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The 10 Best Mens Wool 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 mens wool 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 mens wool vests in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific mens wool 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 Mens Wool Vest
Buchanan Vest - Navy

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

ITEM 005996

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Vest
It was just what I had hope. I love it. Everybody thinks I am a throw-back to the civil war.
Mar 8, 2018
Leon Prince
Hope Ar
US
Excellent craftsmanship
Great quality in material and craftsmanship!
Oct 12, 2017
Terry Rogers
Saint Louis Mi
US
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

 

#2 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Cavendish Tweed Vest - Brown Herringbone

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Brown Wool Blend Tweed Herringbone Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006829

$76.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Wool tweed herringbone vest
Wow.... I received this vest in record time and I am more than pleased with it. I know that I am dressed a cut above the other reinactors I work with . Awesome .
Mar 30, 2018
Chuck
Marion NC
US
Love it
I was worried that this vest might be "costume quality." It definitely is not. This is a well made vest and has received lots of compliments. The grey one will be my next purchase.
Jan 18, 2018
Anonymous
Richardson TX
Simply The Best
An old concept meets new style as The Emporium takes possibly its finest vest and gives it a new look. The double-breasted Cavendish vest is derived from the Walden. And just like the Walden, it has the same handsome appeal, top notch construction and unmatched character. The neutral golden brown color, double breasted front and the herringbone patterned texture immediately enhances any formal or semi-formal attire paired with it. In case you can't tell, I absolutely love this vest and I think you will too.
Dec 15, 2016
Martin
Philadelphia Pe
US
Cavendish Tweed Vest
Good fit, comfortable, old fashion look I wanted. Very satisfied.
Oct 31, 2016
Robert
San Jose CA
US
Outstanding!
The fit is great, the look is just what I expected, and the quality appears to be good. I couldn't be happier with my purchase! Would be nice to have this same vest in green tweed as well.
Aug 25, 2016
Bow Tie Will
Santa Cruz Ca
US

 

#3 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Wilkins Vest - Walnut

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Brown Wool Blend Stripe Dress Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005136

$72.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Very classy!
Classy, well made, fits well, and 100% wool. One of my favorite new vests (out of 45). I would highly recommend this vest.
Jan 28, 2016
Bow Tie Will
Santa Cruz Ca
US
Very classy!
Classy, well made, fits well, and 100% wool. One of my favorite new vests (out of 45). I would highly recommend this vest.
Jan 28, 2016
Bow Tie Will
Santa Cruz Ca
US
Good Basic Brown w/ Flair
I have really enjoyed this one so far. It's not to fancy to be used as a basic brown vest, which is one of my staple colors and not so easy to find for everyday use. It gives a touch of flair without being overly bold.
Sep 29, 2014
D.C Commuter
Di
vest
really a good looking vest! looks great with either my white doc shirt or the natural color high colllar shirt!
Aug 12, 2014
dave
elizabeth co
US

 

#4 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Astor Wool Vest - Black

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

ITEM 006577

$72.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

The product surpasses the photos and description
I do not often purchase items online, particularly clothing. However, in shopping for an attractive, conservative Victorian style vest, I liked the Astor. I decided order it. Because I ordered a large, the company told me to expect it in 10 to 14 days. It arrived in just over a week, and I was absolutely amazed at the quality of the fabric, the workmanship, the fit, and the overall product. I have worn it everyday for work and leisure since December 31, 2016 and I am absolutely satisfied with this product. I will definitely do business with Gentleman's Emporium in the future. In fact, a female friend of mine has ordered two garments from the site and she is equally thrilled. She said she shops garments online constantly, and she has never been more satisfied.
Jan 24, 2017
Graham Jaehnig

beautiful vest
this vest is well made and all wool, front and back, which is exactly what I wanted. exchanging was easy, too. thanks!
Dec 29, 2016
Anonymous

Astor Wool Vest
This awesome vest commands compliments. Highest quality, true to size, excellent addition to any mans wardrobe.
Jan 11, 2016
Jace
Austin

 

#5 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Burke Herringbone Vest - Walnut

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Brown Wool Blend Synthetic Solid Herringbone Tweed Dress Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006693

$72.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Brother’s vest
This vest and many others we’ve purchased are for my handicapped brother. He is slightly obsessed with the period clothing and loves your Victorian products! With his handicaps, I greatly appreciate the vests that are machine washable- not just wool options. He has shrunk a few rather expensive ones :(.
Feb 15, 2018
Nan
Trenton NJ
US
Excellent
The photos are a good representation. The fit is just right.
Oct 18, 2017
Bob
Butler PA
US
vest
Feb 2, 2017
Anonymous


