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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
River Trail Vest - Blue

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

ITEM 002625

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Average Rating: 4.60/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

Pretty but button problem
Very pretty vest, but I though the buttons were both inexpensive feeling and poorly sewed on. One popped off when I wore the vest for the first time.
Feb 20, 2020
Anonymous

Vest-Victorian
The material and fit of this vest was excellent for the Victorian look I was after, essentially emulating Darcy of you know where....:} The ladies loved it at the Victorian ball, and even two gents commented on how 'proper' it looked. What makes this vest special is the subtle blue paisley pattern, not overstated. I did order this vest one size larger to compensate for the bulkier shirt I was wearing. No issues.....good value...
Dec 29, 2019
Lee J.
Dearborn MI
US
Great Vest
This is a very handsome vest. It is well made and the material is beautiful. I bought this for my wedding and am so happy with it. I can highly recommend the style and fit of this vest - exactly as described online. The sizing chart was perfect.
Apr 19, 2018
JDarling
Waterloo ON
CA
River Trail Vest-Blue
My husband has an "executive build", rounder in the middle, and this vest fit him without alterations to the upper chest. Some we have purchased for him at other locations have need taking up at the shoulders in order to be large enough in the girth and fitted at the top.
Aug 3, 2017
Maeona
Yachats Or
US
Beautiful vest!
Love the color, pattern, and quality of the material; just wish the pockets were real pockets into which a watch could fit! Editor's Note: The pockets are sewn shut, but can be opened to use for a pocket watch.
Mar 16, 2017
Lynn
Lock Haven PA
US
vest
It was very well made and fit very well also.
Jan 26, 2017
Linda
Winston Salem nc
US
Christmas gift
Very nice vest, well made, fits good.
Dec 29, 2016
PLS
Ashland Ks
US
Love it
I ordered this vest for my sons wedding. It is gorgeous. Fits very well. My husband loved it too. The color is awesome.
Jul 28, 2016
Valhalla Ranch

US
River blue vest
I am very pleased with this vest! It's a great additional to anyone's wardrobe! Everyone is right to say the pics does not do this vest justice! It has a nice rich blue undertone that does not make this vest to flamboyant. My only complaint is that you the pockets are sewn shut, but that's most of their vests and all you need is the right tool or visit your local tailor to rectify! Overall, another awesome purchase from historical emporium!
Sep 18, 2015
chris
laurel Ma
US
Fine Vest
Just reiterating some of the points of others here. The vest's material and workmenship are great. The colors are muted and not flashy but the designs beautiful. The fit is a little different then other vests ive bought on this site, a little wider in the lower back, but nothing severe. I found i could adjust it down to fit me pretty well. (Im a large, i know the reviewer before me had different problems in a small) Finally be aware the pockets here are mostly for show. You can fit about a thumb in and thats it. I was expecting deeper pockets, but not a huge deal. Overall A good vest and one i plan on wearing alot!
May 8, 2015
Joseph
Charlotte NC
US
A nice vest for formal occasions.
The River Trail Vest looks and feels quite nice. It has a durable build and the price is great. The downsides, it is sized a little larger then most other vests, especially in the waist, so even ordering a small, it was a little too large on me. I had to adjust it myself to get the fit I really wanted. The material, while quite elegant, also feels like it would be easier to mess up or damage then other waistcoats I've ordered. Definitely a great vest for fancy occasions but perhaps not so good for every day wear. Still, a good vest and I'm quite happy with the purchase. Maybe just a slight size adjustment or making the back-strap have a great range of adjustment.
Sep 5, 2014
Reily M.

Even better than the photo
I was totally pleased with the River Trail Vest. The photo doesn't do justice to the front fabric, which is a deep and elegant indigo with a subtle black pattern: most suitable for a dignified gent! The buttons give just the right touch of understated sparkle. With the Callahan Frock Coat and the Silk Puff Tie: perfect!
Apr 17, 2013
Maureen

River Trail Vest is great!!!
The Blue River Trail Vest has quickly become my favorite. It looks absolutely great. The color is not too flamboyant. It is just right. Workmanship is first class. Sell this is several different colors and I just might buy them all.
Feb 5, 2012
Edd Schultz
Willoughby OH
US
Excellent Vest
I purchased a large in another style, and then exchanged it for this vest in a medium. It has good quality fabric all around.
Dec 27, 2011
Nick

missing real pocket for watch
I like this vest and it looks great with my outfit. However, I was very disappointed to find that the watch I bought with the outfit would not go into the vest pocket because the pockets are dummies. I would think for the money there should be a real pocket on this vest.
Aug 3, 2010
Quint
Santa Rosa CA

 

