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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
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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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.74/5.00 stars from 43 reviews

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!
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
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#3 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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#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

$76.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.98/5.00 stars from 49 reviews

Vest for Wedding
I bought this vest after being less than impressed with my 'old fashioned' vest from another retailer. I absolutely love this vest! It has a full cotton, tan back to it. The cut is great. Going for a bit of a settler look for my wedding on my side, and this one helped me hit the mark. Strong recommendation for the look and quality.
Jul 17, 2021
Mark
Salem OR
US
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

 

#5 Rated Dress Vest
Rathbone Tweed Vest - Gray Herringbone

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

ITEM 006833

$81.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Classy Waistcoat
I have always had trouble finding a vest that is long enough, and Historical Emporium has what I need. This vest is long, and I didn't even get the tall version. Also, I like this material blend - it looks like wool, and that is the point. The herringbone pattern adds to the effect. All in all, a fine vest to wear to the opera.
Mar 6, 2020
Bill
Calgary Al
CA
A true copy of originals
Readers; Here is a review from a retired Historical Tailor who has made MANY vest &tc for this, and other, eras, so let wisdom guide your judgement of my Review. NOW! A bit of use of the vest background. I wished a vest to go with my green/grey smooth tweed kilt coat I recently bought. A vest for a kilt must be cut with square fronts, and not points. It is better if its a bit longer than the common lot of vests. So, I studied ALL the vests on the H.E. site and settled on the "Rathbone Vest". It came in good time. I scampered into my bedroom, changed into my kilt, and tried on the vest. Now begins the review of the Item. The length is perfect for a kilt. The material is very good quality(I am also a weaver)and well made. The vest has the TRUE double breasted fashion! Both sets of buttons have holes, so that it can button to either side. Very High Marks for that. Near all double breasted vest/coats Do Not have this historically correct feature. The armscrye {i.e. the hole for your arm to pass thru the vest- is made a bit more open than the originals, but its acceptable for an 'off the rack' reproduction. The all important neck line was made aright. There is no gap between the shirt collar and the vest collar. A vest, made right, shares the same cut of the collar line that the shirt has. The lapels are cut with understanding, and lay well and EVEN, left to right. The vest reveal[the part left open above the last button] is correct for the era. Pockets well...
Sep 12, 2019
Mr.Charles ANTHONY
Lisbon ME
US
Rathbone Vest
Excellent quality and fit. The pockets are deep and can accommodate a nice sized pocket watch. It goes down farther over the waist than some of the other styles, fully covering the belt, and the collar is slightly higher. I have bought several vests from these folks and they have all been excellent, but this one looks like it is going to be a favorite.
Aug 10, 2017
Bob
Hartsburg Il
US
Good Quality
Very good quality, well made. Not just cosmetic, but the real thing.
Jan 7, 2017
Anonymous

Top Notch Vest
If there is one person that can attest to the sheer style and quality of vests made by The Emporium, that person would have to be me. I have purchased over a dozen of their fine vests and with each purchase have added a new retropair of style, beauty and character to my entire wardrobe and this vest is no different. The soothing metallic color, herringbone pattern and double breasted front pairs well with any color and any formal or semi-formal attire. Truly another great creation by The Emporium.
Dec 15, 2016
Martin
Philadelphia Pe
US

 

#6 Rated Dress Vest
Ragtime Vest - Red/White Stripe

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Vests Red White Satin Synthetic Microfiber Stripe Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004307

