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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
Thatcher Linen Vest

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Tan Ivory Cotton Blend Linen Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006492

$59.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.43/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Beautiful Vest
I needed a light colored vest to recreate an image from 1900. This vest is beautiful. It is a true color, well made, and true to size. The price was reasonable and shipping was very fast. I will order again.
Jul 29, 2019
Anna
La Grange IL
Thatcher Linen Vest
This is my third order. I ordered a 2x which normally fits fine. When I went to the individual page I noticed a different sizing chart. I should have ordered a 4x, but it got albeit a little snug, but not enough to return. A bit of advise, be careful an check the sizing chart.
Apr 18, 2019
Anonymous

Linen vest - wrong size
The Thatcher Linen vest is well made. However the sizing description accompanying the garment is inaccurate. I wear a 44 jacket. Consequently, based on your sizing description, I ordered a large vest. It fits too tight. Should have ordered an X-Large. Live and learn. This experience precludes a subsequent purchase.
Apr 18, 2019
Landshark
Anchorage Al
US
Works perfectly
My husband loves it! It fits him nicely. The material is superb fabric. I will buy him another one. He looks very dapper in it. Gina
Jan 19, 2019
Gina
Marina Ca
US
Are you ready for Summer?
I am! Especially now that I have my Thatcher Linen vest. And what a beautifully crafted vest it is. The vest is very lightweight and extremely comfortable. Sometimes I forget I have it on. Its bright and airy color is sure to make any outfit that you pair with it shine as bright as the sun itself. As always with any Emporium vest the construction of the vest is top notch. If you want to look and stay cool for the summer then this is the vest for you.
Jul 7, 2016
Martin Dean
Philadelphia Pe
US
Thatcher Linen Vest
Very nice vest. Almost precisely what I was seeking. Good quality. Perfect for hot summer weather when I want to wear my pocket watch and look dapper.
May 19, 2016
Raymond
Durham No
US
Sharp
Sep 17, 2015
Anonymous


 

#2 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

$61.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 38 reviews

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
Splendiferous
The vest was exactly as advertised and the delivery was prompt. Well done.
Feb 24, 2016
Patrick
Colorado Springs Co
US
Farnsworth Vest
5 stars for quality, selection, price and delivery time!
Dec 22, 2015
Anonymous
San Bruno CA
US
Vest
the small size I bought was slightly bigger than my son's built, but overall a good looking vest.
Dec 14, 2015
lyn
Jacksonville
Quality product
This is a great vest, it looks nice and is made from high quality fabric. Unfortunately the vest was extremely large in the chest area, while it actually fits well around the waist. Therefore alteration was needed, which was not quite cheap.
Sep 13, 2015
Anonymous

NL
Farnsworth vest
LOVE IT better than I expected it fits perfectly wore it to town and had all praise people even asked where I had purchased it from definitely worth it
Aug 30, 2015
Frank Brooker
Quorn St
AU
PERFECT!
What can I say? This item is PERFECT! It's so very rare that I find a nice Victorian/western style vest that not only looks great, but fits well. This is all of that. Beautifully made, and highly recommended, and unlike the more expensive Victorian vests you find at Halloween stores, and various costume shops... this vest has REAL pockets! This vest works for me on multiple levels too... for my Victorian garb, my western garb, and even worn with my modern day suit. It makes my two piece into a three piece that is quite dashing, and it's so well made, I won't worry about it ever wearing out. Highly HIGHLY recommended.
Sep 19, 2014
Warflight
Spring Valley CA
US
Awesome Product
I love the vest. It dresses up a black suit nicely.
Sep 19, 2014
Scott
Lehi Ut
US
Farnsworth West
Great look and perfect fit! Love this vest.
Sep 19, 2014
Tony Tallarico
Nesconset NY
US

 

#3 Rated Dress Vest
Dorian Brushed Cotton Vest - Slate Gray

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

ITEM 002985

$59.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.62/5.00 stars from 13 reviews

Dorian Brushed Cotton Vest
Style, cut and color great for a lighter spring vest.
Mar 30, 2019
LEO
St. Louis MO
US
Classy vest
Very first order - pleased with vest, well made, delivery and packaging excellent. Will be a returning customer as need arises.
Dec 6, 2018
RobertW
Queens NYC NE
US
Good vest
A bit big, but fit well with back adjustment. Heavy fabric, good for outdoors use.
Sep 24, 2018
Anonymous

Vest
Very good quality and price. I will order again. Fits great.
Dec 22, 2017
Gunz
Cleveland OH
US
Vest for a wedding 1
I ordered the Dorian Grey Vest for a wedding I will be going to in August and wanted a vest with a little personality. I wanted something different that a current style vest. I am very pleased with the style and quality of the Dorian Vest. It arrived quickly and in perfect condition.
Jun 23, 2017
edbreuner
San Ramon CA
US
Gorgeous vest
Very attractive garment that is lightweight and top quality. Love it.
Mar 9, 2017
Richard
Seguin Te
US
Great Looking Vests!
These great looking vests are better than pictured! They are also easy to alter for repeated use with other actors.
Mar 3, 2016
pro_costumer
Oxford OH
US
Excellent!
Oct 29, 2015
Anonymous

Dorian Vest
Just not what it looks like on the web site. I couldn't get either a "M" or a "L" to fit well, unlike other Emporium products.
Jan 4, 2015
Anonymous

