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Top 5 Wahmaker Western 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 wahmaker western 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 wahmaker western vests in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific wahmaker western 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 Wahmaker Western Vest
Twin City Silk Vest - Red

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

ITEM 002411




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 12 reviews

Beautiful Vest
I bought this vest for my huband for our wedding next week. He's put it on so I could tighten up the back ties. I wil send a photo after our ceremony this coming week. It's exaclty what I envisioned and he loves it!! Thank you!!
Jul 3, 2021
Abilene TX
perfect compliment
well made and was impressed with quality and fit.
Aug 25, 2019
Cookeville TN
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
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
Quorn St
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

Love it
The vest is of great quality and fits great. Will be making many more purchases
Aug 23, 2013
Atlanta Ga
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
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
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
San Diego CA
Twin City Vest Red
Good quality vest. Sizing is perfect. Definately would purchase from Historical Emporium again. Also, very quick service
Dec 3, 2012

The vest arrived before I expected it and I am very happy
Sep 12, 2012
Fred Pollak
Werribee Vi
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


#2 Rated Wahmaker Western Vest
Dragon Vest

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Red Satin Synthetic Microfiber Print Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Fancy Jack the Ripper NYE Vampire

ITEM 000380




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 55 reviews

Red Dragon
It was waaay too small on the first try but exchange worked smoothly. It will be going Cowboy Action Shooting in Tombstone next week.
Oct 14, 2021
dragon vest
The vest is first class but does NOT run large. Is actually quite true to size, so unless you want to pay another $20 in shipping fees to return the one you ordered at their instruction that is too small and then have them send you the one you would have ordered if they had not put that misleading description on Historical Emporium's Web site, order the size you normally wear.
Oct 8, 2021

Quite Rich
Love the vest. It gives the whole look a rich splash of color. Fits like a glove. I highly recommend this piece.
Apr 24, 2021
Ocoee FL
Great Product!
Great Product at a very reasonable price!
Aug 27, 2020
Pittsburgh PA
dragon vest
too small not true to size
Apr 16, 2020
Aaron Fodiman
Clearwater Fl
love it
I bought the Dragon vest and wore it today made me look sharp
Mar 5, 2020
Saint Leonard Ma
Very Disappointed
The material is awesome but, this is a historical emporium fail. The backs of the buttons are plastic nothing like the other vests I have. Stitching seems to be outstanding. Will be returning the vest because the button came off the first time I wore it. If you are buying one of these vests, make sure to buy on the big side. The buttons do not have the strength for a form fit at all. Very disappointed in this particular vest. v/r Mik
Jan 31, 2020
Harpers Ferry WV
Just right
I like this vests color a lot. It is NOT bright fire engine red, but a richer , deeper hue. I normally order a 2XLT and this was true to fit. Great Customer service too. thanks
Nov 26, 2019
Talent OR
Really Sharp!
Looking for something to go with the Victorian Morning Coat I purchased for a wedding and this vest was it! High quality, great fit, looks fantastic!
Aug 1, 2019
Sugar Grove Il
Every single item I have EVER purchased from H.E. has always exceeded my expectations! The images on the site do not even come close to how the actual products are. But this one was a true topper! This time I was blown away X PI!!!! Thank you H.E. for constantly making the steampunk characters I have designed for myself come TO LIFE! Jeffery Scott (1019)
Feb 1, 2019
Jeffery Scott
Las Vegas Ne
Good product
Nice vest. Color a bit more subdued than online pics. I've been wearing this to holiday parties lately and gotten compliments and passes as contemporary, not just historical. A bit surprised that I generally end up calling attention to the dragon pattern. Good fit; I have stocky build. Back adjustment strap refines that fit. The back of vest is acetate materials, in subtle grey stripping on black, silky, but not shiney. Delivery fine. Good purchase.
Dec 19, 2018
Rockville MD
I enjoy wearing it.
Nov 15, 2018
Jay gunn
South Houston Tx
Good quality
Mar 10, 2018
Gorgeous and fits well
Elegant-looking, but also has bad-ass dragons when you look closer. Nice color.
Dec 10, 2017
Mountain View Ca
Love this, but for a shorter waist man. Just fit my husband's long torso and looks Amazing on him!
Oct 6, 2017


#3 Rated Wahmaker Western Vest
Highland Vest - Black

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Black Wool Blend Synthetic Solid Dress Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 001997




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.46/5.00 stars from 24 reviews

Highland vest
Another reviewer noted that the buttonholes were ragged, I realize that we live in an imperfect world so some imperfections will turn up but it should be the exception and not the rule. I received my vest and guess what, ragged buttonholes, for the price and the fact that it is made in USA, it is extremely disappointing and unacceptable. If it cost 15.00 no problem, but 71.00, give me a break!
Jun 28, 2018
Berea Oh
Highland vest
Vest exactly as expected. I'm going to have it tailored, however, to cinch in the waist. Chest is perfect but needs to be taken in at the waist. With the reasonable price of the vest, the cost of tailoring is not an issue.
Jan 20, 2017
Cathedral City CA
button holes not sewn well at all
Nov 19, 2015

