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The 10 Best Steampunk 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 steampunk 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 steampunk vests in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific steampunk 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 Steampunk Vest
Ferndale Striped Vest - Brown/Navy

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Vests Brown Blue Cotton Stripe Dress Work Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Ferndale

ITEM 002027

$59.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 18 reviews

Quality vest
I already had the pants but now I needed the vest. They were out of stock on the mediums so I had to get a large & take it in. I'll def check availability. Great quality!
Sep 22, 2016
Tony Taylor
Potomac Il
US
A Dandy of a Vest!
Bought this and the matching Ferndale Striped spats to complete my patent medicine salesman 'living history' persona and am 1000% pleased with the fit and appearance. Both items look great in the website photos but are even more impressive in person. Really liked the higher neckline on this vest and the 4 pockets in front are perfect for everything from my pocket watch to a small bottle of 'cure all'. Thanks Historical Emporium for offering such great merchandise!
Jun 26, 2016
Prof. Q

GET THE WHOLE SUIT
I ordered the whole suit; Frock coat, pants, vest and spats. Great quality. I'm 6'2" 215lbs and the XLs are a little on the large size, but I'll be getting them tailored. Not sure if the large would have done it, so not a big issue. LOOKS GREAT. Good weight to the fabric.
Jul 23, 2015
Don Fisher
Hay River NW
CA
Couldn't be better!
This is really one good looking vest! I have quite a few of your vests and am delighted with all of them. I'm a very big vest fan; don't consider myself fully dressed without one. This is the first striped vest I've bought and it certainly won't be the last. Congrats for a terrific product!
Nov 15, 2014
Ski
Mulvane Ka
US
Nice vest
I love the vest. Just want to mention that the navy stripes look black.
Sep 12, 2014
Anonymous

Awesome
The vest was very great quality!!! It was amazing I was very satisfied! I wore it my first day back to school and I think I made an impression I got many compliments and saw many signs of envy This isn't a costume it's a real suit It's a little boxy on me since I'm a girl but other than that it was absolutely fabulous
Aug 29, 2014
Sam
Houston Tx
US
Great Vest - Hubby Loved it
The vest was arrived very fast, the hubby loved it. The quality is great and fits like a dream.
Dec 7, 2013
LaraJ
Minneapolis MN
US
Nice!
Very snazzy.
Jan 15, 2013
Anonymous

Great Vest
Beautiful vest. Just what I was looking for. Fast shipping and great service. Will be back again and again, I'm sure.
Dec 14, 2012
Anonymous

Looks great and fits well
I ordered this along with the matching trousers and we pleased to see how well it fit and how well-made it was. I would definitely recommend this ensemble to anyone looking for durable non-costume period clothing.
Oct 9, 2012
Anonymous
Raleigh NC
US
Pretty classy
Only worn it twice so far- but the poll of those who have seen it suggests this is winner. great stuff. I'll be back for more style thanks for the great product
Sep 12, 2012
Mark Anderson
Fargo ND
US
Very Nice
Seems great. Haven't tried to wash/clean it yet but the quality is nice. Trust the tape measure. I couldn't bring myself to order a size large as 100% of my wardrobe is XL. Ended up having to exchange it. I think I could have even fit a medium. Trust the tape measure procedure they give you. Also, go a size up on the pants as suggested. The Ferndale combo looks pretty sweet.
Jun 22, 2012
bbj
Los Angeles CA
US
NICE JOB
Your ferndale vest is good value for the money! Thank you,nice job!
Feb 4, 2012
david schwall
pomona N
US
Fantastic
This vest fits me like it was tailored to my frame just for me by a master tailor. The pockets are really cool an in the right spots for my pocket watch and pocket knife. Looks better in person then on the computer and when matched with the trousers, 100 % awesome. Formal when wearing my Frock coat and top hat or switch hats to a bowler for a more semi formal look. A really nice addition to my suit.
Dec 13, 2011
AlbertJohnson
Northern Canada
Love it!
An excellent vest. A lot of reviews of the vests here were saying they ran big, so I ordered a smaller one than I would have otherwise. Turned out to be a bit too small, but the replacement I ordered fit perfectly and arrived a whole lot faster than I anticipated. Looks great with my Steampunk outfit I put together.
Nov 2, 2011
DivideByZero


