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The 10 Best Mandarin Collar 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 mandarin collar 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 mandarin collar vests in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific mandarin collar 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 Mandarin Collar Vest
Commander Vest - Black

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

ITEM 003869

$73.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 22 reviews

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re-enactment
Apr 12, 2024
Stuart Wescott
Manteo NC
US
Nice Look, Great fit
Oct 27, 2023
FenianB
Wood Ridge NJ
US
black commander vest
This vest is awesome! I want it in Crimson, Khaki, and walnut too!
Mar 10, 2022
Ron Olson
Los Angeles Ca
US
Excellent Quality
I purchased the commander vest in black and was really happy with the fit and workmanship. I highly recommend it. Thank you.
Jan 27, 2022
Desierto
New York NY
US
Surprising Quality!
This recent purchase was part of my first order from Historical Emporium. I am astonished by the quality of the workmanship and the excellent fit. At the back of my mind I guess I was wondering,'costume?' I was wrong! This vest is something I will be wearing for years to come!
Dec 11, 2020
Itai
Portland Or
US
Commander Vest
This is my third one. I don't need all the colors it comes in but I would never hesitate to buy another.
May 16, 2020
Craig
Muskegon Mi
US
excellent product
this is my first purchases. i am very satisfied.
Jun 1, 2017
rjm
green bay wi
US
Styling...
I find the most helpful reveiws discuss sizing and not aesthetics. For me, the fit depends on the cut of the garment, I am to thick to wear "skinny" tailored clothes and often, if I go one size larger, it can look like I am wearing my father's clothing. In a sport coat I look for a 43" regular and once again depending of the cut of the garment, along with my own seasonal weight loss or gain, the article of clothing "fits" or looks styling or looks like I am in desperate need of a tailor. Out of the bag, my ordered "Commander Vest" fit nicely and allowed enough room for me to feel comfortable without adjusting the back strap. I purchased this vest for part of a SteamPunk costume I've assembled to wear to DragonCon in the fall of this year. I'm still working on some other applications... Thanks,
May 18, 2017
Dave
Atlanta GA
US
PERFECT!
a perfect fit. I will have to order more!
Jan 26, 2017
Andrew
Palm Springs CA
US
NICE!!!
my husband really likes his vest. we are attending a steam punk conference. the size was accurate as described in the ordering form. the color is perfect. it is a quality vest that he can wear to other functions.
Nov 3, 2016
WDGB
Jacksonville FL
US
Commander vest
This vest is nicely made and fits well. The fabric is heavy holds its shape. I would recommend this item highly.
Oct 8, 2015
Cheril
Solomon Ka
US
great vest
Love the cut. if I weren't such a big guy, it would make me look dashing
Aug 11, 2014
Mike M.
Paris IL
US
Perfect Fit and Appearance
I couldn't ask for better! First of all, my order arrived well before I expected. The fit of the vest is perfect and it looks great. I look forward to placing future orders with Historical Emporium!
Jun 27, 2014
Chris
London On
CA
commander vest
service is first rate. I boo booed and soleceted the wrong size. sent back and waiting.
Oct 4, 2013
jesse gonzales
lakewood wa
US
Review
Quality Quickly.
Aug 16, 2013
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#2 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Commander Vest - Khaki

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

ITEM 003872

$73.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.64/5.00 stars from 11 reviews

Great quality
I purchased this vest but sadly the fit was wrong for my body, the vest was shorter than I expected and sat above my belly button. The vest quality and construction was top notch, I really wish it fit as this was going to be a work vest.
Sep 30, 2022
Pitmonkey
Lake Elmo MN
US
Awesome
This is s very nice vest. Fits great. Quality made. Looks cool with my kilt. Highly recommended
Nov 21, 2019
Mike
Rahway NJ
US
AAAAA+++++
This vest is awesome. Had to buy a 2nd one right after receiving my first one. Well made. Very nice material. Highly recommended.
Aug 14, 2019
Mike
Rahway Ne
US
Well Made Product
This was my first order and I will be placing more. The product was well made and adjustable with a strap in the back.
May 2, 2019
Cindy
Rochester Ne
US
andrew
A perfect addition for my collection. I dress daily in Old Scottish style.
Jun 19, 2017
Andrew
Palm Springs CA
US
Commander Vest
Fits well, looks good, I added a few stitches to each button, they seems a little loose. All in all I am very satisfied.
Feb 27, 2015
Frank
Sutherlin
US
Great vest
This is a great every day vest; using size guide select correct size - fits well. Good quality Fabric and constuction - would recommend
Oct 5, 2014
Chris

