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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

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

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
Anonymous

SUPER SERVICE!!!!
EXACTLY what I was looking for and a FAST delivery!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Aug 16, 2013
Wild Willy
Ft Worth TX
US
Just Right
Another stellar item from the Emporium. I can see a lot of ways to use this, both for costuming and everyday wear. It seems quite sturdy, too.
Jul 14, 2013
Michael Garcia
PA
US
Wonderful
The vest arrived so quick. It is heavy and very handsome. Love it. Highly recommend the Historical Emporium.
Jun 28, 2013
Ginger
Dolores Co
US
Perfect
The vest is as described, and has a nice weight to it, I've taken to wearing it with my pair of Wahmaker Frontier Canvas Pants in the brown color, with a white or red dress shirt, it adds a nice casual look to the somewhat dressed look that I wear on a regular basis.
Apr 12, 2013
Devin Preston
Danville Ke
US
Military fashion show!
Another fine vest you gotten me into! This high collar vest provides a distinguished and unique look that will have you looking like an officer and a gentleman. It looks great with an ascot or can even be worn with a regular tie and suit for the avantegard anachronistic look. I was impressed with the craftsmanship and durability that is usually reserved for overpriced designer wear. Since it is worn close to the neck, I would suggest getting a size larger than you would normally wear. It has a surprisingly fitted feel.
Apr 5, 2013
Chris
Costa Mesa CA
US
Perfect!
Oct 31, 2012
Wild Bill


 

#2 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Buchanan Vest - Navy

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

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Impressive Quality
Top notch vest! Looks great as indian wars era cowboy action gettup. Quality product very well made. Looks so good I'm wearing it on sundays also. I wear XL in canvas vests to fit shoulders then they fit my belly loose, but the cut on this vest is perfect.
Sep 20, 2015
Abel N. WILLIN
OK
US
WOW
So much more than I expected! I thought my other Frontier Classics vests from Historical Emporium were tops, but this one stands out. Large vests are to snug on my belly, extra larges is what I wear with the adjustment belt in back snugged up some, but the Buchanan vest is just right in extra large. Smooth fit and looks great as an Indian wars era cowboy action getup. This vest will also see action on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings.
Sep 3, 2015
Abel N. WILLIN
OK
US
Great Addition
This vest is definitely a surprise, and a pleasant one at that. There is just enough wool in the fabric to give it the proper feel. The fact that it is self backed makes it perfect for use without any type of jacket or coat. On top of that it is decidedly comfortable to wear! I purchased this with one very specific use in mind, which required the stand up collar, and Navy Blue was exactly what was needed for the Tartan it was to be worn with. But now that I have it, I'm finding that it works quite well in many other ways. It will be seeing a great deal of use year round. This is definitely worth the extra bit of time that a special order requires.
Apr 8, 2015
Jon Dom
MO
US

 

#3 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Vaughan Waistcoat - Black

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

ITEM 006953

$61.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

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
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#4 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Commander Vest - Crimson

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

ITEM 003875

$59.95

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Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 20 reviews

A handsome waistcoat
It was the perfect complement to a pirate costume I was assembling. Thank you!
Aug 10, 2017
Anonymous

First time is a winner!
This is the first time I've ordered from Historical Emporium. I've perused the items for some time, but never had the courage to order. Well, I was not disappointed! The vest is exceptionally well made and exactly what I was looking for. The next time I need something, I won't hesitate to order again!
May 11, 2017
stanlissa
Fort Worth TX
US
andrew
another perfect piece from history!
Feb 24, 2017
Andrew P
Palm Springs CA
US
Crimson vest
The vest was of high quality material and just what i was looking for to round out my costume.
Apr 20, 2016
Anonymous

