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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
Abilene Vest - Navy

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

ITEM 004336

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.76/5.00 stars from 21 reviews

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
Anonymous

Abilene Vest
This Abilene vest was exactly what I was looking for. It is well tailored and looks great. I ordered a second Abilene vest of a different color within a week of receiving this one.
Apr 17, 2015
Dennis M
Olathe Ka
US
gerryloutess
didn't fit properly, so was returned
Jun 18, 2014
Robert Evans
Las Cruces Ne
US
Pretty good
Jun 30, 2013
Anonymous


 

#2 Rated Dress Vest
Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Vest

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

ITEM 002982

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.82/5.00 stars from 77 reviews

Comfortable and well-made
I am a professional carriage driver and was looking for Victorian period clothing to wear at work. I have absolutely loved this vest. It is constructed of very high-quality material, stitching, etc. It fits me very well. I have a 43-inch chest, and the size Large Livingston vest fits me comfortably and attractively. The only consideration I did not account for was the fact that the brushed cotton material picks up the horse hair easily and I simply keep a lint-roller on-hand to deal with it. I would happily recommend Historical Emporium and this vest to others.
Jan 23, 2020
Riley Quinn Taylor
San Antonio TX
US
BUY... THIS... VEST!!!
SO I'm ito the old west as virtually all customers who come here are, and I also like things to be rugged and heavy-duty enough to last. I also like all-black, and ONLY all-black. And finally, may your respective higher powers of choice bless mother nature's invention of pure cotton. So, with those things said, I can proudly say: I'm happy with this vest as part of my old west style regular everyday wear. I wear my old west stuff (now including this vest) while doing such ordinary things as grocery shopping at walmart once a month. I wear this vest and the rest of my all-black old west all-cotton outfit with my black wool felt low-derby hat, my cotagonal-cornered rectangular-lensed old west sunglasses, my square-toed black leather cavalry boots, my brushed stainless steel mechanical wind-up old west style pocket watch--and so on and so on-- whenever I go to town. And all criticism as to my personal style, be damned. The material this vest is made of has the twill knit of dickies work pants, but feels at least twice as heavy-grade there as, like I'd say equivalent in heavywheight density to modern day cotton duck canvas. It also feels just soft enough to feel nice, yet its texture still has the simultaneous crispness (if that makes sense to you) to also feel as-- if not far more-- durable as any Dickies-like work pants. Yet, thise vest (and now that I've sampled its fabric in person, the entire Livingston black brushed cotton clothing line sold here at H.E.) is...
Dec 13, 2019
They Call me...
Poplar Bluff Mo
US
Vest
Just like the matching Frock coat this vest is extremely well made, comfortable and should last a life time
Oct 27, 2019
MarkD
Yoder CO
US
Great Vest
Well made, nice fit. Very classy!
Oct 2, 2019
Lee
Dearborn Mi
US
Very good quaity
This is a well made and historically accurate vest. I like the way it fits but the material, though cotton, is heavy. I thought it would be much more lightweight for the summer which is why I got the cotton instead of wool. They are closer to a canvas. Otherwise, I would give it 5 stars.
Jul 25, 2019
Bronson
Newburyport MA
US
Vest
The vest is as promised. The material is heavier than I expected and it is warmer than I expected, but that is probably my lack of understanding. I think that the vest will be a reliable garment that I can use for reenactments for many years.
Apr 16, 2019
J Howard Fisk
Springfield MO
US
Great vest!
Fits well and looks good! Now I just need more opportunities to wear it.
Feb 28, 2019
Mike
Houston TX
US
Excellent!
Great piece, high quality fabric, nice pockets, authentic to the era, buckle on back works great! im truly satisfied. i measured myself and order size depending on what i wanted loser or tighter.. and it came in fitting me perfectly!!!!
Jan 3, 2019
Trevor Strother
Oakdale Lo
US
Livingston Set
I bought the Livingston vest in Medium size to match the frock coat for a formal civil war dance; the fabric is soft and the fit is perfect. I can even wear it with modern suit pants and jacket.
Sep 26, 2018
Rick
Herndon Vi
US
Fantastic
The vests are nice. They were a bit shorter than expected, but still acceptable. I feel like they were worth the money and wait.
Aug 10, 2018
Blake
Oh
US
Just what I wanted
Got a gift of some cash & decided to buy this to add to my vest collection. The quality was just as good as all the other vests I've ordered. The only caveat is to be sure of your size. This was one that I got the XXL as the chest size called for it. It fit perfectly.
Jul 26, 2018
Craig Allen
Elgin Un
US
This Is The Vest To Buy!
Let me make this perfectly clear: I'm on old school biker with a number of leather cuts. I have always been a vest person, preferably leather. But when my youngest daughter began planning her wedding this summer she really trimmed her budget in a number of areas and wanted to keep things simple for the wedding party. She asked me to wear slacks, a vest, dress shirt and tie to give her away. The wedding will be outdoors in late July in the South (hot & humid). I wanted a vest that would breathe as much as possible in the heat but it also had to be well made and stylish. When I sent some links of the Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Vest to my daughter she was absolutely elated by it. She rarely gets excited about things, but she was certainly excited about how this vest looked. This vest looks and fits amazing. The crew at Historical Emporium treated me like a king with stellar customer service. I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase, especially when it makes my daughter and wife happy.
Jun 14, 2018
Vintage Old School