AU
Commander Vest
Without a vest, the proper gentlemen isn't garbed properly. This vest, when paired with the Deluxe Safari Jacket and Classic Mens Trousers in khaki makes the proper outfit
Jul 23, 2014
Chuck Olynyk
Pomoina CA
US
Perfect
Was perfect! My husband will be proud to wear it in reenactment of war 1812
Aug 24, 2013
D Gilliland
Heath Tx
US
Sgt.
The pockets are far too shallow. There are no inside pockets. The fabric is too heavy. The button holes will soon fray. The arm holes are too large.
Feb 15, 2013
morris brown
alvarado te
US
Great looking vest
Great looking vest. Soft canvas material that is comfortable and durable. Looks great with the rest of my SASS 1880's Texas Ranger persona.
Oct 10, 2012
MIchael Bender
Yorkville IL
US

 

#3 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Buckingham Vest - Black/White

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

ITEM 005050

$77.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Great vest
Fine vest! love everything about this garment. Fantastic Nehru collar,cloth white buttons and piping, fits nicely.
Oct 12, 2017
shiikis
WOODSTOCK GA
US
Quality Look and Fit
The vest has a real quality look and fit. It was worth the cost and I am very happy with the purchase.
Nov 3, 2014
Dave
MO
US
Nice, good fit, easy exchange
I bought this vest and it turned out just as I expected. Well made, looks sharp. But - Alas! - it was too big. So, I exchanged it for one size down and now I'm very happy.
Oct 25, 2013
Maurice
Washington DC

 

#4 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Commander Vest - Brown

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

ITEM 003871

$73.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

GREAT VALUE, GREAT APPEARANCE
This product arrived exactly as described. The sizing was perfect and the quality exceeded my expectation for the price paid. Would be a great work garment as well as the canvas style cotton is perfect for hard work situations.
May 7, 2020
JOHN COOPER
Sydney NS
AU
Commander Vest
This is my second, in another color. I hope to have one in every color available. It is a great style and perfectly rendered.
Feb 17, 2019
Craig Bytwerk
Muskegon Mi
Commander vest
Not the one I originally wanted but I like it better than my first choice. It is very well made and am very pleased with it
Jul 20, 2017
J Sutton
Augusta Ks
US

 

#5 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Guilford Vest

 Victorian Regency Steampunk Mens Vests Blue Gold Satin Microfiber Synthetic Scroll Dress Clerical |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 007120

$76.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Impressive
The vest looks and fits pretty good. Great customer service
Feb 23, 2024
Emily
Québec QC
CA
Will work great
I will be portraying an upscale merchant from 1802 at a local festival in October and this should help complete the look. Thanks
Sep 22, 2023
Douglas weeks
OWEGO NY
US
Guilford Vest.
Fits very well but the strap in the back can sometimes get caught in the metal fastener.
Sep 30, 2021
Max Hydrogen
Montreal Qu
CA
Guilford Vest
Boyfriend loves it
Jun 27, 2019
Pat
Merced CA
US
Perfect
This is such a beautiful item.
Feb 4, 2018
Tess Pope
Jamaica Plain Ma
US

 

#6 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Vaughan Waistcoat - Green

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

ITEM 007193

$74.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Awesome
I purchased the Vaughan Green Waistcoat, since I needed a different color and style to accent my wardrobe for an upcoming event. The material is high quality, the color is true and represented well by the photos, and the fit was as described. I was surprised by the quality and how well made it was. Shipping was quick. I am very happy and will readily purchase similar items in the future.
Sep 12, 2023
Donald G
San Francisco CA
US
Beautiful fabric
This is an amazing looking vest. The collar will be better if you have a longer neck. I originally ordered a 3x, but had to exchange it for a 2x. Customer service was fantastic. The exchange was made way quicker than I anticipated due to the current Covid crisis. Always a pleasure to shop with HE.
Apr 2, 2020
Anonymous
UT
Love it
Iím very happy with my vest. Fits well, made well.
May 10, 2019
Michael
Reed City MI
US
New favorite waistcoat
I've wanted a green waistcoat for the holidays and St. Patrick's day and I finally purchased this one. I love it! The high collar gives it a little oriental look. It's a little longer than usual waistcoats, which I like. If I wear a belt, it's hidden nicely with this. The fabric is beautiful and it's fairly lightweight so I'll be wearing it in the spring as well.
Dec 21, 2018
Bartholomew
Winter Haven FL
US
Wonderful
Outstanding vest. Perfect fit. comfortable and elegant/
Dec 20, 2018
John Alvarez
Cape May NJ
US
Better than I expected
This vest is beautiful, and the fit is perfect. I couldn't be more pleased. I am sure I will buying more as the mood strikes.
Feb 8, 2018
Singer of Songs 2018
East Point Ge
US
Perfect for Christmas!
I wanted a Victorian feel for Christmas photos this year, and my wife wanted me in green. As a clergyman, this worked perfectly with my clerical collar. These were probably our best Christmas photos yet!
Dec 18, 2017
Fr. Isaac
San Antonio TX
US

