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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
Callahan Vest - Charcoal

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

ITEM 006583

$68.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.93/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

Delighted!
Looks great, high quality, and great fit. I'm 5' 11" and have a typical middle-aged man's "executive" build. The XL is slightly large but it's just what I need to be comfortable all day.
Sep 3, 2020
Rob
NC
US
Great Vest
This vest has proven itself through regular use and is an excellent addition to my wardrobe.
Apr 23, 2020
Vladislak
Raleigh NC
US
Callahan Vest
This vest, as with all the vests I've ordered, is comfortable and functional. I wear it as everyday wear and it's nice enough to wear to church with my Sunday go to meeting clothes.
Apr 3, 2020
Bruce
Rio Rancho NM
US
Wonderful!!
Very well made! Extremely pleased with this. Have worn it several times to pretty formal occasions. The fabric is wonderful too!
Feb 26, 2019
Ken
Santa Fe NM
US
Beautiful Vest
A well made, handsome vest.
Feb 7, 2019
Twig
Eureka Ca
US
Very Nice!
Excellent quality for the price. Received in a very timely manner. The only down side is that it is a little tighter across the chest than other vests I have ordered that were listed as the same size. If you are between sizes, you might be much better off ordering the next size larger.
Feb 7, 2019
44Mag
Helena Mo
US
Excellent
The vest and matching items made for a perfect historical outfit.
Nov 19, 2018
Jerry Taylor
Young Harris GA
US
draw
fits perfect
Jan 19, 2018
michael
Yorkville IL
Callahan Vest
Speedy delivery. Excellent Product. Thank You
Dec 26, 2016
BeWare
Toronto On
CA
Masterful
Yet another great addition to my repertoire of vests courtesy of The Emporium. This sleek, smooth, lightweight masterpiece adds a cool and elegant aura to the most mundane outfit. Character and chic exudes while donning this stylish vest. Simply put, this one is a must have for every gentlemen's wardrobe.
Oct 3, 2016
Martin A Dean
Philadelphia Pe
US
Awesome!
This vest is worth every penny! Im going to wear it for my wedding! The quality is top notch, i ordered an outfit months ago from another online company. The service was terrible and the outfit was not as described. These guys are awesome. Great customer service and super speedy delivery!!! I cant wait to send pics in for the online contest!!
Sep 9, 2016
Greg
sarnia on
CA
Awesome!
This vest is worth every penny! Im going to wear it for my wedding! The quality is top notch, i ordered an outfit months ago from another online company. The service was terrible and the outfit was not as described. These guys are awesome. Great customer service and super speedy delivery!!! I cant wait to send pics in for the online contest!!
Sep 8, 2016
Greg
sarnia on
CA
Very Attractive Vest
This is a nice looking and well made vest. I ordered by the measurements and the first one was too small for my husband. I re-ordered and sent the first one back as a return. The transaction and refund were quick. The only problem is that paying all the shipping both ways is a little costly.
Jul 14, 2016
Kristi
Benton City WA
US
Classy and sexy
I absolutely love this vest/waistcoat and so does my girlfriend! It is great for a formal look but equally attractive with jeans for a more casual artsy look. The fit is perfect and the quality is top notch. I give it four thumbs up (two of the thumbs belong to my girlfriend)! Thanks Historical Emporium!
Feb 18, 2016
Thefatguy
CA
US

 

#2 Rated 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

$76.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.82/5.00 stars from 87 reviews

