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The 10 Best Silk 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 silk 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 silk vests in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific silk 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 Silk Vest
Ambassador Silk Vest - Taupe

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Brown Silk Print Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004313

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 10 reviews

Beautiful vest
This was a Christmas present for my husband. He loves it. It fits quite well, he looks very dashing. I was impressed with the quality and the quick turn around on the order. We are very pleased with this purchase.
Dec 21, 2016
Anonymous

Just right
This vest came and was perfect in every way! The fabric, construction, sizing and overall appearance were just what I expected. Thanks!
Oct 6, 2016
Mark
Collinsville Il
US
vest
I am more than pleased with the Ambassador vest. Looks great and have had several compliments in it.
Feb 18, 2016
Dick
Burlington Wi
US
Ambassador vest
Well made, nice fit!
Dec 3, 2015
Eric

CA
Mens Vest
I have now bought over 8 vests from Historical Emporium and have nothing but glowing comments on the quality of the vests and the wonderful service I have received. Thank you H.E. for putting out such awesome products. You are my #1 go to spot for all my vest purchases.
Aug 10, 2015
Kent
shoreview Mi
Great Quality
This vest is excellent quality and cut a bit fuller than some others. This is my second vest from HE and I couldn't be more pleased.
Jun 26, 2015
Argentum
Santa Clarita Ca
US
Vest
I love it!
Aug 9, 2013
shipbound
Chico CA
US
Absolutely The Finest Vintage Era Clothing
I absolutely love the Vintage Era clothing that is offered on this site. The Vests and Shirts are all constructed of the highest quality materials and look great. I like to dress them down with a pair of jeans for weekend casual wear, and dress them up with a suit or sports coat when dress wear is called for special dress occasions. If you enjoy wearing this style of Vintage clothing, then this is the site to get it from. All my items were shipped quickly as promised, and were safely packaged. I plan on ordering other items in the very near future. Five Stars, highly recommend this site.
Feb 7, 2013
Bill Johnson
Desloge Mi
US
Ambassador Vest
Love the vest! It is all I expected, and fits just fine. The service was great too. (Ease of ordering, and fast delivery.) I will be back for more.
Jan 12, 2013
Frank Matlosz
Hobson Mo
US
Ambassador Vest-Taupe
BEAUTIFUL vest!!!!! This vest is made of very NICE fabric,It's a very GREAT purchase made really well.I ordered for my husband to wear on formal nite on our up coming cruise to match my Titanic style dress it is PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You won't be SORRY of purchasing this VEST!!
Oct 18, 2012
Anonymous

US

 

#2 Rated Silk Vest
Twin City Silk Vest - Red

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Red Silk Floral Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002411

$78.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

Twin City Silk Vest-Red
this vest is very well made and is very smooth the colour is just perfect fits like glove I find I am wearing this vest more than others I can definitely recommend this one cheers
Oct 7, 2016
Frank
Quorn St
AU
Excellent quality
I love this vest! It fits so perfectly and the quality surpasses the garbage that most mainstream sellers try to push. I wish I could just walk into a store and purchase high quality clothes like this. Thank you Gentleman's Emporium!
Jan 12, 2014
Anonymous

CA
Love it
The vest is of great quality and fits great. Will be making many more purchases
Aug 23, 2013
Mike
Atlanta Ga
US
VERY FINE QUALITY!
THIS WAHMAKER VEST is top of the line in a well made, handsome and authentic vest of the period in time it represents! ~ It is a real "eye-catcher" that will not disappoint its wearer! ~ Best of all it's ....MADE IN THE USA!!!
Apr 12, 2013
Joseph A. Mirabella
Tampa FL
US
Just what I was looking for
This was my first purchase from the Historical Emporium along with a satin silver puff tie and I have to say this exeded all expectations, the vest is very well made and is extremely light over all I love it. I will say this when I got it there where a few strings around the buttons but I was assured by a friend of mine who does a lot of tailor work that it was just the tie off point were they closed the stitching for the button holes. Well there is my " complaint " for this review and all it took to fix it was about two minutes with a small scissors and you couldn't even tell so all in all I give this 5 stars.
Apr 5, 2013
Jonathan D LaGier
Mapleton No
US
Amazing
I heard the delivery was fast... still amazed by the speed. but beyond that, the vest is super amazing and awesome and comfortable.
Dec 27, 2012
Danny
San Diego CA
US
Twin City Vest Red
Good quality vest. Sizing is perfect. Definately would purchase from Historical Emporium again. Also, very quick service
Dec 3, 2012
Anonymous

