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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
Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Vest

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

ITEM 002982

$73.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 92 reviews

Excellent quality!
Jun 28, 2024
Glenn Murray
Buffalo NY
US
Amazing products from an outstanding company
Once again, great items and first rate customer service, coming through when my horrible local post failed me. I have bought from them before and will continue to do so again.
May 17, 2024
andrew Earl
Ferndale MI
US
Virginia City NV
Great match with the Brewster frock jacket .... stepping back in time at monthly Virginia City activities ....
Mar 22, 2024
Gator18
Reno NV
US
Good vest
Already have the Brush Cotton Sack Coat so I knew the matching vest was going to be perfect, Good fit for me, I like the four pockets.
Feb 9, 2024
christopher cato
Romford Essex
UK
Sharp Vest
My husband loves his new vest. The brushed cotton is a very heavy quality material. The vest's short waist makes it very comfortable for daily wear.
Dec 29, 2023
M. Chappell
Louisburg KS
US
Fantastic product!
I am very happy with my purchase. The vest was top-quality, looked great and I wore it as part of a Halloween western get-up. But I think I will be wearing it all the time now!
Nov 1, 2023
Daniel Brady
Vermilion OH
US
Just right
I ordered size XL since I wear 46R coat. The vest fits very nicely and looks real good. Quality is outstanding and the service, including packaging, was excellent. I'm very happy with the purchase.
Oct 20, 2023
BOOTS
SEGUIN TX
US
Very comfortable vest
This is my wedding outfit, period accurate because I am getting married in an 1870 Stage and Pony Express stop. Very excited.
Oct 18, 2023
Walt Mandeville
WASHOE VALLEY NV
US
Incredible
Quality was fantastic and arrived very quickly. Exactly what I was looking for.
Oct 14, 2023
Taylor Hindman
CANTON GA
US
Exquisite
Of very high quality and enjoyed by most those who I've shown it to, bound to be a show stealer this Halloween!
Oct 11, 2023
Brenden Mccrudden
CASPER WY
US
Heavy cotton, feels like armor
Surprised at the heavy weight cotton, less akin to costume wear, more like every day work vest. Buttons are large and tight but will probably loosen up over time.
Sep 22, 2023
Tony C
SAN FRANCISCO CA
US
Timeless
This vest was a birthday gift as I recently returned in-person to my office job. Iíve always loved dressing up for work, but this (incredibly comfortable and durable) vest has elevated my style game to an entirely new level!!! Everything itís advertised to be and more!
Jul 19, 2022
PunkRockPro
Corvallis OR
US
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

 

#2 Rated Dress Vest
Drake Vest - Red

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Red Satin Microfiber Synthetic Print Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dragon Phantom and Christine

ITEM 002053

$76.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.71/5.00 stars from 38 reviews

