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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
Sable Brushed Cotton Vest

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

ITEM 002574

$47.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.73/5.00 stars from 41 reviews

Good Quality
This is my second time buying an "Old West" vest for my costume as a "Living History" re-enactment player. The first attempt was at another web site and the sizing turned out to be an educated guess, it didn't fit. At the Emporium the sizing instructions were accurate and it fits perfectly! I also appreciate that I can purchase the components of my character/outfit one at a time and still have that continuity that the whole outfit looks like it was purchased together.
Sep 5, 2019
Finder
Round Rock TX
US
Nice vest!
Mar 7, 2019
Johnny O
Oakland CA
US
Great Vest!
This is a well made vest. The material is a heavy duty cotton and feels like very soft canvas. I gave it 4 stars only because of the plastic buttons. They are heavy duty buttons, but I would have paid more money for a vest with buttons that were more period correct (such as wood or another natural material). Also, the tag on the vest says "Gunslinger Vest" and the brand on the label is Frontier Classics. So it is designed as a western style vest. I was wanting something in a Victorian style to wear with my bowler hat, but it will also go well with my western hat. I ordered a size Large and it fits true to size. I wear a size 42 suit and it was a little big, but was able to adjust it down to my size with the tab belt on the back. Plenty of pockets.
Feb 14, 2019
Steven
We
US
This Vest is Amazing!
Quality is spectacular and the shipping is as if I walked into the store and purchased it, delivery from the west coast was quick like I've never seen. Customer service top notch, size of clothing was as described. Best to get one size larger as with all dress clothes due to the high waist. Best clothing company ever!!
Jul 19, 2018
Jim
copperas cove TX
US
Sable Brushed Cotton Vest
Great fit and quality. Very comfortable. This is one of my favorites. I wear it often to work.
Apr 19, 2018
Tom

THE USUAL HIGH PRAISE
I have purchase numerous shirts, pants ,and vests prior to this purchase. Every piece of clothing has been sized correctly, very well made, and of excellent materials. This vest is no exception to that praise. The shipping service was incredibly fast this time. I do not hesitate to recomend this company and their wares and have numerous times to numerous people. I am a Single Action Shooter Society competitor ( Cowboy action shooting ) . All of the clothing has survived long rugged wear on the shooting range and a great deal of physical activity, with little or no signs of wear. When I want period correct clothing there is no other choice, in my mind -- HISTORIC EMPORIUM
Jun 22, 2017
HEAVY BEAR
Rochester Ne
US
Great Vest for Reasonable Price
This is a great quality, great-looking vest. Sewing quality is outstanding. The material is thick and soft. Buttons are quality, too. I normally would fall into the Large sizing, which I ordered initially, but had to re-order a Medium, which fit perfectly.
Jan 26, 2017
Kent S
Johnston Io
US
Historic
Wearing this vest is not only comfortable, but remarkably historic. I have only received compliments when I wore it - everyone has asked me more about it, and I've told them right away about the Emporium. Works superbly with a cravat and a pocket watch. Hopefully, one day, the mainstream fashion can return to this golden age! We can only try.
May 12, 2016
Titus
Sydney
AU
Just what we needed for our wedding.
We were looking for a vest for my (now) husband. We finally found the right one on the site. We bought 2 sizes as we didn't know which would fit best. We chose the smaller one and returned the larger one. We had a family member take in the vest a bit because it was still a little big, but there is no way my husband would be comfortable in the next size down. All in all the vest was just what he was looking for and he looked great at our wedding!
Aug 20, 2015
ndy26
worcester MA
US
Wonderful!
Excellent fit for me, look great, well constructed. What more can on say? I would recommend, especially with matching trousers. I look particularly dapper in these at work.
Jan 23, 2015
Carlos G-F

UK
Nice Earth tone
I really like how this can fit into almost any earth tone outfit. Works with tans, olives and browns. The only drawback is the shorter "gunslinger" flat front doesn't work on me as well. However it seems to be very sturdy with strong buttons.
Sep 29, 2014
D.C Commuter
Di
smashing
Handsome more help on the sizing chart would be appreciated. I think men are getting bigger (sorry) and so what used to be a med could be a large? Anyway it was a birthday gift much appreciated.
Jul 9, 2014
elysian fields
berkeley ca
US
Awesome Vest!
The vest is great! Even better quality than expected, fast shipping, fair price, awesome style, and just plain and simply great!
Mar 28, 2014
Brandon Bothur
Baltic CT
US
Nice Vest
I purchased this vest with the hope of being able to wear it outside of costuming. I am not disappointed, the fit and finish on the vest is great and assume it will hold up as any garment should. Thanks for great product.
Nov 8, 2013
Anonymous
Detroit MI
US
loved it
Oct 25, 2013
Anonymous