US
Happy
The vest arrived before I expected it and I am very happy
Sep 12, 2012
Fred Pollak
Werribee Vi
AU
A Dapper Vest
This vest is well-crafted and really looks sharp under my black Victorian Cutaway Coat. It will also look great when worn as "Santa casual" with black trousers and an open-collared white shirt.
Mar 2, 2012
Lookin' the Part
Bowling Green Ke
US

 

#3 Rated Silk Vest
Lombard Silk Vest - Tan

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Brown Tan Silk Paisley Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004876

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Great Looking
I saw that this vest is going to be discontinued. I'm glad I got one of the last ones. This vest is awesome. Got a lot of compliments. Couldn't be happier with how it looked in person. Picture doesn't do it justice.
Jan 3, 2017
Wyatt

Lombard Silk vest
The product arrived before the scheduled date of arrival. It was well packaged and shipped on a hanger in a plastic bag. The vest is very well made and the fit is flattering. Thanks for such quality products and excellent customer service.
Oct 12, 2016
PJ Gallegos
Portland OR
US
Lombard silk vest
I purchased this silk vest to wear at my wedding reception, it adds just the amount of panache. Great purchase
Nov 20, 2015
Jim Cuffe
Canton Ge
US
Beautiful vest
This vest is beautiful, the color and design was a perfect match to a James West blue outfit I made for my husband. He received many compliments!
May 27, 2015
Sandy
Dripping Springs TX
Holiday WOW!
This is my second purchase from Emporium. This newest addition to my vest collection was part of my 2014 corporate holiday outfit. It was a fashion hit! It's silky smooth touch and excellent craftsmanship is second to none. The faintest hints of light blue makes this vest pop inside the paisley print. A must for a mans wardrobe.
Dec 16, 2014
John B
Somerset Ne
US
Lombard Silk Vest
Can't say enough about the quality and off the rack fit. If I would have been a bit more timely in my order, I would have had it altered just a bit to dial in the tailored look. Regardless, very well made and had many compliments.
Oct 18, 2013
Anonymous
Costa Mesa CA
US
Awesome
This vest is gorgeous and the size is spot on. My only complaint would be that the pictures just don't do it justice.
Aug 23, 2013
pamela
lake havasu city az
Lombardi Vest.
Great vest love it. Silk fantastic.
Aug 16, 2013
Doc
Surfside Beach SC
US

 

#4 Rated Silk Vest
Baker City Silk Vest - Rust

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Red Silk Floral Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004569

$85.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

the perfect rust
I bought this as a possible groomsmen vest but instead decided that my father would wear it and it fit perfectly. It's true to size and the quality is impeccable. He tried on one of the cotton vest and liked the softer, less stiff feel of the baker city vest. Thanks!
Dec 26, 2014
wiffy72
topeka ks
US
Perfect fit!
a beautiful garment. Very pleased with the craftsmanship, especially being a larger guy like myself. Fantastic!
Jan 28, 2014
Scotsmuppet
Warren NJ
US
great
These folks have been great to work with will be getting more stuff from them in the future even thought I had to send one item back for a different size ,all good easy .
Jul 12, 2013
Anonymous


 

#5 Rated Silk Vest
Twin City Silk Vest - Hunter Green

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Green Silk Floral Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005624

$78.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Twin City Vest
Received within del. dates shown (as has happened with everything else I have bought). The vest is everything you said it would be in colour and material. It helped that I already owned a red version of the same vest. They make a fine addition to my mid 19th century garb that I wear when making my presentations at the local Historic Village and at the Seniors' Residences where I make historic presentations. I will also wear it for St Patrick's day.
Jan 15, 2015
Doug Teeter
London On
CA
Twin City Vest
Love the vest...
Jan 9, 2015
Wayne Miley
Lyons OR
US
Excellent
Very nice vest. Fit is as described in the catalogue. Color is a nice Emerald Green.
Dec 17, 2014
sam
Helena Mo
US

 

#6 Rated Silk Vest
Baker City Silk Vest - Chocolate

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Brown Silk Floral Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005628

$85.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Baker City Silk Vest
I like these vests, they are comfortable, classy and cool to wear even when the temperature is hot. In the cool spring mornings they add a little warmth.
Feb 10, 2017
Tony
Lodi CA
US
Nice vest!
May 8, 2015
Anonymous

vest
great color perfect fit looks good
Aug 12, 2014
dave
elizabeth co
US

 