WOW
Wore this shortly after receipt, along with the Blue Tahoe Satin Puff Tie, over a white shirt = Red, White, and Blue. Happy 4th of July! all in one simple statement. And the design is quite eye appealing.
Jun 29, 2024
Mel Huffman
Albany OR
US
Great looking and fitting vest
We purchased four of your Drake vests for our barbershop quartet. Since we had some demanding size requirements we were really pleased to have a broad array of sizes with which to work. The vests were well constructed and provided a look of elegance for our members. We are very pleased with our purchase.
May 22, 2024
The Music Men...
Glendora CA
US
More than expected
I feared the vest would have look cheap or a piece best worn in Halloween. Yet, the material and look is certainly worth the peice of admission. It can be readily worn without feee it looks like a cheap cosplay garment. The process was seamless with very quick delivery to the northeast
Jan 10, 2024
Jibarican
Somers NY
US
Very nice vest
Oct 20, 2023
MRS. H
CLOVIS CA
US
Great
Great item quick delivery!!
Sep 21, 2022
Nick
New York NY
US
Almost perfect
This is a beautiful vest with nice lines. I have not worn it as often as I planned because both welt pockets are stitched in the middle, and though the description suggests they would hold a watch, the remaining gap is too small. Since a fob watch is a common accessory for such a vest, this was disappointing. The vest is otherwise very good. Editor's note: Pockets are sewn shut for transit and can be fully opened with a seam ripper upon receipt.
Apr 13, 2018
John Burford
Adelaide So
AU
Drake vest red
I purchased the vest for my husband for Christmas. He loves the covered buttons. He plays the guitar, and was impressed by the covered buttons because they will not scratch his guitar. He loves the color and cut of the vest. And it looks great on him!!
Feb 4, 2018
Elizabeth
McGrady Nc
US
Just as described
Ordered this vest for my daughter. It arrived incredibly fast, the fit was was perfect, and the design was exactly as described and pictured. She was very pleased and received several complements.
Oct 11, 2017
Kris M
Prospect Heights IL
US
Drake Vest - Red
Well made, fits great
Dec 23, 2016
Karl Pape
Truckee CA
US
small
Runs on the low side of the size range.
Oct 25, 2015
slivermouse
Glendale AZ
US
Drake Vest
I ordered the vest and received it on time and was very pleased with the order. Actually I ordered it from this website and it was just like the picture. The only thing that I have against it that I ordered a large where it fits tight. I think I could have purchased a XL instead. I would like to say to anyone that please know your correct size and if possible order a size up. But after all it accented my suit very well. I thank you Historical Emporium for helping me out.
Sep 30, 2015
Ronald McCain
Semora NC
US
sizing was big
I sized this according to my chest measurement and found it to be too big. I didn't have time to exchange it so I had a tailor take it in and now it fits better. Be careful with the sizing, and perhaps these run a little big. Take some accurate measurements, talk to the customer service folks, see what they think before you place your order. This looks very handsome, feels a little bit like a costume piece with some of the finishing. Given the price, I wouldn't expect anything to feel like a short cut on this, but I'm only taking one star. Without a coat, this is a really ostentatious waistcoat. Be warned. It's an attention getter. With a coat over top, I get the splashes of gaudiness that I was looking for, lurking beneath a bit of classy modesty. The weight of this is really light, probably the kind of waistcoat you're looking for in warmer climates.
May 28, 2015
Magnus
Raleigh NC
US
Great!
Sizing was right on, fast shipping, really have to look hard but this vest does have Chinese dragons on it....love it! Will continue to buy from this company.
Apr 19, 2015
Sam
Promise City Io
US
lovely vest
This style runs larger than the canvas so despite the gracious return policy I gifted it to a much appreciative friend!
Mar 19, 2015
kevin kibbe
alamo tx
US
pockets too shallow
This is a good vest; well made from decent materials. Should get 5 stars, but for the pockets. They are way too shallow. Main reason I bought the vest was to accessorize with an antique pocket watch. The standard railroad pocket watch barely fits in the pocket. Another 1/2 to 1 inch depth would make this 5 star.
Feb 1, 2015
leadpipe
media pa
US

 

#3 Rated Dress Vest
Bonaventure Vest - Green Velvet

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

ITEM 005885

$83.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Comfy but dark
Vest is very comfortable, very soft. Fits well and easy to move with. The color is extremely dark, much darker than the photo indicates. It almost looks more black than green in certain lighting conditions. The vest still looks good, just not quite what was expected.
May 28, 2022
Will

