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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
Callahan Vest - Charcoal

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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.93/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

Delighted!
Looks great, high quality, and great fit. I'm 5' 11" and have a typical middle-aged man's "executive" build. The XL is slightly large but it's just what I need to be comfortable all day.
Sep 3, 2020
Rob
NC
US
Great Vest
This vest has proven itself through regular use and is an excellent addition to my wardrobe.
Apr 23, 2020
Vladislak
Raleigh NC
US
Callahan Vest
This vest, as with all the vests I've ordered, is comfortable and functional. I wear it as everyday wear and it's nice enough to wear to church with my Sunday go to meeting clothes.
Apr 3, 2020
Bruce
Rio Rancho NM
US
Wonderful!!
Very well made! Extremely pleased with this. Have worn it several times to pretty formal occasions. The fabric is wonderful too!
Feb 26, 2019
Ken
Santa Fe NM
US
Beautiful Vest
A well made, handsome vest.
Feb 7, 2019
Twig
Eureka Ca
US
Very Nice!
Excellent quality for the price. Received in a very timely manner. The only down side is that it is a little tighter across the chest than other vests I have ordered that were listed as the same size. If you are between sizes, you might be much better off ordering the next size larger.
Feb 7, 2019
44Mag
Helena Mo
US
Excellent
The vest and matching items made for a perfect historical outfit.
Nov 19, 2018
Jerry Taylor
Young Harris GA
US
draw
fits perfect
Jan 19, 2018
michael
Yorkville IL
Callahan Vest
Speedy delivery. Excellent Product. Thank You
Dec 26, 2016
BeWare
Toronto On
CA
Masterful
Yet another great addition to my repertoire of vests courtesy of The Emporium. This sleek, smooth, lightweight masterpiece adds a cool and elegant aura to the most mundane outfit. Character and chic exudes while donning this stylish vest. Simply put, this one is a must have for every gentlemen's wardrobe.
Oct 3, 2016
Martin A Dean
Philadelphia Pe
US
Awesome!
This vest is worth every penny! Im going to wear it for my wedding! The quality is top notch, i ordered an outfit months ago from another online company. The service was terrible and the outfit was not as described. These guys are awesome. Great customer service and super speedy delivery!!! I cant wait to send pics in for the online contest!!
Sep 9, 2016
Greg
sarnia on
CA
Awesome!
This vest is worth every penny! Im going to wear it for my wedding! The quality is top notch, i ordered an outfit months ago from another online company. The service was terrible and the outfit was not as described. These guys are awesome. Great customer service and super speedy delivery!!! I cant wait to send pics in for the online contest!!
Sep 8, 2016
Greg
sarnia on
CA
Very Attractive Vest
This is a nice looking and well made vest. I ordered by the measurements and the first one was too small for my husband. I re-ordered and sent the first one back as a return. The transaction and refund were quick. The only problem is that paying all the shipping both ways is a little costly.
Jul 14, 2016
Kristi
Benton City WA
US
Classy and sexy
I absolutely love this vest/waistcoat and so does my girlfriend! It is great for a formal look but equally attractive with jeans for a more casual artsy look. The fit is perfect and the quality is top notch. I give it four thumbs up (two of the thumbs belong to my girlfriend)! Thanks Historical Emporium!
Feb 18, 2016
Thefatguy
CA
US

 

#2 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Emerald Isle Vest

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

ITEM 001570

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 47 reviews

Cool Vest
That's the comments I've heard more than once. It is everything it is said to be.
Jul 3, 2020
BOB
J'Town TN
US
Definite good choice
Never been much into the color green but this vest is great looking. Fit perfect and would highly recommend.
Mar 1, 2019
Wyatt

great vest!
great vest for my cosplay
Jan 18, 2019
jon
lexington ky
US
Great fit exactly as described
Dec 5, 2018
Anonymous

