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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
Callahan Vest - Black

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

ITEM 003804

$72.95

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Average Rating: 4.87/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

Beautifully made
This waistcoat is beautiful made and fits my son like it was made for him. It is very reasonably priced and we will definitely be ordering again, my son has a very long wish list.
Jun 18, 2021
Christine
Irvine No
UK
High quality waistcoat
The material is sturdy and well assembled, and the fit is excellent. Overall, I would definitely recommend this product and I will be purchasing more.
Nov 21, 2019
Rose
Hammond Wi
US
john
i got it long ago and arrived fast, i love it
Sep 30, 2019
john hernandez
marshalltown ia
US
Nov 9, 2018
Doc
Murfreesboro TN
US
A distinctive look
I wanted something special to wear to a conference of mining investors and decided this vest would do the job. It's distinctive without being weird.
Apr 19, 2018
Laszlo
Roseville CA
US
Callahan Vest
Beautiful vest!! Fits perfectly!!
Dec 7, 2017
Jack Turner
Waipahu Ha
US
Absolutely perfect!
I ordered this to ensure I would have a proper vest for Halloween and not only was it perfect, I got it in record time without having to pay for express shipping!
Nov 8, 2017
Broberg
Lingle Wy
US
VEST
LOVE THE VEST WITH ROLLED COLLAR. IT LOOKS GREAT WITH MY CLOTHES AND POCKET WATCH. MAY BE OLD FASHIONED BUT IS STILL STYLISH TODAY.
Oct 29, 2017
TIM
Gilbert AZ
US
Well pleased
This is what I needed,and the fit is perfect.
May 11, 2017
Rodney S.
San Antonio Te
US
CALLAHAN VEST
WELL MADE. FITS PERFECTLY.
Feb 16, 2017
hawkeye
BEAUMONT TX
US
Great!
Just what I had been looking for. Will be ordering again.
Dec 28, 2016
Spence
Spring Hill Te
US
Classic as always
I love the vest, it is a great addition to my wardrobe! As a professional it truly does help me look the best and feel the best! Great vest!
Dec 1, 2016
Tom
Eagan Mi
US
Love my vest!
When I initially bought it, I was planning to get it tailored, so I won't be complaining about the fit. The vest has the matte black material all around, so it can be worn as a stand-alone vest. The two front pockets are real, not fakes. I have had it for a year now and still love it. Overall, this is a very sturdy vest and would definitely recommend it.
Jun 28, 2016
Artur M.
Roseville CA
US
frock coat & vest
I enjoyed the products I received from you, they were just what I wanted, everything looks great and fits well. your staff were great and very willing to help me with any questions I might have. thank you very much for your friendly attitude towards me.
Jun 22, 2016
SANTA RAY
WEST VALLEY UT
US
Almost Perfect
I am 5'11, 308 and got this vest in size 3XL. It fits perfect around the chest. Construction is very comfortable and loose fitting. Material is very lightweight. The midnight ebony color combined with lighter contrasting colors will make you look like a million dollars. The only complaint would be that I wish that this vest was made in size 3XLT. The extra 2 inches will make all the difference in the world for guys my height and taller. Great vest and company.
Apr 16, 2016
Marty
Philadelphia Pe
US

 

#2 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

$69.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.76/5.00 stars from 17 reviews

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
May 9, 2019
Jannie49
Rochester Hills Mi
US
Gold Star Chic
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
Klondike Vest, Gold 003132
I am MOST pleased! I like my vest and plan to order two more in the future. I like the clasic look and the classic look likes me. I have had nothing but nice compliments! Thank you for putting our nice hard to find classic vest.
Feb 16, 2013
Robert B. Hitchings
Norfolk Vi
US

 