Terrible heat retention
I purchased this vest to wear under my open Santa robe. The quality is not as good as other products I've purchased from Historical Emporium but the main issue is simply it is terribly hot. It holds heat in like a plastic bag. I wore it three different times, several hours each time and was miserable. Sweated and overheated. Wearing my black velvet from last year.
Dec 7, 2017
Storytelling Santa
Beavercreek Oh
Love the vest
I really love this vest it is the newest of the 5 I have purchased so far. I will say that the velvet makes the vest look very luxurious as well as the satin trim. The color is so rich it almost appeared to be black in color but it is most definitely Hunter Green. I will be wearing it to a Christmas Party in a couple of weeks and on Christmas Eve!
Dec 4, 2015
Russ
Dover Ne
US
Great quality, fit.
Trying to fancy up my wardrobe for winter and I was pleased with this purchase. It fits and looks great and will work with other items I plan to purchase with it.
Dec 3, 2015
Douglas
Baltimore MD
US
Darker than you might think
Like all of the Bonaventure waistcoats, the texture of the velvet is lush, the cut is very fine, and the contrast provided by the black trim (in colour and texture) and the bright antiqued buttons is excellent; the colour is also deep and rich, but in this instance, very dark, depending on the lighting you're standing under. Occasionally this waistcoat looks black under artificial lights - sunlight does bring its rich green lustre to the fore. Regardless, it's a handsome addition to anyone's wardrobe.
Feb 28, 2015
Michael
Sydney NS
AU

 

#4 Rated Dress Vest
Sable Brushed Cotton Vest

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

ITEM 002574

$73.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.76/5.00 stars from 46 reviews

ItâÄôs perfect
Keeping the old west alive!!! It fits perfect looks great, period correct.
Jun 8, 2024
Brandon Harrington
Swall Meadows CA
US
Handsome Dr Kramer
My son loves vest and all of your clothes may be costume but it all is high quality fabric And style. Thank you! Good looking Phd Dr Kramer and my other son Dr Kramer Looked so handsome for his wedding (I bought2 brown and black vest collarless)
May 25, 2024
Janet Kramer
Mukilteo WA
US
Best
Love how this fits me and just what I wanted
Dec 29, 2023
Dylan Maddox
Clanton AL
US
Quality Vest
Very nice. Excellent Quality as usual
May 10, 2021
Jess N.
Roachdale In
US
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!
Though the vest is old design itís looks great with jeans or wearing to work. Fits well. Good quality. Will be buying another one.
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

 

#5 Rated Dress Vest
Callahan Vest - Black

 Victorian Old West Edwardian 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: 4.82/5.00 stars from 22 reviews

Excellent
Adding the Callahan Vest to my attire, with a puff tie, under a Frock Coat makes quite a statement. People love the look - hopefully, it will entice them to start dressing a up a bit more.
Jun 29, 2024
Mel Huffman
Albany OR
US
Very Fine Vest
May 27, 2024
Gerry Van Booven
Cypress CA
US
Great product and company.
Apr 20, 2024
JH
Newton NC
US
Frontier vest
Nice vest. But for the price. I thought it would be a little more thicker material.
Dec 2, 2023
Joe Aguilera
El Paso TX
US
Just as perfect
Nov 3, 2023
Rodney Jester
Wilmington DE
US
Western social event
Historical Western event, well made
Oct 30, 2023
Allen Osterman
Richland WA
US
Nice Vest
I originally ordered the wrong size, but returned it for the right size. All just using the website information. As for the vest, it is real nice and looked good with my black suit and tie. I have purchase other items from your company and have never been disappointed with any of my purchases.
Apr 18, 2023
J. Woods
Jackson NJ
US
Beautifully made
This waistcoat is beautiful made and fits my son like it was made for him. It is very reasonably priced and we will definitely be ordering again, my son has a very long wish list.
Jun 18, 2021
Christine
Irvine No
UK
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
ďFits like a glove!Ē
Having a fondness for fine quality waistcoats, my black ĎCallahan Vestí is now an elegant member of my collection. I am well pleased with the perfect drape, and the English tailoring in this waistcoat. Compliments abound! Warm regards.
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

 

#6 Rated Dress Vest
Callahan Vest - Charcoal

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

ITEM 006583

$79.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 18 reviews

Fits great and the perfect look
May 10, 2024
David Swisher
Lee Vining CA
US
First product ordered from this company, five...
Apr 20, 2024
JH
Newton NC
US
Nice Item but
Sizes run very small. Other then that nice!
Apr 2, 2024
32Frank