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
May 9, 2019
Jannie49
Rochester Hills Mi
US
Vest
The vest I purchased was exactly as the website described.. the fit cart was right on... Got a lot of compliments on the look of the vest
Apr 3, 2019
Ross Smoker
Selinsgrove PA
US
Quality, durable, classy
Another great Historical Emporium offering! Only knocked a star off because it runs small; I measured, followed the sizing chart, but still needed to do an exchange.
Feb 13, 2019
Peter Wood
Baltimore Ma
Nice vest
Nice vest. Super fast delivery. Would prefer longer delivery and less shipping charges!
Nov 17, 2018
Loozy
Foxboro Ma
US
Perfect!!!!
You guys rock!!!! Fast delivery!!!! Great vest!!!!
Nov 15, 2018
Greg
Huntsville Al
US
I'am a vest Man
New vest fits perfect right out of the box, great quality. I plan on wearing it with my kilt this weekend, then just casually with jeans.
Sep 21, 2018
Peter Lavin
Brielle NJ
US
Great vest
May 17, 2018
Rembrandt78737
Leander Te
US
Nice vest
This is a very nice vest. Made if nice heavy wool tweed and the back is a heavy cotton blend. It is a winter garment. When ordering, order it per your coat size not you waist size. I highly recommend it
May 3, 2018
Rick K.
Cincinnati OH
US
Burford Vest - Gray Tweed
Very nice quality. Excellent customer service. Highly recommend.
May 1, 2018
Rodney
Louisville
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#3 Rated Dress Vest
Abilene Vest - Navy

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

ITEM 004336

$65.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.76/5.00 stars from 21 reviews

A bit darker but still nice
The item is lovely, I've been wearing it quite a lot in fact. The color of the item was a bit darker in Real Life than it is on the Picture but it doesn't matter much to me. I still love it. and I still love the quality this store gives
Feb 6, 2020
Yannick Verley
Watervliet Ea
BE
Very functional
Great vest, but it's a bit hard to iron the old fashioned way. The pockets make it great for organizing all that crap in your pocket. Watch out for guys who are 44 or 46, as they could go L or XL. I got the tight one, but it helps my back.
Sep 27, 2019
Brian Gail Crawford
Logan We
US
Good buy
Nice vest, well built, good fit. I have had lots of compliments, thanks
May 23, 2019
Anonymous

Compliments galore
The vests are amazing great quality and fit. Compliments galore!
Apr 3, 2019
JOSEPHCAT
Sylmar Ca
US
Abilene - Navy
Nice fit, good looking, hope to order more items in future.
Feb 28, 2019
mud
Ma
US
Wear it all the time Now
I originally purchased this vest as part of a Victorian outfit to wear at a special occasion, but I like it so much that it's become a regular part of my wardrobe.
Feb 13, 2018
John A.
Trenton NJ
US
abiline vest
i saw 5 years ago on the internet the historical emporium page, iwas really impressed,the clothing are very nice, very well made respecting theVictorian era.........ipersonally wear just the cotton vests, because iwear denim every day, but those vest are very well made, excellent cut .fabric and so on........even with denim those vests look totally togheter with jeans, cusual but elegant!!!!!i hope more man they will start to wear vests again like in the past...when the man's were elegant!!!!!!
Jan 4, 2017
rudy
hawthorne ca
US
Plenty of pockets
I bought this vest for wear mainly as an underlayer to the Model 1876 U.S. Army blouse for Indian Wars reenacting. This blouse has no external pockets (unlike modern military uniforms), and only a single internal pocket. The Abilene vest, worn as an under layer, provides pockets enough for all of the small items which I need to have close to hand when reenacting.
Dec 23, 2016
John H Tuomala
Reno Ne
US
Great looking vest
Great material and color of vest. Picked up a medium and found it to be a good fit with minimal adjustment.
Nov 22, 2016
MDP

US
Dark but quality
This vest is darker than it appears, but that doesn't mean you won't have a handsome navy blue tone coming through. It can look black in poor lighting, but most of the time it'll be noticeably blue. Material and buttons are sturdy. I recommend adding a pocket watch to this, especially with a silver chain.
Jun 10, 2016
Titus
Sydney NS
AU
Abilene vest
What a nice vest! I actually decided to purchase this vest for work. I work at the Post Office and this vest in navy works perfectly. I definitely will be picking up some other items in the future! Thanks for a great product!!
Apr 29, 2016
Anonymous
Pe
Abilene Vest Navy
Pleased with quality & price.
Jul 17, 2015
Anonymous

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


 

#4 Rated Dress Vest
Walden Tweed Vest - Brown Herringbone

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

ITEM 003482

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.98/5.00 stars from 48 reviews

