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The 10 Best Dress 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 dress 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 dress vests in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific dress 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 Dress Vest
Farnsworth Vest

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

ITEM 002515

$72.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 46 reviews

Excellent quality
I am impressed with the quality of this vest. I was hoping that Iíd get something that I would be able to touch up and use in a few weeks. But this baby arrived in perfect condition! No loose threads, no button holes that are too tight, no problems at all! The fabric makes it so versatile. I wear the vest without a jacket, and I wear it with a suit jacket. No matter how you wear it, it just looks classy!
Aug 5, 2022
Donnie Bee
Moselle MS
US
Excellent quality
I am impressed with the quality of this vest. I was hoping that Iíd get something that I would be able to touch up and use in a few weeks. But this baby arrived in perfect condition! No loose threads, no button holes that are too tight, no problems at all! The fabric makes it so versatile. I wear the vest without a jacket, and I wear it with a suit jacket. No matter how you wear it, it just looks classy!
Aug 4, 2022
Donnie Bee
Moselle MS
US
New vest
Great vest for the price. Good fit and verry dapper looking.
Apr 28, 2022
Wayne St.Cyr
Tenino WA
US
Vest
Nice vest. Dressy and classy looking.
Mar 18, 2022
crm
Texas City TX
US
Vest
Excellent quality an fit 5 star
Jan 14, 2022
Duane
EVERLY
Vest
Excellent quality an fit 5 star
Jan 14, 2022
Duane
EVERLY
Perfect!
The vest was exactly what I was lookin for. Sizing is precisely what I was expecting. Quality appears to be above average and I expect several years of use from this new vest.
Dec 2, 2020
Pistol Packin'...
Billings MT
US
Great vest
Looks very nice and fits well. I dress in a casual style at work with these style of vest: open, with white shirt, no tie, and black slacks. The only reason for not giving 5-stars would be because the back fastening strap/belt tends to come loose from its buckle and hang down. Easy to fix with a quick tack with threads. They are largely ornamental.
Dec 20, 2019
Bill Appelbe
Toronto On
CA
Terrific in every way
I needed this vest for a period-style vaudeville show. It can be difficult to judge how such a stylish vest will look on a large man, so I was a little bit apprehensive. But to my considerable relief it really looks quite good on me (at least my wife says so! And so did the show's director). The vest is made of sturdy, easy maintenance fabric and the subtle floral pattern keeps it understated without being lifeless. In other words, perfect for the stage. I received helpful notifications regarding the processing and shipping of the order and it arrived in a very timely manner. I'm definitely a satisfied customer and I'm sure I'll be back!
Jan 25, 2019
foreverplaid

US
Highly recommend
This vest was delivered in only a few days. It was exactly as described. It fit perfectly and made my outfit. I am greatly pleased and will order more. Great company to do business with.
Nov 17, 2018
Bill W
Rock Hill SC
US
Farnsworth Vest
Perfect fit and really good looking
Oct 9, 2018
Anonymous

Many Compliments
Very nice vest. Super light material so you won't get hot. Very nice subtle design, which everybody complimented on! Very pleased
May 2, 2018
Chris
Atlanta GA
US
Farnsworth vest
Just beautiful Love it
Feb 9, 2018
Ed Palazzo
Pomona Ne
US
Great Vest
Arrived quickly and is exactly as described. Fits true to size and the quality looks to be very good. Haven't had a chance to wear it yet but I'm sure it'll look great with my other western wear.
Feb 3, 2017
Jim
Lynchburg VA
US
Great
Fits great, looks great, feels great.
Nov 10, 2016
redhawk
Oakland CA
US

 

#2 Rated Dress 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

$84.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.98/5.00 stars from 52 reviews

Great vest
Very nice feeling fabric in a very good fit.
Mar 12, 2023
Gabe
Yorktown Vi
US
Great vest
Very nice feeling fabric in a very good fit.
Mar 10, 2023
Gabe
Yorktown Vi
US
Excellent!
Quality is excellent, fit is excellent.
Aug 24, 2021
Anonymous

Vest for Wedding
I bought this vest after being less than impressed with my 'old fashioned' vest from another retailer. I absolutely love this vest! It has a full cotton, tan back to it. The cut is great. Going for a bit of a settler look for my wedding on my side, and this one helped me hit the mark. Strong recommendation for the look and quality.
Jul 17, 2021
Mark
Salem OR
US
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
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#3 Rated Dress Vest
Bonaventure Vest - Burgundy Velvet

