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The 10 Best Victorian 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 victorian 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 victorian 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 Victorian Dress Vest
Emerald Isle Vest

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

ITEM 001570

$69.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 48 reviews

Good quality
My only wish is that it would have been in more historical materials rather than modern cloth.
Dec 8, 2021
Anthony Seal
Mansfield OH
US
Cool Vest
That's the comments I've heard more than once. It is everything it is said to be.
Jul 3, 2020
BOB
J'Town TN
US
Definite good choice
Never been much into the color green but this vest is great looking. Fit perfect and would highly recommend.
Mar 1, 2019
Wyatt

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

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

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

 

#2 Rated Victorian Dress Vest
Carlson Vest - Walnut

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

ITEM 007063

$67.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Great Vest!
Jan 14, 2022
Anonymous

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

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

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

 

#3 Rated Victorian Dress Vest
Ferndale Striped Vest - Brown/Navy

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

ITEM 002027

$67.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 21 reviews

Rod Dyer
This is now my favorite vest i have about six from your collection. great quality & price Thanks
Jan 14, 2021
Rod
Los Angeles Ca
US
Love it!
Love it! Quality of the fabric and styling are excellent! Great crossover piece with a classy touch for my favorite looks -- can go from formal to casual depending what it's combined with. Something I can wear to work, church, and downtown. The rounded bottom hem works nicely for displaying a fancy belt buckle. The Large size is slightly big for my 44" chest, but the adjustable buckle in the back makes it work, sizing is comfortable without buttons straining. Love the four front pockets, plenty of options for storage. The color is better described as brown/black, not brown/navy. The darker stripe is a soft black, not a blue tone. Love the brown/black stripe as it is, coordinates with more of my shirts/pants/jackets than the brown/navy would. The vertical stripes give a subtle slimming look.
May 9, 2020
Leatherbearman
Oxnard Ca
US
Vest
I intend to wear the vest in several upcoming event as a living historian
Aug 22, 2019
Bruce Kidd
HARLINGEN TX
US
Quality vest
I already had the pants but now I needed the vest. They were out of stock on the mediums so I had to get a large & take it in. I'll def check availability. Great quality!
Sep 22, 2016
Tony Taylor
Potomac Il
US
A Dandy of a Vest!
Bought this and the matching Ferndale Striped spats to complete my patent medicine salesman 'living history' persona and am 1000% pleased with the fit and appearance. Both items look great in the website photos but are even more impressive in person. Really liked the higher neckline on this vest and the 4 pockets in front are perfect for everything from my pocket watch to a small bottle of 'cure all'. Thanks Historical Emporium for offering such great merchandise!
Jun 26, 2016
Prof. Q

GET THE WHOLE SUIT
I ordered the whole suit; Frock coat, pants, vest and spats. Great quality. I'm 6'2" 215lbs and the XLs are a little on the large size, but I'll be getting them tailored. Not sure if the large would have done it, so not a big issue. LOOKS GREAT. Good weight to the fabric.
Jul 23, 2015
Don Fisher
Hay River NW
CA
Couldn't be better!
This is really one good looking vest! I have quite a few of your vests and am delighted with all of them. I'm a very big vest fan; don't consider myself fully dressed without one. This is the first striped vest I've bought and it certainly won't be the last. Congrats for a terrific product!
Nov 15, 2014
Ski
Mulvane Ka
US
Nice vest
I love the vest. Just want to mention that the navy stripes look black.
Sep 12, 2014
Anonymous

Awesome
The vest was very great quality!!! It was amazing I was very satisfied! I wore it my first day back to school and I think I made an impression I got many compliments and saw many signs of envy This isn't a costume it's a real suit It's a little boxy on me since I'm a girl but other than that it was absolutely fabulous
Aug 29, 2014
Sam
Houston Tx
US
Great Vest - Hubby Loved it
The vest was arrived very fast, the hubby loved it. The quality is great and fits like a dream.
Dec 7, 2013
LaraJ
Minneapolis MN
US
Nice!
Very snazzy.
Jan 15, 2013
Anonymous

Great Vest
Beautiful vest. Just what I was looking for. Fast shipping and great service. Will be back again and again, I'm sure.
Dec 14, 2012
Anonymous