Mike
Beautiful vest great fit!!
Aug 23, 2019
Mike
Wichita KS
US
Very Pleased
The last night of a planned overseas vacation, we will be celebrating our anniversary at a fairly posh restaurant in London. They absolutely require men in long sleeves and would like a tie and jacket. Not wanting to lug a jacket all over England, I purchased this herringbone vest for him. With dress pants and a bold tie, the vest turns from Old West to English Country Gentleman. We are pleased with the construction and the color.
Feb 15, 2019
London Bound
Springfield MO
US
Herringbone
There are times when my Harris Tweed sport coat is too heavy. This fits the occasion perfectly. Very classy.
Feb 14, 2019
Richard
Bainbridge Ge
US
What I needed
I had a Great Gatsby party to go to and I needed a vest to go with my suit. This was exactly what I needed AND, it is also what I wanted to add to my wardrobe. Love it and received many compliments
Nov 7, 2018
Guy Turchiano
East Northport Ne
US
My Wedding Vest
The vest fit great and the quality is, damn, good. The back of the vest is a light color and different material which was the only thing was like, "ehhhh" about. But great vest!
Oct 2, 2018
Anonymous
Glendora CA
Works great
Arrived quickly without incident. The vest looks awesome, like one of my tailored vests. Quality really exceeded my expectation.
Aug 15, 2018
Monte
Tampa Fl
US
Very nice
Well made and looks very sharp for the bad guy in our Western short film. There is satin fabric in the back. I wish it were all the same tweed material, but it is still very nice.
Jul 30, 2018
Drew
Boulder CO
US
love it
Was exactly what I wanted to wear with my brown derby hat. The match is perfect.
Jul 20, 2018
TONY CARTER
Pacoima CA
Excellent construction
It's difficult to find this size (XLT), and the quality of the material and workmanship is impressive.
May 3, 2018
Eric W
CASTLETON ON HUDSON NY
US
Tweed Vest
Great looking high quality vest. You won't be disappointed.
Jan 18, 2018
Jim
Lutz FL
US
Wedding Vest
I bought this for my wedding. Now I wear it to work. Great vest!
Oct 12, 2017
Mark H
Columbus Oh
US
Tweed vest
Love my vest size is perfect Shipping was fast
Feb 22, 2017
James Osteen
Oakhurst CA
US
Love my vest
I lost quite a bit of weight and needed a classy way to cover my suspenders. This vest fit the bill! I love it and have been complimented often since wearing it.
Jan 21, 2017
Derek
WA
US
Solid everyday wear
I fell in love with the four-pocket canvas worker vests, but eventually realized that I needed something more elegant, but still casual enough for everyday wear. This is perfect for just hanging out, getting things done, stopping for a cuppa, or a casual supper.
Dec 31, 2016
Tommy Phillips
Westminster Co
Tweed Vest
Very nice waist coat. Everyone that see me love this vest. Will buy other items in the future.
Dec 29, 2016
Kevin
Columbus GA
US

 