#2 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Maverick Vest - Gray

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

ITEM 005429

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Average Rating: 4.57/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

Gray Maverick Vest
Incredibly comfortable, functional, and I wear it both with casual and formal attire.
Apr 3, 2020
Bruce
Rio Rancho NM
US
Not a Grey Vest
Vest looks grey online but in person it's brown. I put it against grey clothes and it is not grey.
Jan 17, 2020
Isabella Romero
Verdun Qu
CA
Maverick Vest
Excellent vest! I love the color. It fits well, and looks good with my ensemble. More like it, please!
Jun 6, 2019
Steven Koehler
East Palo Alto Ca
US
Perfect
Good quality fabric, well made, good fit.
May 11, 2019
Grace

US
Costume Designer
Good quality! Nice!
Apr 25, 2019
Anonymous

Costume Designer
Great product! Will buy again
Apr 25, 2019
Anonymous

2nd favorite vest
Good fit, color, style. The only thing I did not love about it is that this material has a little sheen to it that is did not anticipate. This is the second vest from HM for me. The other one (canvas double breasted, black) is a solid 5 star vest.
Feb 7, 2019
Randy
San Antonio TX
US
Maverick Vest Gray
I received the vest very quick, It looks very nice.. I give both the delivery time and looks of the vest an A +... However the vest is very thin material and from what I see you handle with care. I have several vest that are well crafted western style and the material is much heavier (thicker) material. This particular vest I guess would be fine for a hot summer day.
Nov 29, 2018
RDR
Springfied Mo
US
Nice vest
A vest that is well made and fits nicely. Beautiful color and fabric. I'll be ordering more soon.
Sep 21, 2018
Bob
STOCKTON CA
US
Great
Outstanding look. I have the need to buy another
Jan 3, 2018
Anonymous
Sacramento Ca
Refuse To Conform
The Maverick vest - Gray, is yet another tremendous and inexpensive addition to any Gentleman's wardrobe. Another word for maverick means to be unique or non-conforming. And that is precisely what this dark, charcoal-grey tone vest brings to your wardrobe. A gorgeous sleek and polished piece that awakens the inner Maverick of any outfit that you might adorn. This vest is tailor-made for formal or informal wear and it can easily be matched with almost any color scheme. And its durable but yet lightweight construction makes it the perfect vest to wear year-round. There is just no way that you can go wrong with this vest. Thank you Emporium!
Dec 8, 2017
Marty
Philadelphia Pe
US
Great vest
Just what i was looking for. Excelent vest
Sep 1, 2015
Anonymous

Fantastic
Get this one. The fabric is beautiful and has a feel of heft to it that one would normally get with canvas.
Aug 15, 2015
Anonymous

vest
this is a great looking vest!!
Aug 12, 2014
dave
elizabeth co
US

 

#3 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Vest

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

ITEM 002982

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 80 reviews

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
Just what I wanted
Got a gift of some cash & decided to buy this to add to my vest collection. The quality was just as good as all the other vests I've ordered. The only caveat is to be sure of your size. This was one that I got the XXL as the chest size called for it. It fit perfectly.
Jul 26, 2018
Craig Allen
Elgin Un
US
This Is The Vest To Buy!
Let me make this perfectly clear: I'm on old school biker with a number of leather cuts. I have always been a vest person, preferably leather. But when my youngest daughter began planning her wedding this summer she really trimmed her budget in a number of areas and wanted to keep things simple for the wedding party. She asked me to wear slacks, a vest, dress shirt and tie to give her away. The wedding will be outdoors in late July in the South (hot & humid). I wanted a vest that would breathe as much as possible in the heat but it also had to be well made and stylish. When I sent some links of the Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Vest to my daughter she was absolutely elated by it. She rarely gets excited about things, but she was certainly excited about how this vest looked. This vest looks and fits amazing. The crew at Historical Emporium treated me like a king with stellar customer service. I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase, especially when it makes my daughter and wife happy.
Jun 14, 2018
Vintage Old School

US

 

#4 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Sable Brushed Cotton Vest

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

ITEM 002574

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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

 

#5 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Abilene Vest - Navy

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

ITEM 004336

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Average Rating: 4.78/5.00 stars from 23 reviews

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
Pe
Abilene Vest Navy
Pleased with quality & price.
Jul 17, 2015
Anonymous

Abilene Vest
This Abilene vest was exactly what I was looking for. It is well tailored and looks great. I ordered a second Abilene vest of a different color within a week of receiving this one.
Apr 17, 2015
Dennis M
Olathe Ka
US

 

#6 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Black Cherry Jacquard Vest

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

ITEM 002559

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Average Rating: 4.92/5.00 stars from 49 reviews

