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The 10 Best Regency 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 regency 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 regency 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 Regency 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

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Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Elegant and refined
Purchased with plans to attend a formal ball, this waistcoat is a sheer delight to wear. Perfectly cut and suited to the highest levels of formality of the time, it is magnificent.
Jun 11, 2021
Cathyn M.
Portland OR
US
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

 

#2 Rated Regency Dress Vest
Kendall Vest - Burgundy

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

ITEM 005643

$70.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

Absolutely beautiful
This vest is on the lighter side than some of my others, which is what I was hoping for. The brocade vest I frequently wear with my Regency tailcoat is sometimes just too heavy for the weather, so this one comes in handy. The fabric has a bit of a shimmer to it. Seen straight-on it's red and black, however, when seen at a bit of an angle it's black and grey. Very nice :)
Nov 19, 2020
Rob MacLennan
Brampton On
CA
Great Vest in all respects
The vest is high quality, and the construction was well thought out. There is a challenge in designing historical type vests in having them look authentic, but not be so thick that they are too hot. Emporium has struck a great balance. The fabric itself is very nice as is the construction and fit.
Nov 1, 2019
Ralph Stephen...
Reno NV
US
Vest Looks Great
I plan on getting married in this wonderful very sharp looking vest. Thanks so much .. it actually fit perfect.
Jan 25, 2019
EE Mike
Stuart FL
US
I think it's lovely...
I ordered the Kendall Vest for my husband because his wardrobe has a distinct shortage of vests. I think this vest looks really good on him. He was a little put out that it wasn't as snug as he'd hoped (at a 39.5", he falls between sizes; the small is too tight, but he feels the medium is a little big. Frankly, I think he's just being picky ^.~) Otherwise, a lovely vest!
Jul 16, 2018
Leijinga
Clever Mo
US
Great vest!
High quality and beautiful.
May 4, 2017
Tamara
Maybell Co
US
Vest
This vest is awesome, great quality love the covered buttons
Dec 8, 2016
Keith
Fairbanks AK
US
Portraying Henry Flagler
I purchased the double breasted burgundy vest to go along with my 19th century cutaway morning suit as I portray Henry Flagler on tours in st. Augustine Florida Absolutely perfect fit and perfect quality. I totally recommend
Dec 1, 2016
Henry Flagler
Saint Augustine Fl
US
Quality
I was very pleased with the quality of my vest. It is very well made and I have gotten many compliments on it.
Oct 29, 2016
RatBast
Tn
great vest
A great deal and great looking vest.
Feb 13, 2016
hardtacktom
Madera ca
US
Gorgeous Vest
The vest arrived sooner than expected. The fit is perfect and the workmanship excellent.
Jan 21, 2016
Mark
Hampton Vi
US
Classic!
I just can't say enough positive things about this vest. Classy, beautiful, vintage... well made, great for costuming, and smart when worn with modern formal apparel. Love it!
Nov 5, 2015
Kyle
Roswell GA
US
The Wedding Dad
My husband wore this vest for his daughters "cowboy" wedding and everyone loved it. It is well made, fit my husband just right and he will wear it for Victorian reinactments. Expedited shipment had it here just when we needed it. This is at least our 10th purchase fron historical emporium and each time we have had great customer service, prompt shipping and high quality wearable garments. Thanks!
Aug 25, 2015
Sarah
Novi MI
Well Designed
I really enjoy this vest. It goes well with "modern attire" and is good for those who like to stand out. I caution that the measurement they give for the vest is exacting. You best add an inch or two when figuring out your size.
Aug 14, 2015
Sam
Washington DC
perfect except for minor fixes needed.
The pockets in this vest were sewn shut at the factory, but this was easy to fix by cutting the stitches and hand sewing them properly. Unless you are as obese as most people these days, (I have a 30" waist.) it will be necessary to have the vest taken in because it is designed for someone with a pot belly. Still, I highly recommend this vest. It is a blessing that it is available in a man made materiel that does not require boiling caterpillars to death (silk). It is a masterpiece. If you have a pot belly, get off your fundament and start exercising.
Nov 26, 2014
Barney
Houston De
What a superb vest!
The vest is everything it was represented to be and then some!
Aug 18, 2014
Rick
Summerville SC

 

#3 Rated Regency Dress Vest
Vaughan Waistcoat - Cream

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Regency Mens Vests Ivory Satin Synthetic Microfiber Floral Dress Clerical |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006959