#7 Rated Silk Vest
Lombard Silk Vest - Red

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Red Silk Paisley Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004875

$80.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Lombard Silk Vest - Red
Very happy with this vest.
Sep 29, 2017
Keystonekid
Frisco TX
US
Sharp Dressed Man
This vest is a conversation piece. It takes an everyday suit to another level and makes me stand out from the other guys with just a suit and tie on. Everytime I wear it, I have received complements and people want to know where I got it. The quality is exceptional. I plan on getting the remaining available colors of this exact vest.
Nov 20, 2014
J.D. Miller
Winston Salem NC
US
Sharp!
This vest is very sharp! The quality is very high standard. I matched it with brown dress pants the same color brown that is in the vest. I also used a white shirt with a red, white and brown color bow tie!
Apr 19, 2014
Reace Shird
Johnsonville SC
US
Romantic attire
I have looked for a red vest like this one for a couple of years. I saw some in Paris that were fine but horribly expensive. This one is excellent for a reasonable price. The colours are nice and accurately represented in the website. I wear it sometimes in the house with my fez, for reading poetry, as a man of letter of the 19th century. I plan to wear it for parties and for entertaining at home. Eventually, I may wear it with an ensemble comprising a black frock coat.
Jan 16, 2014
JFR

Lombard vest review
Exactly what I've been looking for. Very attractive, quality vest. Couldn't be more satisfied.
Oct 4, 2013
Nathaniel R.
Charlottesville VA
US
Fit issue
Loved the vest, but medium was too large, and small was too small - - - by a large margin!
Sep 20, 2013
Will
Santa Cruz Ca
US
SAPink
Quality, Quickly.
Sep 18, 2013
Anonymous


 

#8 Rated Silk Vest
Ambassador Silk Vest - Charcoal

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Gray Silk Print Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004310

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Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

Gray silk vest
Beautiful vest and great fit!
Mar 23, 2017
Michelle
Rancho Cordova CA
US
Beautiful
This vest has a nice weight and fits very well. We are very happy with the purchase.
May 7, 2016
Tee
Orlando FL
US
Ambassador vest
The vest is beautiful! I bought it for my husband to wear at our daughter's wedding in the park. It is a fairly casual wedding, but he needed something to set him apart as the father of the bride. This vest is perfect!
Jul 12, 2013
Terri
Sharpsburg Ge
US
Too Large in Upper Chest
Vest was extremely large between chest and shoulder to the point it could not be altered, so it was returned. Oddly it fit around the waist. Otherwise it is a nice vest and well made.
Jun 15, 2013
Anonymous

Ambassador vest
Beautifully made and fit true to size. Arrived quicklyl Very happy!
May 10, 2013
Judi
Dardanelle AR
US
Absolute superb!
The vest was exactly what we thought it would be. It fit perfectly, and my fiance will look dashing on our wedding day! Thank you so much
May 3, 2013
EHK
St. Louis Mi
US
Great Vest
Vest looked great and fit nicely. Very happy with this purchase
Apr 17, 2013
Joe
Pittsburg CA
US
Great vest
Put it on and fits great, and looks sharp.
Apr 12, 2013
Garretson
Kenai Al
US
Great Vest
Outstanding product and service.
Apr 5, 2013
Madera Mike
Madera Ca
US
Dennis
The Ambassador Vest is well made,and the print is well thought out. We have been purchasing clothing for both men and women and also as gifts(esp the hats) and have been pleased with every item. The quality and attention to detail is spot on. Many items are made in the USA and this is a added bonus,especially being American history buffs.
Apr 5, 2013
Dennis Hill
Millbury Ma
US
Elegant Vest
This vest goes perfectly with the Victorian Cutaway Coat in charcoal. The paisley pattern and slight sheen are a nice compliment to the coat. The adjustable back helps create the perfect fit.
Mar 12, 2013
Paula Williford
Bertram TX
US
customer
We got the Vest and it fits perfect, could use a little taking in under the arm towards the back, the quality is great. It is better then I had expected and my husband to be loves it. I will order again from Historical Emporium for sure, I am so proud of this product. If you are thinking about a purchase go ahead you will be impressed.
Feb 25, 2013
Betty Berry
Sterling City Te
US
004310
very nice vest everyone asked where i got it
Jan 22, 2013
Walter pierson
Rancho Cordova Ca
US
Southern Lady
Very Nice. Would recommend this vest to anyone. Great quality very well made.
Oct 26, 2012
Annette Yeager
Woodville te
US
Vest For Historical Folk Dance
This vest is perfect for the formal folk dance it will be worn for. The pattern is much more vivid and eye-catching in person than in the online photos. Arrived even quicker than expected after ordering.
Oct 18, 2012
Anonymous
Boise ID
US