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

ITEM 005886

$79.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Great vest with great details
The vest arrived in perfect condition in a very timely manner. I'm very impressed with the quality detailing of this vest. The contrasting piping/edging is very well sewn and applied, and the construction of the garment is excellent. The pockets were not basted shut, and they did not pucker a bit. The look is rich and goes great with a nice jacket and shirt. Ultimately, the vest fit me like a glove, so I'm a happy man.
Apr 9, 2021
Daniel
Vancouver Wa
US
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

 

#4 Rated Dress Vest
Callahan Vest - Charcoal

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Gray Cotton Blend Solid Dress Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006583

$75.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.93/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

vest
lovely vest fits great and well made and fast shipping
Sep 10, 2021
cmisky
Seattle Or
US
Delighted!
Looks great, high quality, and great fit. I'm 5' 11" and have a typical middle-aged man's "executive" build. The XL is slightly large but it's just what I need to be comfortable all day.
Sep 3, 2020
Rob
NC
US
Great Vest
This vest has proven itself through regular use and is an excellent addition to my wardrobe.
Apr 23, 2020
Vladislak
Raleigh NC
US
Callahan Vest
This vest, as with all the vests I've ordered, is comfortable and functional. I wear it as everyday wear and it's nice enough to wear to church with my Sunday go to meeting clothes.
Apr 3, 2020
Bruce
Rio Rancho NM
US
Wonderful!!
Very well made! Extremely pleased with this. Have worn it several times to pretty formal occasions. The fabric is wonderful too!
Feb 26, 2019
Ken
Santa Fe NM
US
Beautiful Vest
A well made, handsome vest.
Feb 7, 2019
Twig
Eureka Ca
US
Very Nice!
Excellent quality for the price. Received in a very timely manner. The only down side is that it is a little tighter across the chest than other vests I have ordered that were listed as the same size. If you are between sizes, you might be much better off ordering the next size larger.
Feb 7, 2019
44Mag
Helena Mo
US
Excellent
The vest and matching items made for a perfect historical outfit.
Nov 19, 2018
Jerry Taylor
Young Harris GA
US
draw
fits perfect
Jan 19, 2018
michael
Yorkville IL
Callahan Vest
Speedy delivery. Excellent Product. Thank You
Dec 26, 2016
BeWare
Toronto On
CA
Masterful
Yet another great addition to my repertoire of vests courtesy of The Emporium. This sleek, smooth, lightweight masterpiece adds a cool and elegant aura to the most mundane outfit. Character and chic exudes while donning this stylish vest. Simply put, this one is a must have for every gentlemen's wardrobe.
Oct 3, 2016
Martin A Dean
Philadelphia Pe
US
Awesome!
This vest is worth every penny! Im going to wear it for my wedding! The quality is top notch, i ordered an outfit months ago from another online company. The service was terrible and the outfit was not as described. These guys are awesome. Great customer service and super speedy delivery!!! I cant wait to send pics in for the online contest!!
Sep 9, 2016
Greg
sarnia on
CA
Awesome!
This vest is worth every penny! Im going to wear it for my wedding! The quality is top notch, i ordered an outfit months ago from another online company. The service was terrible and the outfit was not as described. These guys are awesome. Great customer service and super speedy delivery!!! I cant wait to send pics in for the online contest!!
Sep 8, 2016
Greg
sarnia on
CA
Very Attractive Vest
This is a nice looking and well made vest. I ordered by the measurements and the first one was too small for my husband. I re-ordered and sent the first one back as a return. The transaction and refund were quick. The only problem is that paying all the shipping both ways is a little costly.
Jul 14, 2016
Kristi
Benton City WA
US
Classy and sexy
I absolutely love this vest/waistcoat and so does my girlfriend! It is great for a formal look but equally attractive with jeans for a more casual artsy look. The fit is perfect and the quality is top notch. I give it four thumbs up (two of the thumbs belong to my girlfriend)! Thanks Historical Emporium!
Feb 18, 2016
Thefatguy
CA
US

 

#5 Rated Dress Vest
Sutter Vest - Gold

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Gold Satin Synthetic Microfiber Floral Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006499

