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The 10 Best 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
Buckingham Vest - Red/Red

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

ITEM 006443

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Very Pleased Overall
Beautiful vest which I plan on wearing with my Sheriffmuir jacket and kilt. I plan on wearing including the frilly shirt with the lace jabot and cuffs. The only thing negative is that some of the cloth covering the buttons is coming loose. Not sure what to do about that.
Jun 18, 2020
Buddy Wheat
Gatesville TX
US
Dashing
Spot on sizing, L good for a size 42 - 44. Brilliant red that "pops." Paired with the Sovereign Regency Tailcoat; will wear next week with a blue suit for a Christmas Party.
Dec 13, 2017
Robert
Augusta GA
US
luved it!
Fits great nice length nice red and stand up collar. Wore it to a masquerade ball and emmced with authority!
Mar 5, 2016
HML
East Hampton NY
US

 

#2 Rated Military Collar Vest
Commander Vest - Brown

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

ITEM 003871

$70.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

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

 

#3 Rated Military Collar Vest
Vaughan Waistcoat - Green

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

ITEM 007193

$72.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

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

 

#4 Rated Military Collar Vest
Vaughan Waistcoat - Black

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

ITEM 006953

$72.95

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Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

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

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

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

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

 

#5 Rated Military Collar Vest
Vaughan Waistcoat - Cream

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

ITEM 006959

$72.95

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Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

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

 

#6 Rated Military Collar Vest
Guilford Vest

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

ITEM 007120

$72.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Guilford Vest.
Fits very well but the strap in the back can sometimes get caught in the metal fastener.
Sep 30, 2021
Max Hydrogen
Montreal Qu
CA
Guilford Vest
Boyfriend loves it
Jun 27, 2019
Pat
Merced CA
US
Perfect
This is such a beautiful item.
Feb 4, 2018
Tess Pope
Jamaica Plain Ma
US

 

#7 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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 26 reviews

Brett
i ended up with the commander vest in crimson because my first and second choice of color must be the same as everyone else. black and walnut were both sold out in my size. you guys must be doing something right. your products are obviously popular because i'm waiting on other things to be restocked in my size. XL .. keep the popular sizes well stocked and keep on with a good thing. THANK YOU
Apr 1, 2021
Brett
ashville ne
US
Commander Vest
This vest looks amazing, Very well made of a sturdy denim-like material. The Dark Burgundy colour goes well with a white shirt. The sizing is accurate, which means if you are not sure order the next larger size.
Dec 28, 2019
Graham
Kelowna BC
CA
Awesome Vest
Quality made. Fits perfectly. Looks great with my kilt. Highly recommended
Nov 21, 2019
Mike
Rahway NJ
US
Just right, sort of a 2 in one vest
I ordered the smallest size, as I'm very skinny and stuff like this is hard for me to get a good fit in, and it fits pretty much perfectly, wish they offered more of their vests/coats in a 35 chest. I was expecting a costume quality piece, but when I opened it a tried it on I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. The canvas feels like it'll last a decade or two, almost like how a carhart jacket feels. Worth the price for sure. I haven't seen anyone else mention this, but if you undo the top 2 buttons you can turn down the lapel and it gives the look of a traditional vest, so you can wear it in different fashions. Not to mention its very comfy
Oct 15, 2018
Isaac R
TN
US
Commander Vest
As a new customer I held off reviewing for a more complete experience. After a couple months, I could not be happier! Since I enjoy vests I plan to buy as many as I can.
Oct 11, 2018
Craig
Muskegon Mi
Steampunk Attire
Vest is a little tight but otherwise very appropriate for Steampunk Carnival Ball.
Jan 18, 2018
Gordo
Key West Fl
US
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

 

#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

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Average Rating: 4.64/5.00 stars from 11 reviews

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

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

 

#9 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

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Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

Incroyable !
It is one of my favorite pieces to wear to work. Incredible quality as well as comfortable. I absolutely recommend it.
Jun 12, 2020
James
Sherbrooke Qc
CA
Every day wear
Jan 12, 2019
Wayne
West salem Oh
US
Awesome!
It is perfect for a themed event I am attending in early April. thanks for providing this and I hope to order other items for future events.
Mar 23, 2018
CFrank1966
Visalia CA
US
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

 

#10 Rated Military Collar Vest
Buckingham Vest - Black/White

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

ITEM 005050

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

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

 

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