 

#2 Rated Steampunk Vest
Commander Vest - Black

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

ITEM 003869

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

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
Anonymous

SUPER SERVICE!!!!
EXACTLY what I was looking for and a FAST delivery!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Aug 16, 2013
Wild Willy
Ft Worth TX
US
Just Right
Another stellar item from the Emporium. I can see a lot of ways to use this, both for costuming and everyday wear. It seems quite sturdy, too.
Jul 14, 2013
Michael Garcia
PA
US
Wonderful
The vest arrived so quick. It is heavy and very handsome. Love it. Highly recommend the Historical Emporium.
Jun 28, 2013
Ginger
Dolores Co
US
Perfect
The vest is as described, and has a nice weight to it, I've taken to wearing it with my pair of Wahmaker Frontier Canvas Pants in the brown color, with a white or red dress shirt, it adds a nice casual look to the somewhat dressed look that I wear on a regular basis.
Apr 12, 2013
Devin Preston
Danville Ke
US
Military fashion show!
Another fine vest you gotten me into! This high collar vest provides a distinguished and unique look that will have you looking like an officer and a gentleman. It looks great with an ascot or can even be worn with a regular tie and suit for the avantegard anachronistic look. I was impressed with the craftsmanship and durability that is usually reserved for overpriced designer wear. Since it is worn close to the neck, I would suggest getting a size larger than you would normally wear. It has a surprisingly fitted feel.
Apr 5, 2013
Chris
Costa Mesa CA
US
Perfect!
Oct 31, 2012
Wild Bill


 

#3 Rated Steampunk Vest
Ragtime Vest - Black/White Stripe

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Vests Black White Synthetic Stripe Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004306

$61.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Black and White Ragtime Vest
Perfect, perfect, perfect. So far, the different items I have purchased, the quality, service and shipping have been outstanding!!!
Jun 14, 2017
Steve
Grand Rapids
Black and White Ragtime Vest
Nice quality, wonderful look, great shipping time. Ordered late Tue night arrived Thur morning, regular mail.
Jun 9, 2017
Stevr
grand Rapids MI
I love this vest
My husband needed a black and white vest for an event later this year during which we will be in historic costumes for a week at a time. This one is not just the best-looking option I could find, but fits well and is well made. He can remove his jacket with confidence; he'll still look well-dressed and period appropriate.
May 11, 2017
Marianne C
Oshkosh WI
US
ragtime vest black/white stripe
This ragtime black/white vest is a1 and look exactly the waty it spears in the video. I will certainly recommend it to every or anyone. When i had it on i received great components...
Oct 24, 2014
jeff

Just what I needed
Bought this striped vest for a Night Circus themed party so everyone needed to wear black and white with a shock of red. This is the best vest I found over the entire internet to fit what I was looking for and the price is good. The product arrived very quickly and I was impressed with the quality for what I paid. The vest is thin, which is what I expected. I wont have to worry about overheating indoors. The fit was perfect when following the size guide.
Oct 17, 2014
Don
Warrenville IL
US
ragtime vest
Absolutely loved it. I bought it for a theatrical production in our theatre. I like it so much I think I'll be purchasing one for myself.
Oct 11, 2013
John D Woodland
Detroit MI
UG
Excellent!
We love the vests and they arrived in a timely manner. They are of the highest quality and they're perfect for our barbershop quartet, The Apple Boys - Thanks!
Jun 28, 2013
Jonothon Lyons
Brooklyn NY
US

 

#4 Rated Steampunk Vest
Bailey Vest - Crimson

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

ITEM 005250

$59.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Crimson Bailey Vest
My husband loved the vest! He will be wearing it to our son wedding. The quality was excellent!
Jul 22, 2017
Kathryn Hall
Florence MT
US
Marlene Blackthorne
This product is outstanding! Thank you!
Jan 4, 2017
Marlene Blackthorne
Rockmart Ge
US
Perfect in every way
Beautifully made with quality fabric- Exactly what I was looking for, and I am highly satisfied!
Dec 2, 2016
Shelly Hall
Hot Springs Ar
US
vest
Good price for this vest. Hubby outgrew his. With slight alteration this fit beautifully.
Dec 11, 2015
R Neilson
Sheridan CA
US
Classy vest
I ordered this vest to have something lighter and brighter to wear during the summer season. I wasn't out in public for more than 10 minutes before I began receiving compliments. Dashing and stylish for any occasion.
Aug 11, 2014
Bart
Boone No
US
Snazzy.
Great medium weight vest, good for the warmer months. Sizing is correct, rare in this world, I'm about a 45 chest and the large fits just right. The stripey fabric goes good with lots of shirts. A Yale man might even wear it over a t-shirt.
Jun 27, 2014
Black Jack Shellac
Waltham MA
US