#3 Rated Dress Vest
Spencer Vest

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

ITEM 002031

$69.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 34 reviews

Excellent garments
I will continue to shop here. High quality, distinctive garments at a reasonable price. Canít go wrong.
Feb 7, 2019
James Wampler
Otis MA
US
Spencer Vest
It is everything and more. It is a beautiful vest and I will enjoy it for years.
May 2, 2018
Jimbo
Helena MT
US
Great Customer Sercvice
My vest was the wrong size, because I was careless in my ordering. I was given some great information on how to return and exchange the vest for one that will be the proper size. I have not had one complaint for Historical Emporium and will continue to be a loyal customer!
Sep 7, 2017
Jeffrey Day
Cordova TN
US
Christmas present
By far one of the best vests I ever owned. I'll wear this to my grave.
Jan 16, 2017
John
Shirley Ny
US
Spencer vest
This vest is just what my husband wanted to wear with his antique pocket watch. It is perfect.
Dec 29, 2016
BJP
Tx
US
Brilliant
Another brilliant vest. This makes four. I receive comments all the time as to how the vest looks real good.
Oct 14, 2016
Anonymous

AU
As expected
Received on-time. Fit as expected. Awesome style.
Sep 21, 2016
zup
Dallas tx
US
Spenser Vest
I already had a red, blue, and green vest to compliment my Maroon, Navy Blue, and Forrest Green sport coats. I needed a white or cream vest to complete my collection, match my off-white sport coats, and the Spencer vest fit the bill! Couldn't be more please with my purchases from Gentlemen's Emporium.
Aug 11, 2016
Dan
Virginia Beach VA
US
Nice!
Loved the detailing
Jan 2, 2016
Mike
Henry IL
US
Very snazzy
Fit well. Looks fantastic.
Apr 8, 2015
Dave Lennert
Portland Or
US
Elegance
Pocket are fantastic and the quality is top notch but it is a little tight around the stomach.
Dec 9, 2014
The Baron
San Francisco CA
US
Hmmm
U sent a Reno vest not a spencer best. Didn't notice til the day before I needed it when I cut off The tag. The vest is a good vest just wrong one.
Aug 12, 2014
Tom
Lexington SC
US
Great!
Love it! Very happy with Emporium!!! I only shop here for my Steampunk and Cos-Play Needs.
Aug 12, 2014
Lon
Davenport fl
US
Wow!
Excellent Quality, Price, Service. This will be awesome on my Wedding Day Photoshoot :D
Jul 21, 2014
D Hill
Tamworth NS
AU
Spencer Vest
This waistcoat always receives compliments when I wear it - it looks very fine indeed and fits well; and the tone-on-tone texture is another standout of its appearance. A very fine summer-weight dress waistcoat I think looks equally good paired with either a black or a burgundy coat.
Jul 12, 2014
Michael

AU

 

#4 Rated Dress Vest
Carlson Vest - Walnut

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Brown Synthetic Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 007063

$67.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Great Vest!
Jan 14, 2022
Anonymous

Excellent Vest
This vest is perfect! Great fit and look.
Jan 14, 2022
Anonymous

Excellent Vest
This vest is perfect! Great fit and look.
Jan 13, 2022
Anonymous

nice vest
Couldn't find a vest with lapels anywhere. This site is doing a service to fashion in my opinion. Well made. Good quality. Fits me. A little darker than I expected but I haven't seen it in sunlight yet. Beats chinese balloween costume knockoffs any day.
May 13, 2021
Sean
Los Angeles CA
Dapper in Every Way
I find myself swooning over this vest. I was a little worried, because it wasn't designed for females, per say, but everything else about it was perfect so I took a leap. I'm glad I did! The color was accurate, it felt great once put on and I can't think of anything I would change. Also, real pockets, good lord it's nice to see real pockets.
May 4, 2021
Alchemist_Momma
Louisville KY
US
Very Satisfied
The Vest fits great, Adding to my Western Steampunk look and this worked perfect. I also wear it for casual wear and got many compliments on it.
Jan 5, 2020
David DiCarlo
MAnnford OK
US
Very nice vest
Great fit and made of nice heavy fabric. Quality item. Shipping was fast too. Bought a black one as well and they go very nicely with either a casual or dress look.
Mar 7, 2019
Anonymous
Vi