#5 Rated Dress Vest
Callahan Vest - Black

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

ITEM 003804

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

High quality waistcoat
The material is sturdy and well assembled, and the fit is excellent. Overall, I would definitely recommend this product and I will be purchasing more.
Nov 21, 2019
Rose
Hammond Wi
US
john
i got it long ago and arrived fast, i love it
Sep 30, 2019
john hernandez
marshalltown ia
US
Nov 9, 2018
Doc
Murfreesboro TN
US
A distinctive look
I wanted something special to wear to a conference of mining investors and decided this vest would do the job. It's distinctive without being weird.
Apr 19, 2018
Laszlo
Roseville CA
US
Callahan Vest
Beautiful vest!! Fits perfectly!!
Dec 7, 2017
Jack Turner
Waipahu Ha
US
Absolutely perfect!
I ordered this to ensure I would have a proper vest for Halloween and not only was it perfect, I got it in record time without having to pay for express shipping!
Nov 8, 2017
Broberg
Lingle Wy
US
VEST
LOVE THE VEST WITH ROLLED COLLAR. IT LOOKS GREAT WITH MY CLOTHES AND POCKET WATCH. MAY BE OLD FASHIONED BUT IS STILL STYLISH TODAY.
Oct 29, 2017
TIM
Gilbert AZ
US
Well pleased
This is what I needed,and the fit is perfect.
May 11, 2017
Rodney S.
San Antonio Te
US
CALLAHAN VEST
WELL MADE. FITS PERFECTLY.
Feb 16, 2017
hawkeye
BEAUMONT TX
US
Great!
Just what I had been looking for. Will be ordering again.
Dec 28, 2016
Spence
Spring Hill Te
US
Classic as always
I love the vest, it is a great addition to my wardrobe! As a professional it truly does help me look the best and feel the best! Great vest!
Dec 1, 2016
Tom
Eagan Mi
US
Love my vest!
When I initially bought it, I was planning to get it tailored, so I won't be complaining about the fit. The vest has the matte black material all around, so it can be worn as a stand-alone vest. The two front pockets are real, not fakes. I have had it for a year now and still love it. Overall, this is a very sturdy vest and would definitely recommend it.
Jun 28, 2016
Artur M.
Roseville CA
US
frock coat & vest
I enjoyed the products I received from you, they were just what I wanted, everything looks great and fits well. your staff were great and very willing to help me with any questions I might have. thank you very much for your friendly attitude towards me.
Jun 22, 2016
SANTA RAY
WEST VALLEY UT
US
Almost Perfect
I am 5'11, 308 and got this vest in size 3XL. It fits perfect around the chest. Construction is very comfortable and loose fitting. Material is very lightweight. The midnight ebony color combined with lighter contrasting colors will make you look like a million dollars. The only complaint would be that I wish that this vest was made in size 3XLT. The extra 2 inches will make all the difference in the world for guys my height and taller. Great vest and company.
Apr 16, 2016
Marty
Philadelphia Pe
US

 

#6 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

$63.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 80 reviews

One-Eyed Horse Productions
These Livingston Brushed Vest are always a winner. My actor needed two(2)in Black. Vests were in stock and fit perfect. Thanks to the adjustment strap on back of vest. Always a great feature and so very helpful.
Mar 19, 2021
Patty
Finksburg MD
US
Only one issue
All of the items I have received have met or been above expectation. The only issue is this particular vest is too short for my frame. But I do like the style and quality of it! Respectfully, Nathaniel Branch
Aug 13, 2020
N Branch
Key West FL
Awesome vest!
I ordered a vest, and I was EXTREMELY happy with the product I received. It was shipped VERY quickly, and it was very high quality. I would absolutely order again from them!
Aug 13, 2020
Shawn M.
Warsaw NY
US
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

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#7 Rated Dress Vest
Penworth Vest - Green

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

ITEM 004491

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.71/5.00 stars from 17 reviews

The 1880's
Purchased another vest. This one was the green penworth Paisley design. I am retired and a professional tour guide in St. Augustine, Florida for fun. I portray the great Henry Flagler which is the father of tourism in my state. I've purchased many items from Historical Emporium and they fit the bill for my portrayal perfectly. Everything I've purchased has fit and the quality is terrific.
Jul 19, 2019
Cliff
St. Augustine Fl
US
Perfect
Good quality fabric, well made, good fit.
May 11, 2019
Grace