Commander Vest - Crimson
Jan 8, 2016
Anonymous

Perfect fit!
Nice quality vest and a perfect fit! People thought this was tailored for me.
Oct 7, 2015
Edward J
Fort Mill So
US
It's really unfair to look this good
Recently I had the opportunity to attend an event called The Steampunk Masquerade Promenade and I was decked out in clothes from Steampunk Emporium. This was the first time I'd worn the Commander Vest, it fit fantastic, and was comfortable all night long. It's quality clothing that's made to last. My entire outfit consisted of the following from (Historical) Steampunk Emporium: Commander Vest Baily Trousers Mini Gauntlet, Brown Black Pearl Ornate Pocket Watch Brown Leather Buckle Suspenders Pin, Gears and Wings Additionally, I wore a black button down shirt where I'd replaced the buttons with "copper gear" buttons, and a steam punk top hat I'd acquired a year ago randomly. Anyway, I got compliments everywhere I turned all night. Men and women alike complimented the style and the look. I think that a big part of this outfit looking so good is the quality of the clothes. Unlike anything you'd pick up in a costume shop, this stuff is made to last. I've actually owned the Baily Trousers for a couple of years now... and I've not been nice to them. They still look great, fit amazing, and have held their color after repeated washing. The suspenders look great and fit well thanks to the elastic on the back. The pocket watch I like so much I've started wearing on a regular basis with my jeans, clipped to a belt loop (finally an opportunity to use that 5th pocket!!!). The Brown Guantlet fit my wrist better than I would imagine as it was listed for women......
May 8, 2015
Mike
Union City CA
US
Great quality, bit tight
The only thing to mention is that the vest is a bit tight. Every other vest I've gotten here an "M" is very comfortable, looks good, and has just a bit of room. This one though is snug. Not uncomfortable, not a 'problem', just keep it in mind. If I were to have gotten a Large I'd undoubtedly have to have it altered to fit correctly.
Mar 12, 2015
Anonymous

Great Vest!
I wanted to write a review about the Commander Vest because from reading the other reviews I had concern about the sizing with some saying that it runs small. I usually wear a 35 or 36 which is right on the border of a small. I ordered a small and medium with the idea I would keep the one which fits and return the other. I opened the small first and it fit perfectly so no need to even try the medium. It is a fitted cut though through the waist which I like very much. It is a very nice looking vest with the aged brass buttons giving it a sharp look. It is a great part of my steampunk outfit and I am very happy with the purchase.
Oct 26, 2014
Sean
New York NY
US
good stuff
Love the vest.
Sep 6, 2014
Mike M.
Paris IL
US
Commander Vest
Again, not disappointed! Great product and great quality. I know anything I order from your company will be made extremely well and looks authentic and will hold up for years. Thanks!
Oct 25, 2013
Donna S.
Davidsonville MD
US
Excellent
Oct 13, 2013
Anonymous

Commander Vest
We dance in Vintage clothing, and it looks great on my husband!
Jul 2, 2013
B Kohlwey
Lehi Ut
US
Great style...but fit & washing issues
Love the style & color of this vest. But beware of fit and washing issues. My other 10 vests are mediums and fit well. This vest is apparently cut for a VERY snug fit and the medium felt like a girdle! Had to return it and re-order a large, which is a little too big, but is wearable (although I ended up having to pay for shipping three times over for a double purchase and return). Machine washing & drying the garment per label instructions ("machine wash cold, tumble dry low") unfortunately yielded a VERY wrinkled vest which required 45 minutes of careful pressing to get it looking decent again. The Emporium website suggests "machine wash in cold and line dry...or professionally dry clean." It would be helpful if Historical Emporium could eliminate the conflict between website and label in washing/drying instructions. Although this vest may technically be machine washable and dryable, Iíd strongly suggest dry-cleaning. If you can get the size that fits and avoid machine washing and drying it, this otherwise nice vest should look good -- and shipping was amazingly fast.
Apr 21, 2013
Howard Weinstein
Elkridge MD
US
Great Purchase!
The Commander's Vest arrived within three days of placing the order. The vest is great! Fitted well, high-end materials, etc. Wore it during REnFest in Miami and received lots of compliments.
Apr 12, 2013
Greg Rivera
Boca Raton FL
US

 

#5 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

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 12 reviews

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

 

#6 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Fitzwilliam Wool Vest

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

ITEM 002921

$72.95

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Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Fitzwilliam AKA Richmond
Useful for both Civil War reenactments and surviving the freezing Trump Tower Mondays.
Dec 26, 2013
Ed Raynie
Staten Island NY
US
Fitzwilliam wool vest
I live in San Ho so I was able to go pick the article up. Unfortunately I had to return it, but the customer service was really good throughout the purchase, pick up and return process. I'll definitely buy something else after the wedding. I didn't get to wear the article in but the construction appeared to be solid and it looked great, and fit really well off the rack.
Sep 14, 2013
Chone
san jose ca
US
My Favorite Vest
I wore the Fitzwilliam Wool vest into town yesterday, a cold blustery day. It was not only practical against the chill, it made me look and feel like a million bucks. The wool flannel fabric is so soft that it feels like cashmere! The tailoring is superb resulting in a great fit.
Jan 12, 2013
Leo Joseph
Kelseyville CA
US
Great vest, not what I wanted. Beware the...
I also own the "Brigade Vest," which is very similar. I purchased the Fitzwilliam to have an alternative in another color (grey as opposed to black). If I did not already own the Brigade Vest, I might be very happy with the Fitzwilliam. But the Brigade vest is a higher quality garment, in a heavier twill. The Fitzwilliam is constructed of a soft, low-quality wool that feels vaguely fake. It's by no means bad, but not what I was looking for. My greatest disappointment, however, was the color. The vest is darker than the product photography depicts. In fact, it is nearly black, which means there was no reason for me to own it as well as the Brigade Vest. In addition, it's difficult to tell from the photography, but the buttons on the Fitzwilliam are definitely gold - another point that may have prevented me from purchasing it. The Fitzwilliam is a good, comfortable vest, and looks good when worn. But it is not what I was looking for.
Jan 2, 2013
Billy K. Harmony
Dallas Te
US
Excellent Vest
This vest fits perfectly and goes with any type of clothing, vintage or modern. I would recommend it for Wild West reenactors and Civil War reenactors.
Oct 9, 2012
James Rakestraw
Blue Springs MS
US