 

#5 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

$81.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.98/5.00 stars from 50 reviews

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
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

 

#6 Rated Dress Vest
Klondike Vest - Burgundy

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

ITEM 003130

$69.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 25 reviews

lovely product
Husband needed a vest for a costumed wedding we attended. This vest is great looking and a good product. Quick shipping. Would definitely order from Historical Emporium again if the need arises.
Oct 20, 2021
Vicki
Al
US
Klondike
Scully brand, very nicely made. I'm long in the torso and the 2XL-Tall fits very well. Pockets are tacked shut, be warned before you jam your hands in the pockets. Lightweight, excellent for fashion without adding weight to your outfit.
Oct 15, 2021
Red Bear Haraldsson
Jacksonville FL
US
scully burgundy vest
great vest. the size was perfect....it is a scully!
Mar 6, 2020
captain
summerdale al
US
Great vest
Great Vest, wish you had more products my size.
Mar 4, 2020
Mike
Portsmouth VA
US
Klondike Vest Burgandy
I love the feel of the silk fabric and it fits so swell. The buttons are all covered with rich distinction of supine appointment. I wore the vest to a Christmas party and really felt as if I ascended into another relm. Compliments galore. It really has a rich wine burgandy color that shines taste. I will be looking for more items like the jacket in the future.
Dec 15, 2018
Bob
Toledo Oh
US
Perfect!
I bought this for my husband to wear at our town's Heritage Day celebration, but he loved it so much that he's worn it to work several times already! He's tall, so the extra length in the tall sizes is a welcome plus. The paisley pattern is absolutely gorgeous. This is the 5th or 6th vest we've bought from Historical Emporium, and we'll continue to buy new ones.
May 17, 2018
Eileen
Momence Il
US
Vest, shirt, and jacket
Dec 21, 2017
Steve
Windsor On
CA
Perfect fit
My husband loves his new vest. The fit is just right, and he likes the fabric.
Apr 25, 2017
Happy Customer
Orem Ut
US
Klondike Vest - Burgandy
Beautiful vest with a perfect fit. Also, Great Quality. I was extremely well please. The time from ordering to arrival was excellent. I look forward to purchasing other items in the near future. Thank you.
Nov 11, 2016
Dave
CLARKSTON Mi
US
Great construction, just not the right fit
Jun 9, 2016
Anonymous

Klondike Vest - Burgundy
Looks so much better in person. Fits great. Fast delivery. High quality all the way around.
May 4, 2016
Bryan
Sandwich IL
US
Not Bad
Vest arrived in great condition. Looks good. Feels good. As advertised. Beautiful fabric. Two minor issues: 1. The vest appears to me to be a bit short - I'm 5'9" tall, 230lbs, and it doesn't cover my beltline - my shirt is showing above my belt all the way around me. I've never needed to buy "tall" clothes before, but apparently I would need to do so for this item. 2. The only comment is that tailoring was absolutely necessary. Although I purchased the correct size for my check/waist size, the vest was rather baggy around the lapels/check area. After $60 worth of tailoring, it now does not have the unsightly wrinkles in this area and fits well. In all fairness, I've been given to understand that tailoring is required for most/all vests.
Feb 6, 2016
Professor

CA
great look
Oct 30, 2015
Mads
Chicago Il
US
Beautiful vest
Beautiful vest, will make a nice holiday addition to my husbands driving wardrobe. Fabric was beautiful and sized appropriately. I appreciate the selection of vests in the Tall sizes.
Oct 23, 2015
Dee
Robertsville MO
US
I only buy clothes here...
I stopped buying clothes at my local clothing stores... Expect working clothes... I'm making a commitment to the vintage look... Thanks guys.
Nov 3, 2014
Tony Camacho
Wa
US

 

