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Top 6 Shawl 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 shawl 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 shawl collar vests in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific shawl 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 Shawl Collar Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Black

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

ITEM 004531

$63.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.76/5.00 stars from 29 reviews

Lighter than expected, well built
XXL fits larger than expected, but not drastically. Canvas feels durable. Lighter and cooler than expected. Pockets are reasonably sized and useful.
Oct 1, 2021
sweptbytime

US
Terrific for the price
The vest is surprisingly thick and warm, and the stitching is carefully done. The double buttons are not for show but are all functional. The sizing was also perfect. I am more than pleased with the vest, obviously, and it arrived quickly after purchase.
Jan 14, 2021
Douglas
Fayetteville NY
US
Vest
Looks great! Looking forward to getting a lot of wear out of it this winter.
Sep 3, 2020
Ed Sedwick
Shenandoah VA
5 Star Quality
I was underprepared for just how thick and durable this vest was going to be. It really is a thick canvas material and pairs well with canvas trousers for a formal look that is still functional for work. Do not recommend wearing this on a hot day though, it is seriously a thick fabric. The fabric is so thick I struggle to get my US Marshal badge through the fabric for my cosplay XD!
Jul 25, 2020
Cameron
Adelaide So
AU
canvas vest
I wear a vest all year long, and have many vests. This one is for more dress up occasions and it did the trick. Was impressed with the quality and look.I will be back for other items.
Dec 6, 2019
daveinwyo
Wy
US
canvas vest
Exactly the look I wanted! Great vest.
Dec 5, 2019
CHARLES W. TURNER
Bullard Te
US
Vest
Great quality vest, very sharp! Ordered it to be worn at a wedding and was very happy I did. Excellent company, with great service!
Aug 16, 2018
Nae Nae
Baxter Springs KS
US
Love this vest!
It's a heavier, thicker vest with a straight cut and round bottom. The fit was almost perfect, and I keep getting complimented on it. I may need to find a 'reason' to purchase another.
Mar 19, 2018
Evo Shandor
Twin Cities MN
US
Michael
I have looked for a canvas double breasted vest for a long time, and was unable to find one, until I found Historical Emporium on a search for another item (which I also purchased from them) and was pleased with the vest and its look!
Jan 27, 2018
Michael
Corona CA
US
Vest
this vest is going to be one i wear a lot
May 12, 2017
setab
Green Valley Ar
great purchase
Item arrived in really great packaging and sturdy. Immediately took out and without unbuttoning slipped it over my head and fit was great. Looking forward to wearing for many occasions. Sturdy and great quality into its manufacture.
Mar 1, 2017
Character
Lineville AL
US
Style to show
bought this for a wedding and it was just great. Fantastic addition to any wardrobe.......
Jan 11, 2017
Andy
ON
CA
Very impressed
I had been trying to source vests in Australia for a number of months with no luck. I found Historical Emporium by pure chance and decided to give them a go. I ordered this vest along with Humboldt Stripe Vest and Classic Canvas Work Vest - Black in a single order as the three with shipping from the States was still more reasonable than anything that I'd been able to find in Australia. I had deliberately ordered a size up to be safe and on arrival I was very impressed with the quality, style and the time that the vests took to jump the puddle from the US. My tailor when I went to have them taken in (yes I probably should have trusted the sizing listed) also commented on the quality and styling; when measuring and after making the adjustments. Thank you very much (and yes I've now ordered additional vests), highly recommend both the service and product. I'll be back again.
Dec 8, 2016
Steven
Hobart TA
AU
One of my favourires
Sturdy, well made garment.
Dec 8, 2016
Robert N Stephenson
HAWTHORNDENE SA
AU
excellent vest.
A fantastic vest. I'm glad that I decided to order something from this website. It's a wonderful addition to my collection, and I'm certain to be back for more
Sep 15, 2016
Nigel
Waterloo On
CA

 

#2 Rated Shawl Collar Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson

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

ITEM 002408

$63.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.84/5.00 stars from 70 reviews