 

#7 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Cavalier Vest - Brass Paisley Tapestry

 Victorian Steampunk Mens Vests Gold Synthetic Floral Tapestry Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Pirate

ITEM 004486

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Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Old world class
Simply a fabulous vest. I was worried that the large pattern might be awkward, but itís not (that having been said, I would be curious to see what a smaller pattern would look like). Only two comments: 1) The brass buttons seem rather a tight fit for their buttonholes. 2) Since the back bands are rather wide, thick, and VERY slick, itís very difficult to secure them -- I ended up using a safety pin. Not a big deal if youíre wearing it under a coat, but possibly ugly from the back when worn alone. A clasp or buckle would go a long way!
Apr 11, 2016
SC Abbot
Providence RI
US
Sizes
I liked the vest, but your men's small size is just too large for me.
Mar 3, 2016
Tom P
San Mateo Ca
US
Absoluely love this vest!
I am absolutely in love with this vest! i can't say enough about how beautiful this vest is.
Mar 1, 2014
Leon
Fairfield
US
Fantastic waistcoat
This one makes you feel like royalty. Beautiful with a high collar shirt and cravat. XXL was a little to big for me but fixed it thightening the strap at the back.
Dec 21, 2013
Kenneth
Bergen
NO
Real Deal
Yea....it isn't cheap...and that is it. it's not! Everyone who saw this (steam punk) knew right away it was the real deal. Tight for a 2XL but very east to fix that. Very easy.
Nov 13, 2013
Prof. Steams Alot
Princeton KY
US

 

#8 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Commander Vest - Walnut

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

ITEM 003870

$59.95

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Average Rating: 4.77/5.00 stars from 13 reviews

Just what I ordered
I ordered a vest for my little brother as I was so impressed by the one I purchased for myself.
Jan 4, 2017
Ted N
St. Paul Mi
US
Just what I was looking for
Beautiful vest. Extremely versatile for either period clothing or everyday wear. I absolutely love it.
Nov 25, 2015
rkreisher
Magnolia Te
US
Good vest
I followed the size chart, but I was in between sizes. Got the larger size, which fit me under the arms just right, but was HUGE at the bottom. These seem to be made for large bellied men. Had it tailored and took two inches out of both sides to fit it all the way to my waist. Moral of the story, these flare out a good bit.
Nov 1, 2015
Anonymous

Nice quality
Neglected to take into account my larger than I thought it was tummy, but one size up fit great. The quality is very nice, the vest fits well and I like the fit. Like their merchandise very much.
Jul 23, 2015
Searlas
Coos Bay OR
US
Commander Vest
Excellent vest for the price. Well made and perfect for what I needed.
Jun 4, 2015
Richard Modlin
1 Al
US
Good Product
High Quality product. Its getting harder and harder to find vests of any sort locally, so I'm very glad to find Historical emporium. These vests are truly top notch. I dont do the historical/steampunk thing, I just use mine for normal Sunday dress and get very good compliments. I plan on ordering some shirts next
Jan 22, 2015
Alvin
GJ CO
US
Commander vest
Very nice vest, the color matched the derby I purchased very nicely! I would recommend this vest to anyone
Dec 19, 2014
Danny G
Bolivar Mo
US
Love it!!
I just gotta say this is a fine garment, a very fine garment indeed! Much nicer then expected, not a "costume" actual clothing and of the highest order!
Jan 2, 2014
Captain Andre

great vest
This is a great vest. And the choices of colors, I had quite a time deciding. I went with the walnut color. It seems to go with alot of other things. The quality is quite good. I gave it one wash before wearing it. And it looks good. I have been wearing it almost daily. As an added layer to keep the cold out. when I've gone outside since getting this vest. It looks like it should hold up for a long time.
Jan 28, 2013
Bradley Sorenson
Pleasant Grove Ut
US
Just what he wanted for Christmas
My husband requested a new vest to coordinate with the walnut canvas trousers he had previously purchased from Gent. Emporium. He is a blacksmith and travels for history days in our Midwest/Ozark area and really needs pockets for a wallet, reading glasses, nails, etc. This vest has plenty of pockets, and if this vest washes and wears as well as his last vest from the Emporium we'll be very pleased. It looks very dashing, and the brown color doesn't show the coal smudges!
Jan 10, 2013
Anonymous