 

#5 Rated Steampunk Vest
Bonaventure Vest - Burgundy Velvet

 Victorian Steampunk Mens Vests Burgundy Velvet Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005886

$78.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Top Flight
I couldn't have asked for a better period vest of high quality -- yep, add this to your collection now guys, very LUX
Sep 13, 2017
Robert N Stephenson
Hawthorndene SA
AU
Santa & Ragtime
I have a substantial grey beard. This vest is suitable for my visits as Saint Nicholas' younger brother--his, ahem, younger, handsomer brother. A Santa Claus suit is a costume, a vest is clothing--and a step up in refinement from lighter weight vests I have worn. As an occasional performer of ragtime and kindred older piano, such a vest is expected. Of course for the role as a piano-playing Santa Claus, this burgundy vest is best.
Nov 4, 2016
Gregory
VA
US
fine craftsmanship
I am really enjoying this vest; it's comfortable and looks great. I have seen the real thing as I have worked at museums for a while and it definitely allows me to see what some of the vests would have looked and felt like when they were new 140 years ago. And yes I have received compliments on it!
Apr 24, 2015
Jamie Crosmas
Oshawa ON
CA
Rich in colour and texture
The pictures really don't do the waistcoat justice. The cut is superb, the texture is quite lush and the colour is rich and vibrant, and offset perfectly by the black trim. I wear this to work on a regular basis and it always gets compliments - works well with a black coat and trousers (I wear it with the Livingston brushed cotton trousers and the Victorian cutaway frock coat) and a white shirt for excellent contrast. One of my favourite items in my wardrobe - you'll probably find it becomes one of the favourites in yours, too.
Feb 28, 2015
Michael
Sydney NS
AU
Awesome Vest
Wore this wonderful waist coat at the Edwardian Ball got several complements. The best part of getting this item is the wonderful outstanding costomer service I always receive.
Jan 29, 2015
Mike
San Jose CA
US

 

#6 Rated Steampunk Vest
Gramercy Vest - Burgundy Velvet

 Victorian Steampunk Mens Vests Burgundy Velvet Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006672

$79.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

1920's Party
I wore this for my 1920's themed 45th Birthday party and it was an absolute hit! I paired it with arm garters and a boater hat and it did not disappoint. Very good quality and fits true to size. Customer service was great and rushed it because I waited until the last minute.
Sep 10, 2017
Damon Grant
Cedar Hill TX
US
classy
I had the opportunity to wear this vest to a titanic era tea. It is a good looking piece, comfortable , and not quite bright as it looks in some of the product photos. I am quite pleased with it.
Feb 23, 2017
David Eicher
Nyssa Or
US
gramercyvest
Purchased this attend a dinner. It is really great, on time delivery, was very pleased with the style, cut and fit. Will purchase again if need be.
Dec 23, 2016
brian burgoyne
sydney ns
AU
5 stars
AWESOME!!
Mar 3, 2016
William S

US
Gramercy Vest
Just what a fine gentleman needs for an evening!
Feb 4, 2016
Jacob Hawkins
Nashville TN
US

 