My favorite waistcoat.
I wore one of these waistcoats (vests) in a theater production as part of a costume and loved it so much that I had to get one of my own. It fits true to size and is sturdy in its construction. Any time I wear it I get compliments and it coordinates well with jeans, dress pants and my kilt.
Feb 4, 2021
Alan Stillman
Cazenovia NY
US
My favorite waistcoat.
I wore one of these waistcoats (vests) in a theater production as part of a costume and loved it so much that I had to get one of my own. It fits true to size and is sturdy in its construction. Any time I wear it I get compliments and it coordinates well with jeans, dress pants and my kilt.
Jan 27, 2021
Alan Stillman
Cazenovia NY
US
Fine Quality
The vest is a fine quality canvas material and I found it a true fit.
Jan 14, 2021
TheMattAbides
Cottontown TN
US
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson
Not as red as it looks in person. It's more of a dark burgundy/brown colour. Which is more authentic to the era and the more practical nature of it. But otherwise looks and feels fantastic. Has bronze buttons which are easy to do up and undo. Best way to do it is the left vertical row first then the right.
Sep 20, 2020
Jamie R.
Hobart Ta
AU
Excellent fit and many compliments
I love this vest and get many compliments on it. It fits exactly as promised and feels very comfortably. My wardrobe has a whole new life with the vests that I have purchased here.
Mar 7, 2020
Bryan
Tyler Te
US
Vest Fit
The quality of workmanship is excellent. I love the look. I'm 5'10 and about 175 pounds and the medium fit well except for one place, the arm pits. I really love this vest yet the arm hole size makes it almost unwearable. I don't have big arms and a large would have been way too big everywhere else. I can still wear it but it is quite tight. Other vests I've bought from you are not like this. You might want to mention this fact to whoever makes these for you. I understand that the world is not perfect and things like this happen. I still love it and might pay to have it altered in the future. Thank you, Dedicated Customer.
Feb 14, 2020
Anonymous

Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson
This vest is a keeper, size as described. Quality product.
Nov 1, 2019
Patrick
Hayward CA
US
My fifth
I now have five vests from Historical Emporium. All are by Frontier Classics. The size chart is right on. The quality is excellent. All I expected!
Oct 3, 2019
Randall
San Antonio TX
US
Vest
Aug 8, 2019
Jethro six shooter
Casper Wy
US
Casual wear
This is great with jeans, and khaki pants.
May 9, 2019
Cally
Columbus OH
US
An excellent addition to my wardrobe
I originally found this when I was looking for some accessories to go with a hat I'd found at goodwill. Unfortunately, it wasnt as good a color match as I'd hoped, but this is not a bad thing! The vest is comfortable, lightweight, and durable enough to wear while doing blue collar work. I'm now going out and looking for shirts, ties, and other accessories to showcase my new vest. I'd particularly recommend pairing this vest with any of the canvas pants Historical Emporium sells. Even if it's a different color, the matching fabric type helps to pull the whole thing together (and the crimson of the vest is a bit saddened, so it's a decent neutral color to build a palette around).
Apr 11, 2019
CountSpiffula
Oakland CA
US
Great waistcoat, but there's a catch.
The waistcoat is of excellent construction, very durable, and pretty to look at. However, as others have noted, it IS a bit on the high waisted side. Me and the person I ordered it for share the same chest measurement, yet while it fits my 5'10" frame well, when he, being 6'1" wears it, there is a visible 1.5" gap between the waist of his pants and the hem of the vest. This is no strike against the vest itself, as it is of excellent quality, but if it could be made a BIT taller, it would have been perfect. Still looks good as the finishing touch on his War Doctor cosplay :) Thank you!
Dec 27, 2018
Ian MP
Montgomery AL
US
Awesome Quality
Went to a party- Felt great in this vest- looked even better- Thank You!!!!
Jun 29, 2018
Robert S

US
More brown than crimson
Excellent quality and fit, but mine at least looks much more brown than the red that shows up in the photos. Maybe I got sent the walnut by mistake?
Apr 18, 2018
Ben

US
Another Hit!
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson, great color, fit perfectly as per sizing instructions, lots of compliments!
Feb 20, 2018
Allan Robson
Welland On
CA

 

