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Top 8 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
Twin City Silk Vest - Gray

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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.70/5.00 stars from 23 reviews

I love my new vest
The website gave me the information on how to order the correct size vest and it came in the mail pretty efficiently and I'm pleased with my purchase.
Sep 26, 2019
Donald Byrd
Granger TX
US
Look like a million bucks
My bride loved it the first time I purchased it. It runs a little small so if your in between sizes order larger and it has a strap adjustment in the rear. It is very good quality.
Mar 13, 2019
Toby
Folsom CA
US
great
Goes great with my new Gray Sharkskin suit.
Mar 7, 2019
Richard
Bainbridge Ge
US
Twin City Vest
Nov 16, 2018
Rob
Milwaukie
US
Gray Vest
prettier in person than online! Very pleased
Aug 31, 2016
Hite
Richardson TX
US
Twin City Vest-Gray
Best ever looks great feels even better to wear lots of positive coments can definitely recommend this one its a perfect fit just love it
Feb 7, 2016
Frank
Quorn St
AU
Outstanding vest
This vest goes with any ensemble, and definitely makes a statement. Sizing was accurate (ordered a medium), surprisingly, especially for a guy with a bigger upper body chest. The waist is easily tapered with the adjustment strap on the back, so it won't look baggy.
Mar 31, 2015
DoctorGuy
Washington DC
US
Son loves the vest
Great fabric - looks wonderful on him - he loves it as I do!
Nov 10, 2014
Anonymous

made in USA
This vest is ok ..not great like I expected from such a reputable source. Actually looks like it was sewn in China.. :( it has darts in the front, that's fine but they are short sewn and make the sides pucker. We needed the vest on short notice..our fault, or else we would have sent it back. Although it is pretty and the buttons are really nice.
Aug 29, 2014
Mrs Basso
NY NY
US
A very handsome waistcoat
My first order with the Emporium was a collection of waistcoats; this one is a particular favourite. Fine texture, beautiful colour - pairs very nicely indeed with the charcoal Callahan frock coat and the black velvet Edwardian morning coat. Looks superb, fits well, excellent value all 'round.
Jul 12, 2014
Michael

AU
Twin City Vest
Wonderful fit, looks fantastic with my morning coat. Very happy with the purchase
Apr 11, 2014
Jean-Robert...
Minneapolis MN
US
OK Vest
This vest pattern seems to photograph better than it looks in person. A few seams and pockets were lower quality than expected.
Feb 3, 2014
Anonymous

Exceeded expectation!
Very impressed.Fast delivery and vest fit superbly well.
Dec 20, 2013
Lilian
Vancouver BC
CA
Fine Garment
Wah Maker quality, real silk, fast regular shipping, Emporium ROCKS!
Aug 9, 2013
The Mack
Seattle WA
US
Excellent waistcoat
Yet another wonderful item of clothing from Historical Emporium, this waistcoat (or vest) is stylish, comfortable and definitely draws compliments fro all my friends.
Jul 5, 2013
Raymond
Mirfield We
UK

 

#2 Rated Silk Vest
Twin City Silk Vest - Royal Blue

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

ITEM 002412

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.60/5.00 stars from 20 reviews

Exactly as expected
When I received the vest, I tried it on immediately, perfect fit. The size chart is spot on, almost to a fault...needed just a hair more room, but is still very comfortable. The fabric was everything I expected and more. The picture doesn't do it justice. Very satisfied with the time of shipping and delivery. Would purchase from this site again if ever the need arises. Thank you so much for the quality and integrity of your company
Nov 20, 2018
Gary
Great Falls Mo
US
Twin City Vest
Quality not quite up to 5 stars but okay.
Jan 29, 2016
Ken
Eagan MN
US
Vest
Fits perfect. I'm 5'10 and weigh 170 pounds With a muscular build. The medium is just right. Not to loose at all. The buttons and finish to the vest look very sharp.
Oct 15, 2015
Anonymous
Hot springs Ar
Great Vest
Bought this vest to brighten up my formal wear. Mission accomplished! Now have this Royal Blue Twin City Vest and Wah Maker's Dragon Vest to liven up a tuxedo. I despise having to get dressed up but it is far more tolerable when you feel good about what you are wearing, these vests do it for me. Quality, style and cut of this vest is just what I was looking for.
Nov 14, 2014
WeimGuy
Washington DC
US
Royal Blue vest
Beautiful and a great fit.I really liked the color and fabric
Jun 18, 2014
Sikamanba
Worcester ma
US
Lovely colour classy
The twin vest royal blue is a lovely bright colour looks great with dark suite, would recommend this vest my my occasions.
May 17, 2014
Cate
Sydney NS
AU
Twin City Vest - royal blue
A great vest! I love the way it looks. The only downside is the strap in the back has an annoying fastener: you pretty much have to take the vest off to tighten/loosen it yourself. Other than that, the vest is worth it.
May 9, 2014
Anonymous

