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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
Emerald Isle Vest

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

ITEM 001570

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 46 reviews

Definite good choice
Never been much into the color green but this vest is great looking. Fit perfect and would highly recommend.
Mar 1, 2019
Wyatt

great vest!
great vest for my cosplay
Jan 18, 2019
jon
lexington ky
US
Great fit exactly as described
Dec 5, 2018
Anonymous

Vest
The vest is good quality fits good
Oct 24, 2018
Garth
West haven Ut
US
Emerald Isle Vest
This vest fit like a glove! Depite some reviews claiming that the green color is much darker than pictured, I found it to be only slightly so. It looks great, and the quality is superb for this price range.
Jun 28, 2018
Steve L
Wichita Falls TX
US
Just call me a leprechaun
Kidding..... But it is Emerald Green..... Quality like you'd see from a Wedding Shop. I paired with the Emerald Isle Neck Tie as well and this looks amazing.
May 11, 2017
Hal Jordan
St. Paul MN
US
Superb Emerald Isle Vest
This vest was slightly darker than on-screen, but that wasn't a bad thing. The color is definitely an emerald tone and it is absolutely gorgeous! It is finely crafted and just what was needed! Beautiful! Very gentlemanly indeed!
Nov 15, 2016
Anonymous

Beautiful, well built and fast!
I think the title says it all. It's a beautiful item that is very well put together and got to me the next day despite being told it would take much longer. I was a bit iffy about the cost, but that was until I actually had the item in hand. I do believe it worth it and will be back for a similar item in red some time soon.
May 13, 2016
Gabriel
East Palo Alto Ca
US
Nice!
Nice vest. My husband has a 44 chest so I ordered the large. The fit is good with just enough ease room.
Feb 11, 2016
Mimi
Wa
Excellent!
Fantastic vest, fine material, exceptional comfortable cut and fit.. really pleased with the feel and look.. thanks
Nov 12, 2015
Gary
Adelaide SA
AU
Very Nice
Well made and has held up well. This is my second vest from this manufacturer and they hit a home run both times.
Oct 29, 2015
No NamesPlease
Springfield MO
US
Quality & Style
After seeing the typically mundane vests offered at department stores, finding this line of vests was a real treat. I have a red one, a green one, and will next purchase a gold one that add stylish exclamation points to my business attire.
Oct 16, 2015
Paralegal
Gerner No
US
Emerald Isle vest
A very nice vest for wear with my garb. Vest is well made and not overly heavy under a frock coat I will say the size is right on the mark. If you are heavy or have a stomach, you might consider another vest...not much stretch in the material :-(. I am 5'10" and about 210lbs, purchased large. Fit awesome and looks amazing. David
Oct 6, 2015
Dr Shaggy
Manitou Springs Co
US
It was a gift for a friend. And he loves it.
Jul 23, 2015
Anonymous

Emerald Isle Vest
This vest is perfect! It looks better than the picture!
Jul 9, 2015
Dan S.
Buffalo Ne
US

 

#2 Rated Dress Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson

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

ITEM 002408

$63.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 66 reviews

Excellent fit and many compliments
I love this vest and get many compliments on it. It fits exactly as promised and feels very comfortably. My wardrobe has a whole new life with the vests that I have purchased here.
Mar 7, 2020
Bryan
Tyler Te
US
Vest Fit
The quality of workmanship is excellent. I love the look. I'm 5'10 and about 175 pounds and the medium fit well except for one place, the arm pits. I really love this vest yet the arm hole size makes it almost unwearable. I don't have big arms and a large would have been way too big everywhere else. I can still wear it but it is quite tight. Other vests I've bought from you are not like this. You might want to mention this fact to whoever makes these for you. I understand that the world is not perfect and things like this happen. I still love it and might pay to have it altered in the future. Thank you, Dedicated Customer.
Feb 14, 2020
Anonymous