 

#7 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Vaughan Waistcoat - Black

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

ITEM 006953

$74.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Classy
This vest has a slim fit and looks great. I wear it frequently and receive many compliments on its style and appearance.
Sep 24, 2020
Anonymous

Very nice
This vest is a great basic piece. It's surprisingly difficult to find well-made vests these days and I'm so glad they had one perfect for my husband. Shipping was quick, the order went smoothly, and the price was right.
Sep 3, 2020
Anonymous

Vaughan Waistcoat
This Waistcoat was worn for a total of two weeks 14 days straight for 14hrs each day, cleaning was a good brushing and hand wash on every (never let a machine wash such a garments) 5th day. The performance was simple outstanding never was a fabric covered button lost, nor one of the 4 lined pocket torn even the lining stayed intact and in place after each wash, quite surprisingly I might add, all stitching was tight on all seems and points simply perfect. The beautiful fabric design is amazing, one can feel each and every swirl of the tapestry, black highlights emphasized by the dark black background. A silver Pocket watch-chain draped across the front with a starched crisp white shirt underneath and I was the talk of the office now everybody wants to know where I purchased this extraordinary Waistcoat, I think I'll tell next week. This is a must have for any true Gentleman !
Jul 23, 2020
JE Price
Lubbock Te
US
would purchase again
Jul 16, 2020
Carol

CA
Parfait !
I am absolutely not disappointed with the quality and elegance of this vest. Thanks to the size chart, it fits me perfectly
Jun 12, 2020
James
Sherbrooke QC
CA
Great formal dress clerical vest
I love the vest. I am a 40 inch chest, 34 inch waist, and a medium vest fits perfectly. I plan to use it as my formal dress clerical vest. Also, customer service at historical emporium was top notch.
May 12, 2017
SCPE
TN
Great fitting Vest
Got it a little big, but ended up fitting just fine. Hopefully, lose some more weight and get it tapered. Great quality, going to be ordering a lot of my clothes from here.
May 4, 2017
JakeVoodoo
Temecula CA
US
Elegant and not too flashy
This is the perfect waistcoat to bridge the gap between formal and classy casual attire. It goes with a wide variety of colors and accessories and allows a great deal of flexibility. It is well designed, made, and fitted. A true work of art!
May 4, 2017
Jaymes Lauser
Aberdeen Wa
US

 

#8 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Vaughan Waistcoat - Cream

 Victorian Regency Old West Steampunk Mens Vests Ivory Satin Microfiber Synthetic Floral Dress Clerical |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006959

$74.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Waist not, want not
Great looking waistcoat and fits the purpose perfectly. A little too roomy at the waistline and does not have the adjustable band at the back; however if I expand, there is room for me to grow! A size smaller would not fit properly in the chest, so prefer the roomier waist as the lesser issue. It is also worn under an 18th century-like coat so no overall worries.
Aug 2, 2020
Glen Thomson
Gagetown Ne
CA
satisfied
Fits perfect for my Western Steampunk outfits..... love the look and color. I have never been dissapointed with their products.
Jul 5, 2020
David D.
Mannford Ok
US
Looks great
This vest looks great fits me well and seems to be well made.
Nov 6, 2017
The Swordsman
Philadelphia Pa
US
great
looks great- buttons are tight so unbutton the top 2 and slip it on
May 15, 2017
rex
TUCSON az
US
Vaughn waistcoat
Great vest. Arrived in a couple of days and fit perfectly.
May 12, 2017
Reginald
Elk Grove CA
US

 

#9 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Vaughan Waistcoat - Burgundy

 Victorian Regency Old West Steampunk Mens Vests Burgundy Red Satin Microfiber Synthetic Floral Dress Clerical |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006955

$74.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.67/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

waistcoat
The vest fit and was a great look for Regency event.
Jul 27, 2023
John Riordan
Salem Or
US
Vaughan vest
Lovely deep burgundy brocade vest in a longer style that suits my tall husband
Sep 11, 2020
Cathy
Hobart Ta
AU
Elegant
Medium is a Medium. Recommend not take the advice from other reviews which suggested to go down a size because it runs large. Not the case with my vest. Elegant and subtle pattern, regret did not fit. Will return.
Dec 13, 2017
Robert
Augusta GA
US