twin city ves
thought the buttons and button holes were poorly incorporated in the fabric, loosely sewn on and loose threads
Jan 9, 2014
rick
farmington mi
US
great color but sent it back
I ordered the best in the long version of my normal size. This vest was barely long enough but was far too small around the waist. I then ordered two more vests, one size bigger and two sizes bigger, but they were not available in longs. The one size bigger vest was fine around the middle but was terribly short. I ended up sending all three vests back. I understand the vests are cut shorter in the old style, but I think these went to extremes. I'm only 6'1" so it's not like I'm overly tall. I would have had to wear pants almost up to my chest for the regular length vest to work. The color of the vests was terrific - every bit as brilliant as you see in the photos. I wasn't really thrilled with the material though. It was very thin and flimsy . . . it wouldn't hold up to more than a couple CW reenactments, I'm afraid. It felt like a cheap costume rather than a real vest, and for the price I expected better quality. If you're shorter than average the length may not be a problem. If you're average or taller you really need to go with the LT version of the vest and hope it fits. Expect to order one size bigger than you normally would as well. If you need the vest for a one-time use and you can get one that fits, it will work very well for you. If you plan to use it for multiple events I think you'll be disappointed in the material. Gotta love the color though, and the vest looked very nice. I wish I could have made it work. It was perfect for our wedding.
Sep 27, 2013
Sibelius
Richardson TX
US
A good looking vest
As a professional Magician, I bought this Twin City Vest to replace on of my current vests (purchased elsewhere) that has worn out. It arrived well packaged, along with the two matching garters that I purchased as well. The vest looks and fits quite well, but the material (especially the lining) is a bit thinner than I was expecting. All in all, still a good looking vest at a good price.
Jun 29, 2013
Kerry Ross
Encino Ca
US
Vest
Exactly what I ordered fits well, looks great but not using it till august so can't say more.
Jun 14, 2013
Tod
Surrey BC
CA
Exactly what I wanted
Perfect came in great time was not very long of a wait. The material is light weight and a thin type material so should not be very hot to wear. I am very happy with my recent purchase. Thamks- Steve-
Apr 26, 2013
Stevo
San Antonio Te
US
vest
I love the vest, and it will look great at my wedding. :)
Mar 9, 2013
Justin Heflin
Meaquite TX
US
Blued vest
The vest is beautiful but I had to send it back because it was too small. I had ordered a XL but a 2x is required. I'm not sure if they received the return that I mailed 1st Class mail last Thursday. I hope so, for I will need it in a few weeks. Thanks
Jan 28, 2013
Richard Cousineau
Santa Barbara Ca
US
What a great vest!
This vest is exactly what I was hoping for, and will be a wonderful addition to my wedding attire. Thanks!
Jan 18, 2013
Anonymous


 

#3 Rated Silk Vest
Twin City Silk Vest - Black

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

ITEM 002409

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.32/5.00 stars from 22 reviews