 

#2 Rated Steampunk Vest
Walden Tweed Vest - Brown Herringbone

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Vests Brown Tweed Wool Blend Herringbone Dress Work Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Motorist

ITEM 003482

$57.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.98/5.00 stars from 48 reviews

Mike
Beautiful vest great fit!!
Aug 23, 2019
Mike
Wichita KS
US
Very Pleased
The last night of a planned overseas vacation, we will be celebrating our anniversary at a fairly posh restaurant in London. They absolutely require men in long sleeves and would like a tie and jacket. Not wanting to lug a jacket all over England, I purchased this herringbone vest for him. With dress pants and a bold tie, the vest turns from Old West to English Country Gentleman. We are pleased with the construction and the color.
Feb 15, 2019
London Bound
Springfield MO
US
Herringbone
There are times when my Harris Tweed sport coat is too heavy. This fits the occasion perfectly. Very classy.
Feb 14, 2019
Richard
Bainbridge Ge
US
What I needed
I had a Great Gatsby party to go to and I needed a vest to go with my suit. This was exactly what I needed AND, it is also what I wanted to add to my wardrobe. Love it and received many compliments
Nov 7, 2018
Guy Turchiano
East Northport Ne
US
My Wedding Vest
The vest fit great and the quality is, damn, good. The back of the vest is a light color and different material which was the only thing was like, "ehhhh" about. But great vest!
Oct 2, 2018
Anonymous
Glendora CA
Works great
Arrived quickly without incident. The vest looks awesome, like one of my tailored vests. Quality really exceeded my expectation.
Aug 15, 2018
Monte
Tampa Fl
US
Very nice
Well made and looks very sharp for the bad guy in our Western short film. There is satin fabric in the back. I wish it were all the same tweed material, but it is still very nice.
Jul 30, 2018
Drew
Boulder CO
US
love it
Was exactly what I wanted to wear with my brown derby hat. The match is perfect.
Jul 20, 2018
TONY CARTER
Pacoima CA
Excellent construction
It's difficult to find this size (XLT), and the quality of the material and workmanship is impressive.
May 3, 2018
Eric W
CASTLETON ON HUDSON NY
US
Tweed Vest
Great looking high quality vest. You won't be disappointed.
Jan 18, 2018
Jim
Lutz FL
US
Wedding Vest
I bought this for my wedding. Now I wear it to work. Great vest!
Oct 12, 2017
Mark H
Columbus Oh
US
Tweed vest
Love my vest size is perfect Shipping was fast
Feb 22, 2017
James Osteen
Oakhurst CA
US
Love my vest
I lost quite a bit of weight and needed a classy way to cover my suspenders. This vest fit the bill! I love it and have been complimented often since wearing it.
Jan 21, 2017
Derek
WA
US
Solid everyday wear
I fell in love with the four-pocket canvas worker vests, but eventually realized that I needed something more elegant, but still casual enough for everyday wear. This is perfect for just hanging out, getting things done, stopping for a cuppa, or a casual supper.
Dec 31, 2016
Tommy Phillips
Westminster Co
Tweed Vest
Very nice waist coat. Everyone that see me love this vest. Will buy other items in the future.
Dec 29, 2016
Kevin
Columbus GA
US

 

#3 Rated Steampunk Vest
Commander Vest - Walnut

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

ITEM 003870

$47.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

Every day wear
Love this vest. Very unique style. High quality material and great for every day wear. Also a great price compared to many “similar” vests. This does fit a little shorter on me than pictured, but it’s a great looking vest.
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
Joshua
This is the most amazing waistcoat I've ever owned. It's extremely durable and looks fantastic. Since wearing it I get nothing but compliments. I like it so much I bought a second one just in case they stop making it. If you want to look good during the apocalypse then this is the vest for you.
Jun 22, 2012
Joshua
Denver co
US

 