$72.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

You can find better
I am currently putting together a wardrobe for my eccentric friends wedding and have bought numerous articles of clothing from this website. Mostly Iíve been impressed of quality even if Iím put off a bit by the prices. However the vest seems Ö. Ummm.. cheap. I had bout a gold vest on Amazon complete with tie for under 30.00 with FREE shipping.It fitted fine but the buttons were poorly stitched to vest So I opted for one from historical emporium for 65.00 plus 15.00 for shipping. Quality wise it was no different than 29.00 one from Amazon ( though to be fair buttons were better attached. However I miss judged size. It didnít fit.At that point I had to return it.at my cost for shipping. New one was sent but again with shipping charge ! Sooo long story short. I spent 65.00 for vest and 3x15.00 for back and forth shipping. (Really?!!) 65.00+45.00=110.00 for a single vest that I could have technically done without. With as much money as Iíve spent recently with them coat-157.00 Pants-60.00? Shirt- 50.00+ Spats & tie 50.00. Plus 3 separate shipping charges. Ps shirt is nice but paper thin and practically see through. This place definitely has some nice stuff and overall Iím happy with the outfit Iíve pieced together. My advice get your shirt and vests somewhere else.however ,if you donít , at least order it all at one time and avoid the shipping charges .and, if you gotta send some back do it all at one time as well or youíll pay for shipping...
Apr 1, 2022
Mark
Lexington Ke
US
Golden Glow
Great looking vest, lightweight and comfortable. Will work for a variety of periods and combinations with other Historical Emporium products.
Aug 2, 2020
Glen Thomson
Gagetown Ne
CA
Love this vest
It's too bad we're not still walking around in the height of turn of the century fashion. This vest runs true to size, like all of the garments I've purchased from Historical Emporium. It feels good. The pockets are real, not just a couple of fake seems. The pocket watch hangs perfectly on it. Length is on point, love it!
Aug 23, 2019
Anonymous

This vest is perfect!
I purchased this vest for a role in a play. It goes great with the Victorian French Cuff shirt, hat spat, and spats I bought for my costume. Beautiful and it fits well!
Aug 15, 2019
Robert M
Boerne Te
US
Perfect vest for the occasion
Apr 4, 2019
Anonymous

Vest
this one is a real keeper I have about 13 vest now this one may be wore out soon it look and feels very good
Nov 1, 2018
William D. Bates
Green Valley AZ
US
A Lavish Gold Mens Vest
Oct 27, 2016
Seth F. Weaver, Sr.
Hendersonville NC
US
Great for Santa!
When you first got this in, I hesitated a day too long... Another Santa spotted this, bought his, and posted links online to the Santa community. They bought them all out. As soon as I saw it again, I bought one on the spot. Wore it for several hours last weekend, along with my Gambler's hat, and it was a great look. Got several compliments. Thanks!
Sep 1, 2016
Santa Dan
Grimes IA
US

 

#6 Rated Dress Vest
Black Cherry Jacquard Vest

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Burgundy Satin Synthetic Microfiber Print Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | NYE

ITEM 002559

$72.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.92/5.00 stars from 50 reviews

Black Cherry Jacquard vest
Just love it.
Sep 15, 2022
Andrew
Quebec Qu
CA
Western Vest
Very spiffy. Took two tries to get the size right but it went smooth.
Oct 14, 2021
BUTCH
DURANGO CO
US
Nice Vest
Oct 1, 2021
Jingles
San Angelo Tx
US
Nice Vest
Sep 30, 2021
Jingles
San Angelo Tx
US
Jacquard vest
Nice quality , sizing was on point, very happy
Nov 8, 2020
Jonnie
Clinton township MI
US
Very Well Satisfied
I couldn't believe how fast Historical Emporium mailed this to me..... I am so pleased with the Color and quality of this Vest. Everyone at work just fell in love with the dark red color.
Feb 10, 2020
David DiCarlo
Mannford Ok
US
Jacquard vest
I was very pleased and satisfied when the merchandise arrived.
Sep 5, 2019
Ira
Mahopac NY
US
Vest
I bought this for my friend and he absolutely loves it. Well made and great color. Third vest Iíve purchased And every one of them are extremely well made and colors are great
Feb 14, 2019
Sandra
Pahrump NV
US
Great
Love all 3 of my vests
Oct 12, 2018
Waltbabyluv
Hammond In
US
fits very well
when you get to the larger sizes, it is sometimes hard to find clothes that fit. well so far everything we have ordered through here has fit. and look great on. this vest is well made and could be worn in everyday life.
Sep 11, 2018
Carol J Scott
Marissa IL
US
Wonderful vest!
I love this vest. The material and workmanship are all first class. The fit was true to size and the adjustment strap in the back kept it snug around my middle. Highly recommended and yes, I would buy it again.
Jul 5, 2018
Dean
Saint Louis MO
US
Nice Vest
Really nice vest, I will wear it for our Golden Days celebration in late July.
Jun 7, 2018
Randall Frank
Fairbanks AK
US
Awesome !!!
Could not be happier with this vest. Very good quality and the sizing chart worked perfectly. Have purchased a number of items and all have been terrific. Can't wait to wear them out.
Feb 24, 2018
John
Wooster OH
US
Gorgeous Material
Perfect fit and tailoring. Lovely material, very fancy.
Jul 13, 2017
Gary S.
Amador CA
US
Hat
Great hat and vest. Thank you.
May 25, 2017
Robert Hancock
Placerville US
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#7 Rated Dress Vest
Burford Tweed Vest - Gray Herringbone