#3 Rated Shawl Collar Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Walnut

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

ITEM 004532

$63.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 27 reviews

3 thumbs up
I often have trouble finding a vest that fits. This fits perfectly. Very happy with this vest, so much so I am looking at buying more of other styles!
Aug 28, 2019
Rusty
NH
US
Very nice Waist coat
Very well made of supreme quality materials!
Jan 24, 2019
Wayne M Elliott
Milwaukie OR
US
great vest
Nov 11, 2018
ron
cbs NL
CA
Canvas Vest
My wife ordered this for me for a wedding in Colorado. The fit is great and seems to be very well made. She loves the look of the vest and is very pleased with the quality.
May 29, 2018
Mickey
Greenwood LA
US
Excellent Canvas Waistcoat
This is a very well-made piece, suitable for real work or for wearing almost anywhere. It's not a costume piece by any means. It's fairly heavy, but it never feels hot or restricting. This is my second waistcoat from Historical Emporium, and I'll be getting another soon: I'm getting into the habit of wearing one almost every day!
Jan 25, 2018
VEF
Baton Rouge LA
US
Vest
It is what I ordered, and is good quality.
Dec 28, 2017
Rhoppy
Seaside Or
US
vest
Amazing quality and workmanship. this is my fourth order from them and I am never let down. This vest will last for years if not generations. It does run a touch on the larger size. I buy for stage productions and they get quite a beating. but these are well beyond stage quality and will fit nicely into any wardrobe.
Nov 2, 2017
linda tomasi
Hardwick MA
US
Fabulous Vest
I bought this vest for my husbands Halloween costume and he really likes it and asked if he can wear it for everyday if he wanted to. It is made really well. Good looking vest.
Oct 13, 2017
Cari
Newhall Ca
US
Great vest!
Perfect fit & looks great.
May 23, 2017
Ted
Lynchburg VA
US
Vest
Perfect fit & very comfortable.
May 14, 2017
William
Lynchburg VA
US
Great Waistcoat
Very happy with this purchase. Fit as expected and nice thick cotton material. Have received multiple compliments on it already!
Jan 24, 2017
Liam G
Lynchburg VA
US
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Walnut
Very well made. Looks great.
Apr 7, 2016
Charles B;
Lumberton TX
US
Awesome vest
This vest came so quickly (to Hawaii) it is for my wedding and it is PERFECT!! Well made product...super great quality!! We are beyond pleased.
Sep 24, 2015
Grey
Honolulu Ha
US
Eddie Edwardian
Searching for Edwardian clothing in support of a significant competitive production, Historical Emporium clearly has a corner on the market. The vest choices were almost overwhelming but, by process of elimination, we finally settled on this brown, double breasted version. Love the styling, the double row of buttons, pockets, feel, and square at the waistline. More elegant to see and wear than the description. Excellent choice!
Mar 12, 2015
Alan
Arlington Vi
US
Frontier Suave
Got it for my adult son for Christmas, he's decided he likes vests now for every day wear. I think he wants to become a hobbit. Anyhoo, it was delivered in timely fashion, as ordered, and I asked him how it is and he said "frontier suave". He likes it! He picked it out himself from the on line catalog and forwarded the order form to me, ready to submit. Everything worked slick! I've never even seen it yet, but I'm satisfied.
Jan 3, 2015
Dad B
Tolland CT
US

 

#4 Rated Shawl Collar Vest
Pique Vest - White

 Victorian Mens Vests White Synthetic Solid Geometric Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005872

$60.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.50/5.00 stars from 10 reviews

And the set is complete!
When I got my two piece tailcoat set, my intention was not to do full white tie. But then I needed the shirt for my livery and the tie as well and hey, in for a penny, in for a pound! I like it very much. As with the rest, it's well constructed. It took me a second to figure out how it's worn, as it's quite a different cut than I'm used to, but ones on it fits nicely (a concern with any vest, but particularly men's) and looks grand!
Feb 24, 2021
Gale

Just what I was looking for
Jan 29, 2021
Eric Lowe
NC
US
No place for pocket watch
The vest is well made, with good quality fabric. Just wish the pocket welts were actually pockets, as my husband wears a pocket watch and chain with his Victorian and Edwardian dress. I am a costume designer and maker, so I will add the pockets myself.
Aug 28, 2019
Cheryl
Houston TX
US
Nice vest
This vest looks great with my husband's Victorian tux with tails. It bulges out at the sides a little, but you can't see it with the tux jacket on. We use this for historical dancing, so he's not supposed to remove his jacket on the dance floor anyway. So, it works fine for us. Looks fantastic when he's got everything on together. Thank you.
May 30, 2019
Ava W.
Los Angeles CA
US
good but just not what I needed
I ordered this as a back up for the Tux but just not what I needed will be returning it
Feb 23, 2017
Keith
Houston Te
US
Top Drawer !
Putting this vest on it felt as though i should be in a movie in the 20's . That being said i'm going to a Gatsby party this New Years Eve and it being my Anniversary i'm beyond pleased with this vest . A+ Joe Botticelli Ogunquit, Maine
Dec 29, 2016
Joe B
OGUNQUIT ME
US
completely satisfied
completely satisfied
Oct 8, 2015
Anonymous