US
Penworth Vest
We like it. Made well
Nov 20, 2018
DEBRA Browse
VALLEJO Ca
US
Stylish
My son (15 year old) loves the vest. It was used for spirit week in high school and the theme was the 80s so he chose the 1880s...He also has the shirt and the tie as pictured. He looked dapper!
Oct 26, 2018
Spring Essence
Spring Te
US
Buy again
The fabric is nice and made fairly well. I had a problem with some of the buttons being loose but that was easily fixed by my wife. I originally ordered a 3XL but ended up returning and exchanging it for a 2XL instead. I'm 6ft and weigh 275lbs.
Jul 30, 2018
Mike
Portland Or
US
Penworth Vest - Green
Penworth Vest - Green I like it but I need to return it for a larger size.
Feb 16, 2018
Chris Jaramillo
Virginia Beach VA
US
Only one negative
I've received a few items from you guys now and must say, everything about your company is deeply satisfactory. The quality of the products is beyond reproach, speed of delivery is astounding seeing as I live in Tasmania, and the prices are far lower than the quality would suggest. The only thing that's killing about this waistcoat is that I have to wait five months to be able to wear it at my wedding.... seriously, it's killing me! I'll be wearing it plenty afterwards!
Oct 20, 2013
Rufus
Glenfern Ta
AU
Love it !
I was thrilled when my vest arrived. I'm always a little leary of buying clothing online, however the quality of this item has made me a believer. I will be buying all my victorian era needs from Gent's Emporium from now on. Well done !!!
Aug 30, 2013
Tony C.
West Sac. ca
US
Worth the Penworth.
Bold and striking, this means business. It is as though you ripped the wallpaper off your favourite saloon and decided to wear it. It is eye catching and well made.
Jul 8, 2013
Martin Z
Sydney NS
AU
So close
I was eager to get this waistcoat in this style and ordered the large as the medium was not available at the time. As much as I'd have liked to have kept it, it was simply too large. However, I was able to send it back and was given a full refund my GE. If not for it's size I would have happily worn it.
Jun 21, 2013
Marcus
London
UK
Penworth Vest Green
The Material was made heavy. My favor
Jun 17, 2013
James Holt
Hephzibah GA
US
Penworth vest
Love it.
May 3, 2013
Dennis
Prophetstown Il
US
A gentleman's best friend
Perfect color combination of pattern and print, very rich.....
Apr 26, 2013
Kathryn
Las Vegas Nv
US
Great vest, but could be even better
This is an exceptionally sharp vest, and I have gotten many compliments on it. Also, I was quite pleased to find that it *IS* long enough to wear with modern pants! Despite the posted sizing note that back length is ~22", the back seam on my medium measures 23.5", and the curved bottom hem of the front hangs down about 2.5" below that when it's on its hanger. I'm quite glad of the extra length, and have found that I can even wear it with my modern Levi's. So why did I dock it a star? Well, there are a few things I would tweak on the design: 1) The back, as stated in the item description, is made of acetate. I would have preferred it to be more of the awesome front fabric (or at least a heavier satin). 2) The pockets are rather shallow, and there is room to have made them a bit deeper. 3) I would have preferred slightly larger buttons. It's still an awesome vest, it's just got room for improvement.
Apr 15, 2013
Jeremy
MA
US
Penworth Vest-Green
Outstanding product as it pertains to fit, comfort, and style. Easily dressed up or down. First order with Historical Emporium and by no means my last. I have never been more satisfied with any purchase than I am with the Penington Vest. Thank You!!!!!!!
Mar 22, 2013
David Lewis Bryant
Sherrill Ford Ca
US

 

#8 Rated Dress Vest
Twin City Silk Vest - Royal Blue

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

ITEM 002412

$83.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.64/5.00 stars from 22 reviews

Awesome Vest
The Color of this Vest is outstanding..... Historical Emporium hit another Home Run with this one. I have gotten so many compliments on this vest . I posted a photo on the FACEBOOK PAGE for all to see.
Nov 2, 2020
David
Mannford Ok
US
Very Sharp Looking
Love the Color of this Vest. I get a lot of compliments. I have purchased 5 other Vests from H.E. this has to be my favorite.
Oct 30, 2020
David
Mannford Ok
US
Exactly as expected
When I received the vest, I tried it on immediately, perfect fit. The size chart is spot on, almost to a fault...needed just a hair more room, but is still very comfortable. The fabric was everything I expected and more. The picture doesn't do it justice. Very satisfied with the time of shipping and delivery. Would purchase from this site again if ever the need arises. Thank you so much for the quality and integrity of your company
Nov 20, 2018
Gary
Great Falls Mo
US
Twin City Vest
Quality not quite up to 5 stars but okay.
Jan 29, 2016
Ken
Eagan MN
US
Vest
Fits perfect. I'm 5'10 and weigh 170 pounds With a muscular build. The medium is just right. Not to loose at all. The buttons and finish to the vest look very sharp.
Oct 15, 2015
Anonymous
Hot springs Ar
Great Vest
Bought this vest to brighten up my formal wear. Mission accomplished! Now have this Royal Blue Twin City Vest and Wah Maker's Dragon Vest to liven up a tuxedo. I despise having to get dressed up but it is far more tolerable when you feel good about what you are wearing, these vests do it for me. Quality, style and cut of this vest is just what I was looking for.
Nov 14, 2014
WeimGuy
Washington DC
US
Royal Blue vest
Beautiful and a great fit.I really liked the color and fabric
Jun 18, 2014
Sikamanba
Worcester ma
US
Lovely colour classy
The twin vest royal blue is a lovely bright colour looks great with dark suite, would recommend this vest my my occasions.
May 17, 2014
Cate
Sydney NS
AU
Twin City Vest - royal blue
A great vest! I love the way it looks. The only downside is the strap in the back has an annoying fastener: you pretty much have to take the vest off to tighten/loosen it yourself. Other than that, the vest is worth it.
May 9, 2014
Anonymous

