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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
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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.69/5.00 stars from 36 reviews

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
Amazing Vest!
I was absolutely amazed at the speed that this vest arrived.I'll indeed be wearing this beautiful vest to some of my performances for sure.Thank you again Gentleman's Emporium for your outstanding products.
Jan 3, 2015
Leon

US
Comfortable!
Comfortable and stylish vest.
Oct 21, 2014
Ajokey
Washburn Wi
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#2 Rated Dress Vest
Burford Tweed Vest - Gray Herringbone

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

ITEM 003865

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.82/5.00 stars from 99 reviews

Excellent!
My second vest of this style (outgrew the first, it's still in good shape). Quality of everything I have bought from Historical Emporium is excellent. After ordering I learned I would need it earlier than expected and standard shipping might not work. I called customer service to see if I could upgrade to expedited shipping. Customer Service looked up my order and assured me it would arrive on time with standard shipping, in fact it arrived a day earlier than expected. They could have charged me the extra shipping fee and I would have never known the difference. It is so nice to do business with an honest company that offers great products.
Jan 5, 2024
Travis
Burleson TX
US
Love it
Love this vest. It's been hard for me to find a vest that will fit. I'm 5'9" and wear a 2xlt shirt due to having a bit longer torso. I just wish it was available in more colors..I wear it to church and any occasion that calls for a more formal attire...
Jan 5, 2024
David Turner
Cheyenne WY
US
Super sharp
Wedding, great quality and the perfect flair of class!
Oct 29, 2023
Steve Difonzo
Grass Valley CA
US
I'm totally happy with this
excellent quality and frankly better than i expect given the price. I'll shop here again,
Oct 27, 2023
Tom Cheetham
Monroe ME
US
Well made vest.
Made just a little big width. I will have to take it for alteration. It is a nice authentic vest for any occasion.
Oct 4, 2023
Fuego de Román
CHOWCHILLA CA
US
Lightweight vest for semi-formal occasions
The lighter weight but woolen mix makes for a good semi-formal wear. Added a modern point collar shirt with a tie and collar clip for a routine bread and butter outfit. Cut and collar were perfect.
Sep 22, 2023
Tony C
SAN FRANCISCO CA
US
Little pricey, but nice.
I tend to grit my teeth if I have to spend more than $50 for a vest, but I've got to admit it's very well made. Quality material and stitching. So much so, that after I received the double breasted herringbone vest, I was so impressed with it that I bought the single breasted herringbone vest as well.
Aug 24, 2022
Ink
Conroe TX
US
Gray Herringbone vest
Its pretty dark for being "gray". I do like the metallic buttons and the quality overall is very nice, but should be considering its 3x the $ of every other vest I looked at. Biggest complaint and very disappointed that the backing was a black linen material, fairly thick and heavy which made it very hot. All the pictures showed a light gray backing which was highly desired to match with the rest of the wedding attire. Unfortunate.
Aug 10, 2022
B. Murray
Coeur dAlene ID
Perfect vest
Exactly what I wanted and the craftsmanship and attention to detail is amazing! I actually ordered the wrong size (first time customer) so I sent it back for an exchange. The turn around on the exchange was lightning fast!
Mar 10, 2022
Rick Deloney
HARRISONBURG Vi
US
Classy Dapper Debonair
I love this vest! I provides a nice sense of dignity and elegance to my wardrobe and I'm pretty sure my IQ goes up when I wear it. It's comfortable, seems very well made. For example, even the back is substantial, unlike the chintzy material that so many use! Now I just need to find a quality pocket watch!
Feb 3, 2022
Gary Fritz
Roseville MN
US
Excellent quality
This is just what I was looking for. The vest seems sturdy, built to last. The blend feels nice-- a touch of wool (25%) but not so much that would make it too warm to wear indoors. I wear this as everyday work wardrobe, not as a costume, so I need something that will last. It's also available in tall sizes, which I need, and which are really hard to find in a lapel vest. I buy vests regularly, but am disappointed with most of them. And most cost more than this one. This vest I am extremely happy with. I may even buy another one--something I never do with clothes. It's that good.
Sep 23, 2021
thompst
los angeles ca
US
Herringbone grey tweed vest
Great character garment, I have always admired the character clothes of actors in the old westerns, from great actors to the B-class movies. I reccomend this company for the quality and impressive results in recreating them so well. Checking sizes will help you, however you will not find better than this company anywhere in my impression. Thanks again.
May 20, 2021
KENNETH P RAJAGH
Carson Ca
US
Great Vest.
This is the second vest that I purchased from HE. I am impressed with the quality of this garment. I will be back for more.
Oct 15, 2020
Ted Lavin
MARLBOROUGH MA
US
Burford Vest
I'm 5' 11" and have a typical middle-aged man's "executive" build. The XL is a perfect fit. Looks great and high quality.
Sep 10, 2020
Rob
NC
US
Best Vest Ever
Mar 23, 2020
Joe
Stoughton Ma
US