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

ITEM 003865

$84.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 93 reviews

Little pricey, but nice.
I tend to grit my teeth if I have to spend more than $50 for a vest, but I've got to admit it's very well made. Quality material and stitching. So much so, that after I received the double breasted herringbone vest, I was so impressed with it that I bought the single breasted herringbone vest as well.
Aug 24, 2022
Ink
Conroe TX
US
Gray Herringbone vest
Its pretty dark for being "gray". I do like the metallic buttons and the quality overall is very nice, but should be considering its 3x the $ of every other vest I looked at. Biggest complaint and very disappointed that the backing was a black linen material, fairly thick and heavy which made it very hot. All the pictures showed a light gray backing which was highly desired to match with the rest of the wedding attire. Unfortunate.
Aug 10, 2022
B. Murray
Coeur dAlene ID
Perfect vest
Exactly what I wanted and the craftsmanship and attention to detail is amazing! I actually ordered the wrong size (first time customer) so I sent it back for an exchange. The turn around on the exchange was lightning fast!
Mar 10, 2022
Rick Deloney
HARRISONBURG Vi
US
Classy Dapper Debonair
I love this vest! I provides a nice sense of dignity and elegance to my wardrobe and I'm pretty sure my IQ goes up when I wear it. It's comfortable, seems very well made. For example, even the back is substantial, unlike the chintzy material that so many use! Now I just need to find a quality pocket watch!
Feb 3, 2022
Gary Fritz
Roseville MN
US
Excellent quality
This is just what I was looking for. The vest seems sturdy, built to last. The blend feels nice-- a touch of wool (25%) but not so much that would make it too warm to wear indoors. I wear this as everyday work wardrobe, not as a costume, so I need something that will last. It's also available in tall sizes, which I need, and which are really hard to find in a lapel vest. I buy vests regularly, but am disappointed with most of them. And most cost more than this one. This vest I am extremely happy with. I may even buy another one--something I never do with clothes. It's that good.
Sep 23, 2021
thompst
los angeles ca
US
Herringbone grey tweed vest
Great character garment, I have always admired the character clothes of actors in the old westerns, from great actors to the B-class movies. I reccomend this company for the quality and impressive results in recreating them so well. Checking sizes will help you, however you will not find better than this company anywhere in my impression. Thanks again.
May 20, 2021
KENNETH P RAJAGH
Carson Ca
US
Great Vest.
This is the second vest that I purchased from HE. I am impressed with the quality of this garment. I will be back for more.
Oct 15, 2020
Ted Lavin
MARLBOROUGH MA
US
Burford Vest
I'm 5' 11" and have a typical middle-aged man's "executive" build. The XL is a perfect fit. Looks great and high quality.
Sep 10, 2020
Rob
NC
US
Best Vest Ever
Mar 23, 2020
Joe
Stoughton Ma
US
Beautiful
This vest fits perfectly (I ordered size small), it is very warm and looks terrific. ALL my friends commented on how nice the vest looks and complimented me on it.
Dec 27, 2019
Thom G.
Clarkdale Ar
US
Burford Vest
Just what I was looking for
Nov 15, 2019
Chuck
Kenosha Wi
US
Great style booster,
Quality and fit we're excellent.
Aug 8, 2019
James O'Quinn
Fredericksburg Vi
US
Subtle classy vest
My husband was looking for a gray vest that looked vintage. This vest filled the bill. Itís stripes are subdued and looks good on
May 9, 2019
Jannie49
Rochester Hills Mi
US
Vest
The vest I purchased was exactly as the website described.. the fit cart was right on... Got a lot of compliments on the look of the vest
Apr 3, 2019
Ross Smoker
Selinsgrove PA
US
Quality, durable, classy
Another great Historical Emporium offering! Only knocked a star off because it runs small; I measured, followed the sizing chart, but still needed to do an exchange.
Feb 13, 2019
Peter Wood
Baltimore Ma