Vest
The vest is good quality fits good
Oct 24, 2018
Garth
West haven Ut
US
Emerald Isle Vest
This vest fit like a glove! Depite some reviews claiming that the green color is much darker than pictured, I found it to be only slightly so. It looks great, and the quality is superb for this price range.
Jun 28, 2018
Steve L
Wichita Falls TX
US
Just call me a leprechaun
Kidding..... But it is Emerald Green..... Quality like you'd see from a Wedding Shop. I paired with the Emerald Isle Neck Tie as well and this looks amazing.
May 11, 2017
Hal Jordan
St. Paul MN
US
Superb Emerald Isle Vest
This vest was slightly darker than on-screen, but that wasn't a bad thing. The color is definitely an emerald tone and it is absolutely gorgeous! It is finely crafted and just what was needed! Beautiful! Very gentlemanly indeed!
Nov 15, 2016
Anonymous

Beautiful, well built and fast!
I think the title says it all. It's a beautiful item that is very well put together and got to me the next day despite being told it would take much longer. I was a bit iffy about the cost, but that was until I actually had the item in hand. I do believe it worth it and will be back for a similar item in red some time soon.
May 13, 2016
Gabriel
East Palo Alto Ca
US
Nice!
Nice vest. My husband has a 44 chest so I ordered the large. The fit is good with just enough ease room.
Feb 11, 2016
Mimi
Wa
Excellent!
Fantastic vest, fine material, exceptional comfortable cut and fit.. really pleased with the feel and look.. thanks
Nov 12, 2015
Gary
Adelaide SA
AU
Very Nice
Well made and has held up well. This is my second vest from this manufacturer and they hit a home run both times.
Oct 29, 2015
No NamesPlease
Springfield MO
US
Quality & Style
After seeing the typically mundane vests offered at department stores, finding this line of vests was a real treat. I have a red one, a green one, and will next purchase a gold one that add stylish exclamation points to my business attire.
Oct 16, 2015
Paralegal
Gerner No
US
Emerald Isle vest
A very nice vest for wear with my garb. Vest is well made and not overly heavy under a frock coat I will say the size is right on the mark. If you are heavy or have a stomach, you might consider another vest...not much stretch in the material :-(. I am 5'10" and about 210lbs, purchased large. Fit awesome and looks amazing. David
Oct 6, 2015
Dr Shaggy
Manitou Springs Co
US
It was a gift for a friend. And he loves it.
Jul 23, 2015
Anonymous


 

#3 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Twin City Silk Vest - Gray

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

ITEM 002410

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.71/5.00 stars from 24 reviews

Twin city silk vest
Runs very small! Very thin material not worth the almost$100 That i paid for it!
Jun 1, 2020
Mike vajda
Clinton Ne
US
I love my new vest
The website gave me the information on how to order the correct size vest and it came in the mail pretty efficiently and I'm pleased with my purchase.
Sep 26, 2019
Donald Byrd
Granger TX
US
Look like a million bucks
My bride loved it the first time I purchased it. It runs a little small so if your in between sizes order larger and it has a strap adjustment in the rear. It is very good quality.
Mar 13, 2019
Toby
Folsom CA
US
great
Goes great with my new Gray Sharkskin suit.
Mar 7, 2019
Richard
Bainbridge Ge
US
Twin City Vest
Nov 16, 2018
Rob
Milwaukie
US
Gray Vest
prettier in person than online! Very pleased
Aug 31, 2016
Hite
Richardson TX
US
Twin City Vest-Gray
Best ever looks great feels even better to wear lots of positive coments can definitely recommend this one its a perfect fit just love it
Feb 7, 2016
Frank
Quorn St
AU
Outstanding vest
This vest goes with any ensemble, and definitely makes a statement. Sizing was accurate (ordered a medium), surprisingly, especially for a guy with a bigger upper body chest. The waist is easily tapered with the adjustment strap on the back, so it won't look baggy.
Mar 31, 2015
DoctorGuy
Washington DC
US
Son loves the vest
Great fabric - looks wonderful on him - he loves it as I do!
Nov 10, 2014
Anonymous

made in USA
This vest is ok ..not great like I expected from such a reputable source. Actually looks like it was sewn in China.. :( it has darts in the front, that's fine but they are short sewn and make the sides pucker. We needed the vest on short notice..our fault, or else we would have sent it back. Although it is pretty and the buttons are really nice.
Aug 29, 2014
Mrs Basso
NY NY
US
A very handsome waistcoat
My first order with the Emporium was a collection of waistcoats; this one is a particular favourite. Fine texture, beautiful colour - pairs very nicely indeed with the charcoal Callahan frock coat and the black velvet Edwardian morning coat. Looks superb, fits well, excellent value all 'round.
Jul 12, 2014
Michael