$65.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Waist not, want not
Great looking waistcoat and fits the purpose perfectly. A little too roomy at the waistline and does not have the adjustable band at the back; however if I expand, there is room for me to grow! A size smaller would not fit properly in the chest, so prefer the roomier waist as the lesser issue. It is also worn under an 18th century-like coat so no overall worries.
Aug 2, 2020
Glen Thomson
Gagetown Ne
CA
satisfied
Fits perfect for my Western Steampunk outfits..... love the look and color. I have never been dissapointed with their products.
Jul 5, 2020
David D.
Mannford Ok
US
Looks great
This vest looks great fits me well and seems to be well made.
Nov 6, 2017
The Swordsman
Philadelphia Pa
US
great
looks great- buttons are tight so unbutton the top 2 and slip it on
May 15, 2017
rex
TUCSON az
US
Vaughn waistcoat
Great vest. Arrived in a couple of days and fit perfectly.
May 12, 2017
Reginald
Elk Grove CA
US

 

#4 Rated Regency Dress Vest
Buckingham Vest - Red/Red

 Victorian Regency Mens Vests Red Synthetic Solid Dress Clerical |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006443

$66.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Very Pleased Overall
Beautiful vest which I plan on wearing with my Sheriffmuir jacket and kilt. I plan on wearing including the frilly shirt with the lace jabot and cuffs. The only thing negative is that some of the cloth covering the buttons is coming loose. Not sure what to do about that.
Jun 18, 2020
Buddy Wheat
Gatesville TX
US
Dashing
Spot on sizing, L good for a size 42 - 44. Brilliant red that "pops." Paired with the Sovereign Regency Tailcoat; will wear next week with a blue suit for a Christmas Party.
Dec 13, 2017
Robert
Augusta GA
US
luved it!
Fits great nice length nice red and stand up collar. Wore it to a masquerade ball and emmced with authority!
Mar 5, 2016
HML
East Hampton NY
US

 

#5 Rated Regency Dress Vest
Vaughan Waistcoat - Black

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

ITEM 006953

$65.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Classy
This vest has a slim fit and looks great. I wear it frequently and receive many compliments on its style and appearance.
Sep 24, 2020
Anonymous

Very nice
This vest is a great basic piece. It's surprisingly difficult to find well-made vests these days and I'm so glad they had one perfect for my husband. Shipping was quick, the order went smoothly, and the price was right.
Sep 3, 2020
Anonymous

Vaughan Waistcoat
This Waistcoat was worn for a total of two weeks 14 days straight for 14hrs each day, cleaning was a good brushing and hand wash on every (never let a machine wash such a garments) 5th day. The performance was simple outstanding never was a fabric covered button lost, nor one of the 4 lined pocket torn even the lining stayed intact and in place after each wash, quite surprisingly I might add, all stitching was tight on all seems and points simply perfect. The beautiful fabric design is amazing, one can feel each and every swirl of the tapestry, black highlights emphasized by the dark black background. A silver Pocket watch-chain draped across the front with a starched crisp white shirt underneath and I was the talk of the office now everybody wants to know where I purchased this extraordinary Waistcoat, I think I'll tell next week. This is a must have for any true Gentleman !
Jul 23, 2020
JE Price
Lubbock Te
US
would purchase again
Jul 16, 2020
Carol

CA
Parfait !
I am absolutely not disappointed with the quality and elegance of this vest. Thanks to the size chart, it fits me perfectly
Jun 12, 2020
James
Sherbrooke QC
CA
Great formal dress clerical vest
I love the vest. I am a 40 inch chest, 34 inch waist, and a medium vest fits perfectly. I plan to use it as my formal dress clerical vest. Also, customer service at historical emporium was top notch.
May 12, 2017
SCPE
TN
Great fitting Vest
Got it a little big, but ended up fitting just fine. Hopefully, lose some more weight and get it tapered. Great quality, going to be ordering a lot of my clothes from here.
May 4, 2017
JakeVoodoo
Temecula CA
US
Elegant and not too flashy
This is the perfect waistcoat to bridge the gap between formal and classy casual attire. It goes with a wide variety of colors and accessories and allows a great deal of flexibility. It is well designed, made, and fitted. A true work of art!
May 4, 2017
Jaymes Lauser
Aberdeen Wa
US

 