 

#8 Rated Dress Vest
Klondike Vest - Gold

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Gold Satin Synthetic Microfiber Paisley Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | NYE

ITEM 003132

$72.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.78/5.00 stars from 18 reviews

Spiffy Vest
Ordered this for an accent for a groom's suit and he now shines. Paisley pattern is classic and the texture of the fabric is rich and detailed. Looks and feels very expensive. Very impressed.
Jul 21, 2022
Mr. Cook
Windsor CO
US
Excellent Quality & Fit
I'm a big guy... 6'3" with a couple of extra pounds, so every time I order a vest it's a gamble of whether it will be wide and short, or baggy and too long, etc etc. This vest was not only a perfect fit (shoulders, chest, waist and length), but the quality was apparent and I'm VERY happy with it. Highly recommended and well worth the $$.
Aug 12, 2021
Matt
Fremont CA
US
Nice but Loose Fit
Nice vest. Medium quality. Needed some tailoring. Arm holes cut little too wide.
Aug 20, 2020
Dave
Lebanon PA
US
Beautiful fabric!
Jun 20, 2019
JayVee2
Lancaster PA
US
Beautiful vest
Bought this for my husbandís birthday. We have a Model T and participate in a number of events. This vest is quite elegant, and he looks quite dapper in it. He wore it to a commemorative tea and was a big hit. Well made, beautiful fabric!
May 9, 2019
Jannie49
Rochester Hills Mi
US
Gold Star Chic
I most recently had the opportunity to attend a ďBlack Tie ChicĒ event. I did not want to purchase an entire tuxedo- what do to? I turned to the myriad of shirts and vests at Historical Emporium to put together a ďlookĒ. To include the Tuxedo-look of the Sinclair Edwardian Club Collar Shirt and Gold Klondike Vest. Well let me tell you I looked sensational- some folks came up to me and said I looked dapper. I was worried about size but the vest xxl fit fine- I did have a bit of a problem with the vest - one of the metal buttons was not sealed closed properly in the back - it had a very sharp metal opening- which actually when I put on the vest - sliced through the thread of the back of the button- within seconds- button was on floor. I have thought of sending back vest- but will try to send to a tailor to try to repair. Otherwise- vest was as advertised- great fit. Bottom line - I will definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you.
Aug 31, 2018
Howard Steven...
Bloomfield Co
US
Klondike Vest
Ordered Klondike got Paisley. Is that the same Please send answer Thanks
Feb 9, 2018
Ed Palazzo
Pomona Ne
US
Gold Klondike Vest
It is just what the image portrays. Great looks and fit. Goes with the rest of the outfit. Very good quality item. Excited to get to wear this in my nieces wedding!
Aug 12, 2016
Pat
Kansas City Mi
US
Handsome Vest
Ordered an XLarge Tall for my husband. It fit accordingly to his size. Beautiful design.
Apr 15, 2016
GAGal
Atlanta Ge
US
Handsome Vest
Ordered an XLarge Tall for my husband. It fit accordingly to his size. Beautiful design.
Apr 14, 2016
GAGal
Atlanta Ge
US
Excellent
Jul 21, 2014
Beauregard

CLASS!
I purchased this vest to wear to Christmas service at my church. My wife loved it, and my church family provided a number of compliments. With Historical Emporium's service and the quality of their products, I will absolutely continue to shop here!!! Thanks, Brian D. Texas
Jan 2, 2014
Brian D.
Damon TX
US
Fantastic
It is difficult to find vests that fit my husband properly; I picked him up the 3XT version of this vest and it fits him well. It is beautiful and amazing.
Jul 19, 2013
BluValkyrie
Grants Pass Or
US
Beautiful Vest
The Klondike Vest is gorgeous. Great fit.
Jun 10, 2013
Hoss715
Gardner Ka
US
Amazing!!
We ordered this vest for the groom in our wedding. Not only does it fit him perfectly, but it looks AMAZING!!! The pictures don't do it justice!! I wish you guys sold toddler/kid vests!! I have recommended everyone to this website!!
Apr 18, 2013
Tasha
Fayetteville GA
US