Looks great and fits well
I ordered this along with the matching trousers and we pleased to see how well it fit and how well-made it was. I would definitely recommend this ensemble to anyone looking for durable non-costume period clothing.
Oct 9, 2012
Anonymous
Raleigh NC
US
Pretty classy
Only worn it twice so far- but the poll of those who have seen it suggests this is winner. great stuff. I'll be back for more style thanks for the great product
Sep 12, 2012
Mark Anderson
Fargo ND
US
Very Nice
Seems great. Haven't tried to wash/clean it yet but the quality is nice. Trust the tape measure. I couldn't bring myself to order a size large as 100% of my wardrobe is XL. Ended up having to exchange it. I think I could have even fit a medium. Trust the tape measure procedure they give you. Also, go a size up on the pants as suggested. The Ferndale combo looks pretty sweet.
Jun 22, 2012
bbj
Los Angeles CA
US

 

#4 Rated Victorian Dress Vest
Spencer Vest

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

ITEM 002031

$69.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 34 reviews

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

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

AU

 

#5 Rated Victorian Dress Vest
Guilford Vest

 Victorian Steampunk Regency Mens Vests Blue Gold Satin Synthetic Microfiber Scroll Dress Clerical |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 007120

$69.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Guilford Vest.
Fits very well but the strap in the back can sometimes get caught in the metal fastener.
Sep 30, 2021
Max Hydrogen
Montreal Qu
CA
Guilford Vest
Boyfriend loves it
Jun 27, 2019
Pat
Merced CA
US
Perfect
This is such a beautiful item.
Feb 4, 2018
Tess Pope
Jamaica Plain Ma
US

 

#6 Rated Victorian Dress Vest
Maverick Vest - Gray

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

ITEM 005429

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Average Rating: 4.57/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

Gray Maverick Vest
Incredibly comfortable, functional, and I wear it both with casual and formal attire.
Apr 3, 2020
Bruce
Rio Rancho NM
US
Not a Grey Vest
Vest looks grey online but in person it's brown. I put it against grey clothes and it is not grey.
Jan 17, 2020
Isabella Romero
Verdun Qu
CA
Maverick Vest
Excellent vest! I love the color. It fits well, and looks good with my ensemble. More like it, please!
Jun 6, 2019
Steven Koehler
East Palo Alto Ca
US
Perfect
Good quality fabric, well made, good fit.
May 11, 2019
Grace

US
Costume Designer
Good quality! Nice!
Apr 25, 2019
Anonymous

Costume Designer
Great product! Will buy again
Apr 25, 2019
Anonymous

2nd favorite vest
Good fit, color, style. The only thing I did not love about it is that this material has a little sheen to it that is did not anticipate. This is the second vest from HM for me. The other one (canvas double breasted, black) is a solid 5 star vest.
Feb 7, 2019
Randy
San Antonio TX
US
Maverick Vest Gray
I received the vest very quick, It looks very nice.. I give both the delivery time and looks of the vest an A +... However the vest is very thin material and from what I see you handle with care. I have several vest that are well crafted western style and the material is much heavier (thicker) material. This particular vest I guess would be fine for a hot summer day.
Nov 29, 2018
RDR
Springfied Mo
US
Nice vest
A vest that is well made and fits nicely. Beautiful color and fabric. I'll be ordering more soon.
Sep 21, 2018
Bob
STOCKTON CA
US
Great
Outstanding look. I have the need to buy another
Jan 3, 2018
Anonymous
Sacramento Ca
Refuse To Conform
The Maverick vest - Gray, is yet another tremendous and inexpensive addition to any Gentleman's wardrobe. Another word for maverick means to be unique or non-conforming. And that is precisely what this dark, charcoal-grey tone vest brings to your wardrobe. A gorgeous sleek and polished piece that awakens the inner Maverick of any outfit that you might adorn. This vest is tailor-made for formal or informal wear and it can easily be matched with almost any color scheme. And its durable but yet lightweight construction makes it the perfect vest to wear year-round. There is just no way that you can go wrong with this vest. Thank you Emporium!
Dec 8, 2017
Marty
Philadelphia Pe
US
Great vest
Just what i was looking for. Excelent vest
Sep 1, 2015
Anonymous

Fantastic
Get this one. The fabric is beautiful and has a feel of heft to it that one would normally get with canvas.
Aug 15, 2015
Anonymous

vest
this is a great looking vest!!
Aug 12, 2014
dave
elizabeth co
US

 

#7 Rated Victorian Dress Vest
Burford Tweed Vest - Gray Herringbone

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

ITEM 003865

$81.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.82/5.00 stars from 91 reviews