Excellent!
Nice fit and looks great! Arrived very quickly.
Apr 19, 2018
Art Kaufmann
Culver City CA
US
Twin-City black vest
The Twin-City Vest in black is stunning, and whilst light weight, is of quality workmanship. The self pattern is striking but subtle making it a stand out vest in my gentlemen's attire. I am very happy with the product
Jan 13, 2016
Damian
So
AU
Best Vest
Love this Twin City Vest in black. Looks so classy with both my black silk puff tie and the grey silk puff tie. Intend on buying the Twin City Vest in grey, in future as well.
May 21, 2015
Adrian P.
Sydney NS
AU
Twin City Very Nice
The fabric patterning is much more visible in person and the overall quality is good for the price. The vest does fit a bit snuggly at the largest part of the belly. We did measure and purchase for the appropriate size and he is on the low end of the sizing for the size we purchased. Other than that love the item.
Sep 15, 2014
vallynmar
Lebanon NH
US
Well Vested Purchase
Again, I can't say enough for the quality of the items I have purchased here. The Twin City Vest is top quality in regard to materials and comfort. Will look forward to adding another in the near future. Pass my profound thanks onto all that are a part of your great organization _ KUDOS.......
Jun 18, 2014
Chief - T
Duluth MN
US
Great Product
Quality item. Highest quality.
Jun 18, 2014
Maddmaxxtoo
Colorado Springs CO
US
Nice Vest Sizing not Right
The vest is very nice, and well made. However, the sizing is not quite right. I measured my waist and belly, and based on that I got a Large. Turns out I should have gotten an XL. I think you need to revise your measuring chart, as this inaccuracy cost me a button which popped the first time wearing it.
Mar 7, 2014
James
DeLand FL
US
Versatile item
A good value for the price. The vest is typical of the second half of the 19th century. It can dress a honest family man, a fancy clergyman, a black hat cowboy, or a greedy capitalist. The construction is lighter than what is was then, but it makes it more comfortable and not too warm. lI have worn it recently at a traditional Xmas party with a red tartan bow tie and it was a success.
Jan 16, 2014
JFR

CA
twin city vest - black
beauitiful vest , not made for larger men with long torsos, does not fit right looks silly
Oct 10, 2013
bigchiefbuttnug

Perfect
Great fit and good look
Jun 8, 2013
Mad Dog
CT
GREAT
Beautiful, I have been looking for this vest for 2 yrs.
Jun 7, 2013
Anonymous

Sorry to say...
I received the vest in record time. No issues with customer service, or the order process. I tried the vest on and hated it. You see, I'm going to a wedding and I wanted something different. I felt that the over look of the product was cheap. So.....sent it back yesterday. I will continue to use your shop...just not that vest. Thanks.
May 3, 2013
Gary
NJ
Twin city Vest = Black 002409
I sew - so I know fabrics. This fabric was not the quality I hoped for. Other wise - It's OK.
Oct 26, 2012
Anonymous

INCREDIBLY Handsome
This is a very, VERY handsome piece on my boyfriend! Looks great for any and all occasions/cons!
Oct 18, 2012
Mistress Leopardish
Santa Clara CA
US
awesome
shipping was really fast and the vest is really quality!
Sep 27, 2012
Anonymous


 

#4 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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 11 reviews

perfect compliment
well made and was impressed with quality and fit.
Aug 25, 2019
GeneB
Cookeville TN
US
Excellent vest
This particular style and shade was chosen by our barbershop quartet because of its color and range of sizes--our members run between Medium and 3XT! Having an all-silk facing with a subtle pattern gave the vest a very handsome look. Quality of detail and workmanship was excellent. Hopefully now we'll sing as good as we look!
Jun 2, 2019
Big Louie from LA
Los Angeles CA
US
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

 

#5 Rated Silk Vest
Twin City Silk Vest - Rust

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

ITEM 005078

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Twin City Vest
What ca I say about a silk vest made in the USA! This vest is beautiful. So well made and a perfect fit.
Oct 29, 2018
Scott T Werner
Providence UT
US
One fine vest
Excellent quality, good fit!
Nov 21, 2017
Mark W
Sparks NV
US
Simply outstanding
Not only do I love the vest, I have not yet worn it without getting at least one comment about how nice it is.
Jan 27, 2016
Mike
Ellicott City MD
US

 

#6 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

$49.95

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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


 

#7 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

 

#8 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

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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

 

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