 

#9 Rated Dress Vest
Middlethorpe Vest - Emerald

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Green Satin Synthetic Microfiber Paisley Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005007

$70.95

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Average Rating: 4.74/5.00 stars from 43 reviews

Middlethorpe Vest
The ordering process was easy and efficient. A lot of items and styles to choose from! I wanted a festive vest for a holiday party. The emerald color was a little darker than anticipated and I was hoping for something a little brighter green. Also, I needed to have the vest altered some, I’m a slim and thin guy. Nonetheless, it is of good quality and I like the fabric and style very much. It will provide the style and “festive dress” requirements for the party. I’m grateful to have found a company and supplier of unique and stylish garments for men, above and beyond the run of the mill.
Dec 8, 2021
Derron Schronce
Brentwood TN
US
Sent it back
My husband was pleased with the look of the vest when it arrived, but it did not fit his pear-shaped body. However, we were pleased with the speed of the original mailing and the efficiency with which the return was handled.
Apr 3, 2019
Ellen
New York NY
US
Awesome Vest
Purchased this for a party and it came within a week. Great materiel and cut. I bought it big because other vests I have purchased came small. This one was exactly what they said it was going to be. Materiel was great and cut was professional. Vest can be used for multiple purposes, not just as a period costume. I highly recommend this company and will definitely use them again.
Mar 7, 2019
CHARLES MCPHAIL
Fort Knox KY
US
fantastic
the fitting was right and the vest make a statement at my Christmas party. well constructed, good materials and great quality.
Dec 3, 2018
Bobby
Virginia Beach VA
US
Absolutely stunning
I just received the Middlethorpe Vest that I ordered and it is absolutely beautiful. Well made and simply beautiful. The fit is great and the quality is admirable. I love it!!!
Sep 26, 2018
Tony B.
MA
US
Vest
Although a little baggy under the arms for my fit, fabric quality much better than I expected. Other re-enactors thought the pattern should also be on the rear, I preferred it the way it was.
Aug 23, 2018
Dustin
Port Orford OR
US
Fine vest
A bit large, had to take it in a couple of inches, otherwise excellent!
Aug 2, 2018
P-O Fredman

SE
middlethorpe vest
I liked the design of the vest but quality of the fabric used was disappointing.
Dec 8, 2017
Lamonte Shockley
Laguna Niguel Ca
US
Wedding plans
My daughter was planning a Steam Punk theme for her wedding. She suggested your site and we chose this item as the basis for my outfit. The fit was very good and the quality of the product was exceptional.
Aug 28, 2017
Lyle
Kansas City Ks
US
Great and durable vest
I have two Scully vests almost identical but in two different colors. I wear them almost every night during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. They hold up quite well and are very nice looking...Even after all of the wear they get!
Jun 21, 2017
KellyKnedler
Dodge City Ka
US
Vests
Emerald Vest I play Santa and the Vests that I purchased from you helps me play the part all year long. Thank You
Apr 20, 2017
Karl Rasmuson
West Valley Ut
US
Middlethorpe Vest - Emerald
Well made product; perfect for Madi Gras!
Jan 24, 2017
Nolan Sharbel
Knoxville TN
US
Emerald middle thorps vest
I bought this for my husband for Christmas and it is a perfect fit. He absolutely loves it! It's high quality and authentic. I am very pleased with it
Dec 31, 2016
Amanda
Jamestown Nd
US
beautiful color
We will be attending a Jane Austen Society Regency Ball/Birthday Party soon, and I got my husband this handsome vest to wear with his other items of costuming. It is well made, a beautiful color, the L fits him well. I have a short dark green cape to wear with a white empire dress, and I think we shall make quite the attractive, older couple.
Dec 29, 2016
Katie
Cincinnati OH
US
As always, Excellent!
I've very happy with this item, as I've been with all the fine clothing I've bought here. I do, however, wish that there were 'matching spats" and perhaps a bow-tie to go with so many things I've bought...or at least if they would buy some of the material from wherever they come from and offer it to purchase so I can have the spats made to match. We do want our attire to be coordinated you know.
Dec 21, 2016
jsclipper
Little Hocking Oh
US

