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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: 4.84/5.00 stars from 49 reviews

love it
I bought the Dragon vest and wore it today made me look sharp
Mar 5, 2020
john
Saint Leonard Ma
US
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
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#2 Rated Dress Vest
Dorian Brushed Cotton Vest - Slate Gray

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

ITEM 002985

$63.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.62/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

Stout fabric
I thought that from the description that this would be more of a summer weight. The combined weight of the vest and liner fabric. Is a bit thicker than I thought it would be. The vest is very nice. And looks great. It will go good with my Callahan Frock Coat - Charcoal rather nicely.
May 19, 2020
Bradley
Pleasant Grove Ut
US
Dorian Brushed Cotton Vest - Gray
Comfortable for every day wear as well as to Sunday church services. I've received several compliments on this (and all the vests) I've purchased
Apr 3, 2020
Bruce
Rio Rancho NM
US
Very Nice Vest for Everyday
I love this vest, especially in the winter, as it's a heavier weight and very sturdy. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars is that it comes with plain black plastic buttons that feel just a touch too large for the button holes. For my purposes it's not a big deal, since I don't do re-enactments or cosplay, but given the source (Historical Emporium) it seems to me that it should be provided with buttons with more period-style appearance.
Feb 7, 2020
Anonymous

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

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

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

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

very nice vest
This is a very nice vest, the fabric is very soft and it feels great when wearing. The only knock against it is that it has plastic buttons, so if you're looking for an authentic "old time" vest, you'd have to change the buttons. I may do this still. But overall, this is a very nice vest and I would buy it again if I had to replace it.
May 10, 2012
Dan
Sonora Ca
US

 

#3 Rated 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: 4.80/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

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
vest
the fit was perfect, the tayloring outstanding! the vest got great reviews!
Aug 12, 2014
dave
elizabeth co
US

 

#4 Rated Dress Vest
Twin City Silk Vest - Gray

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

ITEM 002410

$83.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.71/5.00 stars from 24 reviews

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

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

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

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

 

#5 Rated Dress Vest
Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Vest

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

ITEM 002982

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.82/5.00 stars from 77 reviews

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

US
Elegant
Feels stylish
Dec 28, 2017
Anonymous

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

 

#6 Rated Dress Vest
Buckingham Vest - Black/Black

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

ITEM 004154

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.67/5.00 stars from 24 reviews

Very Nice
Normally, the sizing on HE's clothing runs large, but I had a hunch to go up one size, and I'm glad I did. Even one size up, it was still a little snug, but it's a wonderful vest with the same high quality I've come to expect from HE. Very nice!
Nov 4, 2019
Paul
St. Petersburg FL
US
Buckingham Vest
Very happy with the vest. Good buy.
Oct 9, 2019
Gary
Rogers Ar
US
Fit for a prince!
The fit and craftsmanship are lovely. I'll be using it as part of a costume for Shakespeare in the park in July. No, not that park.
Jun 14, 2019
Bob
Butler PA
US
Wonderful
This vest is perfect and I love it so much. It works well for the play we are performing. Thank you for a great product.
Jan 31, 2019
Sarah
Bryson TX
US
Buckingham vest
Great quality and fit is perfect. I will order more in the future. I'm very pleased how quickly it came as well.
Sep 21, 2018
Kenny Lane
Evanston Il
US
Vest not useable
Well made, esp for the price. But the size is way off. Bought and normally wear 3X. Product was at best a large. Unuseable for me.
Jun 7, 2018
Mike
We
Buckingham Vest
Great service. Excellent quality. The vest is just what I was looking for.
Feb 9, 2018
Don
Florence MA
US
Have been searching for this vest for years!
Have been looking for a well-tailored, high-buttoned vest for a long time. The Buckingham is very well constructed, fully lined mandarin collar vest. Its pockets are deep, and the fabric covered buttons are well made. It feels substantial, like a lightweight suit jacket without arms. When fully buttoned it is not constrictive, and looks fantastic.
Apr 27, 2017
Anonymous