#6 Rated Regency Dress Vest
Vaughan Waistcoat - Green

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

ITEM 007193

$65.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Beautiful fabric
This is an amazing looking vest. The collar will be better if you have a longer neck. I originally ordered a 3x, but had to exchange it for a 2x. Customer service was fantastic. The exchange was made way quicker than I anticipated due to the current Covid crisis. Always a pleasure to shop with HE.
Apr 2, 2020
Anonymous
UT
Love it
May 10, 2019
Michael
Reed City MI
US
New favorite waistcoat
I've wanted a green waistcoat for the holidays and St. Patrick's day and I finally purchased this one. I love it! The high collar gives it a little oriental look. It's a little longer than usual waistcoats, which I like. If I wear a belt, it's hidden nicely with this. The fabric is beautiful and it's fairly lightweight so I'll be wearing it in the spring as well.
Dec 21, 2018
Bartholomew
Winter Haven FL
US
Wonderful
Outstanding vest. Perfect fit. comfortable and elegant/
Dec 20, 2018
John Alvarez
Cape May NJ
US
Better than I expected
This vest is beautiful, and the fit is perfect. I couldn't be more pleased. I am sure I will buying more as the mood strikes.
Feb 8, 2018
Singer of Songs 2018
East Point Ge
US
Perfect for Christmas!
I wanted a Victorian feel for Christmas photos this year, and my wife wanted me in green. As a clergyman, this worked perfectly with my clerical collar. These were probably our best Christmas photos yet!
Dec 18, 2017
Fr. Isaac
San Antonio TX
US

 

#7 Rated Regency Dress Vest
Kendall Vest - Silver

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

ITEM 005644

$70.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

perfect
Something different than the rest of my wardrobe
Mar 1, 2018
sheriff
Seaford DE
US
Nice Looking Vest
This is a nice vest. Great looking, perfect fit.
Feb 17, 2017
tholli48
Augusta Ge
US
Kendall vest(s)
If you want complimentary comments about your appearance, THIS is the vest to get!
Jan 4, 2015
Anonymous

Kendall Vest - Silver
great vest great fit just what we wanted Thanx !!
Oct 19, 2014
H English
Dallas TX
US

 

#8 Rated Regency Dress Vest
Buckingham Vest - Black/White

 Victorian Old West Regency Mens Vests Black White Synthetic Solid Dress Clerical |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005050

$66.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Great vest
Fine vest! love everything about this garment. Fantastic Nehru collar,cloth white buttons and piping, fits nicely.
Oct 12, 2017
shiikis
WOODSTOCK GA
US
Quality Look and Fit
The vest has a real quality look and fit. It was worth the cost and I am very happy with the purchase.
Nov 3, 2014
Dave
MO
US
Nice, good fit, easy exchange
I bought this vest and it turned out just as I expected. Well made, looks sharp. But - Alas! - it was too big. So, I exchanged it for one size down and now I'm very happy.
Oct 25, 2013
Maurice
Washington DC

 

#9 Rated Regency Dress Vest
Buckingham Vest - Red/Black

 Victorian Regency Mens Vests Black Synthetic Solid Dress Clerical |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004153

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 13 reviews

Fit
Great quality on this vest. The Gramercy velvet vests are lacking in material assurance. Had to throw them out due to chunks of velvet coming off. I will probably order another Buckingham vest.
Jan 23, 2021
Marco A Medina
Good Hope CA
US
epic
an awesome product, well crafted and a beautiful sight see. Looks great with my outfit
Aug 12, 2014
MoNkEy
fort worth te
US
Fantabulous vest
I absolutely LOVE this vest. The red/black Buckingham vest is completely stunning. It came to my home in about 2-3 business days from the time I bought this vest. The vest is absolute splendor and beauty. It also fits me very well. I do have some words of advice to those who want this vest. First: you're going to want to reenforce the buttons as they are a little loosely attached. Second: be very honest about your measurments. This vest is cut smaller than other vests made by HE. Other than that you will be the talk of the town in the Buckingham vest. If you love victorian style vests; get this now.
Apr 11, 2014
Angelo Americo
Philadelphia Pe
US
Size
It would have been nice if you had vests in smaller sizes than Small. This vest we had to sew in. But still a very nice vest and a good fabrick.
Mar 21, 2014
Anonymous

