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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
Dragon Vest

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

ITEM 000380

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 48 reviews

Just right
I like this vests color a lot. It is NOT bright fire engine red, but a richer , deeper hue. I normally order a 2XLT and this was true to fit. Great Customer service too. thanks
Nov 26, 2019
Bill
Talent OR
US
Really Sharp!
Looking for something to go with the Victorian Morning Coat I purchased for a wedding and this vest was it! High quality, great fit, looks fantastic!
Aug 1, 2019
shadowjack
Sugar Grove Il
US
SO HAPPY I NEARLY BLACKED-OUT!
Every single item I have EVER purchased from H.E. has always exceeded my expectations! The images on the site do not even come close to how the actual products are. But this one was a true topper! This time I was blown away X PI!!!! Thank you H.E. for constantly making the steampunk characters I have designed for myself come TO LIFE! Jeffery Scott (1019)
Feb 1, 2019
Jeffery Scott
Las Vegas Ne
US
Good product
Nice vest. Color a bit more subdued than online pics. I've been wearing this to holiday parties lately and gotten compliments and passes as contemporary, not just historical. A bit surprised that I generally end up calling attention to the dragon pattern. Good fit; I have stocky build. Back adjustment strap refines that fit. The back of vest is acetate materials, in subtle grey stripping on black, silky, but not shiney. Delivery fine. Good purchase.
Dec 19, 2018
Dave
Rockville MD
US
Beautiful
I enjoy wearing it.
Nov 15, 2018
Jay gunn
South Houston Tx
Good quality
Mar 10, 2018
Annie
PG BC
CA
Gorgeous and fits well
Elegant-looking, but also has bad-ass dragons when you look closer. Nice color.
Dec 10, 2017
Tom
Mountain View Ca
US
Amazing
Love this, but for a shorter waist man. Just fit my husband's long torso and looks Amazing on him!
Oct 6, 2017
Laura

Outstanding quality
First, let me assure everyone that this is very true to size. It is luxurious and quite fancy, as the Brits used to say rather dapper. The buttons and seeming all look nice, the back is of high quality and I look forward to using this for quite some time. Historical Emporium shipped this very quickly and I received it in less that a week.
Sep 15, 2017
ytontx11
Dallas TX
US
Happy Dragon Vest Custmer
This is a great vest, and very sharp. As a matter of fact, it's my second of this style. Before I discovered the Historical Emporium, I purchased my first at a local brick and mortar store for an upcoming show. I just finish multiple shows this past weekend at a Busker Festival. The fit is great and I got a number of compliments on the vest (and my shows too). The fit is spot on, so don't go by the sizes, go by the sizing chart. I'm looking for many years of good service from my new vest!
May 30, 2017
Joe
Warrensburg MO
US
Red vest
Love it! Can not wait to wear it with my tuxedo!
Oct 27, 2016
Bobby
Bronx Ne
US
Excellent
The dragon vest was the hit of the party. The vest is superior quality, fits as noted in the description, and looks absolutely stunning. I paired it with a black pearl pocket watch and black puff tie for a true gentlemanly look. A really well made garment that I look forward to wearing again.
Oct 4, 2016
Keith
Cape Coral FL
US
Beautiful vest
Love my new vest, looks great. Gonna wear it on a cruise to alaska.
May 12, 2016
Sarge
St louis Mi
US
Dragon Vest
Very nice - excellent fit... I am an extra large but the vest n a large was PERFECT.
Apr 6, 2016
Anonymous

Very Stylish!
Once again, the quality, fit, and finish FAR surpasses my expectations. Every, single item I've ordered from you has been truly excellent in every way. And the dragon pattern is so very, very cool. A fine addition to any gentleman's wardrobe. Again, I cannot recommend this highly enough. Fellas? You NEED this vest.
Mar 6, 2016
Sluggo
Lake Villa Il
US

 

#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 76 reviews

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
Quality piece
The vest is very well made and fit perfectly. I am trying to replicate a railroad conductor's uniform and this vest is as close as they come to what was worn by old time railroad conductors.
Jul 20, 2017
Jack
Olympia Wa
US