#7 Rated Dress Vest
Bonaventure Vest - Black Velvet

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

ITEM 005884

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

All Black
This velvet vest goes well with an all black look.
Dec 15, 2017
Brad
Battle Creek MI
Perfect, and not heavy at all!
Soft, nice quality velvet, not heavy (like I thought it would be), very comfortable, and looks even better in real life than it does in the pictures!
Jan 26, 2017
Brian Pater
Portland Or
US
Quality Product
This vest is perfect for an outfit I am wearing with a vintage "Loden" jacket I recently got from the UK. I was really happy with the great fit, and quality of the waistcoat, and as always, Historical Emporium provided fast, great service on an affordable, quality product. Many thanks!
Oct 14, 2016
Craig Sibley
Chino Hills Ca
US
Love it!
Pretty much exactly what I was expecting. Like previous reviews said, this thing is BLACK, it makes everything else look grey by comparison. Love it!
Jul 29, 2016
Anonymous

US
None more black...
Spinal Tap references aside - this waistcoat is seriously black. Not so much just 'black' as BLACK. It's so black it even provides contrast against other black clothes. It's so black that light bends around it. This is a good thing. Like all of the other Bonaventure waistcoats, the texture of the velvet is is lush, the cut is sharp, the colour is rich and deep, and the internal contrast provided by the bright antiqued buttons and the trim (through texture and sheen) is a strong design feature in and of itself. A highly recommended purchase, and one I wear regularly to work, and casually. It also works as a formal waistcoat, naturally, and is durable as well as attractive. It also has the dual benefit of going with absolutely everything in my wardrobe and immediately raising the tone of anything I wear it with. It is pure class in waistcoat form. You will not be disappointed with this item, believe me.
Feb 28, 2015
Michael
Sydney NS
AU
Vest
Very pleased with the product, meets all my expectations. will make an excellent addition to my wardrobe for spring and summer,
Jan 2, 2015
Anonymous
Toronto On
CA

 

#8 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

$69.95

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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

 

#9 Rated Dress Vest
Drake Vest - Red

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Red Satin Synthetic Microfiber Print Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dragon Phantom and Christine

ITEM 002053

$69.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.67/5.00 stars from 33 reviews

Almost perfect
This is a beautiful vest with nice lines. I have not worn it as often as I planned because both welt pockets are stitched in the middle, and though the description suggests they would hold a watch, the remaining gap is too small. Since a fob watch is a common accessory for such a vest, this was disappointing. The vest is otherwise very good. Editor's note: Pockets are sewn shut for transit and can be fully opened with a seam ripper upon receipt.
Apr 13, 2018
John Burford
Adelaide So
AU
Drake vest red
I purchased the vest for my husband for Christmas. He loves the covered buttons. He plays the guitar, and was impressed by the covered buttons because they will not scratch his guitar. He loves the color and cut of the vest. And it looks great on him!!
Feb 4, 2018
Elizabeth
McGrady Nc
US
Just as described
Ordered this vest for my daughter. It arrived incredibly fast, the fit was was perfect, and the design was exactly as described and pictured. She was very pleased and received several complements.
Oct 11, 2017
Kris M
Prospect Heights IL
US
Drake Vest - Red
Well made, fits great
Dec 23, 2016
Karl Pape
Truckee CA
US
small
Runs on the low side of the size range.
Oct 25, 2015
slivermouse
Glendale AZ
US
Drake Vest
I ordered the vest and received it on time and was very pleased with the order. Actually I ordered it from this website and it was just like the picture. The only thing that I have against it that I ordered a large where it fits tight. I think I could have purchased a XL instead. I would like to say to anyone that please know your correct size and if possible order a size up. But after all it accented my suit very well. I thank you Historical Emporium for helping me out.
Sep 30, 2015
Ronald McCain
Semora NC
US
sizing was big
I sized this according to my chest measurement and found it to be too big. I didn't have time to exchange it so I had a tailor take it in and now it fits better. Be careful with the sizing, and perhaps these run a little big. Take some accurate measurements, talk to the customer service folks, see what they think before you place your order. This looks very handsome, feels a little bit like a costume piece with some of the finishing. Given the price, I wouldn't expect anything to feel like a short cut on this, but I'm only taking one star. Without a coat, this is a really ostentatious waistcoat. Be warned. It's an attention getter. With a coat over top, I get the splashes of gaudiness that I was looking for, lurking beneath a bit of classy modesty. The weight of this is really light, probably the kind of waistcoat you're looking for in warmer climates.
May 28, 2015
Magnus
Raleigh NC
US
Great!
Sizing was right on, fast shipping, really have to look hard but this vest does have Chinese dragons on it....love it! Will continue to buy from this company.
Apr 19, 2015
Sam
Promise City Io
US
lovely vest
This style runs larger than the canvas so despite the gracious return policy I gifted it to a much appreciative friend!
Mar 19, 2015
kevin kibbe
alamo tx
US
pockets too shallow
This is a good vest; well made from decent materials. Should get 5 stars, but for the pockets. They are way too shallow. Main reason I bought the vest was to accessorize with an antique pocket watch. The standard railroad pocket watch barely fits in the pocket. Another 1/2 to 1 inch depth would make this 5 star.
Feb 1, 2015
leadpipe
media pa
US
Amazing Vest!
I was absolutely amazed at the speed that this vest arrived.I'll indeed be wearing this beautiful vest to some of my performances for sure.Thank you again Gentleman's Emporium for your outstanding products.
Jan 3, 2015
Leon