 

#6 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Rathbone Vest - Gray Tweed

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Gray Wool Blend Tweed Herringbone Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006833

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Rathbone Vest
Excellent quality and fit. The pockets are deep and can accommodate a nice sized pocket watch. It goes down farther over the waist than some of the other styles, fully covering the belt, and the collar is slightly higher. I have bought several vests from these folks and they have all been excellent, but this one looks like it is going to be a favorite.
Aug 10, 2017
Bob
Hartsburg Il
US
Good Quality
Very good quality, well made. Not just cosmetic, but the real thing.
Jan 7, 2017
Anonymous

Top Notch Vest
If there is one person that can attest to the sheer style and quality of vests made by The Emporium, that person would have to be me. I have purchased over a dozen of their fine vests and with each purchase have added a new retropair of style, beauty and character to my entire wardrobe and this vest is no different. The soothing metallic color, herringbone pattern and double breasted front pairs well with any color and any formal or semi-formal attire. Truly another great creation by The Emporium.
Dec 15, 2016
Martin
Philadelphia Pe
US

 

#7 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Walden Tweed Vest - Brown Herringbone

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Vests Brown Wool Blend Tweed Herringbone Dress Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 003482

$72.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.98/5.00 stars from 45 reviews

What I needed
I had a Great Gatsby party to go to and I needed a vest to go with my suit. This was exactly what I needed AND, it is also what I wanted to add to my wardrobe. Love it and received many compliments
Nov 7, 2018
Guy Turchiano
East Northport Ne
US
My Wedding Vest
The vest fit great and the quality is, damn, good. The back of the vest is a light color and different material which was the only thing was like, "ehhhh" about. But great vest!
Oct 2, 2018
Anonymous
Glendora CA
Works great
Arrived quickly without incident. The vest looks awesome, like one of my tailored vests. Quality really exceeded my expectation.
Aug 15, 2018
Monte
Tampa Fl
US
Very nice
Well made and looks very sharp for the bad guy in our Western short film. There is satin fabric in the back. I wish it were all the same tweed material, but it is still very nice.
Jul 30, 2018
Drew
Boulder CO
US
love it
Was exactly what I wanted to wear with my brown derby hat. The match is perfect.
Jul 20, 2018
TONY CARTER
Pacoima CA
Excellent construction
It's difficult to find this size (XLT), and the quality of the material and workmanship is impressive.
May 3, 2018
Eric W
CASTLETON ON HUDSON NY
US
Tweed Vest
Great looking high quality vest. You won't be disappointed.
Jan 18, 2018
Jim
Lutz FL
US
Wedding Vest
I bought this for my wedding. Now I wear it to work. Great vest!
Oct 12, 2017
Mark H
Columbus Oh
US
Tweed vest
Love my vest size is perfect Shipping was fast
Feb 22, 2017
James Osteen
Oakhurst CA
US
Love my vest
I lost quite a bit of weight and needed a classy way to cover my suspenders. This vest fit the bill! I love it and have been complimented often since wearing it.
Jan 21, 2017
Derek
WA
US
Solid everyday wear
I fell in love with the four-pocket canvas worker vests, but eventually realized that I needed something more elegant, but still casual enough for everyday wear. This is perfect for just hanging out, getting things done, stopping for a cuppa, or a casual supper.
Dec 31, 2016
Tommy Phillips
Westminster Co
Tweed Vest
Very nice waist coat. Everyone that see me love this vest. Will buy other items in the future.
Dec 29, 2016
Kevin
Columbus GA
US
Comfortable and well made vest
Very well made and goes with any wardrobe.
Dec 28, 2016
Nolan Sharbel
Knoxville TN
US
great
great -- will purchase again.
Dec 22, 2016
joe

tweed vest
Great vest , good quality and style. People ask where I purchased it. I tell them the best vest store is Historical Emporium.
Dec 16, 2016
John Neglia
Livonia NY
US

 

#8 Rated Mens Wool Vest
New Banker Vest - Black

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

ITEM 002419

$80.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.96/5.00 stars from 26 reviews