US
Elegant
Feels stylish
Dec 28, 2017
Anonymous

Nicely done
Wonderful jet black brushed fabric. Buttons nicely stitched. Careful wearing a pocket watch with this vest: If the vest is a little tight around the middle, the roundness of the watch will form a slight mated circle visible from the front. The nature of the depth of black of the fabric is the cause -- use a lint brush to make the area jet black as the surrounding material. This is a very warm fabric.
Oct 19, 2017
Michael Villanueva
San Diego CA
US
great vest
this is my 5 th vest they are all great, fit, cut, size everything......i hope in the future the company will design more styles and colors in cotton canvas...thank you rudy
Oct 12, 2017
roma 1954
Hawthorne CA
US

 

#3 Rated Dress Vest
Cavalier Vest - Red/Black Tapestry

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

ITEM 006058

$162.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

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

 

#4 Rated Dress Vest
River Trail Vest - Blue

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

ITEM 002625

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.60/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

Pretty but button problem
Very pretty vest, but I though the buttons were both inexpensive feeling and poorly sewed on. One popped off when I wore the vest for the first time.
Feb 20, 2020
Anonymous

Vest-Victorian
The material and fit of this vest was excellent for the Victorian look I was after, essentially emulating Darcy of you know where....:} The ladies loved it at the Victorian ball, and even two gents commented on how 'proper' it looked. What makes this vest special is the subtle blue paisley pattern, not overstated. I did order this vest one size larger to compensate for the bulkier shirt I was wearing. No issues.....good value...
Dec 29, 2019
Lee J.
Dearborn MI
US
Great Vest
This is a very handsome vest. It is well made and the material is beautiful. I bought this for my wedding and am so happy with it. I can highly recommend the style and fit of this vest - exactly as described online. The sizing chart was perfect.
Apr 19, 2018
JDarling
Waterloo ON
CA
River Trail Vest-Blue
My husband has an "executive build", rounder in the middle, and this vest fit him without alterations to the upper chest. Some we have purchased for him at other locations have need taking up at the shoulders in order to be large enough in the girth and fitted at the top.
Aug 3, 2017
Maeona
Yachats Or
US
Beautiful vest!
Love the color, pattern, and quality of the material; just wish the pockets were real pockets into which a watch could fit! Editor's Note: The pockets are sewn shut, but can be opened to use for a pocket watch.
Mar 16, 2017
Lynn
Lock Haven PA
US
vest
It was very well made and fit very well also.
Jan 26, 2017
Linda
Winston Salem nc
US
Christmas gift
Very nice vest, well made, fits good.
Dec 29, 2016
PLS
Ashland Ks
US
Love it
I ordered this vest for my sons wedding. It is gorgeous. Fits very well. My husband loved it too. The color is awesome.
Jul 28, 2016
Valhalla Ranch