AU
Twin City Vest
Wonderful fit, looks fantastic with my morning coat. Very happy with the purchase
Apr 11, 2014
Jean-Robert...
Minneapolis MN
US
OK Vest
This vest pattern seems to photograph better than it looks in person. A few seams and pockets were lower quality than expected.
Feb 3, 2014
Anonymous

Exceeded expectation!
Very impressed.Fast delivery and vest fit superbly well.
Dec 20, 2013
Lilian
Vancouver BC
CA
Fine Garment
Wah Maker quality, real silk, fast regular shipping, Emporium ROCKS!
Aug 9, 2013
The Mack
Seattle WA
US

 

#4 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Dorian Brushed Cotton Vest - Slate Gray

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

ITEM 002985

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.62/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

Stout fabric
I thought that from the description that this would be more of a summer weight. The combined weight of the vest and liner fabric. Is a bit thicker than I thought it would be. The vest is very nice. And looks great. It will go good with my Callahan Frock Coat - Charcoal rather nicely.
May 19, 2020
Bradley
Pleasant Grove Ut
US
Dorian Brushed Cotton Vest - Gray
Comfortable for every day wear as well as to Sunday church services. I've received several compliments on this (and all the vests) I've purchased
Apr 3, 2020
Bruce
Rio Rancho NM
US
Very Nice Vest for Everyday
I love this vest, especially in the winter, as it's a heavier weight and very sturdy. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars is that it comes with plain black plastic buttons that feel just a touch too large for the button holes. For my purposes it's not a big deal, since I don't do re-enactments or cosplay, but given the source (Historical Emporium) it seems to me that it should be provided with buttons with more period-style appearance.
Feb 7, 2020
Anonymous

Dorian Brushed Cotton Vest
Style, cut and color great for a lighter spring vest.
Mar 30, 2019
LEO
St. Louis MO
US
Classy vest
Very first order - pleased with vest, well made, delivery and packaging excellent. Will be a returning customer as need arises.
Dec 6, 2018
RobertW
Queens NYC NE
US
Good vest
A bit big, but fit well with back adjustment. Heavy fabric, good for outdoors use.
Sep 24, 2018
Anonymous

Vest
Very good quality and price. I will order again. Fits great.
Dec 22, 2017
Gunz
Cleveland OH
US
Vest for a wedding 1
I ordered the Dorian Grey Vest for a wedding I will be going to in August and wanted a vest with a little personality. I wanted something different that a current style vest. I am very pleased with the style and quality of the Dorian Vest. It arrived quickly and in perfect condition.
Jun 23, 2017
edbreuner
San Ramon CA
US
Gorgeous vest
Very attractive garment that is lightweight and top quality. Love it.
Mar 9, 2017
Richard
Seguin Te
US
Great Looking Vests!
These great looking vests are better than pictured! They are also easy to alter for repeated use with other actors.
Mar 3, 2016
pro_costumer
Oxford OH
US
Excellent!
Oct 29, 2015
Anonymous

Dorian Vest
Just not what it looks like on the web site. I couldn't get either a "M" or a "L" to fit well, unlike other Emporium products.
Jan 4, 2015
Anonymous

Marvellous
Just the outfit for a long and fine summer in the city ;-)
Apr 14, 2014
Nickholas MacLergan
Stavanger
NO
Hercule Piorot vest
Needed the vest for a specific look for a play. It was perfect as was the quick delivery!
Feb 7, 2014
Anonymous

very nice vest
This is a very nice vest, the fabric is very soft and it feels great when wearing. The only knock against it is that it has plastic buttons, so if you're looking for an authentic "old time" vest, you'd have to change the buttons. I may do this still. But overall, this is a very nice vest and I would buy it again if I had to replace it.
May 10, 2012
Dan
Sonora Ca
US