 

#9 Rated Silk Vest
Baker City Silk Vest - Red

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Red Silk Floral Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dickens

ITEM 002405

$85.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 20 reviews

Great vest!!
I ordered this vest sort of as a trial. Having never ordered anything from these guys before, and wondering if the low price meantalso meant low quality, I held my breath. The order arrived very quickly. I must say I am very pleased with the product! The fit is perfect, the fabric and construction first rate, and the look when worn with my costume is every bit as good as the photo on the website. I highly recommend this vest and I expect to order more items from HE soon!
Jan 26, 2017
Harry Titus
Galion Oh
US
LOVE this vest!
This is the THIRD version of this very same vest that I've owned (to accommodate my spreading waistline). The color and styling are "sharp as a tack", and the workmanship of top quality. WAH vests tend to run a little smaller than some other companies, so one might consider ordering a size larger and than one might usually order.
Jun 20, 2014
Dace Gisclard
Houston Te
US
Red Baker City Vest
Nice article. I have been wearing it as part of my Christmas apparel when doing presentations at Seniors Residences & in the Christmas weekend at the Fanshawe Pioneer village were I portray an 19th century print shop owner/operator. One thing that appealed at the seniors home (where they keep the thermostat set high) is the light weight material in this vest.
Dec 20, 2013
The Free Press
London On
CA
Baker City Vest Red
The Material was made thin and cheaply. Once putting it in the cleaner. I do not think I will get too much wear out of it.
Jun 17, 2013
James Holt
Hephzibah GA
US
Love this vest!
I love this vest. The color, the style, are all just as presented. I have purchased several other vests and have always been more than satisfied with the quality. Keep up the good work.
Apr 5, 2013
Edward Schultz
Willoughby OH
US
excellent
This is the second vest I purchased, and just like the first vest, it looks the same as it does on the web site. The color, pattern, and texture of the vest is outstanding. I like the double breasted variety and will be purchasing more in the future.
Jan 16, 2013
Alfred Ballard

US
Baker City Vest
It fit perfectly, looks much sharper than the picture, great quality, and terrific reviews from my friends
Jan 3, 2013
Tim O'Neil
Locust Grove VA
US
Sir Daniel Austin
Got raves about the vest, Love it .. just one thing, not quite long enough in the front, I am not a very large man tho I weigh 270, but 6 ft tall so your vest rides up and allows my waist belt to show. Still looks sharper than anyone else.. Thanks
Jan 2, 2013
Sir Daniel I. Austin
Bonifay Fl
US
made the outfit
Many of my friends at the Historical Society Christmas party asked if it were a vintage piece, it was such a compliment to my black vintage tail coat, worn with your gold ascot and white formal shirt it could have been Christmas 1912!
Dec 9, 2012
Marc Trivella
Torrington CT
US
Baker City Vest-Red
This vest was true to the representaion in H.E.'s advert. The colour was spot on & looks smashing on my man. Excellent value, finer material than the tux-4-hire shops. Product arrived on time, and in mint condition. We have since purchased the complete outfit without hesitation. I have forwarded this site to all my friends and associates. Excellent 'toe-in-the-tub' product if you are hessitant to purchase. Merci H.E.! K
Oct 9, 2012
Katrine MacTruong
Mission Viejo CA
US
Baker City Vest (Red)
Very authentic and well made.
Oct 9, 2012
Greg Etheridge
Milton Fl
US
Fabulous
This vest is perfect for my fiancé for our wedding...only thing is, since he is 6'4, we ended up having to exchange the vest for one size larger for length...
Jul 6, 2012
Kirsten K.
Santa Clara Ca
US
Groom's Attire
Beautiful victorian vest my fiance will use for his wedding attire! Fast and secure service, we will be ordering from you in the future! Thank you.
May 28, 2012
Mary King
Minot No
US
Very Nice vest
This vest fits well and looks great. Note when purchasing vests - I typicall wear a 42 - yet I will end up with a medium vest as it fits my torso better. Remember, without sleeves there is no real worry about arm movement. The material leaves a bit to be desired - the finish, while nice, also leaves a bit to be desired. The button holes catch loose thread on the buttons. This is fairly typical with the acetate vests. A little more attention to detail on these finish items and this would be five stars.
Apr 23, 2012
Jim
Alameda CA
Fantastic value.
Very lightweight and well made. Striking! Recieved many positive comments the first time I wore it. The vest fits perfectly and even comes with a spare button inside. Thank you.
Feb 24, 2012
Scottish Mad Hatter
Mi
US

