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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
Cavendish Tweed Vest - Brown Herringbone

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

ITEM 006829

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

NICE Comfortable vest
Bought this with the possibility of sending it back if it wasn't a quality item. When I received it I was impressed with the delivery packaging and the quality of the vest. The workmanship was very good, it was very comfortable and the sizing was great. I ordered a 'Tall' as I like a longer vest and it worked perfectly for me.
Feb 12, 2020
CLX
San Ramon CA
US
Many compliments
I wore my new tweed vest to a recent evening function and was pleased as to the compliments received from both ladies and men. Several men did ask where purchased and with pleasure I gave them this companies name.
Feb 17, 2019
Byron
Carson City Ne
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

 

#2 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Rathbone Tweed Vest - Gray Herringbone

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

ITEM 006833

$81.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Grey Tweed Ensemble
I recently purchased the Grey Herringbone Vest, complete with the Norfolk Jacket and matching trousers. What a great outfit! My arms are just slightly too short for the jacket, but the rest of it fit really well. I can't wait for slightly cooler weather so I can step out in all of it, either for the museum work that I do here in Toronto, Canada, or just for a regular occasion to catch attention. I've bought a lot from Historical Emporium in the past year, and have enjoyed all of it.
Sep 9, 2021
Richard
Toronto On
CA
Classy Waistcoat
I have always had trouble finding a vest that is long enough, and Historical Emporium has what I need. This vest is long, and I didn't even get the tall version. Also, I like this material blend - it looks like wool, and that is the point. The herringbone pattern adds to the effect. All in all, a fine vest to wear to the opera.
Mar 6, 2020
Bill
Calgary Al
CA
A true copy of originals
Readers; Here is a review from a retired Historical Tailor who has made MANY vest &tc for this, and other, eras, so let wisdom guide your judgement of my Review. NOW! A bit of use of the vest background. I wished a vest to go with my green/grey smooth tweed kilt coat I recently bought. A vest for a kilt must be cut with square fronts, and not points. It is better if its a bit longer than the common lot of vests. So, I studied ALL the vests on the H.E. site and settled on the "Rathbone Vest". It came in good time. I scampered into my bedroom, changed into my kilt, and tried on the vest. Now begins the review of the Item. The length is perfect for a kilt. The material is very good quality(I am also a weaver)and well made. The vest has the TRUE double breasted fashion! Both sets of buttons have holes, so that it can button to either side. Very High Marks for that. Near all double breasted vest/coats Do Not have this historically correct feature. The armscrye {i.e. the hole for your arm to pass thru the vest- is made a bit more open than the originals, but its acceptable for an 'off the rack' reproduction. The all important neck line was made aright. There is no gap between the shirt collar and the vest collar. A vest, made right, shares the same cut of the collar line that the shirt has. The lapels are cut with understanding, and lay well and EVEN, left to right. The vest reveal[the part left open above the last button] is correct for the era. Pockets well...
Sep 12, 2019
Mr.Charles ANTHONY
Lisbon ME
US
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

 

#3 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Madrona Vest - Military

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

ITEM 003066

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.20/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Classy vest
I purchased this vest for an 1880s historical ball. The heavy wool fabric, the metal buttons, dual pockets, and straight cut on the bottom all give an authentic look. Contrary to pictures and artifacts that I have seen from the period, however, the collar should be higher and go all the way around the back of the neck. The collar on this vest stops at the shoulder line and looks a little strange if worn without a jacket. The color is actually teal, not grey-blue as illustrated on-line. The difference was just enough to clash with my wife's outfit, so I sent it back.
Feb 23, 2017
Daniel B
Mi
US
My New Favorite Vest
This vest is very comfortable, for one. And whether for a western, formal, or steampunk outfit, it consistently looks great and attracts compliments wherever I go. So whether you're enforcing justice, going to a fancy event, or simply embarking on your next adventure to parts unknown, this vest is tops!
Jan 9, 2014
Lincoln W.
Wa
US
quite pleased with product and service.
The military color Madrona style vest is exceptional. As a 'vest man' who enjoys the look and feel of a vest, the quality and appearance of this one is superb, just like all of the vests I have purchased from Historical Emporium.
Nov 15, 2013
Virginia Gent
Burke VA
US
Nice vest - a bit 'thready'
This is a nice vest of good quality. The one complaint I have is the need to trim the many excess threads from the vest. Also, please note, TRUST the size chart. Being a vest, this fits me well as a size Medium. Typically I would get a larger jacket, however without sleeves, the Medium fits well.
Dec 27, 2011
Colonel James Von...
San Francisco CA
Nov 9, 2011
TristamS


 

#4 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Glenhurst Tweed Vest - Olive Herringbone