 

#5 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Callahan Vest - Black

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Black Wool Blend Synthetic Solid Dress Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 003804

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

High quality waistcoat
The material is sturdy and well assembled, and the fit is excellent. Overall, I would definitely recommend this product and I will be purchasing more.
Nov 21, 2019
Rose
Hammond Wi
US
john
i got it long ago and arrived fast, i love it
Sep 30, 2019
john hernandez
marshalltown ia
US
Nov 9, 2018
Doc
Murfreesboro TN
US
A distinctive look
I wanted something special to wear to a conference of mining investors and decided this vest would do the job. It's distinctive without being weird.
Apr 19, 2018
Laszlo
Roseville CA
US
Callahan Vest
Beautiful vest!! Fits perfectly!!
Dec 7, 2017
Jack Turner
Waipahu Ha
US
Absolutely perfect!
I ordered this to ensure I would have a proper vest for Halloween and not only was it perfect, I got it in record time without having to pay for express shipping!
Nov 8, 2017
Broberg
Lingle Wy
US
VEST
LOVE THE VEST WITH ROLLED COLLAR. IT LOOKS GREAT WITH MY CLOTHES AND POCKET WATCH. MAY BE OLD FASHIONED BUT IS STILL STYLISH TODAY.
Oct 29, 2017
TIM
Gilbert AZ
US
Well pleased
This is what I needed,and the fit is perfect.
May 11, 2017
Rodney S.
San Antonio Te
US
CALLAHAN VEST
WELL MADE. FITS PERFECTLY.
Feb 16, 2017
hawkeye
BEAUMONT TX
US
Great!
Just what I had been looking for. Will be ordering again.
Dec 28, 2016
Spence
Spring Hill Te
US
Classic as always
I love the vest, it is a great addition to my wardrobe! As a professional it truly does help me look the best and feel the best! Great vest!
Dec 1, 2016
Tom
Eagan Mi
US
Love my vest!
When I initially bought it, I was planning to get it tailored, so I won't be complaining about the fit. The vest has the matte black material all around, so it can be worn as a stand-alone vest. The two front pockets are real, not fakes. I have had it for a year now and still love it. Overall, this is a very sturdy vest and would definitely recommend it.
Jun 28, 2016
Artur M.
Roseville CA
US
frock coat & vest
I enjoyed the products I received from you, they were just what I wanted, everything looks great and fits well. your staff were great and very willing to help me with any questions I might have. thank you very much for your friendly attitude towards me.
Jun 22, 2016
SANTA RAY
WEST VALLEY UT
US
Almost Perfect
I am 5'11, 308 and got this vest in size 3XL. It fits perfect around the chest. Construction is very comfortable and loose fitting. Material is very lightweight. The midnight ebony color combined with lighter contrasting colors will make you look like a million dollars. The only complaint would be that I wish that this vest was made in size 3XLT. The extra 2 inches will make all the difference in the world for guys my height and taller. Great vest and company.
Apr 16, 2016
Marty
Philadelphia Pe
US

 

#6 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: 4.82/5.00 stars from 79 reviews

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
Elegant
Feels stylish
Dec 28, 2017
Anonymous


 

#7 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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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.74/5.00 stars from 42 reviews

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
Nice Vest
I purchased this vest with the hope of being able to wear it outside of costuming. I am not disappointed, the fit and finish on the vest is great and assume it will hold up as any garment should. Thanks for great product.
Nov 8, 2013
Anonymous
Detroit MI
US

 

#8 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Buckingham Vest - Black/Black

 Victorian Regency Mens Vests Black Synthetic Solid Dress Clerical |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004154

$66.95

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Average Rating: 4.67/5.00 stars from 24 reviews