Perfect vest
Exactly what I wanted and the craftsmanship and attention to detail is amazing! I actually ordered the wrong size (first time customer) so I sent it back for an exchange. The turn around on the exchange was lightning fast!
Mar 10, 2022
Rick Deloney
HARRISONBURG Vi
US
Classy Dapper Debonair
I love this vest! I provides a nice sense of dignity and elegance to my wardrobe and I'm pretty sure my IQ goes up when I wear it. It's comfortable, seems very well made. For example, even the back is substantial, unlike the chintzy material that so many use! Now I just need to find a quality pocket watch!
Feb 3, 2022
Gary Fritz
Roseville MN
US
Excellent quality
This is just what I was looking for. The vest seems sturdy, built to last. The blend feels nice-- a touch of wool (25%) but not so much that would make it too warm to wear indoors. I wear this as everyday work wardrobe, not as a costume, so I need something that will last. It's also available in tall sizes, which I need, and which are really hard to find in a lapel vest. I buy vests regularly, but am disappointed with most of them. And most cost more than this one. This vest I am extremely happy with. I may even buy another one--something I never do with clothes. It's that good.
Sep 23, 2021
thompst
los angeles ca
US
Herringbone grey tweed vest
Great character garment, I have always admired the character clothes of actors in the old westerns, from great actors to the B-class movies. I reccomend this company for the quality and impressive results in recreating them so well. Checking sizes will help you, however you will not find better than this company anywhere in my impression. Thanks again.
May 20, 2021
KENNETH P RAJAGH
Carson Ca
US
Great Vest.
This is the second vest that I purchased from HE. I am impressed with the quality of this garment. I will be back for more.
Oct 15, 2020
Ted Lavin
MARLBOROUGH MA
US
Burford Vest
I'm 5' 11" and have a typical middle-aged man's "executive" build. The XL is a perfect fit. Looks great and high quality.
Sep 10, 2020
Rob
NC
US
Best Vest Ever
Mar 23, 2020
Joe
Stoughton Ma
US
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
My husband was looking for a gray vest that looked vintage. This vest filled the bill. Itís stripes are subdued and looks good on
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

 

#8 Rated Victorian Dress Vest
Twin City Silk Vest - Red

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

ITEM 002411

$88.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 12 reviews

Beautiful Vest
I bought this vest for my huband for our wedding next week. He's put it on so I could tighten up the back ties. I wil send a photo after our ceremony this coming week. It's exaclty what I envisioned and he loves it!! Thank you!!
Jul 3, 2021
MKris
Abilene TX
US
perfect compliment
well made and was impressed with quality and fit.
Aug 25, 2019
GeneB
Cookeville TN
US
Excellent vest
This particular style and shade was chosen by our barbershop quartet because of its color and range of sizes--our members run between Medium and 3XT! Having an all-silk facing with a subtle pattern gave the vest a very handsome look. Quality of detail and workmanship was excellent. Hopefully now we'll sing as good as we look!
Jun 2, 2019
Big Louie from LA
Los Angeles CA
US
Twin City Silk Vest-Red
this vest is very well made and is very smooth the colour is just perfect fits like glove I find I am wearing this vest more than others I can definitely recommend this one cheers
Oct 7, 2016
Frank
Quorn St
AU
Excellent quality
I love this vest! It fits so perfectly and the quality surpasses the garbage that most mainstream sellers try to push. I wish I could just walk into a store and purchase high quality clothes like this. Thank you Gentleman's Emporium!
Jan 12, 2014
Anonymous

CA
Love it
The vest is of great quality and fits great. Will be making many more purchases
Aug 23, 2013
Mike
Atlanta Ga
US
VERY FINE QUALITY!
THIS WAHMAKER VEST is top of the line in a well made, handsome and authentic vest of the period in time it represents! ~ It is a real "eye-catcher" that will not disappoint its wearer! ~ Best of all it's ....MADE IN THE USA!!!
Apr 12, 2013
Joseph A. Mirabella
Tampa FL
US
Just what I was looking for
This was my first purchase from the Historical Emporium along with a satin silver puff tie and I have to say this exeded all expectations, the vest is very well made and is extremely light over all I love it. I will say this when I got it there where a few strings around the buttons but I was assured by a friend of mine who does a lot of tailor work that it was just the tie off point were they closed the stitching for the button holes. Well there is my " complaint " for this review and all it took to fix it was about two minutes with a small scissors and you couldn't even tell so all in all I give this 5 stars.
Apr 5, 2013
Jonathan D LaGier
Mapleton No
US
Amazing
I heard the delivery was fast... still amazed by the speed. but beyond that, the vest is super amazing and awesome and comfortable.
Dec 27, 2012
Danny
San Diego CA
US
Twin City Vest Red
Good quality vest. Sizing is perfect. Definately would purchase from Historical Emporium again. Also, very quick service
Dec 3, 2012
Anonymous