Marvellous
Just the outfit for a long and fine summer in the city ;-)
Apr 14, 2014
Nickholas MacLergan
Stavanger
NO
Hercule Piorot vest
Needed the vest for a specific look for a play. It was perfect as was the quick delivery!
Feb 7, 2014
Anonymous

very nice vest
This is a very nice vest, the fabric is very soft and it feels great when wearing. The only knock against it is that it has plastic buttons, so if you're looking for an authentic "old time" vest, you'd have to change the buttons. I may do this still. But overall, this is a very nice vest and I would buy it again if I had to replace it.
May 10, 2012
Dan
Sonora Ca
US
Grey brushed cotton vest
The vest arrived in good time, in excellent condition and is all it was advertised to be. In fact, I'm wearing it right now as I write this reviewe.
Feb 2, 2011
Tom
Woodstown NJ

 

#4 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

$72.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.98/5.00 stars from 47 reviews

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
Comfortable and well made vest
Very well made and goes with any wardrobe.
Dec 28, 2016
Nolan Sharbel
Knoxville TN
US

 

#5 Rated Dress 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

$59.95

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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

 

#6 Rated Dress Vest
Emerald Isle Vest

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

ITEM 001570

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 46 reviews

Definite good choice
Never been much into the color green but this vest is great looking. Fit perfect and would highly recommend.
Mar 1, 2019
Wyatt

great vest!
great vest for my cosplay
Jan 18, 2019
jon
lexington ky
US
Great fit exactly as described
Dec 5, 2018
Anonymous

Vest
The vest is good quality fits good
Oct 24, 2018
Garth
West haven Ut
US
Emerald Isle Vest
This vest fit like a glove! Depite some reviews claiming that the green color is much darker than pictured, I found it to be only slightly so. It looks great, and the quality is superb for this price range.
Jun 28, 2018
Steve L
Wichita Falls TX
US
Just call me a leprechaun
Kidding..... But it is Emerald Green..... Quality like you'd see from a Wedding Shop. I paired with the Emerald Isle Neck Tie as well and this looks amazing.
May 11, 2017
Hal Jordan
St. Paul MN
US
Superb Emerald Isle Vest
This vest was slightly darker than on-screen, but that wasn't a bad thing. The color is definitely an emerald tone and it is absolutely gorgeous! It is finely crafted and just what was needed! Beautiful! Very gentlemanly indeed!
Nov 15, 2016
Anonymous

Beautiful, well built and fast!
I think the title says it all. It's a beautiful item that is very well put together and got to me the next day despite being told it would take much longer. I was a bit iffy about the cost, but that was until I actually had the item in hand. I do believe it worth it and will be back for a similar item in red some time soon.
May 13, 2016
Gabriel
East Palo Alto Ca
US
Nice!
Nice vest. My husband has a 44 chest so I ordered the large. The fit is good with just enough ease room.
Feb 11, 2016
Mimi
Wa
Excellent!
Fantastic vest, fine material, exceptional comfortable cut and fit.. really pleased with the feel and look.. thanks
Nov 12, 2015
Gary
Adelaide SA
AU
Very Nice
Well made and has held up well. This is my second vest from this manufacturer and they hit a home run both times.
Oct 29, 2015
No NamesPlease
Springfield MO
US
Quality & Style
After seeing the typically mundane vests offered at department stores, finding this line of vests was a real treat. I have a red one, a green one, and will next purchase a gold one that add stylish exclamation points to my business attire.
Oct 16, 2015
Paralegal
Gerner No
US
Emerald Isle vest
A very nice vest for wear with my garb. Vest is well made and not overly heavy under a frock coat I will say the size is right on the mark. If you are heavy or have a stomach, you might consider another vest...not much stretch in the material :-(. I am 5'10" and about 210lbs, purchased large. Fit awesome and looks amazing. David
Oct 6, 2015
Dr Shaggy
Manitou Springs Co
US
It was a gift for a friend. And he loves it.
Jul 23, 2015
Anonymous

Emerald Isle Vest
This vest is perfect! It looks better than the picture!
Jul 9, 2015
Dan S.
Buffalo Ne
US

 

#7 Rated Dress 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

$61.95

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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

 

#8 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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.76/5.00 stars from 42 reviews

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
Middlethorpe Vest - Emerald
I love this vest! I purchased it to use with my formal outfit, and it truly is an exquisite work of art. The paisley adds a hint of sophistication, but there is a subtlety about it that keeps it from coming off as garish or gaudy. The wide lapels are an excellent look for a rather wiry lad like myself, as they seem to make my shoulders appear broader, at least to my eyes. I have a pocket watch, so I was hoping the pockets would be functional so I could wear it with this vest. I was far from disappointed! The product page indicated that the pockets were real, but would likely be sewn shut, which indeed was the case. I easily removed the stitching from the top of each pocket using a seam ripper, and my watch slipped into the pocket without an issue. The chain fastens to the buttons without much difficulty as well, and the chain hanging across the front of the vest adds an extra bit of authenticity and elegance. I paired this vest with the Opulent Paisley Ascot - Black, which has a similar if not identical pattern. The vest and ascot complement each other very nicely, and I am exceedingly pleased with the outcome of my order. I will be sure to purchase from the Emporium again! You can't go wrong with this kind of class!
Sep 17, 2016
N.J. Robison Esquire
Buena Vista Vi
US

 

#9 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

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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

 

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Average Rating: 4.72/5.00 stars from 40 reviews

Nice vest!
Though the vest is old design itís looks great with jeans or wearing to work. Fits well. Good quality. Will be buying another one.
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

Sable Brushed Cotton Vest
Very nice, exactly what was needed for my daughters wedding!
Sep 20, 2013
Bob
Waverly Io
US

 

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