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Top 9 Military 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 military 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 military collar vests in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific military 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 Military 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

$59.95

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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 Military Collar Vest
Buchanan Vest - Navy

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

ITEM 005996

$72.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

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

 

#3 Rated Military 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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Reviews of this Product

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 Military Collar Vest
Vaughan Waistcoat - Cream

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

ITEM 006959

$61.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

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

 

#5 Rated Military 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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Reviews of this Product

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, Id 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

 

#6 Rated Military 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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Reviews of this Product

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

 

#7 Rated Military Collar Vest
Cavalier Vest - Red/Black Tapestry

 Victorian Steampunk Mens Vests Red Black Synthetic Floral Tapestry Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Jack the Ripper

ITEM 006058

$153.95

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Average Rating: 4.67/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Vest
The cavalier vest was absolutely beautiful! I couldn't even wait till Christmas to give it to my husband; he got it a week early. The size ran true; it fit him perfectly. He really liked it too; the only downside is it didn't have a watch pocket. But that was the style of the period piece; not a design flaw. I was very satisfied with this product.
Dec 23, 2016
Michelle
Tampa FL
US
The devil is in the details
I like the pattern and design of these double breasted vests so much that I purchased several in different colors. You don't see anything much like them on the market today. My only disappointments are that I like to sport a pocket watch when I get dressed up and these vests don't have pockets of any sort. Also, the added touch of a buckle on the back strap would have been nice. Two details that seem to have fallen by the wayside in the name of cost savings. I give this vest 4 out of five stars.
Nov 21, 2016
Fancy Lad
Auburn Wa
US
awesome
Just as described and came quickly. This was chosen for the groom at our wedding and it is perfect. Thanks so much! We loved it so much that we got two more for my sons who are also in the wedding.
May 15, 2015
zimmer
West Branch mi
US

 

#8 Rated Military 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

$59.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.43/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

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

 

#9 Rated Military Collar Vest
Madrona Vest - Military

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

ITEM 003066

$80.95

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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
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