Great Vest
I really like this vest. It fits well and looks great with or without a jacket. The silver buttons gives it an extra added look, that makes it look good for either dress or casual wear.
Sep 9, 2017
Robert
Levittown Ne
US
great
I am conductor on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad. I needed a vest to fit the part. 5 years ago I purchased this vest. I like the fit. It has clean lines, great buttons, looks like a conductor's vest from by-gone railroad days. It has served me well. I spend a good part of the day in the sunshine and the back was beginning to fade. I looked at several stores and found nothing that compared to the fit, style and quality of this vest. It was time to order a new one. I will wear this proudly.
Sep 13, 2015
conductor
Leadville CO
US
sizing issues
very nice vest sizing aside. Ordered both the 2x and the 3x, The 2x was snug but the 3x was so big as to require major alteration. I suspect it had to be mislabeled.
Dec 5, 2014
Clifford Frank
Shirley Ne
US
Banker Vest
Quality product at a quality price. Shipping was quick and I got the vest very timely.
Sep 21, 2014
Jayce
Nashville TN
US
New Banker Vest
Great item. Just what I was looking for. Provided a nice touch to a white french-cuffed shirt and black slacks. The silver buttons provided a nice touch. I received many compliments from the NYE group. Thanks!
Jan 2, 2014
born2golf54
Miamisburg Oh
US
Thanks!
Howdy, a great vest that fits well, looks good, is fine tailored and in a great design!!! Once more a great deal with historical emporium. Special thanks for shipping to europe as well Best regards Ramblin H., Germany
Oct 11, 2013
Anonymous

DE
Daily appareal
I wear a best everyday and get many many compliments. I have ten or so of your vests or waiste coats. The quality is absolutely awesome
May 25, 2013
Dr. William...
Surfside Beach SC
US
Banker Vest review
A wonderful quality item made in the USA. Perfect fit, looks fantastic--and all at a great price. I couldn't be happier. Definitely going to order again! Thanks !
Mar 9, 2013
David K. Erickson
Moorestown Ne
US
Sharp Looking But Simple
I love this vest! I recently purchased this to add to my growing collection of vests from The Gentleman's Emporium. My Black Baker City Vest is wonderful, but it's a little flashy for work. So I bought this New Banker Vest. It doesn't have the fancy patterns or slick texture of the Baker City (nor is it double breasted), but the New Banker Vest is really sharp! Even with a standard white shirt and black necktie, it stands out in a crowd. I am very happy with it.
Mar 1, 2013
William Holt
Salt Lake City Ut
US
New Banker's Vest
Have been looking for a reliable and trustworthy company to supply my "western wear" needs. Have finally found a home! The vest I ordered arrived on time. The quality, fit and style are unsurpassed. I am totally satisfied. Will be back.
Mar 1, 2013
Matthew L. Johns
Greenfield Wi
US
QUALITY VEST
I like clothing made from natural fibers. This is a nice-looking vest made well from quality materials.
Feb 21, 2013
Shanachie
Eagan MN
US
Good every day
The bankers vest is a smart addition to my historical attire, but I wear it often for regular wear. Sharp looking, it adds a bit of warmth in my chilly office. I carry a pocket watch anyway, so having the chain displayed adds a bit of charm... and smiles to faces who see me.
Feb 15, 2013
Paul
Ashland Vi
US
Great vest!
This is a great vest, and I was very happy to have found it in 2XL tall!
Jan 18, 2013
Anonymous

Love this Vest
Great fit and looks fantastic. I get lots of compliments in this and it accompanies a lot of colors. Couldn't be happier with this. It really is a sharp polished look.
Dec 6, 2012
Mark H
Seattle WA
US
Very satisfied
As a larger man, I have been having a difficult time finding a vest that would fit and look good on me. After a quick measurement, I ordered a 3x and was very pleased when it arrived, just the right size. I can't wait to wear it at my wedding, although I have already told my fiancee that I will probably be wearing it on a regular basis from then on.
Nov 5, 2012
Joseph B.
Wake Forest NC
US

 