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

ITEM 007378

$76.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Great service!
I had to return the vest for a size larger. Perfect customer service. Very friendly and Courteous. Thank you. I will return in the Future. Allen Waldrop Carrollton, Ga
Nov 12, 2020
Allen Waldrop
Carrollton Ge
US
olive herringbone vest
Superb product. Well made of good material and fits live a glove.I will order again from Historical Emporium! I am not a small man and due to my size the vest was a special order. However, it arrived well before the estimated delivery date. I am very please with quality, price, and fit. in addition, I get many comments on how natty the vest looks on me!
Jan 10, 2019
James Menger
Augusta Ge
US
Wow!
Aug 2, 2018
Scotty
Houston
Keep The Colors Coming!
The Glenhurst Tweed Vest - Olive Herringbone in color is derived from The Walden, and like its predecessor, it brings with it all of the familiares: tremendous character, outstanding construction and astonishing charm. Then just when you think that you have this vest all figured out, The Emporium gives it an unexpected twist by christening it with a dramatic color! The mature dark olive hue gives the vest a sleek air of serious sophistication. If you are looking for a vest that gives any outfit a very polished and refined look then this vest certainly fit that bill! It can be worn to formal, informal or semi formal events and its heavy but breathable construction allows it to be worn year round. I can only hope that more colorful tweed herringbone patterned vests, (yellow, blue, orange, purple etc.), will soon make an appearance beside this one in my wardrobe. Well done Emporium!
May 17, 2018
Marty
Philadelphia Pa
US

 

#5 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Stafford Vest - Black

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

ITEM 005081

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Stafford vest black
Jun 6, 2019
Anonymous

Stafford Vest
Good quality at good price
Dec 13, 2018
Larry
Columbia Lo
US
Nice warm vest
I'm 5'9" and 150 lbs and I ordered a small. It fits perfect with the strap on the back pulled in a little. I've noticed it is warmer than my old thin leather vest. Nice buttons that have a pewter look. Four pockets are nice to have. Looks like a cotton liner, not nylon or synthetic. I wear it with my Dodge City pants. Both are great quality.
Jul 21, 2017
Mr. O'Connell
Barkerville BC
CA
Well made.
This is a very well made vest that works well for formal dressing.
Jan 22, 2017
Anonymous


 

#6 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Buchanan Vest - Navy

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

ITEM 005996

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Beautiful vest!
Probably the nicest vest that I've bought from HE (so far). Beautiful fabric and the buttons are metal (brass, I think, compared to another vest which has fabric-covered plastic buttons). Fits well, a bit on the generous side which is fine.
Oct 12, 2019
jayvee
Lancaster PA
US
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

 

#7 Rated Mens Wool 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

$68.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.87/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

Beautifully made
This waistcoat is beautiful made and fits my son like it was made for him. It is very reasonably priced and we will definitely be ordering again, my son has a very long wish list.
Jun 18, 2021
Christine
Irvine No
UK
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

 

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

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

ITEM 003482

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.98/5.00 stars from 50 reviews

Excellent!
Quality is excellent, fit is excellent.
Aug 24, 2021
Anonymous

Vest for Wedding
I bought this vest after being less than impressed with my 'old fashioned' vest from another retailer. I absolutely love this vest! It has a full cotton, tan back to it. The cut is great. Going for a bit of a settler look for my wedding on my side, and this one helped me hit the mark. Strong recommendation for the look and quality.
Jul 17, 2021
Mark
Salem OR
US
Mike
Beautiful vest great fit!!
Aug 23, 2019
Mike
Wichita KS
US
Very Pleased
The last night of a planned overseas vacation, we will be celebrating our anniversary at a fairly posh restaurant in London. They absolutely require men in long sleeves and would like a tie and jacket. Not wanting to lug a jacket all over England, I purchased this herringbone vest for him. With dress pants and a bold tie, the vest turns from Old West to English Country Gentleman. We are pleased with the construction and the color.
Feb 15, 2019
London Bound
Springfield MO
US
Herringbone
There are times when my Harris Tweed sport coat is too heavy. This fits the occasion perfectly. Very classy.
Feb 14, 2019
Richard
Bainbridge Ge
US
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

 

#9 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Bryant Tweed Vest - Tan Herringbone

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

ITEM 007377

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Very fine vest
This is a real fabric vest that is authentic for the period. Great quality. I love the quality of the costumes from historical emporium.
Apr 4, 2019
Harley
Snohomish wa
US
Bryant Tweed Vest - Tan Herringbone
This will be a gift. I hope it's enjoyed. It's smart and stylish and extremely well made. Packing and shipping were careful and with attention to protecting the garment. Nice shopping experience.
Nov 7, 2018
Sandra
Beaverton OR
US
Cool Breeze
The Bryant Tweed Vest - Tan Herringbone in color, is a very simple and marvelously crafted vest. Derived from The Walden, this vest comes to us just in time for Spring. Its relaxed hue combined with its gorgeous herringbone pattern is calming as a soothing breeze. And its neutral tone is sure to provide a sense of elegance and sophistication to any colorful scheme that you might pair with it. As always, this vest is constructed with top notch craftsmanship and can be worn to formal, semi formal and informal events. And it's heavy but breathable construction makes it the perfect vest to wear all year round. There is no doubt that this vest should be a welcome addition, as well, become the centerpiece of every true gentleman's wardrobe. Thank you Emporium
May 17, 2018
Marty
Philadelphia Pa
US

 

#10 Rated Mens Wool Vest
Burke Herringbone Vest - Walnut

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

ITEM 006693

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

A beautiful vest
Lovely fabric, excellent sewing, and a perfect fit.
Feb 14, 2019
Meg
Hollister CA
US
Superior dress vest
Unusual and very beautiful fabric. Excellent fit. Very sharp and clean look. Outstanding for the office, out to dinner, or the theater. Completely delighted!
Dec 7, 2018
Wayne
Reston VA
US
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
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