 

#3 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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 44 reviews

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 it’s 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
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

 

#4 Rated Dress Vest
Farnsworth Vest

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

ITEM 002515

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 47 reviews

Just Beautiful
This Farnsworth vest is another amazing add to my new wardrobe. And the size is perfect. Thank you so much.
Apr 1, 2023
Marc Zijlmans
Oosterhout No
NL
Excellent quality
I am impressed with the quality of this vest. I was hoping that I’d get something that I would be able to touch up and use in a few weeks. But this baby arrived in perfect condition! No loose threads, no button holes that are too tight, no problems at all! The fabric makes it so versatile. I wear the vest without a jacket, and I wear it with a suit jacket. No matter how you wear it, it just looks classy!
Aug 5, 2022
Donnie Bee
Moselle MS
US
Excellent quality
I am impressed with the quality of this vest. I was hoping that I’d get something that I would be able to touch up and use in a few weeks. But this baby arrived in perfect condition! No loose threads, no button holes that are too tight, no problems at all! The fabric makes it so versatile. I wear the vest without a jacket, and I wear it with a suit jacket. No matter how you wear it, it just looks classy!
Aug 4, 2022
Donnie Bee
Moselle MS
US
New vest
Great vest for the price. Good fit and verry dapper looking.
Apr 28, 2022
Wayne St.Cyr
Tenino WA
US
Vest
Nice vest. Dressy and classy looking.
Mar 18, 2022
crm
Texas City TX
US
Vest
Excellent quality an fit 5 star
Jan 14, 2022
Duane
EVERLY
Vest
Excellent quality an fit 5 star
Jan 14, 2022
Duane
EVERLY
Perfect!
The vest was exactly what I was lookin for. Sizing is precisely what I was expecting. Quality appears to be above average and I expect several years of use from this new vest.
Dec 2, 2020
Pistol Packin'...
Billings MT
US
Great vest
Looks very nice and fits well. I dress in a casual style at work with these style of vest: open, with white shirt, no tie, and black slacks. The only reason for not giving 5-stars would be because the back fastening strap/belt tends to come loose from its buckle and hang down. Easy to fix with a quick tack with threads. They are largely ornamental.
Dec 20, 2019
Bill Appelbe
Toronto On
CA
Terrific in every way
I needed this vest for a period-style vaudeville show. It can be difficult to judge how such a stylish vest will look on a large man, so I was a little bit apprehensive. But to my considerable relief it really looks quite good on me (at least my wife says so! And so did the show's director). The vest is made of sturdy, easy maintenance fabric and the subtle floral pattern keeps it understated without being lifeless. In other words, perfect for the stage. I received helpful notifications regarding the processing and shipping of the order and it arrived in a very timely manner. I'm definitely a satisfied customer and I'm sure I'll be back!
Jan 25, 2019
foreverplaid

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

Many Compliments
Very nice vest. Super light material so you won't get hot. Very nice subtle design, which everybody complimented on! Very pleased
May 2, 2018
Chris
Atlanta GA
US
Farnsworth vest
Just beautiful Love it
Feb 9, 2018
Ed Palazzo
Pomona Ne
US
Great Vest
Arrived quickly and is exactly as described. Fits true to size and the quality looks to be very good. Haven't had a chance to wear it yet but I'm sure it'll look great with my other western wear.
Feb 3, 2017
Jim
Lynchburg VA
US