 

#10 Rated Silk Vest
Ambassador Silk Vest - Rust

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Brown Silk Print Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004312

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Average Rating: 4.77/5.00 stars from 13 reviews

Ambassador Silk Vest-Rust
I absolutely love this vest! I look forward to purchasing other vests from your vast selection! Thank you!
Apr 21, 2017
Lamar
Macon Ge
US
Ambassador Vest Rust
I bought this vest on a whim, it happily being as much as what I'd expected although I did have to get it trimmed by a seamstress. It's great, the paisley pattern and colours are bewitching for which it gets many admiring smiles from strangers and approving comments from those who know me. It's not a garment that would suit a man of small stature, let alone one who's fat, but if you're tall and reasonably slim as I am, on wearing this vest, you become taller than the Statue of Liberty, you make the blitz. Indian people seem to notice it notice it more because of the paisley pattern, one that originated from their culture. I fulsomely recommend this garment, it being perfectly presented by the business that sells it.
May 6, 2016
Robert

AU
Very nice
This vest is very nice and got a lot of compliments. It is a little short in the body, or maybe I'm too tall through the trunk, but it still works pretty good.
Feb 19, 2016
renhouse

nice vest
Dec 22, 2015
Anonymous

As shown
The vest arrived and is well constructed. The Paisley print is very striking, and exactly as represented. I will wear this vest with both Victorian and wild west attire...it is a keeper.
Dec 17, 2015
Chuck
Pinon Hills CA
US
Love the vest
I love the vest. The quality is amazing and it's my second one.
Nov 2, 2015
Joe
Ottawa On
CA
Great Vest
This vest is great! It's every bit as nice as it appears on the website. I look forward to wearing it.
Sep 4, 2015
Chris
Montgomery TX
US
Beautiful Vest
Bought this vest for my role as Sir John Middleton in Sense & Sensibility. A gorgeous, well made vest. It complimented my Victorian Cutaway Coat very well. The vest pockets accommodate a pocket watch and chain easily.
Jan 25, 2014
Robert
Bowling Green KY
US
not just for costume
I am in management at a large manufacturing facility, this vest is of such high quality, and just flat out CLASS that i will wear as part of my business attire. Also looks awesome over just a v-neck T-shirt, nice jeans and boots. Rock this on a night out if you're a single guy and trust me, you WILL be noticed and approached with compliments on such a unique piece of apparel! Love It! i discovered this sight by accident looking for vest, and this is the first but not the last that i purchased! 2 thumbs way up!
Jul 25, 2013
Leonaidas
Asheville NC
US
Absolutely The Finest Vintage Era Clothing
I absolutely love the Vintage Era clothing that is offered on this site. The Vests and Shirts are all constructed of the highest quality materials and look great. I like to dress them down with a pair of jeans for weekend casual wear, and dress them up with a suit or sports coat when dress wear is called for special dress occasions. If you enjoy wearing this style of Vintage clothing, then this is the site to get it from. All my items were shipped quickly as promised, and were safely packaged. I plan on ordering other items in the very near future. Five Stars, highly recommend this site.
Feb 7, 2013
Bill Johnson
Desloge MO
US
Nice Work
Needed adjustments to fit correctly. Nice vest; nice work.
Dec 21, 2012
DGS
Gurley Al
US
Classy!
much better in person than any picture can show you. Its gorgeous and looks very refined. Generously cut, if your tummy protrudes and you up the size beware you man need to have it tailored at the top! :) do not hesitate, if you like it, buy it.
Nov 14, 2012
bruce davis
Lynn MA
US
Absolutely Gorgeous
The picture doesn't do this vest justice; when the light hits it, it shines. It was complimented several times over the course of the evening. The tones in the pattern are chocolate brown, black, old gold, and rusty orange. It went just as well with a brown cravat and brown pants as it does with the black pants and cravat in the photo pictured. Lovely quality, and even has spare covered buttons in event of a mishap.
Oct 9, 2012
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