US
Vest.
The vest was perfect for my event and I see wearing it to other social events as well. I had to get it tailored as it was too large but that was only because there was no time to return it for a medium. Still, I am very pleased with my purchase.
Jan 4, 2017
Tim
Southampton Ne
US
Buckingham Vest - Black/Black
Just my style, love it.
Jul 30, 2016
Rahameem
Joliet Il
US
Good quality item, poor size
This is a good quality, well constructed vest. I am disappointed, however, that even though I ordered a Small, I'm still swimming in it (I wear a size 37 jacket). That's just the fault of the supplier that they don't offer an Extra Small. I'll just have to take it to a tailor or add a belt in the back. This is actually just the same vest offered by a few clergy suppliers--it is a clergy vest--but offered at a lower price.
Dec 5, 2014
Seminarian James
St. Louis MO
US
excelent product
I bought this vest for a Steampunk Ball and, with the addition of a few cog on the chest and collar, it was perfect! It has since become a regular part of my Good Suit. It's worth noting that each item of clothing I've purchased from Historical Emporium has been slightly larger than I expected. This is probably due to sizing differences from the States to Australia, but It is something customers should be aware of. I can highly recommend this vest.
Jun 8, 2014
Doug
Perth We
AU
Vest Review
I love this vest and the quality is great, I received some many compliments on the vest, that this was a true testament of your products and how good they are. Thanks
Dec 24, 2013
EZE
Marietta GA
US
Buckingham Vest Black/Black
This is a great vest! It is a little heavier than the average vest, which makes it great for cooler temperatures. If you want to use the three pockets, you will have to cut open the stitching, but a simple pen knife makes it a snap. The vest is very stylish and I like the high collar. I received the vest a few days after placing my order: wonderful expediency!
Sep 7, 2013
Peter
Ne
Buckingham vest
Loved the vest! I am using it for an old fashioned Sunday service and I need a Victorian preachers outfit. It is unique without going overboard. Perfect!
Aug 30, 2013
David Johnson
Caldwell TX
US

 

#7 Rated Dress Vest
Farnsworth Vest

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

ITEM 002515

$65.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.87/5.00 stars from 39 reviews

Great vest
Looks very nice and fits well. I dress in a casual style at work with these style of vest: open, with white shirt, no tie, and black slacks. The only reason for not giving 5-stars would be because the back fastening strap/belt tends to come loose from its buckle and hang down. Easy to fix with a quick tack with threads. They are largely ornamental.
Dec 20, 2019
Bill Appelbe
Toronto On
CA
Terrific in every way
I needed this vest for a period-style vaudeville show. It can be difficult to judge how such a stylish vest will look on a large man, so I was a little bit apprehensive. But to my considerable relief it really looks quite good on me (at least my wife says so! And so did the show's director). The vest is made of sturdy, easy maintenance fabric and the subtle floral pattern keeps it understated without being lifeless. In other words, perfect for the stage. I received helpful notifications regarding the processing and shipping of the order and it arrived in a very timely manner. I'm definitely a satisfied customer and I'm sure I'll be back!
Jan 25, 2019
foreverplaid

US
Highly recommend
This vest was delivered in only a few days. It was exactly as described. It fit perfectly and made my outfit. I am greatly pleased and will order more. Great company to do business with.
Nov 17, 2018
Bill W
Rock Hill SC
US
Farnsworth Vest
Perfect fit and really good looking
Oct 9, 2018
Anonymous

Many Compliments
Very nice vest. Super light material so you won't get hot. Very nice subtle design, which everybody complimented on! Very pleased
May 2, 2018
Chris
Atlanta GA
US
Farnsworth vest
Just beautiful Love it
Feb 9, 2018
Ed Palazzo
Pomona Ne
US
Great Vest
Arrived quickly and is exactly as described. Fits true to size and the quality looks to be very good. Haven't had a chance to wear it yet but I'm sure it'll look great with my other western wear.
Feb 3, 2017
Jim
Lynchburg VA
US
Great
Fits great, looks great, feels great.
Nov 10, 2016
redhawk
Oakland CA
US
Splendiferous
The vest was exactly as advertised and the delivery was prompt. Well done.
Feb 24, 2016
Patrick
Colorado Springs Co
US
Farnsworth Vest
5 stars for quality, selection, price and delivery time!
Dec 22, 2015
Anonymous
San Bruno CA
US
Vest
the small size I bought was slightly bigger than my son's built, but overall a good looking vest.
Dec 14, 2015
lyn
Jacksonville
Quality product
This is a great vest, it looks nice and is made from high quality fabric. Unfortunately the vest was extremely large in the chest area, while it actually fits well around the waist. Therefore alteration was needed, which was not quite cheap.
Sep 13, 2015
Anonymous

