setab
Green Valley Ar
Wedding
I got this one for a friend's wedding. The dress was red vests, black jeans, cowboy boots, and a white shirt. 4 out of 5 of us got our vests from this website and they looked great! Mine arrived in a large flat box so the item wasn't bent or folded. It arrived pristine. The vest was well made and beautiful. i will definitely be doing business here again given the quality of products and affordability.
Sep 16, 2014
Tom
Bozeman MT
US
Lovely looking waistcoat
This piece really does look good, even though the pattern is a bit more garish than my norm. The fit is good, and pretty much spot on for the measurements in the sizing chart. It arrives with the pockets sewn shut, but they are there and easy enough to pop open with a few delicate snips. On the negative side, the pockets are pretty small, so if you actually use them, as I do, it may be a tight fit. A smaller handkerchief might alleviate some of the pocket issues, though. Finally, a modest critique is that while it looks great, the materials the waistcoat is made of feel rather cheap. Hopefully it will wear well enough over time, but this is not quite as nice as some of the other waistcoats I have purchased from the Emporium. But it is also less expensive than some of what I have purchased, too, so for the price it is still a good purchase.
Aug 23, 2014
David Johnson
Craig CO
US
knox vest
I love it I killed at the party I bought it for...everyone wanted to know where I got it
Mar 19, 2014
donmcw
New Hamburg on
CA
Knox Vest Colors
As with everything I have purchased from the Emporium Collection I'm very pleased. The compliments from others reflect the craftsmanship and style I have grown to expect. The only thing I might suggest is that additional colors need to be added. Silver, green purple (Showman Vest Colors) high lighted by the Black collar and Black pocket trim are naturals. Add a Gambler shirt and you are ready to go downtown. Another Winner!
Dec 26, 2013
Erv Spevacek
Minneapolis Mn
US
Love it
Classy vest, great design!
Oct 4, 2013
Will
Santa Cruz Ca
US
SAPink
Quality, Quickly.
Sep 18, 2013
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#5 Rated Formal Mens 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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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

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 Formal Mens Vest
Yukon Vest - White

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

ITEM 006498

$61.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

As Usual
I have been purchasing form Historical Emporium for several years and have never been anything but completely satisfied with their products or services. I highly recommend them for all your historical product needs.
May 16, 2019
Maddmaxxtoo
Colorado Springs Co
US
Great vest!
I wear formal attire, white tie and tails, for symphony concerts. This vest is very comfortable and looks great. Should have gotten one of these 40 years ago...
Dec 13, 2018
Larry
Redlands Ca
US
Yukon vest
I bought this vest as I am getting married in December. This vest fits well and looks great with the white tuxedo frock coat and pants I'll be wearing.
Feb 15, 2018
C. Morrow
SIMI VALLEY Ca
US
Yukon Vest
Beautiful vest that is well made.
Sep 28, 2017
Vince
San Jose CA
US
Yukon west
Best purchase I've made,it's a beautiful pice of work,I love it.
Dec 29, 2016
Guy
Emmaus Pa
US
Yukon Vest White
This is the seventh Vest I have purchased along with shirts, puff ties and hats over the years! This site matches my style and I have never been disappointed!
Sep 10, 2016
Erv
Victoria MN

 

#7 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Cavendish Tweed Vest - Brown Herringbone

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Brown Tweed Wool Blend Herringbone Dress Matched Separates |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 6 reviews

Many compliments
I wore my new tweed vest to a recent evening function and was pleased as to the compliments received from both ladies and men. Several men did ask where purchased and with pleasure I gave them this companies name.
Feb 17, 2019
Byron
Carson City Ne
Wool tweed herringbone vest
Wow.... I received this vest in record time and I am more than pleased with it. I know that I am dressed a cut above the other reinactors I work with . Awesome .
Mar 30, 2018
Chuck
Marion NC
US
Love it
I was worried that this vest might be "costume quality." It definitely is not. This is a well made vest and has received lots of compliments. The grey one will be my next purchase.
Jan 18, 2018
Anonymous
Richardson TX
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 Formal Mens Vest
Showman Vest and 2 Ties Set - Silver

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

ITEM 004657

$49.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Silver color is bright metallic
For a silver vest, the Klondike, the Montgomery, or the Showman all appeared to be quite similar so I based my decision just on the pattern visible in the closeup photos -- I liked this pattern best. What I did not see from the photos was that this Showman vest is VERY metallic silver. I believe the others might be more satiny (which was what I imagined) rather than metallic. It's still a very nice vest, well made and the right fit, and I will still wear it -- but it's a bit "louder" than I was expecting.
Nov 18, 2018
Samuel

CA
Satisfied
Nice quality and price
Jun 29, 2017
Victor
Florissant Mi
US
Showman vest and ties
Love these items. Look great, good quality and quick delivery. As with previous items, I am very pleased.
May 18, 2017
John
Owls Head NY
US
Good on stage
As an entertainer, I used this vest on christmas day, on stage. Very good looking in the light of the stage.
Jan 2, 2015
Olle Björngreen
Tingsryd
SE
Showman Vest - Silver
Absolutely very handsome vests. The fit was perfect on both the small and mediums. Went very well with white shirts and bolo ties!
Aug 16, 2013
alexandria
north lancaster qu
CA

 

#9 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Showman Vest and 2 Ties Set - Royal

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

ITEM 004660

$49.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Return no problem
Just not my style
Feb 7, 2019
Bill Davis
Hendersonville TN
Very snazzy!
The vest looks exquisite. Very classy, but still fits in at a SASS event.
May 4, 2017
Needles
Nacogdoches
US
Awesome vest!
The color , the style and the fit really describes the name: Showman Vest!
Jun 24, 2016
tbones
Bel Air Md
US
Showman Vest-Royal Blue
I love this vest! It's a birthday present from my Mom. I've already been asked by several people where I got it. Love wearing it to church when I sing special music.
Aug 29, 2014
James Dennis Caudle
Winston Salem No
US
SHOWMAN VEST ROYAL
LOVE IT..BEAUTIFUL...
Jan 16, 2014
EDUARDO
SANTA MONICA CA
US

 

#10 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Bonaventure Vest - Burgundy Velvet

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

ITEM 005886

$68.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

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

 

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