 

#5 Rated Dress Vest
Ladies Classic Canvas Vest - Black

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

ITEM 006902

$62.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.91/5.00 stars from 11 reviews

Great fit!
Oct 13, 2023
Danielle Blake
SURPRISE AZ
US
vest
beautiful and fits great
Oct 28, 2022
odie
ALEX CITY Al
US
Top quality
I love this vest! It is very well made and the fabric is durable. The tie in the back makes it cench attractively at the waist.
Jul 22, 2022
C. 1913
San Diego CA
US
Awesome vest!
Quality-made vest with attention to detail. I use this vest as part of my show outfit for Western Dressage.
May 21, 2022
The Happy Clam
St Johns MI
US
Flattering cut!
This is a very well cut vest and very flattering on. The canvas material is high quality and it is constructed extremely well. The metal buttons are also of quality and are very attractive. They definitely add to the look of the vest. I can't wait to wear this! I'm a women's size 2 or 4 and I bought the small. Love it!!!
May 20, 2021
Iron Bess
Richmond VA
US
Ladies Classic Canvas Vest
Just got the Ladies classic canvas vest in black - and it fits very well! Well made, sturdy, and a nice fitted shape with the back belt tied. I am a size 14-16, and the size 40 is a perfect fit for me. Will wear it with both my Dickens Faire costume and my Edwardian walking skirt!
Oct 10, 2019
Lisa
CA
US
Great vest
Nice style, great fit, good quality. Would definite order again.
Jan 6, 2019
Anonymous

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

US

 

#6 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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.84/5.00 stars from 90 reviews

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. I’ve always loved dressing up for work, but this (incredibly comfortable and durable) vest has elevated my style game to an entirely new level!!! Everything it’s 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
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

 

#7 Rated Dress Vest
Aberdeen Tweed Vest - Olive Herringbone

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

ITEM 008584

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Very stylish
My wife gifted me this vest for Christmas, I have to say I'm overjoyed with the material and style. This will be a great vest for date night or any other occasion I need to dress up more than just casual. The fit, the quality, the overall construction, just perfect.
Dec 30, 2023
Rob Jefferson
Monroe MI
US
My husband loves it
My husband loves it. Every time he wears it he receives compliments.
Oct 27, 2023
Katherine Johnson
Pine Mountain Valley GA
US
Beautiful
Very well made with attention to detail.
Oct 4, 2023
Crystal Williams
FARMINGTON ME
US
One word-FANTASTIC!!!
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
Well Done!
The fall and winter months are rapidly coming upon us and there no better time than to breakout the Aberdeen Tweed Vest - Olive Herringbone for the coming colder months ahead. The olive green color is as lush and lively as a bountiful grassy field on a brisk fall day. And its rough but stunning texture harkens with character and gentlemanly appeal. The olive hue gives the vest a sleek air of serious sophistication. If you are looking for a vest that will give your outfit that polished and refined appearance then this vest is definitely for you. It can be worn to formal, informal or semi formal events and its mid weight and breathable construction allows it to be worn year round. Well done Emporium!
Sep 28, 2023
Martin Dean
PHILADELPHIA PA
US

 

#8 Rated Dress Vest
Klondike Vest - Gold

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

ITEM 003132

$76.95

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Average Rating: 4.78/5.00 stars from 18 reviews