US
River blue vest
I am very pleased with this vest! It's a great additional to anyone's wardrobe! Everyone is right to say the pics does not do this vest justice! It has a nice rich blue undertone that does not make this vest to flamboyant. My only complaint is that you the pockets are sewn shut, but that's most of their vests and all you need is the right tool or visit your local tailor to rectify! Overall, another awesome purchase from historical emporium!
Sep 18, 2015
chris
laurel Ma
US
Fine Vest
Just reiterating some of the points of others here. The vest's material and workmenship are great. The colors are muted and not flashy but the designs beautiful. The fit is a little different then other vests ive bought on this site, a little wider in the lower back, but nothing severe. I found i could adjust it down to fit me pretty well. (Im a large, i know the reviewer before me had different problems in a small) Finally be aware the pockets here are mostly for show. You can fit about a thumb in and thats it. I was expecting deeper pockets, but not a huge deal. Overall A good vest and one i plan on wearing alot!
May 8, 2015
Joseph
Charlotte NC
US
A nice vest for formal occasions.
The River Trail Vest looks and feels quite nice. It has a durable build and the price is great. The downsides, it is sized a little larger then most other vests, especially in the waist, so even ordering a small, it was a little too large on me. I had to adjust it myself to get the fit I really wanted. The material, while quite elegant, also feels like it would be easier to mess up or damage then other waistcoats I've ordered. Definitely a great vest for fancy occasions but perhaps not so good for every day wear. Still, a good vest and I'm quite happy with the purchase. Maybe just a slight size adjustment or making the back-strap have a great range of adjustment.
Sep 5, 2014
Reily M.

Even better than the photo
I was totally pleased with the River Trail Vest. The photo doesn't do justice to the front fabric, which is a deep and elegant indigo with a subtle black pattern: most suitable for a dignified gent! The buttons give just the right touch of understated sparkle. With the Callahan Frock Coat and the Silk Puff Tie: perfect!
Apr 17, 2013
Maureen

River Trail Vest is great!!!
The Blue River Trail Vest has quickly become my favorite. It looks absolutely great. The color is not too flamboyant. It is just right. Workmanship is first class. Sell this is several different colors and I just might buy them all.
Feb 5, 2012
Edd Schultz
Willoughby OH
US
Excellent Vest
I purchased a large in another style, and then exchanged it for this vest in a medium. It has good quality fabric all around.
Dec 27, 2011
Nick

missing real pocket for watch
I like this vest and it looks great with my outfit. However, I was very disappointed to find that the watch I bought with the outfit would not go into the vest pocket because the pockets are dummies. I would think for the money there should be a real pocket on this vest.
Aug 3, 2010
Quint
Santa Rosa CA

 

#5 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

 

#6 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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.87/5.00 stars from 39 reviews

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
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

 

#7 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

$68.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.92/5.00 stars from 13 reviews

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

 

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Sutter Vest - Gold

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

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

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
Twin City Silk Vest - Gray

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

ITEM 002410

$83.95

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Average Rating: 4.71/5.00 stars from 24 reviews

Twin city silk vest
Runs very small! Very thin material not worth the almost$100 That i paid for it!
Jun 1, 2020
Mike vajda
Clinton Ne
US
I love my new vest
The website gave me the information on how to order the correct size vest and it came in the mail pretty efficiently and I'm pleased with my purchase.
Sep 26, 2019
Donald Byrd
Granger TX
US
Look like a million bucks
My bride loved it the first time I purchased it. It runs a little small so if your in between sizes order larger and it has a strap adjustment in the rear. It is very good quality.
Mar 13, 2019
Toby
Folsom CA
US
great
Goes great with my new Gray Sharkskin suit.
Mar 7, 2019
Richard
Bainbridge Ge
US
Twin City Vest
Nov 16, 2018
Rob
Milwaukie
US
Gray Vest
prettier in person than online! Very pleased
Aug 31, 2016
Hite
Richardson TX
US
Twin City Vest-Gray
Best ever looks great feels even better to wear lots of positive coments can definitely recommend this one its a perfect fit just love it
Feb 7, 2016
Frank
Quorn St
AU
Outstanding vest
This vest goes with any ensemble, and definitely makes a statement. Sizing was accurate (ordered a medium), surprisingly, especially for a guy with a bigger upper body chest. The waist is easily tapered with the adjustment strap on the back, so it won't look baggy.
Mar 31, 2015
DoctorGuy
Washington DC
US
Son loves the vest
Great fabric - looks wonderful on him - he loves it as I do!
Nov 10, 2014
Anonymous