Highland Vest, Black
Perfect Fit. Love the look with the trousers I purchased. Will order again.
Mar 13, 2015
Paul Weichel
Evans CO
Great fit!
After speaking with customer service I chose the size suggested and it fit perfectly!
Jan 6, 2015
Priest of Wolves

A bit heavy
So far so good. I've only worn it once. Matches a black suit of mine fairly well. The material is a bit thicker and heavier than I was expecting from a wool/polyester blend. The most annoying thing is that there were many loose threads around the button holes that caught on the buttons and had to be burned off. But I'll probably wear it again.
Jul 21, 2014
Falls Church VA
Highland Vest - a big hit!
Gave this as a gift to my husband, a huge Civil War and theatre buff. He loves it! Fits him perfectly. It'll complete the outfit when next time he dresses as Lincoln to give the Gettysburg Address on the occasion of Lincoln's birthday party thrown by our local Republicans in February!
Dec 28, 2013

Dapper Vest
I love this vest. It is classic and classy and the 4 pockets are well placed and are constructed in a way to offer a great appearance, offer a good place for my time piece. This vest is excellent value for the high quality and the designed is excellent. I am a size 40 chest and the medium vest fit perfectly. ( I thought I was always a size 42 but remeasured my self) These sizes are true to the actual US sizing guidelines.
Oct 25, 2013
San Francisco Ca
highland vest
eventhough I picked 2xl it was still snug, I picked the 2xl shirt and it fit well
Sep 27, 2013

Quality Vest
This vest was very durable and looks great. The only complaint that I have is that the vest is not available in "tall" sizes, making it feel as though it is riding up any time I raise my hand over my head. Fortunately, when combined with the high waist of the Highland Pants it is less of an issue. I would recommend purchasing this vest with the other items in the Highland line for a nice retro suit.
Sep 7, 2013
Indianapolis In
Looks and fits great
This is a must-have if you are purchasing one of the Highland coats. Flattering cut, high historical accuracy.
Jul 5, 2013
Corvallis OR
A little disappointing
This was listed as a dress vest and, from the picture, it looked like the material would be nicer than it is. It's made of a fairly stiff cotton and seems to me more like a work vest. That was something of a disappointment since this was the only black, collared vest without patterned material that I could find. It seems well made and is fine for what it is, it's just not what it looked like on the website.
Apr 12, 2013
Acton Ma
A very nice vest
Nice vest with nice details, nicely made.
Jan 10, 2013
D. V. Herrscher
San Diego Ca
Highland Vest
Very happy with it. Good feel to it.
Dec 14, 2012
Anya Allred
Orem Ut
The quality of work that went in to this vest shows. I am going to have to get me another!
Jun 9, 2012
Acworth GA


#4 Rated Wahmaker Western Vest
Madrona Vest - Military

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

ITEM 003066




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.20/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Classy vest
I purchased this vest for an 1880s historical ball. The heavy wool fabric, the metal buttons, dual pockets, and straight cut on the bottom all give an authentic look. Contrary to pictures and artifacts that I have seen from the period, however, the collar should be higher and go all the way around the back of the neck. The collar on this vest stops at the shoulder line and looks a little strange if worn without a jacket. The color is actually teal, not grey-blue as illustrated on-line. The difference was just enough to clash with my wife's outfit, so I sent it back.
Feb 23, 2017
Daniel B
My New Favorite Vest
This vest is very comfortable, for one. And whether for a western, formal, or steampunk outfit, it consistently looks great and attracts compliments wherever I go. So whether you're enforcing justice, going to a fancy event, or simply embarking on your next adventure to parts unknown, this vest is tops!
Jan 9, 2014
Lincoln W.
quite pleased with product and service.
The military color Madrona style vest is exceptional. As a 'vest man' who enjoys the look and feel of a vest, the quality and appearance of this one is superb, just like all of the vests I have purchased from Historical Emporium.
Nov 15, 2013
Virginia Gent
Burke VA
Nice vest - a bit 'thready'
This is a nice vest of good quality. The one complaint I have is the need to trim the many excess threads from the vest. Also, please note, TRUST the size chart. Being a vest, this fits me well as a size Medium. Typically I would get a larger jacket, however without sleeves, the Medium fits well.
Dec 27, 2011
Colonel James Von...
San Francisco CA
Nov 9, 2011


#5 Rated Wahmaker Western Vest
Twin City Silk Vest - Black

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

ITEM 002409




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.26/5.00 stars from 23 reviews

Good Quality Vest, But Runs Small To Size
I have two 4XL vests from this company and they fit fine for years, but have lost some weight and now fit into 3XL coats and other period (work and informal) vests. But I needed a formal 3XL vest and ordered this one. It's tight and runs quite small for the stated size. That's OK, because I have a few months before the event I'll be wearing it at on stage and I'm still dieting, but if I had needed it sooner I would have returned the item. So if you're a true 3XL, be wary of this particular style, although everything else about it is as advertised.
Jan 1, 2020
Frank X
Reno Ne
Nice fit and looks great! Arrived very quickly.
Apr 19, 2018
Art Kaufmann
Culver City CA
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
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
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
Lebanon NH
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
Great Product
Quality item. Highest quality.
Jun 18, 2014
Colorado Springs CO
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
DeLand FL
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

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

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

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
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

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


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