$61.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

It's swell!
You're a heel, if ya don't buy this vest! Don'tcha know that if you're not in the right outfit that ya could get really give your sugar to a sweet moll. Don't be a sucker chum, get your flashy new threads from these fella's because they're on the level. Fiddlesticks to any would be competitors, there knock off threads are applesauce. Only GE has the goods that will have you on the make!
Jan 24, 2021
Great Vorelli
Decaturville TN
US
Ragtime Vest
Very nice vest, very pleased with the quality as well as the turn around time with shipping.
Jun 7, 2017
Steve
grand rapids MI
Excellent
The vest I bought is exactly what I needed and looks great.
Oct 7, 2016
Lynn
Clarkston GA
US
All the rage
Very pleased with the vest. Plus the small pockets really do work. the last vest that I bought else were,I had to cut open the pocket & saw a small pocket in by hand, for my pocket watch. I'm sure to be a hit with my vest,and straw hat at the next car show
Aug 25, 2016
Henry the K
Fairfield CT
US
Fabulous Quality
Ordered for my son for Christmas, was pleasantly surprised at the quality of fabric. The fit was true to size, and my son was very happy.
Jan 6, 2016
Karen
Front Royal Vi
US
Excellent
Wore this as soon as I got it for a Carnival themed wedding. Awesome! Wish you had a bigger size, or it was bigger in the back though.
Aug 11, 2014
Anonymous

Great vest
The vest is exactly as described. Good value plus quick service.
Dec 1, 2013
Charlie Cadabra
Cincinnati OH
US
Ragtime vests
The vests are good quality and very share looking.
May 31, 2013
Peter
Winnipeg Ma
CA
Awesome Vest!
This vest is surely a show stopper. Got it for a production of Chicago and it always gets the "wow" from the audience. Makes for an awesome Barbershop Quartet outfit as well. Also, it arrived like lightning, so all around great products and service!
Dec 16, 2012
Coop


 

#7 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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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Elegant and refined
Purchased with plans to attend a formal ball, this waistcoat is a sheer delight to wear. Perfectly cut and suited to the highest levels of formality of the time, it is magnificent.
Jun 11, 2021
Cathyn M.
Portland OR
US
Absolutely Does the Job!
An incredible Regency Period style vest. Excellent quality with excellent fit. One of the most expensive I think that Historical Emporium offers, but worth the money. You get what you pay for. I work as a professional historical tour guide in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area and have already received many compliments on it during the course of my rounds. Certainly not my last purchase from Historical Emporium!
Apr 10, 2019
Cliff
Reisterstown MD
US
Great Product
We got this for our son for his birthday. It was soooo worth it when he opened it and the look on his face. He kept it on and studied the quality of the vest and continued to point out to us how great it was made. Even in these times of "cutting back" on quality to increase profit, this company did not follow the trend and instead put out a quality product! We thank you for that and the look on his face!
Dec 31, 2018
Jeff
Broken Arrow Ok
US
I almost cried!
After buying the trousers (Pants) and frilly shirt some time ago I was looking for something loud and thought the Cavalier Waistcoat (Vest) might just do the job. I am not in an historical club or do I have a thing about historical clothing but I feel this is the sort of clothing one should be seen in on any special occasion. Anyone can wear fashion and most people do and that is why they look so very mediocre! before the shirt and trousers came I was somewhat apprehensive about the fit although trousers tend to fit when the waist mesurement is right and shirts are generally good if the cut isn't a tight one. With the Waistcoat, due to bad experience I was really worried. Will it be too short?, too tight?, too loose? or does it, because of my not too streamline figur, look too stupid?! Well, I took it out of the parcel, took off my sweat shirt and whilst only in a T shirt I put it on. I knew, from this moment on, this wanderful piece of clothing was going to be my number one of all time! It fitted so well I almost cried and to help me not do so I had a single malt Whisky!!! Or was it three? By the way Fashion comes and goes Quality doesn't!. You do not need to go back in time to wear quality clothing! Thank you Historical Imporium!!! Graham M. Ellis P.S. I'll be back!
Jan 10, 2018
Graham Mark Ellis
Meschede We
DE
Vest
The cavalier vest was absolutely beautiful! I couldn't even wait till Christmas to give it to my husband; he got it a week early. The size ran true; it fit him perfectly. He really liked it too; the only downside is it didn't have a watch pocket. But that was the style of the period piece; not a design flaw. I was very satisfied with this product.
Dec 23, 2016
Michelle
Tampa FL
US
The devil is in the details
I like the pattern and design of these double breasted vests so much that I purchased several in different colors. You don't see anything much like them on the market today. My only disappointments are that I like to sport a pocket watch when I get dressed up and these vests don't have pockets of any sort. Also, the added touch of a buckle on the back strap would have been nice. Two details that seem to have fallen by the wayside in the name of cost savings. I give this vest 4 out of five stars.
Nov 21, 2016
Fancy Lad
Auburn Wa
US
awesome
Just as described and came quickly. This was chosen for the groom at our wedding and it is perfect. Thanks so much! We loved it so much that we got two more for my sons who are also in the wedding.
May 15, 2015
zimmer
West Branch mi
US