Western Vest
Very spiffy. Took two tries to get the size right but it went smooth.
Oct 14, 2021
BUTCH
DURANGO CO
US
Nice Vest
Oct 1, 2021
Jingles
San Angelo Tx
US
Nice Vest
Sep 30, 2021
Jingles
San Angelo Tx
US
Jacquard vest
Nice quality , sizing was on point, very happy
Nov 8, 2020
Jonnie
Clinton township MI
US
Very Well Satisfied
I couldn't believe how fast Historical Emporium mailed this to me..... I am so pleased with the Color and quality of this Vest. Everyone at work just fell in love with the dark red color.
Feb 10, 2020
David DiCarlo
Mannford Ok
US
Jacquard vest
I was very pleased and satisfied when the merchandise arrived.
Sep 5, 2019
Ira
Mahopac NY
US
Vest
Feb 14, 2019
Sandra
Pahrump NV
US
Great
Love all 3 of my vests
Oct 12, 2018
Waltbabyluv
Hammond In
US
fits very well
when you get to the larger sizes, it is sometimes hard to find clothes that fit. well so far everything we have ordered through here has fit. and look great on. this vest is well made and could be worn in everyday life.
Sep 11, 2018
Carol J Scott
Marissa IL
US
Wonderful vest!
I love this vest. The material and workmanship are all first class. The fit was true to size and the adjustment strap in the back kept it snug around my middle. Highly recommended and yes, I would buy it again.
Jul 5, 2018
Dean
Saint Louis MO
US
Nice Vest
Really nice vest, I will wear it for our Golden Days celebration in late July.
Jun 7, 2018
Randall Frank
Fairbanks AK
US
Awesome !!!
Could not be happier with this vest. Very good quality and the sizing chart worked perfectly. Have purchased a number of items and all have been terrific. Can't wait to wear them out.
Feb 24, 2018
John
Wooster OH
US
Gorgeous Material
Perfect fit and tailoring. Lovely material, very fancy.
Jul 13, 2017
Gary S.
Amador CA
US
Hat
Great hat and vest. Thank you.
May 25, 2017
Robert Hancock
Placerville US
US
vest was perfect
Vest made the costume perfect
Nov 1, 2016
Anonymous
ALBUQUERQUE NM
US

 

#7 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Pique Vest - White

 Victorian Mens Vests White Synthetic Solid Geometric Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005872

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.50/5.00 stars from 10 reviews

And the set is complete!
When I got my two piece tailcoat set, my intention was not to do full white tie. But then I needed the shirt for my livery and the tie as well and hey, in for a penny, in for a pound! I like it very much. As with the rest, it's well constructed. It took me a second to figure out how it's worn, as it's quite a different cut than I'm used to, but ones on it fits nicely (a concern with any vest, but particularly men's) and looks grand!
Feb 24, 2021
Gale

Just what I was looking for
Jan 29, 2021
Eric Lowe
NC
US
No place for pocket watch
The vest is well made, with good quality fabric. Just wish the pocket welts were actually pockets, as my husband wears a pocket watch and chain with his Victorian and Edwardian dress. I am a costume designer and maker, so I will add the pockets myself.
Aug 28, 2019
Cheryl
Houston TX
US
Nice vest
This vest looks great with my husband's Victorian tux with tails. It bulges out at the sides a little, but you can't see it with the tux jacket on. We use this for historical dancing, so he's not supposed to remove his jacket on the dance floor anyway. So, it works fine for us. Looks fantastic when he's got everything on together. Thank you.
May 30, 2019
Ava W.
Los Angeles CA
US
good but just not what I needed
I ordered this as a back up for the Tux but just not what I needed will be returning it
Feb 23, 2017
Keith
Houston Te
US
Top Drawer !
Putting this vest on it felt as though i should be in a movie in the 20's . That being said i'm going to a Gatsby party this New Years Eve and it being my Anniversary i'm beyond pleased with this vest . A+ Joe Botticelli Ogunquit, Maine
Dec 29, 2016
Joe B
OGUNQUIT ME
US
completely satisfied
completely satisfied
Oct 8, 2015
Anonymous

Pique Vest
I didn't care for the fabric of the vest and have returned it back to Historical Emporium for a refund.
Oct 7, 2015
Gina
Hemet CA
US
BEAUTIFULLY MADE
Dec 19, 2014
Anonymous

Quality
This item as well as any from The Emporium is of the highest quality. No complaint
Nov 4, 2014
Maddmaxxtoo
Colorado Springs CO

 