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

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

US
Another Hit!
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson, great color, fit perfectly as per sizing instructions, lots of compliments!
Feb 20, 2018
Allan Robson
Welland On
CA
Great quality!
This not only fits well, it's going to be my Xmas vest! Always has the quality I've come to expect from H.E..
Dec 14, 2017
Craig
Elgin IL
US
vest
as always another very fine vest
May 12, 2017
setab
Green Valley Ar
Vests
Great vest. Looks good. Second one I've purchased, red and tan. Folks love them. Fit as sized.
Mar 23, 2017
Rich Poitras
Ne
Even Better
I bought this for a barrel-chested fiddler who is used to wearing reproduction clothing and who is VERY picky about fit & appearance. He performed in it every week-end from Thanksgiving to Christmas and absolutely LOVES it! The colour, the cut, and the finishing is all first-rate. The fabric is exactly what is described - a lightweight canvas - so do not mistake it for dressy. It was perfect for our musician, who was in a mid-19th-century tavern on the waterfront.
Jan 12, 2017
Miss A. from...
Mystic Co
US

 

#3 Rated Dress Vest
Black Cherry Jacquard Vest

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

ITEM 002559

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.91/5.00 stars from 45 reviews

Very Well Satisfied
I couldn't believe how fast Historical Emporium mailed this to me..... I am so pleased with the Color and quality of this Vest. Everyone at work just fell in love with the dark red color.
Feb 10, 2020
David DiCarlo
Mannford Ok
US
Jacquard vest
I was very pleased and satisfied when the merchandise arrived.
Sep 5, 2019
Ira
Mahopac NY
US
Vest
Feb 14, 2019
Sandra
Pahrump NV
US
Great
Love all 3 of my vests
Oct 12, 2018
Waltbabyluv
Hammond In
US
fits very well
when you get to the larger sizes, it is sometimes hard to find clothes that fit. well so far everything we have ordered through here has fit. and look great on. this vest is well made and could be worn in everyday life.
Sep 11, 2018
Carol J Scott
Marissa IL
US
Wonderful vest!
I love this vest. The material and workmanship are all first class. The fit was true to size and the adjustment strap in the back kept it snug around my middle. Highly recommended and yes, I would buy it again.
Jul 5, 2018
Dean
Saint Louis MO
US
Nice Vest
Really nice vest, I will wear it for our Golden Days celebration in late July.
Jun 7, 2018
Randall Frank
Fairbanks AK
US
Awesome !!!
Could not be happier with this vest. Very good quality and the sizing chart worked perfectly. Have purchased a number of items and all have been terrific. Can't wait to wear them out.
Feb 24, 2018
John
Wooster OH
US
Gorgeous Material
Perfect fit and tailoring. Lovely material, very fancy.
Jul 13, 2017
Gary S.
Amador CA
US
Hat
Great hat and vest. Thank you.
May 25, 2017
Robert Hancock
Placerville US
US
vest was perfect
Vest made the costume perfect
Nov 1, 2016
Anonymous
ALBUQUERQUE NM
US
Vest and other purchases
Very happy with everything! Thanks.
Oct 7, 2016
John Belisle
Burlington Wa
US
Black Cherry Jacquard Vest
Very nice. Looks great with my black Callahan frock coat.
Apr 22, 2016
Charles B.
Lumberton TX
US
Perfect
Absolutely perfect. You can't say any more than that. Thanks guys
Dec 18, 2015
Santa
Spring Te
US
Fits like a dream!
Oct 23, 2015
Daniella B
Peace River AB
CA

 

#4 Rated Dress Vest
Dragon Vest

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Red Satin Synthetic Microfiber Print Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Fancy Jack the Ripper NYE Vampire