US
Comfortable!
Comfortable and stylish vest.
Oct 21, 2014
Ajokey
Washburn Wi
US
Drake Vest - Red
Just what I was looking for. Looks great. Fits great.
Mar 29, 2014
Anonymous

So who's Drake?
I don't know and I don't care. The vest is just as advertised. It fits well, it's classy, it's smart - what's not to like? My only "complaint" is that the pockets are *too* well sewn up. I was unable to safely undo them before I wore the vest. Ah, well, I tucked my pocket watch into the waistband of my pants as all was well. Still, the stitching is really finished work, not easy to undo. And frankly, I would bet that most of us ordering these items are wearing pocket watches. And that's the worst I have to say. Don't feel uneasy about buying this vest, it's quite worth it!
Dec 21, 2013
Jim
reedsburg wi
US
Dragon Vest
I love this vest. It's very cool!
Nov 25, 2013
Sue
CA
US

 

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Bonaventure Vest - Green Velvet

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

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Average Rating: 4.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Terrible heat retention
I purchased this vest to wear under my open Santa robe. The quality is not as good as other products I've purchased from Historical Emporium but the main issue is simply it is terribly hot. It holds heat in like a plastic bag. I wore it three different times, several hours each time and was miserable. Sweated and overheated. Wearing my black velvet from last year.
Dec 7, 2017
Storytelling Santa
Beavercreek Oh
Love the vest
I really love this vest it is the newest of the 5 I have purchased so far. I will say that the velvet makes the vest look very luxurious as well as the satin trim. The color is so rich it almost appeared to be black in color but it is most definitely Hunter Green. I will be wearing it to a Christmas Party in a couple of weeks and on Christmas Eve!
Dec 4, 2015
Russ
Dover Ne
US
Great quality, fit.
Trying to fancy up my wardrobe for winter and I was pleased with this purchase. It fits and looks great and will work with other items I plan to purchase with it.
Dec 3, 2015
Douglas
Baltimore MD
US
Darker than you might think
Like all of the Bonaventure waistcoats, the texture of the velvet is lush, the cut is very fine, and the contrast provided by the black trim (in colour and texture) and the bright antiqued buttons is excellent; the colour is also deep and rich, but in this instance, very dark, depending on the lighting you're standing under. Occasionally this waistcoat looks black under artificial lights - sunlight does bring its rich green lustre to the fore. Regardless, it's a handsome addition to anyone's wardrobe.
Feb 28, 2015
Michael
Sydney NS
AU

 

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