 

#8 Rated Dress Vest
Sutter Vest - Gold

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

ITEM 006499

$65.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Golden Glow
Great looking vest, lightweight and comfortable. Will work for a variety of periods and combinations with other Historical Emporium products.
Aug 2, 2020
Glen Thomson
Gagetown Ne
CA
Love this vest
It's too bad we're not still walking around in the height of turn of the century fashion. This vest runs true to size, like all of the garments I've purchased from Historical Emporium. It feels good. The pockets are real, not just a couple of fake seems. The pocket watch hangs perfectly on it. Length is on point, love it!
Aug 23, 2019
Anonymous

This vest is perfect!
I purchased this vest for a role in a play. It goes great with the Victorian French Cuff shirt, hat spat, and spats I bought for my costume. Beautiful and it fits well!
Aug 15, 2019
Robert M
Boerne Te
US
Perfect vest for the occasion
Apr 4, 2019
Anonymous

Vest
this one is a real keeper I have about 13 vest now this one may be wore out soon it look and feels very good
Nov 1, 2018
William D. Bates
Green Valley AZ
US
A Lavish Gold Mens Vest
Oct 27, 2016
Seth F. Weaver, Sr.
Hendersonville NC
US
Great for Santa!
When you first got this in, I hesitated a day too long... Another Santa spotted this, bought his, and posted links online to the Santa community. They bought them all out. As soon as I saw it again, I bought one on the spot. Wore it for several hours last weekend, along with my Gambler's hat, and it was a great look. Got several compliments. Thanks!
Sep 1, 2016
Santa Dan
Grimes IA
US

 

#9 Rated Dress Vest
Cavendish Tweed Vest - Brown Herringbone

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

ITEM 006829

$81.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

NICE Comfortable vest
Bought this with the possibility of sending it back if it wasn't a quality item. When I received it I was impressed with the delivery packaging and the quality of the vest. The workmanship was very good, it was very comfortable and the sizing was great. I ordered a 'Tall' as I like a longer vest and it worked perfectly for me.
Feb 12, 2020
CLX
San Ramon CA
US
Many compliments
I wore my new tweed vest to a recent evening function and was pleased as to the compliments received from both ladies and men. Several men did ask where purchased and with pleasure I gave them this companies name.
Feb 17, 2019
Byron
Carson City Ne
Wool tweed herringbone vest
Wow.... I received this vest in record time and I am more than pleased with it. I know that I am dressed a cut above the other reinactors I work with . Awesome .
Mar 30, 2018
Chuck
Marion NC
US
Love it
I was worried that this vest might be "costume quality." It definitely is not. This is a well made vest and has received lots of compliments. The grey one will be my next purchase.
Jan 18, 2018
Anonymous
Richardson TX
Simply The Best
An old concept meets new style as The Emporium takes possibly its finest vest and gives it a new look. The double-breasted Cavendish vest is derived from the Walden. And just like the Walden, it has the same handsome appeal, top notch construction and unmatched character. The neutral golden brown color, double breasted front and the herringbone patterned texture immediately enhances any formal or semi-formal attire paired with it. In case you can't tell, I absolutely love this vest and I think you will too.
Dec 15, 2016
Martin
Philadelphia Pe
US
Cavendish Tweed Vest
Good fit, comfortable, old fashion look I wanted. Very satisfied.
Oct 31, 2016
Robert
San Jose CA
US
Outstanding!
The fit is great, the look is just what I expected, and the quality appears to be good. I couldn't be happier with my purchase! Would be nice to have this same vest in green tweed as well.
Aug 25, 2016
Bow Tie Will
Santa Cruz Ca
US

 

#10 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

$68.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.87/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

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
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

 

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