#4 Rated Steampunk Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Black

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

ITEM 003153

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.92/5.00 stars from 84 reviews

loose fit
i am a bit disappointed that the fit of the vest is not as represented in the photo. The photo shows a nicely tapered fit, although the actual cut is much more straight and becomes too loose at the waist. There is a buckle in the lower back for taking up some of the extra material, but it becomes much to bunchy in the back when the front looks better. The canvas material will also take some working in so it feels more supple.
Mar 29, 2019
Dan
Seattle WA
US
Classic canvass work vest
Just right. Solid construction. Fits true to size.
Dec 20, 2018
Scott Lackman
Lewes De
US
Great Canvas!
This is an excellent vest. Great 1800's style and has a stiffer lining that doesn't wrinkle as badly as some canvas garments do.
Nov 30, 2018
Bushwack Bob
sacramento ca
Awesome product
When the weather cools off I wear a vest. These canvas work vests are just what I need to work on our little acreage. They are well made and very comfortable.
Sep 6, 2018
Paul
Alvarado Te
US
Excellent Vest
This vest is true to size based on the measurements provided on the website. I am consistently impressed with quality of clothing from Historical Emporium and will continue to be a loyal customer. I highly recommend this vest.
Aug 16, 2018
N Loveland
Brooklyn NY
US
High quality clothing
This is a great looking, well-made vest that is both "pretty and practical." It's a nice deep black (although being canvas, I would expect it to fade a bit with wear and time; we'll see). Plenty of pockets, sturdy fabric, easy care -- just a nice article of clothing that would look as good with a pair of jeans as it does with a victorian costume. We got an XL Tall for my 5'11" husband -- this style is quite short in the torso, typical of the era it represents, and if you have any sort of a belly, it seems like the regular length doesn't quite meet even a high-waisted trouser. The longer length solves this really nicely, so it's a good option for the wider among us as well as the taller! ;-)
Jul 19, 2018
mousketracy
Orlando FL
US
Awesome Classic Vest
Wonderful vest, great fit. Shipping time is amazing, its almost as if I ordered and it was dropped at the door. Can't believe how quick shipping is from this wonderful company. Price to quality is amazing, its as if it was priced back in that era because its very well made and the price is super low for what you get. Will be ordering lots more, just have so many things to choose from. Thanks again for the wonderful clothing and quick shipping!!
Jul 19, 2018
Jim
copperas cove
US
Great for Teachers!
I am a High School History teacher at an international boarding school in Kentucky. My goal is always t make History "fun" for my students. These are high quality period vests made for heavy use! I am excited about the two I have, and will be ordering more soon!
Jun 29, 2018
Chuck
Oneida Ke
US
For Real
My Granddad was a road engineer who was also a prospector. Although his vest was really a mess when we dug it out, this working vest is as close as anyone is going to get to the feel of daily wear of the last part of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th. Because I have a long torso and knew the shirt I was going to wear with this vest was a bartender blouse, I ordered a 3X tall, but normally I would use a 2XT. This gives me plenty of room to carry a small pistol (fake) inside the vest, as well as accommodating the frilly bartender's blouse. Really nice workmanship at a reasonable price.
Jun 28, 2018
William C. Weaver
Louisville KY
US
vest
Excellent choice !!!! Made my wardrobe a thing of beauty. Recommend to anyone looking for that certain something to stand out in a crowd .
Apr 6, 2018
Grimm
copper hill vi
US
Classic Work Vest
Vest is a good fit and will be looking forward to ordering another color which you are out of stock right now.
Mar 21, 2018
mudpuddle
Freeport Ma
US
Nice Vest
Excellent fit and rugged design. Thanks for providing top quality products.
Mar 17, 2018
Don
Sidney Oh
US
Fits perfectly!!
Feb 24, 2018
Anonymous

Canvas vest
Without a doubt...my favorite vest. I bought a 2nd soon after receiving the first.
Feb 8, 2018
Robert McCully
Kamloops Br
CA
Awesome Vest
Having ordered from other vendors, when I receive packages, I try to temper my expectations and generally prepare myself to be disappointed. But when I opened my HE packages, I was ecstatically surprised! All I can say is WOW!! You guys are phenomenal! The style, quality, fit, packaging, shipping, customer service... everything has been simply fantastic! I am very proud to be an official new customer! Actually, I have to say the style, quality, and fit of your clothes is superior to my daily modern clothes and I think I'm going to see where i can reasonably swap out your garments for my modern ones. So, I may have another order soon! HAHA! I cannot say enough good things! Although the vest was special order, the vest arrived within a day of the other items. I was expecting a much greater delay and was extremely surprised! Also, Customer Service was very responsive in answering my questions about availability, etc. The other huge factor that is very impressive is your fitting directions! They were dead- on and turned out perfectly! I was worried about having to go back and forth to find the right size... but you nailed it! Your care and effort are greatly appreciated!! THANK YOU!
Feb 3, 2018
Nicholas
Hagerstown MD
US