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

 

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

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

ITEM 006058

$162.95

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Absolutely Does the Job!
An incredible Regency Period style vest. Excellent quality with excellent fit. One of the most expensive I think that Historical Emporium offers, but worth the money. You get what you pay for. I work as a professional historical tour guide in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area and have already received many compliments on it during the course of my rounds. Certainly not my last purchase from Historical Emporium!
Apr 10, 2019
Cliff
Reisterstown MD
US
Great Product
We got this for our son for his birthday. It was soooo worth it when he opened it and the look on his face. He kept it on and studied the quality of the vest and continued to point out to us how great it was made. Even in these times of "cutting back" on quality to increase profit, this company did not follow the trend and instead put out a quality product! We thank you for that and the look on his face!
Dec 31, 2018
Jeff
Broken Arrow Ok
US
I almost cried!
After buying the trousers (Pants) and frilly shirt some time ago I was looking for something loud and thought the Cavalier Waistcoat (Vest) might just do the job. I am not in an historical club or do I have a thing about historical clothing but I feel this is the sort of clothing one should be seen in on any special occasion. Anyone can wear fashion and most people do and that is why they look so very mediocre! before the shirt and trousers came I was somewhat apprehensive about the fit although trousers tend to fit when the waist mesurement is right and shirts are generally good if the cut isn't a tight one. With the Waistcoat, due to bad experience I was really worried. Will it be too short?, too tight?, too loose? or does it, because of my not too streamline figur, look too stupid?! Well, I took it out of the parcel, took off my sweat shirt and whilst only in a T shirt I put it on. I knew, from this moment on, this wanderful piece of clothing was going to be my number one of all time! It fitted so well I almost cried and to help me not do so I had a single malt Whisky!!! Or was it three? By the way Fashion comes and goes Quality doesn't!. You do not need to go back in time to wear quality clothing! Thank you Historical Imporium!!! Graham M. Ellis P.S. I'll be back!
Jan 10, 2018
Graham Mark Ellis
Meschede We
DE
Vest
The cavalier vest was absolutely beautiful! I couldn't even wait till Christmas to give it to my husband; he got it a week early. The size ran true; it fit him perfectly. He really liked it too; the only downside is it didn't have a watch pocket. But that was the style of the period piece; not a design flaw. I was very satisfied with this product.
Dec 23, 2016
Michelle
Tampa FL
US
The devil is in the details
I like the pattern and design of these double breasted vests so much that I purchased several in different colors. You don't see anything much like them on the market today. My only disappointments are that I like to sport a pocket watch when I get dressed up and these vests don't have pockets of any sort. Also, the added touch of a buckle on the back strap would have been nice. Two details that seem to have fallen by the wayside in the name of cost savings. I give this vest 4 out of five stars.
Nov 21, 2016
Fancy Lad
Auburn Wa
US
awesome
Just as described and came quickly. This was chosen for the groom at our wedding and it is perfect. Thanks so much! We loved it so much that we got two more for my sons who are also in the wedding.
May 15, 2015
zimmer
West Branch mi
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#9 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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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
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#10 Rated Dress Vest
Ladies Classic Canvas Vest - Black

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Vests Black Cotton Solid Dress Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006902

$54.95

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Ladies Classic Canvas Vest
Just got the Ladies classic canvas vest in black - and it fits very well! Well made, sturdy, and a nice fitted shape with the back belt tied. I am a size 14-16, and the size 40 is a perfect fit for me. Will wear it with both my Dickens Faire costume and my Edwardian walking skirt!
Oct 10, 2019
Lisa
CA
US
Great vest
Nice style, great fit, good quality. Would definite order again.
Jan 6, 2019
Anonymous

Perfect!
This vest is very well made, a lovely fabric, and a perfect fit. I'll be back for more!
Dec 9, 2017
Ladysmyth
Philadelphia Pe
US
Love it!!
Very nice quality and it fit beautifully!!! I got so many compliments on the whole outfit!!
Nov 10, 2017
Susie
Benicia Ca
US
Great Vest
Good quality. Fits well.
Oct 4, 2017
Carolyn
Oceanside Ca
US
In-vested
Nice vest. Good quality.
Aug 16, 2017
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