US
Amazing Product
I absolutely love the fit and color of the vest. It works beautifully to accent a suit or a formal steampunk costume. While the fabric is comfortable and not too restrictive, it proved too thin to support the clamp on the end of my pocket-watch chain. A minor disappointment in an overall wonderful product that I would recommend in a heartbeat.
Oct 18, 2012
Chris P.
VA
US
Commander Vest -Walnut
Great service, vest is a little snug but that's ok. But it looks great and is well made.
Sep 12, 2012
Vince
VA
Joshua
This is the most amazing waistcoat I've ever owned. It's extremely durable and looks fantastic. Since wearing it I get nothing but compliments. I like it so much I bought a second one just in case they stop making it. If you want to look good during the apocalypse then this is the vest for you.
Jun 22, 2012
Joshua
Denver co
US

 

#9 Rated Mandarin Collar Vest
Cavalier Vest - Brown Tapestry

 Victorian Steampunk Mens Vests Brown Synthetic Geometric Tapestry Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Luxury Gifts for Him

ITEM 004748

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Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Great Looking Vest
I'm 5'9", 180 lbs., average build and wear a 40R Tailored or Modern Slim Suit. I used the sizing chart and my measurement came in between a M and L. I tried the M-size at first because I like a trim look instead of having too much extra material. I got in to the M vest, but it was very slim. I could wear it standing up and I could sit down when I tried it on, but was not comfy in sitting position so I ordered and waited for a size L. The larger size felt better around the waist/tummy, but the chest section was a little larger than I wanted, but it was not a deal breaker. I think I can find a tailor to tweak the sizing a little, but not really needed because my coat will hide the part of the vest that I think is not fitted well enough. Design and color combo are great. I love the stand collar and how it peeks up above my coat. The buttons are nice, but understated and can go unnoticed, but again, not a deal breaker. Since the size L felt better, I returned the M. Recommend going with the larger size if you're like me and come up with a "tweener" measurement. I'm looking forward to wearing this vest at my company's holiday masquerade party. I paired this vest with: Velvet Trimmed Regency Tail-Coat (Black Tapestry), Callahan Dress Trousers, Marcus Regency Shirt w/Removable Jabot and Black Elastic Y-back Suspenders (Short)
Nov 19, 2015
NArlos
Honolulu Ha
US
Gorgeous!
The quality is fantastic and the vest looks so impressive and elegant! I had it tailored to make it perfect for me and the result is amazing. I'm so happy with my purchase!!! :-)
Aug 15, 2014
Kristof
New York NY
US
Superbe !
The Real Thing !
Aug 16, 2013
Alain

CA
Cavalier vest, the best.
This is even more awesome than the picture shows. The notes say it runs to small so I bought a size up from my normal and it is perfect. I now have 14 vests from Historical Emporium and this is the king of vests. The finish and look is brilliant. When I wear it the ladies swoon and want to be with me and the men want to be me. It is that great.
Jul 8, 2013
Martin Z
Sydney NS
AU

 

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

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

ITEM 004154

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.71/5.00 stars from 17 reviews

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
Buckingham Vest
The Buckingham Vest was really nice good quality, fits well I like it ! The service outstanding and shipped faster than I thought, I am very pleased, I will defenatly shop here again. Thanks
May 24, 2013
Rusty
Santa Clarita Ca
US
Well done!!
This was my first order from Historical Emporium. The did a great job! The vest fir perfectly. It is very well made. I will probably reinforce the buttons, but that's OK. The material is lighter weight than I expected, but that is actually a plus for me. I am very well pleased!
Apr 5, 2013
H. Kinc8
Kingsport TN
US
Not Satisfied
See Previous Not Satisfied !!!
Mar 15, 2013
Anonymous

Vest is AMAZING!!
Perfect fit with use of sizing chart on website. High quality, very happy with purchase!!
Mar 15, 2013
Tony D

Vested Dissapointment
The on line photo made the vest appear to be form fitted which is one of the features I was attracted too. When I received the Buckingham Vest it was wide and straight. I had to take it to the tailor and it cost me $35 for the alterations.
Mar 9, 2013
Vince
Philadelphia PA
US
terrific
Perfect..well made. Excellent product. I bought two more.
Mar 9, 2013
Anonymous

Buckingham Vest
Very Pleased
Feb 19, 2013
Gerald Fritsch
Cincinnati Oh
US

 

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