 

#3 Rated Dress Vest
Black Cherry Jacquard Vest

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

ITEM 002559

$65.95

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Average Rating: 4.91/5.00 stars from 44 reviews

Jacquard vest
I was very pleased and satisfied when the merchandise arrived.
Sep 5, 2019
Ira
Mahopac NY
US
Vest
Feb 14, 2019
Sandra
Pahrump NV
US
Great
Love all 3 of my vests
Oct 12, 2018
Waltbabyluv
Hammond In
US
fits very well
when you get to the larger sizes, it is sometimes hard to find clothes that fit. well so far everything we have ordered through here has fit. and look great on. this vest is well made and could be worn in everyday life.
Sep 11, 2018
Carol J Scott
Marissa IL
US
Wonderful vest!
I love this vest. The material and workmanship are all first class. The fit was true to size and the adjustment strap in the back kept it snug around my middle. Highly recommended and yes, I would buy it again.
Jul 5, 2018
Dean
Saint Louis MO
US
Nice Vest
Really nice vest, I will wear it for our Golden Days celebration in late July.
Jun 7, 2018
Randall Frank
Fairbanks AK
US
Awesome !!!
Could not be happier with this vest. Very good quality and the sizing chart worked perfectly. Have purchased a number of items and all have been terrific. Can't wait to wear them out.
Feb 24, 2018
John
Wooster OH
US
Gorgeous Material
Perfect fit and tailoring. Lovely material, very fancy.
Jul 13, 2017
Gary S.
Amador CA
US
Hat
Great hat and vest. Thank you.
May 25, 2017
Robert Hancock
Placerville US
US
vest was perfect
Vest made the costume perfect
Nov 1, 2016
Anonymous
ALBUQUERQUE NM
US
Vest and other purchases
Very happy with everything! Thanks.
Oct 7, 2016
John Belisle
Burlington Wa
US
Black Cherry Jacquard Vest
Very nice. Looks great with my black Callahan frock coat.
Apr 22, 2016
Charles B.
Lumberton TX
US
Perfect
Absolutely perfect. You can't say any more than that. Thanks guys
Dec 18, 2015
Santa
Spring Te
US
Fits like a dream!
Oct 23, 2015
Daniella B
Peace River AB
CA
Jacquard vest
I needed the vest for a themed turn of the century wedding (1900"s). It was PERFECT.
Aug 7, 2015
wjerbis
Las Vegas NV
US

 

#4 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

$63.95

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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

 

#5 Rated Dress Vest
Ragtime Vest - Red/White Stripe

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Vests Red White Satin Synthetic Microfiber Stripe Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004307

$61.95

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Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Ragtime Vest
Very nice vest, very pleased with the quality as well as the turn around time with shipping.
Jun 7, 2017
Steve
grand rapids MI
Excellent
The vest I bought is exactly what I needed and looks great.
Oct 7, 2016
Lynn
Clarkston GA
US
All the rage
Very pleased with the vest. Plus the small pockets really do work. the last vest that I bought else were,I had to cut open the pocket & saw a small pocket in by hand, for my pocket watch. I'm sure to be a hit with my vest,and straw hat at the next car show
Aug 25, 2016
Henry the K
Fairfield CT
US
Fabulous Quality
Ordered for my son for Christmas, was pleasantly surprised at the quality of fabric. The fit was true to size, and my son was very happy.
Jan 6, 2016
Karen
Front Royal Vi
US
Excellent
Wore this as soon as I got it for a Carnival themed wedding. Awesome! Wish you had a bigger size, or it was bigger in the back though.
Aug 11, 2014
Anonymous

Great vest
The vest is exactly as described. Good value plus quick service.
Dec 1, 2013
Charlie Cadabra
Cincinnati OH
US
Ragtime vests
The vests are good quality and very share looking.
May 31, 2013
Peter
Winnipeg Ma
CA
Awesome Vest!
This vest is surely a show stopper. Got it for a production of Chicago and it always gets the "wow" from the audience. Makes for an awesome Barbershop Quartet outfit as well. Also, it arrived like lightning, so all around great products and service!
Dec 16, 2012
Coop