 

#10 Rated Dress Vest
Abilene Vest - Navy

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

ITEM 004336

$72.95

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Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 24 reviews

Abilene Vest
Historical Emporium has a knack of having a the most unique line of fashionable cloths on the planet. The Abilene vest is one of them. A very well made vest and it looks great. It lends itself to bringing a little class to any function you attend. Personally, I prefer natural fibers with the same backing as the front, longer "tall" versions and front-peaks, and wish that these features be extended throughout many of their lines, but the straight cut work vest also has its place. I highly recommend this vest to anyone who wants to improve their appearance and reputation.
Dec 30, 2022
Blond John
Cottonwood Ar
US
Excellent quality, superb fit
I have decided in my old age to wear vests every chance I get. I bought this one to have a navy blue vest. The quality is excellent. The fit is true to size. I have worn it twice now out into the world and have received many compliments. Highly recommend.
Oct 6, 2021
Kyle HINKLE
Corpus Christi Te
US
The perfect everyday waist coat
A perfect waistcoat for everyday wear, and also for wearing with a kilt. Nice tailoring, fits well, and is very comfortable. Not quite as stiff as the similar canvas vests (which soften with wearing), a bit lighter, and just a little more formal. Colours go well with many of the shirts available trough Historic Emporium. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
Sep 24, 2021
Peter Finch
Vancouver BC
CA
A bit darker but still nice
The item is lovely, I've been wearing it quite a lot in fact. The color of the item was a bit darker in Real Life than it is on the Picture but it doesn't matter much to me. I still love it. and I still love the quality this store gives
Feb 6, 2020
Yannick Verley
Watervliet Ea
BE
Very functional
Great vest, but it's a bit hard to iron the old fashioned way. The pockets make it great for organizing all that crap in your pocket. Watch out for guys who are 44 or 46, as they could go L or XL. I got the tight one, but it helps my back.
Sep 27, 2019
Brian Gail Crawford
Logan We
US
Good buy
Nice vest, well built, good fit. I have had lots of compliments, thanks
May 23, 2019
Anonymous

Compliments galore
The vests are amazing great quality and fit. Compliments galore!
Apr 3, 2019
JOSEPHCAT
Sylmar Ca
US
Abilene - Navy
Nice fit, good looking, hope to order more items in future.
Feb 28, 2019
mud
Ma
US
Wear it all the time Now
I originally purchased this vest as part of a Victorian outfit to wear at a special occasion, but I like it so much that it's become a regular part of my wardrobe.
Feb 13, 2018
John A.
Trenton NJ
US
abiline vest
i saw 5 years ago on the internet the historical emporium page, iwas really impressed,the clothing are very nice, very well made respecting theVictorian era.........ipersonally wear just the cotton vests, because iwear denim every day, but those vest are very well made, excellent cut .fabric and so on........even with denim those vests look totally togheter with jeans, cusual but elegant!!!!!i hope more man they will start to wear vests again like in the past...when the man's were elegant!!!!!!
Jan 4, 2017
rudy
hawthorne ca
US
Plenty of pockets
I bought this vest for wear mainly as an underlayer to the Model 1876 U.S. Army blouse for Indian Wars reenacting. This blouse has no external pockets (unlike modern military uniforms), and only a single internal pocket. The Abilene vest, worn as an under layer, provides pockets enough for all of the small items which I need to have close to hand when reenacting.
Dec 23, 2016
John H Tuomala
Reno Ne
US
Great looking vest
Great material and color of vest. Picked up a medium and found it to be a good fit with minimal adjustment.
Nov 22, 2016
MDP

US
Dark but quality
This vest is darker than it appears, but that doesn't mean you won't have a handsome navy blue tone coming through. It can look black in poor lighting, but most of the time it'll be noticeably blue. Material and buttons are sturdy. I recommend adding a pocket watch to this, especially with a silver chain.
Jun 10, 2016
Titus
Sydney NS
AU
Abilene vest
What a nice vest! I actually decided to purchase this vest for work. I work at the Post Office and this vest in navy works perfectly. I definitely will be picking up some other items in the future! Thanks for a great product!!
Apr 29, 2016
Anonymous
Pe
Abilene Vest Navy
Pleased with quality & price.
Jul 17, 2015
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