 

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

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

ITEM 004306

$49.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Transported Me Back in Time
Perfect purchase. Wore to Ragtime themed event and was very period appropriate.
Apr 5, 2018
Fred
Princeton NJ
US
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

 

#6 Rated Steampunk Vest
Bonaventure Vest - Burgundy Velvet

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

ITEM 005886

$54.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Bonaventure Vest - Burgundy Velvet
I like it.
Jun 6, 2019
Rowdy Roddy
Grand Junction Co
US
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

 

#7 Rated Steampunk Vest
Cavalier Vest - Red/Black Tapestry

 Victorian Steampunk Mens Vests Red Black Tapestry Synthetic Floral Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Jack the Ripper

ITEM 006058

$122.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Absolutely Does the Job!
An incredible Regency Period style vest. Excellent quality with excellent fit. One of the most expensive I think that Historical Emporium offers, but worth the money. You get what you pay for. I work as a professional historical tour guide in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area and have already received many compliments on it during the course of my rounds. Certainly not my last purchase from Historical Emporium!
Apr 10, 2019
Cliff
Reisterstown MD
US
Great Product
We got this for our son for his birthday. It was soooo worth it when he opened it and the look on his face. He kept it on and studied the quality of the vest and continued to point out to us how great it was made. Even in these times of "cutting back" on quality to increase profit, this company did not follow the trend and instead put out a quality product! We thank you for that and the look on his face!
Dec 31, 2018
Jeff
Broken Arrow Ok
US
I almost cried!
After buying the trousers (Pants) and frilly shirt some time ago I was looking for something loud and thought the Cavalier Waistcoat (Vest) might just do the job. I am not in an historical club or do I have a thing about historical clothing but I feel this is the sort of clothing one should be seen in on any special occasion. Anyone can wear fashion and most people do and that is why they look so very mediocre! before the shirt and trousers came I was somewhat apprehensive about the fit although trousers tend to fit when the waist mesurement is right and shirts are generally good if the cut isn't a tight one. With the Waistcoat, due to bad experience I was really worried. Will it be too short?, too tight?, too loose? or does it, because of my not too streamline figur, look too stupid?! Well, I took it out of the parcel, took off my sweat shirt and whilst only in a T shirt I put it on. I knew, from this moment on, this wanderful piece of clothing was going to be my number one of all time! It fitted so well I almost cried and to help me not do so I had a single malt Whisky!!! Or was it three? By the way Fashion comes and goes Quality doesn't!. You do not need to go back in time to wear quality clothing! Thank you Historical Imporium!!! Graham M. Ellis P.S. I'll be back!
Jan 10, 2018
Graham Mark Ellis
Meschede We
DE
Vest
The cavalier vest was absolutely beautiful! I couldn't even wait till Christmas to give it to my husband; he got it a week early. The size ran true; it fit him perfectly. He really liked it too; the only downside is it didn't have a watch pocket. But that was the style of the period piece; not a design flaw. I was very satisfied with this product.
Dec 23, 2016
Michelle
Tampa FL
US
The devil is in the details
I like the pattern and design of these double breasted vests so much that I purchased several in different colors. You don't see anything much like them on the market today. My only disappointments are that I like to sport a pocket watch when I get dressed up and these vests don't have pockets of any sort. Also, the added touch of a buckle on the back strap would have been nice. Two details that seem to have fallen by the wayside in the name of cost savings. I give this vest 4 out of five stars.
Nov 21, 2016
Fancy Lad
Auburn Wa
US
awesome
Just as described and came quickly. This was chosen for the groom at our wedding and it is perfect. Thanks so much! We loved it so much that we got two more for my sons who are also in the wedding.
May 15, 2015
zimmer
West Branch mi
US

 

#8 Rated Steampunk Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson

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

ITEM 002408

$47.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.84/5.00 stars from 62 reviews