 

#6 Rated Dress Vest
Burford Vest - Gray Tweed

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

ITEM 003865

$76.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 84 reviews

Beautiful
This vest fits perfectly (I ordered size small), it is very warm and looks terrific. ALL my friends commented on how nice the vest looks and complimented me on it.
Dec 27, 2019
Thom G.
Clarkdale Ar
US
Burford Vest
Just what I was looking for
Nov 15, 2019
Chuck
Kenosha Wi
US
Great style booster,
Quality and fit we're excellent.
Aug 8, 2019
James O'Quinn
Fredericksburg Vi
US
Subtle classy vest
May 9, 2019
Jannie49
Rochester Hills Mi
US
Vest
The vest I purchased was exactly as the website described.. the fit cart was right on... Got a lot of compliments on the look of the vest
Apr 3, 2019
Ross Smoker
Selinsgrove PA
US
Quality, durable, classy
Another great Historical Emporium offering! Only knocked a star off because it runs small; I measured, followed the sizing chart, but still needed to do an exchange.
Feb 13, 2019
Peter Wood
Baltimore Ma
Nice vest
Nice vest. Super fast delivery. Would prefer longer delivery and less shipping charges!
Nov 17, 2018
Loozy
Foxboro Ma
US
Perfect!!!!
You guys rock!!!! Fast delivery!!!! Great vest!!!!
Nov 15, 2018
Greg
Huntsville Al
US
I'am a vest Man
New vest fits perfect right out of the box, great quality. I plan on wearing it with my kilt this weekend, then just casually with jeans.
Sep 21, 2018
Peter Lavin
Brielle NJ
US
Great vest
May 17, 2018
Rembrandt78737
Leander Te
US
Nice vest
This is a very nice vest. Made if nice heavy wool tweed and the back is a heavy cotton blend. It is a winter garment. When ordering, order it per your coat size not you waist size. I highly recommend it
May 3, 2018
Rick K.
Cincinnati OH
US
Burford Vest - Gray Tweed
Very nice quality. Excellent customer service. Highly recommend.
May 1, 2018
Rodney
Louisville
US
Instead of a blazer
Bought this to use instead of a blazer. I have large arms and a suit coat that fits my arms will be huge in the middle unless I have significant tailoring done. This was a great option! The size chart was on point, the vest fit perfectly and looks great! The materials are all high quality and it feels so much more substantial than I thought it would. The vest came in a long which is nice as I have a long torso. Definitely 5 Stars!
Apr 5, 2018
Meridian
Sarasota Fl
US
Great vest
I am really pleased with the style, material, construction, and fit of this vest. It met every expectation. I plan on ordering another at some point.
Feb 21, 2018
James R.
Pensacola FL
US
Burford Vest
Excellent vest, with top notch craftsmanship. I am very pleased.
Dec 13, 2017
alan
BATON ROUGE lo
US

 

#7 Rated Dress Vest
Sable Brushed Cotton Vest

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

ITEM 002574

$63.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.74/5.00 stars from 42 reviews

Conversion experience
I now own and wear daily several pairs of 1800s trousers and have acquired this, my second vest. Have never been a vest fan but I am now--this and my other vest are in daily use now and look spectacular--very well made, too.
Jan 5, 2020
Robert
Philadelphia PA
US
Good Quality
This is my second time buying an "Old West" vest for my costume as a "Living History" re-enactment player. The first attempt was at another web site and the sizing turned out to be an educated guess, it didn't fit. At the Emporium the sizing instructions were accurate and it fits perfectly! I also appreciate that I can purchase the components of my character/outfit one at a time and still have that continuity that the whole outfit looks like it was purchased together.
Sep 5, 2019
Finder
Round Rock TX
US
Nice vest!
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

 