NO
Mine
Great vest. Well made.
Oct 11, 2013
Dean

Buckingham Vest RED/BLACK
The Material was made too heavy. It look really sportly on-line. I was not please with it. .
Jun 17, 2013
James Holt
Hephzibah GA
US
Doctor Defiance says...
5 Stars is not high enough!! The Buckingham Vest is exactly what I wanted it to be and how the website portrays is! The materials used are high quality and it is well made. It will be used with a costume, and will compliment it wonderfully!
Feb 15, 2013
Doctor Defiance
Somerville MA
US
Happy & Snazzy
I am very satisfied with the service that I have recieved. The transaction was very simple. I'm not going to lie I was a little skeptic about the vest measurements, but the vest fits so nicely. (Don't cheat on your measurements!) The shipping was awesome! I ordered the vest two days before Christmas and I recieved it within 5-7 days. I have nothing but positive feedback and I look forward to my next purchase from this site!
Jan 25, 2013
Preston Perry
San Antonio Te
US
Buckingham Vest
The vest arrived promptly and fit me nicely. It will make an excellent addition to my Mardi Gras ensemble.
Jan 18, 2013
Dominique You
New Orleans Lo
review of vest
beautiful garment I had the all black version too. Now I want one that is purple, that is black with purple accents, buttons and edges. It wears well and many people tell me how attractive it is. But then I love vests perhaps a morning coat in similar colors would be fitting as well
Dec 15, 2012
G. A. Dormu
Bucharest
RO
best vest yet
I am particular about my purchases in clothing, and I have been looking for a vest like this for a while. To say I am pleased with this vest is an understatement. Shipped fast and arrived before promised. The style, make, quality and the perfect fit means I will be shopping with HE again and very soon. The best vest yet.
Nov 6, 2012
R.S. Willis
MOREHEAD CITY No
US
Fantastic Quality
I ordered these vests for my wedding,and they were everything I could have hoped for! They are beautiful, great quality, and were shipped to me very quickly! I wish I could send pictures so everyone could see how Great they looked at the wedding!!!!
Oct 9, 2012
Amber Rose
Nashville Te
US
Swashbuckling Style
Historically accurate? Maybe. Awesome? A resounding yes! This is a Sharp(e), dashing waistcoat that got me noticed the first time I put it on. The fabric is excellent and the buttons are good quality. The button-hole stitching is machine-made: enough said. The cut is longer than the usual vest and is generous through the stomach area without being over-large in the shoulders. Beautifully shaped and tapered so you don't miss the adjuster strap at all. Only downside is that the inside French seams did not leave enough room to cover the rough edges so after one wearing I had thick threads hanging out all over. However, that's easily remedied with snips and should not put you off the purchase. Multiple buttons give several different looks. One of their best products. Highly recommended.
May 25, 2012
B. Scrivener
Boston

 

#10 Rated Regency Dress Vest
Kendall Vest - Black

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

ITEM 005641

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Average Rating: 4.78/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

A little short
All best are designed to be worn with high waist pants this shorter than you might expect. Recommend getting at least one pair of pants to wear with them. Vest is very good!!!!
May 30, 2019
Anonymous

Kendall Vest Black
This a terrific addition to my formal wardrobe. It fits perfectly and the color is exactly what I wanted. The delivery was rapid and the vest is as advertised. Very good product. I will continue shopping here.
Feb 13, 2019
Dave P.
Pacheco CA
US
Love it
This vest is a fabulous find. The price was reasonable and the fit is perfect. My husband and I are leaders in the Steampunk community and we will be purchasing at least one more in this style.
Jun 25, 2018
Lady Katherine...
O'Fallon il
US
Kendal Vest
Excellent product. Fits well. The only drawback is that the vest pockets are too shallow for a large pocket watch - they need to be deeper. Otherwise an excellent and elegant vest.
Apr 13, 2017
Robert
Hartsburg IL
US
Very nice vest
I got this vest mostly because I needed a strapless vest that I could wear without having to constantly readjust it throughout the day. Once I got this vest I really liked the texture of the fabric, the style of the front (particularly the double breasted button pattern), and the ease of fit and use. Definitely got a lot of complements and the price point seemed very reasonable for a vest like this, so I'd recommend it for anyone like me who likes to have a bit of formal wear that isn't too much of a hassle to use.
Jan 24, 2017
Joseph
Redmond Or
US
Outstanding Quality
If there is anything at all to the adage, "The clothes make the man.", then THIS vest is probably what inspired it: the fit, finish, and quality of this garment is so far beyond my admittedly high expectations. The subtle jacquard pattern is very complementary with the red silk " puff" tie I also ordered. And the black-on-black striped lining is sadly unseen by anyone but the wearer. I've never owned a piece of clothing that fit so well, nor is more flattering to me. If you don't own one of these, you most definitely SHOULD!
Feb 18, 2016
Sluggo
Lake Villa IL
US
Richly detailed vintage vest
This vest is superb. The double breasted styling, wide buttoned lapels, and rich, subtle paisley brocade make this a knockout.
Dec 3, 2015
Barbara King
Cincinnati Oh
US
Vest
Im very impress with Quality and I'm hard to fix at 4x it fits comfortable would recommend to anyone
Sep 5, 2014
Sam Bass
Owensboro Ke
Nice vest
Very nice quality, I only wish the pockets were real... I have pocket watch I was going to wear... The vest is well made and looks great! I highly recommend this item. Editor's Note: There are vest pockets, they are just sewn shut for transport.
Aug 11, 2014
Greg
Palmdale CA
US

 

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