US
Happy
The vest arrived before I expected it and I am very happy
Sep 12, 2012
Fred Pollak
Werribee Vi
AU
A Dapper Vest
This vest is well-crafted and really looks sharp under my black Victorian Cutaway Coat. It will also look great when worn as "Santa casual" with black trousers and an open-collared white shirt.
Mar 2, 2012
Lookin' the Part
Bowling Green Ke
US

 

#9 Rated Victorian 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

 

#10 Rated Victorian Dress Vest
Drake Vest - Black

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

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$69.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.71/5.00 stars from 21 reviews

black vest
this vest is perfect to compliment my tuxedo.
Feb 7, 2019
Vince
San Jose CA
US
Great product
As usual, I am very pleased with the quality of the clothing sold by the Emporium. The Drake vest is well made and attractive.
Oct 5, 2017
Chris
Calvert Te
US
Drake Vest - Black
Very nice vest. Floral pattern looks very subtle and nicer then in photos. Perfect size match. Thank You!
Mar 25, 2016
Kestutis
Kaunas
LT
Great Vest
Exceptional quality, price and value. Where else can you get all of this, plus the timeless design of yesteryear?
Apr 4, 2014
Leigh
Hamilton On
CA
Excellent Vest!
Talls are hard enough to find, but I also prefer lapels, and so many vests these days are cheap, no lapel satin boring things meant for tuxes. This vest is appropriate whether you're trying to sport a vintage look or just trying to accent your current wardrobe.
Nov 26, 2013
Tom
MN
US
very nice
Jun 4, 2013
Anonymous

Drake vest worthy a Dragon's Hoard!
To be honest I wanted the order the Dragon Vest in red and black but it had sold out by the time I placed my order. I chose this as my back up and what a pleasant surprise! There is a lot of luster to this black on black vest. The subtle but beautiful pattern allows this item to easily match different blacks. Wear this to add panache to an otherwise dreary black suit.
Jan 31, 2013
Eldyn Black
CO
US
Justin
Good looking vest. Fit great. Not made in USA and that saddens me.
Jan 10, 2013
Justin Brockway
Kansas City Ka
US
great vest
this is a very sharp vest that looks great. It is high quality and well made.
Nov 28, 2012
Joel Worthington
Excelsior MN
US
Birthday Gift
I bought this vest as a birthday present for my husband. He absolutely loves it! The quality is superb and the cut is just right for dressing in (Gothic-)Victorian fashion, which he loves. Delivery from Gentleman's Emporium was swift and painless. Definitely worth the price!
Jul 26, 2012
Amandah

Tall Sizes?
The only problem I had with this vest is that it was a little too short in the back because of my size. I am 6'6" so it rose a little in the back. Also, the cut is a little generous, so speak with the customer service reps about how you'd like it to fit. They are actually very knowledgeable and helpful and really try to help you put together the right look and feel for you. So I give 4 stars to the vest and 5 to customer service! How about it HE, tall sizes?
Jun 8, 2012
Anonymous

vest
great vest great sevice evs was a very helpful nice person look forward to doing buisness with you again!!
Mar 16, 2012
Doug kindred
fair grove mo
US
Drake Vest
came as requested. Is great, very happy.
Feb 27, 2012
bear
Oakland CA
US
14 Year old really likes Drake Vest
My 14-year son old wore the Drake Vest to a school dance so he could look a little more polished than a shirt-and-tie. He really liked how he looked, and of course, as his mother, I cried.
Feb 18, 2012
Alexa G
Eldersburg MD
US
Drake Vest
Got this vest to wear at my "Alice In Wonderland/Mad Tea Party" Wedding - absolutely love it! The material is beautiful, the subtle stripes on the back piece were an unexpected treat. I was thrilled that there were so many sizes available. The fabric is thinnish - this is probably not the vest for every day wear - but it made alternations easy (the vest is very generously sized.)
Oct 11, 2011
Roo
Northern California

 

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