twin city ves
thought the buttons and button holes were poorly incorporated in the fabric, loosely sewn on and loose threads
Jan 9, 2014
rick
farmington mi
US
great color but sent it back
I ordered the best in the long version of my normal size. This vest was barely long enough but was far too small around the waist. I then ordered two more vests, one size bigger and two sizes bigger, but they were not available in longs. The one size bigger vest was fine around the middle but was terribly short. I ended up sending all three vests back. I understand the vests are cut shorter in the old style, but I think these went to extremes. I'm only 6'1" so it's not like I'm overly tall. I would have had to wear pants almost up to my chest for the regular length vest to work. The color of the vests was terrific - every bit as brilliant as you see in the photos. I wasn't really thrilled with the material though. It was very thin and flimsy . . . it wouldn't hold up to more than a couple CW reenactments, I'm afraid. It felt like a cheap costume rather than a real vest, and for the price I expected better quality. If you're shorter than average the length may not be a problem. If you're average or taller you really need to go with the LT version of the vest and hope it fits. Expect to order one size bigger than you normally would as well. If you need the vest for a one-time use and you can get one that fits, it will work very well for you. If you plan to use it for multiple events I think you'll be disappointed in the material. Gotta love the color though, and the vest looked very nice. I wish I could have made it work. It was perfect for our wedding.
Sep 27, 2013
Sibelius
Richardson TX
US
A good looking vest
As a professional Magician, I bought this Twin City Vest to replace on of my current vests (purchased elsewhere) that has worn out. It arrived well packaged, along with the two matching garters that I purchased as well. The vest looks and fits quite well, but the material (especially the lining) is a bit thinner than I was expecting. All in all, still a good looking vest at a good price.
Jun 29, 2013
Kerry Ross
Encino Ca
US
Vest
Exactly what I ordered fits well, looks great but not using it till august so can't say more.
Jun 14, 2013
Tod
Surrey BC
CA
Exactly what I wanted
Perfect came in great time was not very long of a wait. The material is light weight and a thin type material so should not be very hot to wear. I am very happy with my recent purchase. Thamks- Steve-
Apr 26, 2013
Stevo
San Antonio Te
US
vest
I love the vest, and it will look great at my wedding. :)
Mar 9, 2013
Justin Heflin
Meaquite TX
US

 

#9 Rated Dress Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson

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

ITEM 002408

$63.95

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Average Rating: 4.84/5.00 stars from 70 reviews

