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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
Commander Vest - Black

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

ITEM 003869

$73.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 22 reviews

pop
re-enactment
Apr 12, 2024
Stuart Wescott
Manteo NC
US
Nice Look, Great fit
Oct 27, 2023
FenianB
Wood Ridge NJ
US
black commander vest
This vest is awesome! I want it in Crimson, Khaki, and walnut too!
Mar 10, 2022
Ron Olson
Los Angeles Ca
US
Excellent Quality
I purchased the commander vest in black and was really happy with the fit and workmanship. I highly recommend it. Thank you.
Jan 27, 2022
Desierto
New York NY
US
Surprising Quality!
This recent purchase was part of my first order from Historical Emporium. I am astonished by the quality of the workmanship and the excellent fit. At the back of my mind I guess I was wondering,'costume?' I was wrong! This vest is something I will be wearing for years to come!
Dec 11, 2020
Itai
Portland Or
US
Commander Vest
This is my third one. I don't need all the colors it comes in but I would never hesitate to buy another.
May 16, 2020
Craig
Muskegon Mi
US
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
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#2 Rated Military Collar Vest
Guilford Vest

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

ITEM 007120

$76.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Impressive
The vest looks and fits pretty good. Great customer service
Feb 23, 2024
Emily
Québec QC
CA
Will work great
I will be portraying an upscale merchant from 1802 at a local festival in October and this should help complete the look. Thanks
Sep 22, 2023
Douglas weeks
OWEGO NY
US
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

 

#3 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

$73.95

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Reviews of this Product

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

 

#4 Rated Military 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

$77.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.69/5.00 stars from 26 reviews

Gift
A gift
Feb 11, 2024
Edward Giesey
Latrobe PA
US
Formal but not stuffy!
A well made garment (a perfect fit) and ideal for formal and semi-formal occasions without being stuffy. Very happy with this purchase.
Nov 5, 2020
Gerard
Melbourne Vi
AU
Very Nice
Normally, the sizing on HE's clothing runs large, but I had a hunch to go up one size, and I'm glad I did. Even one size up, it was still a little snug, but it's a wonderful vest with the same high quality I've come to expect from HE. Very nice!
Nov 4, 2019
Paul
St. Petersburg FL
US
Buckingham Vest
Very happy with the vest. Good buy.
Oct 9, 2019
Gary
Rogers Ar
US
Fit for a prince!
The fit and craftsmanship are lovely. I'll be using it as part of a costume for Shakespeare in the park in July. No, not that park.
Jun 14, 2019
Bob
Butler PA
US
Wonderful
This vest is perfect and I love it so much. It works well for the play we are performing. Thank you for a great product.
Jan 31, 2019
Sarah
Bryson TX
US
Buckingham vest
Great quality and fit is perfect. I will order more in the future. I'm very pleased how quickly it came as well.
Sep 21, 2018
Kenny Lane
Evanston Il
US
Vest not useable
Well made, esp for the price. But the size is way off. Bought and normally wear 3X. Product was at best a large. Unuseable for me.
Jun 7, 2018
Mike
We
Buckingham Vest
Great service. Excellent quality. The vest is just what I was looking for.
Feb 9, 2018
Don
Florence MA
US
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

 

#5 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

$73.95

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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

 

#6 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

$77.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.50/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Looks nice.
Unfortunately, this atypical vest was not accurate in its sizing, running small. It is beautiful to look at on a hanger, but you have to be very trim in order to button all the buttons which means your belly must be smaller than your chest because the lower part of the vest is extremely narrow and there is not any adjustment. I was unable to wear it because my belly is larger than my chest. I recommend at least one size up from your normal vest size.
Sep 28, 2023
Mark Smyers
NEW FRANKLIN OH
US
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

 

#7 Rated Military Collar Vest
Vaughan Waistcoat - Cream

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

ITEM 006959

$74.95

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Reviews of this Product

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

 

#8 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

$73.95

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Reviews of this Product

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

 

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

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

ITEM 005050

$77.95

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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

 

#10 Rated Military Collar Vest
Vaughan Waistcoat - Black

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

ITEM 006953

$74.95

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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

 

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