#7 Rated Steampunk Vest
Buchanan Vest - Navy

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

ITEM 005996

$72.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Excellent craftsmanship
Great quality in material and craftsmanship!
Oct 12, 2017
Terry Rogers
Saint Louis Mi
US
Impressive Quality
Top notch vest! Looks great as indian wars era cowboy action gettup. Quality product very well made. Looks so good I'm wearing it on sundays also. I wear XL in canvas vests to fit shoulders then they fit my belly loose, but the cut on this vest is perfect.
Sep 20, 2015
Abel N. WILLIN
OK
US
WOW
So much more than I expected! I thought my other Frontier Classics vests from Historical Emporium were tops, but this one stands out. Large vests are to snug on my belly, extra larges is what I wear with the adjustment belt in back snugged up some, but the Buchanan vest is just right in extra large. Smooth fit and looks great as an Indian wars era cowboy action getup. This vest will also see action on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings.
Sep 3, 2015
Abel N. WILLIN
OK
US
Great Addition
This vest is definitely a surprise, and a pleasant one at that. There is just enough wool in the fabric to give it the proper feel. The fact that it is self backed makes it perfect for use without any type of jacket or coat. On top of that it is decidedly comfortable to wear! I purchased this with one very specific use in mind, which required the stand up collar, and Navy Blue was exactly what was needed for the Tartan it was to be worn with. But now that I have it, I'm finding that it works quite well in many other ways. It will be seeing a great deal of use year round. This is definitely worth the extra bit of time that a special order requires.
Apr 8, 2015
Jon Dom
MO
US

 

#8 Rated Steampunk Vest
Bailey Vest - Navy

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

ITEM 005251

$59.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Bailey vest
I purchased this vest to go along with the natural coloured fundamental work shirt. The matching is perfect. The vest is exceedingly high quality and sizing is very accurate. The pricing? So fair that I felt a bit like I paid too little, especially considering the quality of the product. This vest, like the shirt I purchased, can be worn in any conditions and matches well with "modern" style clothing.
Aug 25, 2016
Robert
Jacksonville Fl
US
Bailey Vest
This vest is of Excellent quality and runs true to size. It is much heavier and actually better quality then I had expected, and because of that I would say that this vest probably would be best enjoyed if it were worn during the winter months. But it should last for many years.
Mar 12, 2016
Hairsttt
Nactchitoches LA
US
Satisfied customer
I am very pleased with my purchase of this vest. The quality, fit and style are just what I wanted. The colors are well represented as pictured. This was a good buy for me.
Jul 13, 2015
John Miller
Collinsville OK
US

 

#9 Rated Steampunk Vest
Bonaventure Vest - Green Velvet

 Victorian Steampunk Mens Vests Green Velvet Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005885

$78.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Love the vest
I really love this vest it is the newest of the 5 I have purchased so far. I will say that the velvet makes the vest look very luxurious as well as the satin trim. The color is so rich it almost appeared to be black in color but it is most definitely Hunter Green. I will be wearing it to a Christmas Party in a couple of weeks and on Christmas Eve!
Dec 4, 2015
Russ
Dover Ne
US
Great quality, fit.
Trying to fancy up my wardrobe for winter and I was pleased with this purchase. It fits and looks great and will work with other items I plan to purchase with it.
Dec 3, 2015
Douglas
Baltimore MD
US
Darker than you might think
Like all of the Bonaventure waistcoats, the texture of the velvet is lush, the cut is very fine, and the contrast provided by the black trim (in colour and texture) and the bright antiqued buttons is excellent; the colour is also deep and rich, but in this instance, very dark, depending on the lighting you're standing under. Occasionally this waistcoat looks black under artificial lights - sunlight does bring its rich green lustre to the fore. Regardless, it's a handsome addition to anyone's wardrobe.
Feb 28, 2015
Michael
Sydney NS
AU

 

#10 Rated Steampunk Vest
Astor Wool Vest - Black

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Vests Black Wool Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006577

$72.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

The product surpasses the photos and description
I do not often purchase items online, particularly clothing. However, in shopping for an attractive, conservative Victorian style vest, I liked the Astor. I decided order it. Because I ordered a large, the company told me to expect it in 10 to 14 days. It arrived in just over a week, and I was absolutely amazed at the quality of the fabric, the workmanship, the fit, and the overall product. I have worn it everyday for work and leisure since December 31, 2016 and I am absolutely satisfied with this product. I will definitely do business with Gentleman's Emporium in the future. In fact, a female friend of mine has ordered two garments from the site and she is equally thrilled. She said she shops garments online constantly, and she has never been more satisfied.
Jan 24, 2017
Graham Jaehnig

beautiful vest
this vest is well made and all wool, front and back, which is exactly what I wanted. exchanging was easy, too. thanks!
Dec 29, 2016
Anonymous

Astor Wool Vest
This awesome vest commands compliments. Highest quality, true to size, excellent addition to any mans wardrobe.
Jan 11, 2016
Jace
Austin

 

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