US
Really nice quality
I love this vest, just what I was looking for. Very well made like a nice suit, Dress quality not costume quality. Material has a great feel to it. Fits as anticipated.
Feb 13, 2024
DrCobalt

US
vest
lovely vest fits great and well made and fast shipping
Sep 10, 2021
cmisky
Seattle Or
US
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

 

#7 Rated Dress Vest
Middlethorpe Vest - Emerald

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

ITEM 005007

$73.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.74/5.00 stars from 43 reviews

Middlethorpe Vest
The ordering process was easy and efficient. A lot of items and styles to choose from! I wanted a festive vest for a holiday party. The emerald color was a little darker than anticipated and I was hoping for something a little brighter green. Also, I needed to have the vest altered some, I’m a slim and thin guy. Nonetheless, it is of good quality and I like the fabric and style very much. It will provide the style and “festive dress” requirements for the party. I’m grateful to have found a company and supplier of unique and stylish garments for men, above and beyond the run of the mill.
Dec 8, 2021
Derron Schronce
Brentwood TN
US
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

 

#8 Rated Dress Vest
Spencer Vest

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

ITEM 002031

$76.95

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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

 

#9 Rated Dress Vest
Carlson Vest - Walnut

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

ITEM 007063

$73.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.90/5.00 stars from 10 reviews

Good vest.
Nicely constructed and looks great. Fit was okay but seems loose at the top. A small is too small and a medium too large.
Jun 28, 2024
Carl Gwyn
Elk Grove CA
US
Five star looks great. Product and company 100%...
Apr 20, 2024
JH
Newton NC
US
Could it get any better?
First time customer and now-Historical Emporium Fan!!! Well made, quality product at a great price. Fast shipping and the fit? PERFECT!
Oct 4, 2023
Dennis Stokes
Franklin IN
US
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
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#10 Rated Dress Vest
Abilene Vest - Navy

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

ITEM 004336

$76.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.77/5.00 stars from 26 reviews

GREAT!
Great for dressing up summer clothing!
May 17, 2024
Sally Ilko
Craig CO
US
Perfect cut & fit
This is the perfect everyday vest, I had to get the extra large and Iím glad I did. It fits me perfectly in the pecs and tapers nicely at the waist utilizing the strap in the back to tighten the look. XL fit best, Iím 5í11 broad shouldered at 220. Quality dense fabric gives this an authentic look of a Wild West/Victorian working vest.
May 11, 2023
Clint
Sacramento CA
US
Abilene Vest
Historical Emporium has a knack of having a the most unique line of fashionable cloths on the planet. The Abilene vest is one of them. A very well made vest and it looks great. It lends itself to bringing a little class to any function you attend. Personally, I prefer natural fibers with the same backing as the front, longer "tall" versions and front-peaks, and wish that these features be extended throughout many of their lines, but the straight cut work vest also has its place. I highly recommend this vest to anyone who wants to improve their appearance and reputation.
Dec 30, 2022
Blond John
Cottonwood Ar
US
Excellent quality, superb fit
I have decided in my old age to wear vests every chance I get. I bought this one to have a navy blue vest. The quality is excellent. The fit is true to size. I have worn it twice now out into the world and have received many compliments. Highly recommend.
Oct 6, 2021
Kyle HINKLE
Corpus Christi Te
US
The perfect everyday waist coat
A perfect waistcoat for everyday wear, and also for wearing with a kilt. Nice tailoring, fits well, and is very comfortable. Not quite as stiff as the similar canvas vests (which soften with wearing), a bit lighter, and just a little more formal. Colours go well with many of the shirts available trough Historic Emporium. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
Sep 24, 2021
Peter Finch
Vancouver BC
CA
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

 

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