#8 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Drake Vest - Black

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

ITEM 002054

$65.95

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Average Rating: 4.71/5.00 stars from 21 reviews

black vest
this vest is perfect to compliment my tuxedo.
Feb 7, 2019
Vince
San Jose CA
US
Great product
As usual, I am very pleased with the quality of the clothing sold by the Emporium. The Drake vest is well made and attractive.
Oct 5, 2017
Chris
Calvert Te
US
Drake Vest - Black
Very nice vest. Floral pattern looks very subtle and nicer then in photos. Perfect size match. Thank You!
Mar 25, 2016
Kestutis
Kaunas
LT
Great Vest
Exceptional quality, price and value. Where else can you get all of this, plus the timeless design of yesteryear?
Apr 4, 2014
Leigh
Hamilton On
CA
Excellent Vest!
Talls are hard enough to find, but I also prefer lapels, and so many vests these days are cheap, no lapel satin boring things meant for tuxes. This vest is appropriate whether you're trying to sport a vintage look or just trying to accent your current wardrobe.
Nov 26, 2013
Tom
MN
US
very nice
Jun 4, 2013
Anonymous

Drake vest worthy a Dragon's Hoard!
To be honest I wanted the order the Dragon Vest in red and black but it had sold out by the time I placed my order. I chose this as my back up and what a pleasant surprise! There is a lot of luster to this black on black vest. The subtle but beautiful pattern allows this item to easily match different blacks. Wear this to add panache to an otherwise dreary black suit.
Jan 31, 2013
Eldyn Black
CO
US
Justin
Good looking vest. Fit great. Not made in USA and that saddens me.
Jan 10, 2013
Justin Brockway
Kansas City Ka
US
great vest
this is a very sharp vest that looks great. It is high quality and well made.
Nov 28, 2012
Joel Worthington
Excelsior MN
US
Birthday Gift
I bought this vest as a birthday present for my husband. He absolutely loves it! The quality is superb and the cut is just right for dressing in (Gothic-)Victorian fashion, which he loves. Delivery from Gentleman's Emporium was swift and painless. Definitely worth the price!
Jul 26, 2012
Amandah

Tall Sizes?
The only problem I had with this vest is that it was a little too short in the back because of my size. I am 6'6" so it rose a little in the back. Also, the cut is a little generous, so speak with the customer service reps about how you'd like it to fit. They are actually very knowledgeable and helpful and really try to help you put together the right look and feel for you. So I give 4 stars to the vest and 5 to customer service! How about it HE, tall sizes?
Jun 8, 2012
Anonymous

vest
great vest great sevice evs was a very helpful nice person look forward to doing buisness with you again!!
Mar 16, 2012
Doug kindred
fair grove mo
US
Drake Vest
came as requested. Is great, very happy.
Feb 27, 2012
bear
Oakland CA
US
14 Year old really likes Drake Vest
My 14-year son old wore the Drake Vest to a school dance so he could look a little more polished than a shirt-and-tie. He really liked how he looked, and of course, as his mother, I cried.
Feb 18, 2012
Alexa G
Eldersburg MD
US
Drake Vest
Got this vest to wear at my "Alice In Wonderland/Mad Tea Party" Wedding - absolutely love it! The material is beautiful, the subtle stripes on the back piece were an unexpected treat. I was thrilled that there were so many sizes available. The fabric is thinnish - this is probably not the vest for every day wear - but it made alternations easy (the vest is very generously sized.)
Oct 11, 2011
Roo
Northern California

 

#9 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Farnsworth Vest

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

ITEM 002515

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 stars from 42 reviews

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
Great
Fits great, looks great, feels great.
Nov 10, 2016
redhawk
Oakland CA
US
Splendiferous
The vest was exactly as advertised and the delivery was prompt. Well done.
Feb 24, 2016
Patrick
Colorado Springs Co
US
Farnsworth Vest
5 stars for quality, selection, price and delivery time!
Dec 22, 2015
Anonymous
San Bruno CA
US
Vest
the small size I bought was slightly bigger than my son's built, but overall a good looking vest.
Dec 14, 2015
lyn
Jacksonville
Quality product
This is a great vest, it looks nice and is made from high quality fabric. Unfortunately the vest was extremely large in the chest area, while it actually fits well around the waist. Therefore alteration was needed, which was not quite cheap.
Sep 13, 2015
Anonymous

NL

 

#10 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Klondike Vest - Gold

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

ITEM 003132

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.76/5.00 stars from 17 reviews

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
May 9, 2019
Jannie49
Rochester Hills Mi
US
Gold Star Chic
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
Klondike Vest, Gold 003132
I am MOST pleased! I like my vest and plan to order two more in the future. I like the clasic look and the classic look likes me. I have had nothing but nice compliments! Thank you for putting our nice hard to find classic vest.
Feb 16, 2013
Robert B. Hitchings
Norfolk Vi
US

 

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