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
Great quality!
This not only fits well, it's going to be my Xmas vest! Always has the quality I've come to expect from H.E..
Dec 14, 2017
Craig
Elgin IL
US
vest
as always another very fine vest
May 12, 2017
setab
Green Valley Ar
Vests
Great vest. Looks good. Second one I've purchased, red and tan. Folks love them. Fit as sized.
Mar 23, 2017
Rich Poitras
Ne
Even Better
I bought this for a barrel-chested fiddler who is used to wearing reproduction clothing and who is VERY picky about fit & appearance. He performed in it every week-end from Thanksgiving to Christmas and absolutely LOVES it! The colour, the cut, and the finishing is all first-rate. The fabric is exactly what is described - a lightweight canvas - so do not mistake it for dressy. It was perfect for our musician, who was in a mid-19th-century tavern on the waterfront.
Jan 12, 2017
Miss A. from...
Mystic Co
US
Perfect
one of the best vests I have worn
Jan 5, 2017
Robert N Stephenson
HAWTHORNDENE SA
AU
Great vest
Good quality and fit great. Used it for a gentleman gambler outfit and it was perfect.
Dec 21, 2016
Stephen
Dayton Oh
US
Great Quality
This isn't costume quality. It's truly wearable and durable clothing. I'm very impressed with the cut and feel of this vest. The attention to detail on every part -- the stitching, inner lining, and buttons -- is spot on. When I put it on, I felt like wearing it on a normal basis and not just for the costume I was putting together for it. I highly recommend this product. I'll defiantly be back to pick up other items should the quality remain this high.
Oct 14, 2016
Jeff Baker
Atlanta GA
US
Fits as great as it looks!
I recently received my double-breasted vest in the crimson colour, and I have to say, it looks every bit as great as it fits! It feels sturdy and well-made and best of all, I have something I can wear casually as well as to events and conventions with equal aplomb! I may well find myself ordering more of these if the one that I got is any indicator!
Jun 16, 2016
Jack
Chesapeake VA
US

 

#9 Rated Steampunk Vest
Summerhill Striped Vest - Natural/Navy

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

ITEM 002328

$47.95

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Average Rating: 4.78/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

2nd Choice
Looks and feels like pillow and mattress ticking. But that is what I was looking for in a park/busking costume as a magician. Easy self maintenance that still stands out to draw a crowed for the performance. Would rather have an unlined option just because I am fat and sweat easily, but the material breaths better than man made fibers.
Jan 27, 2017
Pete McMillan
S. George Ut
US
quality vest
I was impressed by the quality of this vest--it's a functional clothing item made out of thick material and made to last. This is not a cheaply made throw-away costume piece!
Nov 12, 2016
Aaron
Manhattan KS
US
Great Fun
I ordered this and the matching pants for our Heritage Festival here in historic Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania. We were celebrating our first 100 years (1785-1885) and although this look is a later time period I and everyone else loved it. I was tour guide through our historic district and there were only positive comments.
Jul 27, 2016
LairBoy
Scenery Hill Pe
US
Summerhill Striped Vest
Great job, my third purchase from Historical Emporium and totally pleased
Dec 8, 2014
Magicalballoons
Spring TX
US
Love this vest
This vest has become one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe. Its a guarenteed compliment magnet and really makes me feel classy on the days i wear it to work. It spices up my black and white dress code and keeps me looking stylish and ironically fashion forward despite its old timey inspiraton/design. I highly reccomend it, and the price is surely worth the quality.
Nov 13, 2012
Michael Oliver Mussi
Colorado Sprongs Co
US
Good fit
Nicely tailored...good fit...roomy for a large build.
Jun 10, 2012
Jamie Gerow
Thunder Bay On
CA
I love that suit
Fantastik! 5 stars rating
Mar 10, 2012
Marc Lessard
Gatineau Qu
CA
Stripe vest and trousers
Excellent quality great fit. Love them
Feb 24, 2012
ELaine Davis
Irvington Ne
US
Summerhill Vest
I purchased this with the matching vest. However, the first time I wore it was with white duck trousers. I went out to dinner with a friend. I got several compliments at the restaurant. Later, two younger women on their way out came over to me to tell me how much they liked my outfit and how handsome I was! This, despite the fact that I was sitting with another lady. The vest fits quite well and is very comforable.
Jul 20, 2010
Buffalo
Canton Ne

 

#10 Rated Steampunk Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Walnut

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

ITEM 003154

$39.95

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Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 102 reviews

Great look
Bought this with the plum cravat. This looks great.
Jun 21, 2019
Anonymous