Spiffy Vest
Ordered this for an accent for a groom's suit and he now shines. Paisley pattern is classic and the texture of the fabric is rich and detailed. Looks and feels very expensive. Very impressed.
Jul 21, 2022
Mr. Cook
Windsor CO
US
Excellent Quality & Fit
I'm a big guy... 6'3" with a couple of extra pounds, so every time I order a vest it's a gamble of whether it will be wide and short, or baggy and too long, etc etc. This vest was not only a perfect fit (shoulders, chest, waist and length), but the quality was apparent and I'm VERY happy with it. Highly recommended and well worth the $$.
Aug 12, 2021
Matt
Fremont CA
US
Nice but Loose Fit
Nice vest. Medium quality. Needed some tailoring. Arm holes cut little too wide.
Aug 20, 2020
Dave
Lebanon PA
US
Beautiful fabric!
Jun 20, 2019
JayVee2
Lancaster PA
US
Beautiful vest
Bought this for my husband’s birthday. We have a Model T and participate in a number of events. This vest is quite elegant, and he looks quite dapper in it. He wore it to a commemorative tea and was a big hit. Well made, beautiful fabric!
May 9, 2019
Jannie49
Rochester Hills Mi
US
Gold Star Chic
I most recently had the opportunity to attend a “Black Tie Chic” event. I did not want to purchase an entire tuxedo- what do to? I turned to the myriad of shirts and vests at Historical Emporium to put together a “look”. To include the Tuxedo-look of the Sinclair Edwardian Club Collar Shirt and Gold Klondike Vest. Well let me tell you I looked sensational- some folks came up to me and said I looked dapper. I was worried about size but the vest xxl fit fine- I did have a bit of a problem with the vest - one of the metal buttons was not sealed closed properly in the back - it had a very sharp metal opening- which actually when I put on the vest - sliced through the thread of the back of the button- within seconds- button was on floor. I have thought of sending back vest- but will try to send to a tailor to try to repair. Otherwise- vest was as advertised- great fit. Bottom line - I will definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you.
Aug 31, 2018
Howard Steven...
Bloomfield Co
US
Klondike Vest
Ordered Klondike got Paisley. Is that the same Please send answer Thanks
Feb 9, 2018
Ed Palazzo
Pomona Ne
US
Gold Klondike Vest
It is just what the image portrays. Great looks and fit. Goes with the rest of the outfit. Very good quality item. Excited to get to wear this in my nieces wedding!
Aug 12, 2016
Pat
Kansas City Mi
US
Handsome Vest
Ordered an XLarge Tall for my husband. It fit accordingly to his size. Beautiful design.
Apr 15, 2016
GAGal
Atlanta Ge
US
Handsome Vest
Ordered an XLarge Tall for my husband. It fit accordingly to his size. Beautiful design.
Apr 14, 2016
GAGal
Atlanta Ge
US
Excellent
Jul 21, 2014
Beauregard

CLASS!
I purchased this vest to wear to Christmas service at my church. My wife loved it, and my church family provided a number of compliments. With Historical Emporium's service and the quality of their products, I will absolutely continue to shop here!!! Thanks, Brian D. Texas
Jan 2, 2014
Brian D.
Damon TX
US
Fantastic
It is difficult to find vests that fit my husband properly; I picked him up the 3XT version of this vest and it fits him well. It is beautiful and amazing.
Jul 19, 2013
BluValkyrie
Grants Pass Or
US
Beautiful Vest
The Klondike Vest is gorgeous. Great fit.
Jun 10, 2013
Hoss715
Gardner Ka
US
Amazing!!
We ordered this vest for the groom in our wedding. Not only does it fit him perfectly, but it looks AMAZING!!! The pictures don't do it justice!! I wish you guys sold toddler/kid vests!! I have recommended everyone to this website!!
Apr 18, 2013
Tasha
Fayetteville GA
US

 

#9 Rated Dress Vest
Walden Tweed Vest - Brown Herringbone

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

ITEM 003482

$88.95

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Average Rating: 4.98/5.00 stars from 55 reviews

Looks great
Feb 1, 2024
richard preis
Lake Placid NY
US
brown herringbone
just liked the color
Jan 17, 2024
Donnie Strieder
East Bernard TX
US
Quite Historically Accurate
We were very happy with this vest, it was historically accurate to the time period and looked good when it arrived
Nov 22, 2023
Museum Exhibits...
Saint Louis MO
US
Great vest
Very nice feeling fabric in a very good fit.
Mar 12, 2023
Gabe
Yorktown Vi
US
Great vest
Very nice feeling fabric in a very good fit.
Mar 10, 2023
Gabe
Yorktown Vi
US
Excellent!
Quality is excellent, fit is excellent.
Aug 24, 2021
Anonymous

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

 

#10 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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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

 

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