made in USA
This vest is ok ..not great like I expected from such a reputable source. Actually looks like it was sewn in China.. :( it has darts in the front, that's fine but they are short sewn and make the sides pucker. We needed the vest on short notice..our fault, or else we would have sent it back. Although it is pretty and the buttons are really nice.
Aug 29, 2014
Mrs Basso
NY NY
US
A very handsome waistcoat
My first order with the Emporium was a collection of waistcoats; this one is a particular favourite. Fine texture, beautiful colour - pairs very nicely indeed with the charcoal Callahan frock coat and the black velvet Edwardian morning coat. Looks superb, fits well, excellent value all 'round.
Jul 12, 2014
Michael

AU
Twin City Vest
Wonderful fit, looks fantastic with my morning coat. Very happy with the purchase
Apr 11, 2014
Jean-Robert...
Minneapolis MN
US
OK Vest
This vest pattern seems to photograph better than it looks in person. A few seams and pockets were lower quality than expected.
Feb 3, 2014
Anonymous

Exceeded expectation!
Very impressed.Fast delivery and vest fit superbly well.
Dec 20, 2013
Lilian
Vancouver BC
CA
Fine Garment
Wah Maker quality, real silk, fast regular shipping, Emporium ROCKS!
Aug 9, 2013
The Mack
Seattle WA
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Rathbone Tweed Vest - Gray Herringbone

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Classy Waistcoat
I have always had trouble finding a vest that is long enough, and Historical Emporium has what I need. This vest is long, and I didn't even get the tall version. Also, I like this material blend - it looks like wool, and that is the point. The herringbone pattern adds to the effect. All in all, a fine vest to wear to the opera.
Mar 6, 2020
Bill
Calgary Al
CA
A true copy of originals
Readers; Here is a review from a retired Historical Tailor who has made MANY vest &tc for this, and other, eras, so let wisdom guide your judgement of my Review. NOW! A bit of use of the vest background. I wished a vest to go with my green/grey smooth tweed kilt coat I recently bought. A vest for a kilt must be cut with square fronts, and not points. It is better if its a bit longer than the common lot of vests. So, I studied ALL the vests on the H.E. site and settled on the "Rathbone Vest". It came in good time. I scampered into my bedroom, changed into my kilt, and tried on the vest. Now begins the review of the Item. The length is perfect for a kilt. The material is very good quality(I am also a weaver)and well made. The vest has the TRUE double breasted fashion! Both sets of buttons have holes, so that it can button to either side. Very High Marks for that. Near all double breasted vest/coats Do Not have this historically correct feature. The armscrye {i.e. the hole for your arm to pass thru the vest- is made a bit more open than the originals, but its acceptable for an 'off the rack' reproduction. The all important neck line was made aright. There is no gap between the shirt collar and the vest collar. A vest, made right, shares the same cut of the collar line that the shirt has. The lapels are cut with understanding, and lay well and EVEN, left to right. The vest reveal[the part left open above the last button] is correct for the era. Pockets well...
Sep 12, 2019
Mr.Charles ANTHONY
Lisbon ME
US
Rathbone Vest
Excellent quality and fit. The pockets are deep and can accommodate a nice sized pocket watch. It goes down farther over the waist than some of the other styles, fully covering the belt, and the collar is slightly higher. I have bought several vests from these folks and they have all been excellent, but this one looks like it is going to be a favorite.
Aug 10, 2017
Bob
Hartsburg Il
US
Good Quality
Very good quality, well made. Not just cosmetic, but the real thing.
Jan 7, 2017
Anonymous

Top Notch Vest
If there is one person that can attest to the sheer style and quality of vests made by The Emporium, that person would have to be me. I have purchased over a dozen of their fine vests and with each purchase have added a new retropair of style, beauty and character to my entire wardrobe and this vest is no different. The soothing metallic color, herringbone pattern and double breasted front pairs well with any color and any formal or semi-formal attire. Truly another great creation by The Emporium.
Dec 15, 2016
Martin
Philadelphia Pe
US

 

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