My favorite waistcoat.
I wore one of these waistcoats (vests) in a theater production as part of a costume and loved it so much that I had to get one of my own. It fits true to size and is sturdy in its construction. Any time I wear it I get compliments and it coordinates well with jeans, dress pants and my kilt.
Feb 4, 2021
Alan Stillman
Cazenovia NY
US
My favorite waistcoat.
I wore one of these waistcoats (vests) in a theater production as part of a costume and loved it so much that I had to get one of my own. It fits true to size and is sturdy in its construction. Any time I wear it I get compliments and it coordinates well with jeans, dress pants and my kilt.
Jan 27, 2021
Alan Stillman
Cazenovia NY
US
Fine Quality
The vest is a fine quality canvas material and I found it a true fit.
Jan 14, 2021
TheMattAbides
Cottontown TN
US
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson
Not as red as it looks in person. It's more of a dark burgundy/brown colour. Which is more authentic to the era and the more practical nature of it. But otherwise looks and feels fantastic. Has bronze buttons which are easy to do up and undo. Best way to do it is the left vertical row first then the right.
Sep 20, 2020
Jamie R.
Hobart Ta
AU
Excellent fit and many compliments
I love this vest and get many compliments on it. It fits exactly as promised and feels very comfortably. My wardrobe has a whole new life with the vests that I have purchased here.
Mar 7, 2020
Bryan
Tyler Te
US
Vest Fit
The quality of workmanship is excellent. I love the look. I'm 5'10 and about 175 pounds and the medium fit well except for one place, the arm pits. I really love this vest yet the arm hole size makes it almost unwearable. I don't have big arms and a large would have been way too big everywhere else. I can still wear it but it is quite tight. Other vests I've bought from you are not like this. You might want to mention this fact to whoever makes these for you. I understand that the world is not perfect and things like this happen. I still love it and might pay to have it altered in the future. Thank you, Dedicated Customer.
Feb 14, 2020
Anonymous

Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson
This vest is a keeper, size as described. Quality product.
Nov 1, 2019
Patrick
Hayward CA
US
My fifth
I now have five vests from Historical Emporium. All are by Frontier Classics. The size chart is right on. The quality is excellent. All I expected!
Oct 3, 2019
Randall
San Antonio TX
US
Vest
Aug 8, 2019
Jethro six shooter
Casper Wy
US
Casual wear
This is great with jeans, and khaki pants.
May 9, 2019
Cally
Columbus OH
US
An excellent addition to my wardrobe
I originally found this when I was looking for some accessories to go with a hat I'd found at goodwill. Unfortunately, it wasnt as good a color match as I'd hoped, but this is not a bad thing! The vest is comfortable, lightweight, and durable enough to wear while doing blue collar work. I'm now going out and looking for shirts, ties, and other accessories to showcase my new vest. I'd particularly recommend pairing this vest with any of the canvas pants Historical Emporium sells. Even if it's a different color, the matching fabric type helps to pull the whole thing together (and the crimson of the vest is a bit saddened, so it's a decent neutral color to build a palette around).
Apr 11, 2019
CountSpiffula
Oakland CA
US
Great waistcoat, but there's a catch.
The waistcoat is of excellent construction, very durable, and pretty to look at. However, as others have noted, it IS a bit on the high waisted side. Me and the person I ordered it for share the same chest measurement, yet while it fits my 5'10" frame well, when he, being 6'1" wears it, there is a visible 1.5" gap between the waist of his pants and the hem of the vest. This is no strike against the vest itself, as it is of excellent quality, but if it could be made a BIT taller, it would have been perfect. Still looks good as the finishing touch on his War Doctor cosplay :) Thank you!
Dec 27, 2018
Ian MP
Montgomery AL
US
Awesome Quality
Went to a party- Felt great in this vest- looked even better- Thank You!!!!
Jun 29, 2018
Robert S

US
More brown than crimson
Excellent quality and fit, but mine at least looks much more brown than the red that shows up in the photos. Maybe I got sent the walnut by mistake?
Apr 18, 2018
Ben

US
Another Hit!
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson, great color, fit perfectly as per sizing instructions, lots of compliments!
Feb 20, 2018
Allan Robson
Welland On
CA

 

#10 Rated Dress Vest
Middlethorpe Vest - Emerald

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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.76/5.00 stars from 42 reviews