Dapper Dude
I bought the black Classic Canvas Work Vest a couple of year ago. Love it! While browsing and searching the website recently, I found the (brown) Walnut version. Now, I can coordinate with my black hats and western boots or my brown hats and western boots. The vests look great with jeans. When wearing it, I prefer to button the top button on my shirt, also. It creates cleaner lines, looking good with either short point button-downs or plain collars. Chambray shirts, plaid, striped, or solid oxfords blend well, yielding results ranging from rugged looks to downright dapper. Occasionally, I add a bolo tie. The options are numerous. The fit is excellent. Construction appears to be durable and well-finished. I like the liner inside. Canvas fabric is a nice weight. The pockets are quite handy. The notched collar adds a special touch. I get lots of notice and positive comments regardless of the color -- from people of all ages. Simply put, the Classic Canvas Work Vest is a functional, comfortable, stylish, well-made garment that I enjoy wearing. It's one of those things that makes me feel good to wear it. I look forward to wearing my vests for years to come.
May 23, 2019
Ollie
Houston Te
US
Work vest
Very well made. Very comfortable and perfect fit I will definitely buy the one in black as well. Awesome product
Apr 24, 2019
Wes Axson
Goshen In
US
Canvas Work Vest
The quality and workmanship on the vest are outstanding however I have a 41" chest and the medium was too tight to breath comfortably while sitting down and the large is more like an extra large with over 4" of overlap in the front which makes the arm holes protrude forward in a very noticeable way. There needs to be a size in between for this vest. Unfortunately this vest simply does not fit me.
Mar 29, 2019
Jerry
Mo
Love this vest
It's probably my favorite article of clothing now. Sturdy construction and looks great with modern or period clothing
Mar 23, 2019
Tony B
SHARON SPRINGS Ka
US
Awesome as usual
This is not my first vest and will not be the last one. Love them. People always ask about my vest and I can give them the story behind them. Always a good quality, quick ship and great service.
Feb 7, 2019
Tom
EAGAN MN
US
Great vest!
This vest is made very well & the cotton material is very thick. I really like the canvas. I ordered walnut but I received a black vest. That being said I really like the black one & will order another walnut one...
Oct 19, 2018
Khayman
Erie CO
US
vest
Great, fits perfectly!
Oct 11, 2018
Anonymous

Great Vest
I am a competitive chuck wagon cook and must dress in period correct clothing that could have been worn on the trail. I have several other pieces of clothing, and the vest really compliments the look. It fit well, and is easy to maintain.
Sep 27, 2018
johnnyb
Forney Te
US
Sturdy Quality
This 'duck' vest is sturdy, handsome and practical. Certainly not a cheesy costume piece. Purchased for general use/wear, I expect it will serve a very long time given the quality of the materials and the usefulness of the pockets. Very pleased that it comes in a 'tall' version, the fit is just right on my 6'1" frame.
Sep 20, 2018
Walt Appel
Logan UT
US
Awesome product
When the weather cools off I wear a vest. I really like this canvas vest because it is well made, and comfortable.
Sep 6, 2018
Paul
Alvarado Te
US
Overpriced
Overpriced. Vest is just ok. Shipping cost is way to high. Not worth the price.
Jul 12, 2018
Anonymous

Believe the tape
I've had this vest for a month and I'm very satisfied. High quality construction in tough, heavy canvas. A word about size. I had to send back my first vest because it was too big. I ordered the size that corresponded to a 50, the size I get for suits or sports coats. What I forgot is that's the size that fits at the shoulders then they take it in from there. A vest doesn't have shoulders. When I re-ordered, I went to Wal-mart, bought a tape for $2, measured like they said to in the instructions and ordered that size. It fit perfectly. So my advice? Don't guess. Get a tape. Measure with the tape. Believe the tape. Order what the tape says. A word about pockets. I wear this almost daily as a real work vest and, like others here, I wish it had inside pockets for a phone and/or wallet. It doesn't, so we'll deal with it. I ordered pants to go with the vest and when I took them to be hemmed, I asked the seamstress if she could make inside pockets for me. She was happy to, and since the vest is fully lined, she was able to easily do so with nothing showing from the outside. Looks great. She charged me $20 for the pockets, which I don't if that seems a good deal to you but was worth every penny for me. Buy with confidence.
Jun 20, 2018
R Yoder
MI
US
Vest
Excellent well made , very pleased.
May 30, 2018
Anonymous

Good-looking & Sturdy!
Apr 20, 2018
Jay
Las Vegas Nv
US

 

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