Pique Vest
I didn't care for the fabric of the vest and have returned it back to Historical Emporium for a refund.
Oct 7, 2015
Gina
Hemet CA
US
BEAUTIFULLY MADE
Dec 19, 2014
Anonymous

Quality
This item as well as any from The Emporium is of the highest quality. No complaint
Nov 4, 2014
Maddmaxxtoo
Colorado Springs CO

 

#5 Rated Shawl Collar Vest
Trailrider Vest - Buffed Calf Leather - Brown

 Old West Mens Vests Brown Leather Solid |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 001240

$166.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Trail rider vest
Excellent quality and very comfortable to wear. Liked the first one so much I bought a second.
May 15, 2020
Joe Ranchel
Bristol WI
US
Nice!
Shipping was fast .. My new vest is awesome! Love it!
Aug 3, 2018
Bill Goat
Tumwater WA
US
Impressive!
This Vest Looks Even Better In Person! Great Fit and Style! I Get Compliments Every Time I Wear It! Exceptional Customer Service & Shipping!
Jan 22, 2015
CaptainBeyond
Clovis CA
US
Smooth
This is the best vest i ever had, very smooth.
Jun 20, 2014
Jari
Tranemo Sw
SE
Buffed calf vest brown
Very nice, shipped in just a few days as stated. Very satisfied!!
Sep 30, 2013
Jim
MN
US
Trailrider Vest
Never had so many complaments on a vest ever. The color, style and softness.
Jun 17, 2013
Fritz
Williston ND
US
very authentic look
Fantastic & well made product as to the period & material used, fit was a plus & the measuring advice was precise.
Feb 18, 2013
R. Murphy
Fort Worth Te
US
Pleased with this
good quality , product has some weight about it; think it will last quite a while.
Sep 2, 2011
stuyvo
Australia

 

#6 Rated Shawl Collar Vest
Trailrider Vest - Italian Lamb Leather - Black

 Old West Mens Vests Black Leather Solid |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 001726

$191.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.90/5.00 stars from 10 reviews

Perfect Vest
I ordered the vest to wear at my daughter's wedding that had a western theme. The vest fit perfectly and the Italian Lamb Leather is of top quality. A number of guests commented on the appearance and feel of the vest. I am extremely pleased with my purchase.
Nov 14, 2018
Tom
Spring Hill Fl
US
trail rider vest
It was better than I expected and it fits me like a glove
Apr 27, 2017
Ron
Kearney NE
US
Great Vest
This is an outstanding vest, beautiful leather and finishing, also fits like it was custom made!
Dec 20, 2013
Rooster
Vancouver BC
CA
trairider vest black
perfect fit a beautiful vest every guy should own one thanx i bought it for my son he loves it
Apr 5, 2013
Laura Grace
Westtown NY
US
Blues in A minor
Received very quickly, it is impeccable the quality, feels so soft and rich. Gotten numerous compliments on how it looks with my Jaxson Italian Lambs Leather Cap, just recently while playing out with my band. I love it!! So will you!!
Mar 11, 2013
Anthony R
Warwick RI
US
GIL
GREAT LOOKING VEST. QUALITY IS EXCELLENT. SOFT AND SUPPLE WITH A GREAT FIT. I JUST ORDERED ANOTHER IN BROWN LEATHER. THANKS!
Oct 18, 2012
GIL LIBRIZZI
CHICAGO IL
US
Return of Black Vest
My return and refund were processed promptly.
Sep 13, 2012
Mimi Koerner
Brick NJ
US
Very pleased with the product and service
Purchased the Trailrider Vest as a Christmas gift 3 weeks before Christmas. Had searched many sites that did not have the vest in stock and could not guarantee that it could be back ordered in time for Christmas. Not only did Historical Emporium have the vest in stock, but I received the vest 6 days later, well in time for Christmas. The vest was of excellent quality! It was better than I imagined. The leather was very soft and very well made.
Dec 28, 2011
Happy Texan

Trailrider Vest - Italian Lamb Leather #011 Black
Really good vest. Good leather finish, well made and good styling.Have received some good comments from friends.
Dec 3, 2011
Rosco

Sep 23, 2011
Matty P


 

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