Very Nice
Normally, the sizing on HE's clothing runs large, but I had a hunch to go up one size, and I'm glad I did. Even one size up, it was still a little snug, but it's a wonderful vest with the same high quality I've come to expect from HE. Very nice!
Nov 4, 2019
Paul
St. Petersburg FL
US
Buckingham Vest
Very happy with the vest. Good buy.
Oct 9, 2019
Gary
Rogers Ar
US
Fit for a prince!
The fit and craftsmanship are lovely. I'll be using it as part of a costume for Shakespeare in the park in July. No, not that park.
Jun 14, 2019
Bob
Butler PA
US
Wonderful
This vest is perfect and I love it so much. It works well for the play we are performing. Thank you for a great product.
Jan 31, 2019
Sarah
Bryson TX
US
Buckingham vest
Great quality and fit is perfect. I will order more in the future. I'm very pleased how quickly it came as well.
Sep 21, 2018
Kenny Lane
Evanston Il
US
Vest not useable
Well made, esp for the price. But the size is way off. Bought and normally wear 3X. Product was at best a large. Unuseable for me.
Jun 7, 2018
Mike
We
Buckingham Vest
Great service. Excellent quality. The vest is just what I was looking for.
Feb 9, 2018
Don
Florence MA
US
Have been searching for this vest for years!
Have been looking for a well-tailored, high-buttoned vest for a long time. The Buckingham is very well constructed, fully lined mandarin collar vest. Its pockets are deep, and the fabric covered buttons are well made. It feels substantial, like a lightweight suit jacket without arms. When fully buttoned it is not constrictive, and looks fantastic.
Apr 27, 2017
Anonymous

US
Vest.
The vest was perfect for my event and I see wearing it to other social events as well. I had to get it tailored as it was too large but that was only because there was no time to return it for a medium. Still, I am very pleased with my purchase.
Jan 4, 2017
Tim
Southampton Ne
US
Buckingham Vest - Black/Black
Just my style, love it.
Jul 30, 2016
Rahameem
Joliet Il
US
Good quality item, poor size
This is a good quality, well constructed vest. I am disappointed, however, that even though I ordered a Small, I'm still swimming in it (I wear a size 37 jacket). That's just the fault of the supplier that they don't offer an Extra Small. I'll just have to take it to a tailor or add a belt in the back. This is actually just the same vest offered by a few clergy suppliers--it is a clergy vest--but offered at a lower price.
Dec 5, 2014
Seminarian James
St. Louis MO
US
excelent product
I bought this vest for a Steampunk Ball and, with the addition of a few cog on the chest and collar, it was perfect! It has since become a regular part of my Good Suit. It's worth noting that each item of clothing I've purchased from Historical Emporium has been slightly larger than I expected. This is probably due to sizing differences from the States to Australia, but It is something customers should be aware of. I can highly recommend this vest.
Jun 8, 2014
Doug
Perth We
AU
Vest Review
I love this vest and the quality is great, I received some many compliments on the vest, that this was a true testament of your products and how good they are. Thanks
Dec 24, 2013
EZE
Marietta GA
US
Buckingham Vest Black/Black
This is a great vest! It is a little heavier than the average vest, which makes it great for cooler temperatures. If you want to use the three pockets, you will have to cut open the stitching, but a simple pen knife makes it a snap. The vest is very stylish and I like the high collar. I received the vest a few days after placing my order: wonderful expediency!
Sep 7, 2013
Peter
Ne
Buckingham vest
Loved the vest! I am using it for an old fashioned Sunday service and I need a Victorian preachers outfit. It is unique without going overboard. Perfect!
Aug 30, 2013
David Johnson
Caldwell TX
US

 

#9 Rated Formal Mens Vest
Drake Vest - Red

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

ITEM 002053

$65.95

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Average Rating: 4.67/5.00 stars from 33 reviews

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

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

So who's Drake?
I don't know and I don't care. The vest is just as advertised. It fits well, it's classy, it's smart - what's not to like? My only "complaint" is that the pockets are *too* well sewn up. I was unable to safely undo them before I wore the vest. Ah, well, I tucked my pocket watch into the waistband of my pants as all was well. Still, the stitching is really finished work, not easy to undo. And frankly, I would bet that most of us ordering these items are wearing pocket watches. And that's the worst I have to say. Don't feel uneasy about buying this vest, it's quite worth it!
Dec 21, 2013
Jim
reedsburg wi
US
Dragon Vest
I love this vest. It's very cool!
Nov 25, 2013
Sue
CA
US

 

#10 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

$65.95

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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

 

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