 

#10 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Buckingham Vest - Red/Black

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

ITEM 004153

$77.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

Sliky Smooth!
I have been building my mid-1800s wardrobe recently and this was a fantastic addition. I wore it recently to my work's holiday party (Excelsior dress shirt, plus a cravat that I made, and top hat and cane purchased at the San Francisco Dickens Faire). It was the perfect bit of finery for the festive occasion - especially after taking off my coat since it was pretty warm inside.
Dec 15, 2023
Laurel B
Irvine CA
US
Fit
Great quality on this vest. The Gramercy velvet vests are lacking in material assurance. Had to throw them out due to chunks of velvet coming off. I will probably order another Buckingham vest.
Jan 23, 2021
Marco A Medina
Good Hope CA
US
epic
an awesome product, well crafted and a beautiful sight see. Looks great with my outfit
Aug 12, 2014
MoNkEy
fort worth te
US
Fantabulous vest
I absolutely LOVE this vest. The red/black Buckingham vest is completely stunning. It came to my home in about 2-3 business days from the time I bought this vest. The vest is absolute splendor and beauty. It also fits me very well. I do have some words of advice to those who want this vest. First: you're going to want to reenforce the buttons as they are a little loosely attached. Second: be very honest about your measurments. This vest is cut smaller than other vests made by HE. Other than that you will be the talk of the town in the Buckingham vest. If you love victorian style vests; get this now.
Apr 11, 2014
Angelo Americo
Philadelphia Pe
US
Size
It would have been nice if you had vests in smaller sizes than Small. This vest we had to sew in. But still a very nice vest and a good fabrick.
Mar 21, 2014
Anonymous

NO
Mine
Great vest. Well made.
Oct 11, 2013
Dean

Buckingham Vest RED/BLACK
The Material was made too heavy. It look really sportly on-line. I was not please with it. .
Jun 17, 2013
James Holt
Hephzibah GA
US
Doctor Defiance says...
5 Stars is not high enough!! The Buckingham Vest is exactly what I wanted it to be and how the website portrays is! The materials used are high quality and it is well made. It will be used with a costume, and will compliment it wonderfully!
Feb 15, 2013
Doctor Defiance
Somerville MA
US
Happy & Snazzy
I am very satisfied with the service that I have recieved. The transaction was very simple. I'm not going to lie I was a little skeptic about the vest measurements, but the vest fits so nicely. (Don't cheat on your measurements!) The shipping was awesome! I ordered the vest two days before Christmas and I recieved it within 5-7 days. I have nothing but positive feedback and I look forward to my next purchase from this site!
Jan 25, 2013
Preston Perry
San Antonio Te
US
Buckingham Vest
The vest arrived promptly and fit me nicely. It will make an excellent addition to my Mardi Gras ensemble.
Jan 18, 2013
Dominique You
New Orleans Lo
review of vest
beautiful garment I had the all black version too. Now I want one that is purple, that is black with purple accents, buttons and edges. It wears well and many people tell me how attractive it is. But then I love vests perhaps a morning coat in similar colors would be fitting as well
Dec 15, 2012
G. A. Dormu
Bucharest
RO
best vest yet
I am particular about my purchases in clothing, and I have been looking for a vest like this for a while. To say I am pleased with this vest is an understatement. Shipped fast and arrived before promised. The style, make, quality and the perfect fit means I will be shopping with HE again and very soon. The best vest yet.
Nov 6, 2012
R.S. Willis
MOREHEAD CITY No
US
Fantastic Quality
I ordered these vests for my wedding,and they were everything I could have hoped for! They are beautiful, great quality, and were shipped to me very quickly! I wish I could send pictures so everyone could see how Great they looked at the wedding!!!!
Oct 9, 2012
Amber Rose
Nashville Te
US
Swashbuckling Style
Historically accurate? Maybe. Awesome? A resounding yes! This is a Sharp(e), dashing waistcoat that got me noticed the first time I put it on. The fabric is excellent and the buttons are good quality. The button-hole stitching is machine-made: enough said. The cut is longer than the usual vest and is generous through the stomach area without being over-large in the shoulders. Beautifully shaped and tapered so you don't miss the adjuster strap at all. Only downside is that the inside French seams did not leave enough room to cover the rough edges so after one wearing I had thick threads hanging out all over. However, that's easily remedied with snips and should not put you off the purchase. Multiple buttons give several different looks. One of their best products. Highly recommended.
May 25, 2012
B. Scrivener
Boston

 

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