#8 Rated Dress Vest
Highland Vest - Black

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

ITEM 001997

$83.95

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Average Rating: 4.46/5.00 stars from 24 reviews

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Bonaventure Vest - Purple Velvet

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

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Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Bonaventure Vest
Beautiful color and very nice fabric. It does seem to run a little large, but it's definitely worth the price.
Jan 7, 2019
Rick
Pittsburgh Pa
US
Bonaventure vests are the best(s)
As always, these particular vests go with everything. Comfortable, they go with any costume be it Western, Victorian, Steampunk or Modern formalwear, it is the "goto" vest. I am patiently waiting for black in my size to become available once again and I'll have three colors. If you wear vests, you must consider these.
Oct 11, 2018
Stringbender
Woodland Hills Ca
US
Velvet
The customer service they provide is excellent. There was in imperfection with my purple one and they gave me a full refund within a few working days! I bought a black velvet bonaventure later on and there are no issues with my black one at all. 5 stars since the customer service responses to the rare problem with one of their products is quick. Everything including the refund was settled within 2 business days of my first contact with customer service. You can buy from them without worries.
Dec 14, 2017
Brad Peake
Battle Creek MI
US
Gorgeouus Vest!
This was my first time ordering from Historical Emporium. My package arrived very quickly, and the vest was packed well. I was thrilled by the texture and trim, and the purple color really shows up great on stage. It is very well made. I used it the following week in my performance, and I received a lot of compliments on the new outfit. Everyone loved the vest!
Feb 23, 2017
Steve the Sleeve
Tulsa Ok
US
If you'd really like to be noticed on entering...
...just wear this waistcoat and see what happens! The photo doesn't adequately show you exactly how vivid this waistcoat is - and boy, is it vivid! The purple leaps out at the eye and provides an excellent contrast against a black suit (I wear it with a Victorian cutaway frock coat and Livingston brushed cotton trousers) and a white shirt. Like all of the other Bonaventure waistcoats, the velvet has a lush texture, the colour is of an impressively deep and rich lustre, and contrasted well with the offset black trim (in both colour and texture) and the bright antiqued buttons. It is a very handsome addition to any gentleman's wardrobe, and comes very highly recommended. The only way you won't make an immediate impression on entering a room while wearing this waistcoat is if everyone in the room is asleep, or if all the lights are off. Mind you, in the latter instance, the purple is so vivid I'd be surprised if it didn't glow in the dark...
Feb 28, 2015
Michael
Sydney NS
AU
Elegance at its finest!!!
I purchased this vest for my fiancé for part of his wedding outfit. It's an amazing vest. Looks stunning. Love the color. Goes fabulous with the tailcoat we also purchased from you. Thank you! Love your clothes. We love Steampunk and Victorian and your clothes are fabulous.
Jan 29, 2015
Joanne B

Love it.
Love this vest, A little darker than I expected but beautiful just the same. Now to find the right shirt to go with it.
Jan 9, 2015
The Major
Monroe MI
US
Great look. Velvet could be better.
Truly loved the look and is ideal in many ways. At the same time, the velvet feels a bit cheap. Perhaps using a cotton velvet could make it stand up better and look richer. But I am sure you know best. All the same, it is a minor matter and have already bought four more in other colors.
Dec 12, 2014
Carlos
Wellesley MA
US

 

#10 Rated Dress Vest
Penworth Vest - Blue

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

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Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

The vest is great. I wish they had an 3XLT version
The vest is great. I wish they had an 3XLT version. The satin could have a smoother satin texture.
Dec 12, 2019
Anonymous

US
Excellent
Awesome style and fit
May 30, 2019
Bannister
New York Ne
US
Penworth Vest
Excellent quality and beautiful vest. I received tons of complements. The experience dealing with your company was very good. Keep up the good work. I was hoping to find an ascot to go with it but couldn't find it on your site. Thanks RJ
Sep 27, 2018
Anonymous

Looks great.
Will look great under my blue frock coat.
Feb 16, 2018
Tom
Medford Ma
US

 

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