#9 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Warner Vest - Burgundy

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

ITEM 006056

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Vest
Satisfied
Jul 21, 2018
Eric Bradford
Detroit Mi
US
A splash of color
Got a vest to dress up my outfit for my daughter's wedding (brand-new cowboy boots, and a new bolo tie, too). Success! The burgundy-red velvet definitely adds a splash of color and class to my navy blazer, and highlights the red coral inlay in the bolo tie. The vest does fit tight, so if you're on the fence about which size to get, go to the larger size.
Jun 28, 2018
Dusty
El Paso Te
US
Quality Waistcoat
I absolutely love Emporium's waistcoats/vests; and now I have four of them; in canvas and in wool. The Warner has a rich burgundy color that is reasonably close to the color in the photo. Perhaps a shade lighter. The wool is very soft and smooth, and a comfortable overall fit. Because this vest is at another warehouse, it doesn't ship directly to you, but goes to Emporium first. So arrival may be a few days longer than expected, but I found the quality of the vest is certainly worth the wait! Dam fine waistcoat!
Apr 7, 2018
Satisfied Customer
Portland Or
US
Just what I was looking for.
Nice high quality vest- quality and style at least as nice as more well known clothiers for a fraction of the cost.
Dec 8, 2017
Greg
Seattle Wa
US
Festive Fashion
Ho, ho, ho and Merry Christmas! I hear Old Saint Nick is coming to town. And when he does I want to look and feel the part of one of Santa's little helpers. And the Warner vest helps me do exactly that. It's dark, wine appearance is sure to have you in a festive mood as it easily becomes the centerpiece of your holiday attire. All you need to complete your look is a pair of shoes, pants and fedora; preferably emerald or ruby in color, and let's not forget the peppermint or spearmint striped socks. And just like that, your look is complete. Oh, and don't fret, this vest is also a great addition to everything else in your wardrobe and can be worn practically all year round. So enjoy and happy holidays to one and to all!
Dec 29, 2016
Marty
Philadelphia Pe
US
Vest
Great looking vest...excellent quality!
Oct 22, 2015
Pete
Vancouver

 

#10 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Burford Vest - Gray Tweed

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

ITEM 003865

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Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 78 reviews

Nice vest
Nice vest. Super fast delivery. Would prefer longer delivery and less shipping charges!
Nov 17, 2018
Loozy
Foxboro Ma
US
Perfect!!!!
You guys rock!!!! Fast delivery!!!! Great vest!!!!
Nov 15, 2018
Greg
Huntsville Al
US
I'am a vest Man
New vest fits perfect right out of the box, great quality. I plan on wearing it with my kilt this weekend, then just casually with jeans.
Sep 21, 2018
Peter Lavin
Brielle NJ
US
Great vest
I’m 6’5” and 240 lbs. the XLT fit perfectly. I also bought the brown vest in this style. My only regret? That this style of vest in XLT only comes in two colors.
May 17, 2018
Rembrandt78737
Leander Te
US
Nice vest
This is a very nice vest. Made if nice heavy wool tweed and the back is a heavy cotton blend. It is a winter garment. When ordering, order it per your coat size not you waist size. I highly recommend it
May 3, 2018
Rick K.
Cincinnati OH
US
Burford Vest - Gray Tweed
Very nice quality. Excellent customer service. Highly recommend.
May 1, 2018
Rodney
Louisville
US
Instead of a blazer
Bought this to use instead of a blazer. I have large arms and a suit coat that fits my arms will be huge in the middle unless I have significant tailoring done. This was a great option! The size chart was on point, the vest fit perfectly and looks great! The materials are all high quality and it feels so much more substantial than I thought it would. The vest came in a long which is nice as I have a long torso. Definitely 5 Stars!
Apr 5, 2018
Meridian
Sarasota Fl
US
Great vest
I am really pleased with the style, material, construction, and fit of this vest. It met every expectation. I plan on ordering another at some point.
Feb 21, 2018
James R.
Pensacola FL
US
Burford Vest
Excellent vest, with top notch craftsmanship. I am very pleased.
Dec 13, 2017
alan
BATON ROUGE lo
US
Buford gray tweed vest
This is a gray herringbone pattern vest. I truly like the quality and fit. I wish all your vests were available in tall sizes. The quality is there, the look is there and the color is perfect.
Sep 20, 2017
Steve
Grand Rapids MI
Buford gray tweed vest
My favourite vest so far. I knew when I was purchasing this vest that it had the herringbone pattern, which gives it a very nice look. I ordered a 2x tall which works wonderfully for me. The only down side has been that the lining is leaving black lint on my white shirts which the dry cleaners has to fight to remove. Otherwise awesome vest.
Sep 14, 2017
Steve
Grand Rapids MI
US
Classy Vest
Ordered this vest (and a wing tip shirt) for my husband to wear at our son's wedding. It fits well and is very well made. Not just a costume! He looks great and says it is comfortable. We'll be ordering more from this wonderful site!
Aug 22, 2017
Lis
Seymour
US
Fantastic
Love the Vest. My daughter was looking for an old fashion style for the Father of the Bride for Her upcoming wedding. I am 6'-8" so it hard to find something to fit. The XLT fit perfect and I love the quality and style.
Aug 10, 2017
Mark

Great product, and great service
The vest is high quality. I was impressed with how well mine was put together. I am a costume designer, and I rarely so something is well made. The fit was also perfect.
May 17, 2017
Curtis
Valley Village CA
US
Love this
I totally love this. Wanted something unique and found it
Apr 13, 2017
Tom
Marion Oh
US

 

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