Sent it back
My husband was pleased with the look of the vest when it arrived, but it did not fit his pear-shaped body. However, we were pleased with the speed of the original mailing and the efficiency with which the return was handled.
Apr 3, 2019
Ellen
New York NY
US
Awesome Vest
Purchased this for a party and it came within a week. Great materiel and cut. I bought it big because other vests I have purchased came small. This one was exactly what they said it was going to be. Materiel was great and cut was professional. Vest can be used for multiple purposes, not just as a period costume. I highly recommend this company and will definitely use them again.
Mar 7, 2019
CHARLES MCPHAIL
Fort Knox KY
US
fantastic
the fitting was right and the vest make a statement at my Christmas party. well constructed, good materials and great quality.
Dec 3, 2018
Bobby
Virginia Beach VA
US
Absolutely stunning
I just received the Middlethorpe Vest that I ordered and it is absolutely beautiful. Well made and simply beautiful. The fit is great and the quality is admirable. I love it!!!
Sep 26, 2018
Tony B.
MA
US
Vest
Although a little baggy under the arms for my fit, fabric quality much better than I expected. Other re-enactors thought the pattern should also be on the rear, I preferred it the way it was.
Aug 23, 2018
Dustin
Port Orford OR
US
Fine vest
A bit large, had to take it in a couple of inches, otherwise excellent!
Aug 2, 2018
P-O Fredman

SE
middlethorpe vest
I liked the design of the vest but quality of the fabric used was disappointing.
Dec 8, 2017
Lamonte Shockley
Laguna Niguel Ca
US
Wedding plans
My daughter was planning a Steam Punk theme for her wedding. She suggested your site and we chose this item as the basis for my outfit. The fit was very good and the quality of the product was exceptional.
Aug 28, 2017
Lyle
Kansas City Ks
US
Great and durable vest
I have two Scully vests almost identical but in two different colors. I wear them almost every night during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. They hold up quite well and are very nice looking...Even after all of the wear they get!
Jun 21, 2017
KellyKnedler
Dodge City Ka
US
Vests
Emerald Vest I play Santa and the Vests that I purchased from you helps me play the part all year long. Thank You
Apr 20, 2017
Karl Rasmuson
West Valley Ut
US
Middlethorpe Vest - Emerald
Well made product; perfect for Madi Gras!
Jan 24, 2017
Nolan Sharbel
Knoxville TN
US
Emerald middle thorps vest
I bought this for my husband for Christmas and it is a perfect fit. He absolutely loves it! It's high quality and authentic. I am very pleased with it
Dec 31, 2016
Amanda
Jamestown Nd
US
beautiful color
We will be attending a Jane Austen Society Regency Ball/Birthday Party soon, and I got my husband this handsome vest to wear with his other items of costuming. It is well made, a beautiful color, the L fits him well. I have a short dark green cape to wear with a white empire dress, and I think we shall make quite the attractive, older couple.
Dec 29, 2016
Katie
Cincinnati OH
US
As always, Excellent!
I've very happy with this item, as I've been with all the fine clothing I've bought here. I do, however, wish that there were 'matching spats" and perhaps a bow-tie to go with so many things I've bought...or at least if they would buy some of the material from wherever they come from and offer it to purchase so I can have the spats made to match. We do want our attire to be coordinated you know.
Dec 21, 2016
jsclipper
Little Hocking Oh
US
Middlethorpe Vest - Emerald
I love this vest! I purchased it to use with my formal outfit, and it truly is an exquisite work of art. The paisley adds a hint of sophistication, but there is a subtlety about it that keeps it from coming off as garish or gaudy. The wide lapels are an excellent look for a rather wiry lad like myself, as they seem to make my shoulders appear broader, at least to my eyes. I have a pocket watch, so I was hoping the pockets would be functional so I could wear it with this vest. I was far from disappointed! The product page indicated that the pockets were real, but would likely be sewn shut, which indeed was the case. I easily removed the stitching from the top of each pocket using a seam ripper, and my watch slipped into the pocket without an issue. The chain fastens to the buttons without much difficulty as well, and the chain hanging across the front of the vest adds an extra bit of authenticity and elegance. I paired this vest with the Opulent Paisley Ascot - Black, which has a similar if not identical pattern. The vest and ascot complement each other very nicely, and I am exceedingly pleased with the outcome of my order. I will be sure to purchase from the Emporium again! You can't go wrong with this kind of class!
Sep 17, 2016
N.J. Robison Esquire
Buena Vista Vi
US

 

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