ITEM 000380

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.84/5.00 stars from 49 reviews

love it
I bought the Dragon vest and wore it today made me look sharp
Mar 5, 2020
john
Saint Leonard Ma
US
Just right
I like this vests color a lot. It is NOT bright fire engine red, but a richer , deeper hue. I normally order a 2XLT and this was true to fit. Great Customer service too. thanks
Nov 26, 2019
Bill
Talent OR
US
Really Sharp!
Looking for something to go with the Victorian Morning Coat I purchased for a wedding and this vest was it! High quality, great fit, looks fantastic!
Aug 1, 2019
shadowjack
Sugar Grove Il
US
SO HAPPY I NEARLY BLACKED-OUT!
Every single item I have EVER purchased from H.E. has always exceeded my expectations! The images on the site do not even come close to how the actual products are. But this one was a true topper! This time I was blown away X PI!!!! Thank you H.E. for constantly making the steampunk characters I have designed for myself come TO LIFE! Jeffery Scott (1019)
Feb 1, 2019
Jeffery Scott
Las Vegas Ne
US
Good product
Nice vest. Color a bit more subdued than online pics. I've been wearing this to holiday parties lately and gotten compliments and passes as contemporary, not just historical. A bit surprised that I generally end up calling attention to the dragon pattern. Good fit; I have stocky build. Back adjustment strap refines that fit. The back of vest is acetate materials, in subtle grey stripping on black, silky, but not shiney. Delivery fine. Good purchase.
Dec 19, 2018
Dave
Rockville MD
US
Beautiful
I enjoy wearing it.
Nov 15, 2018
Jay gunn
South Houston Tx
Good quality
Mar 10, 2018
Annie
PG BC
CA
Gorgeous and fits well
Elegant-looking, but also has bad-ass dragons when you look closer. Nice color.
Dec 10, 2017
Tom
Mountain View Ca
US
Amazing
Love this, but for a shorter waist man. Just fit my husband's long torso and looks Amazing on him!
Oct 6, 2017
Laura

Outstanding quality
First, let me assure everyone that this is very true to size. It is luxurious and quite fancy, as the Brits used to say rather dapper. The buttons and seeming all look nice, the back is of high quality and I look forward to using this for quite some time. Historical Emporium shipped this very quickly and I received it in less that a week.
Sep 15, 2017
ytontx11
Dallas TX
US
Happy Dragon Vest Custmer
This is a great vest, and very sharp. As a matter of fact, it's my second of this style. Before I discovered the Historical Emporium, I purchased my first at a local brick and mortar store for an upcoming show. I just finish multiple shows this past weekend at a Busker Festival. The fit is great and I got a number of compliments on the vest (and my shows too). The fit is spot on, so don't go by the sizes, go by the sizing chart. I'm looking for many years of good service from my new vest!
May 30, 2017
Joe
Warrensburg MO
US
Red vest
Love it! Can not wait to wear it with my tuxedo!
Oct 27, 2016
Bobby
Bronx Ne
US
Excellent
The dragon vest was the hit of the party. The vest is superior quality, fits as noted in the description, and looks absolutely stunning. I paired it with a black pearl pocket watch and black puff tie for a true gentlemanly look. A really well made garment that I look forward to wearing again.
Oct 4, 2016
Keith
Cape Coral FL
US
Beautiful vest
Love my new vest, looks great. Gonna wear it on a cruise to alaska.
May 12, 2016
Sarge
St louis Mi
US
Dragon Vest
Very nice - excellent fit... I am an extra large but the vest n a large was PERFECT.
Apr 6, 2016
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#5 Rated Dress Vest
Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Vest

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

ITEM 002982

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.82/5.00 stars from 77 reviews

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

US
Elegant
Feels stylish
Dec 28, 2017
Anonymous

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

 

#6 Rated Dress Vest
Burford Tweed Vest - Gray Herringbone

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

ITEM 003865

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 84 reviews

Beautiful
This vest fits perfectly (I ordered size small), it is very warm and looks terrific. ALL my friends commented on how nice the vest looks and complimented me on it.
Dec 27, 2019
Thom G.
Clarkdale Ar
US
Burford Vest
Just what I was looking for
Nov 15, 2019
Chuck
Kenosha Wi
US
Great style booster,
Quality and fit we're excellent.
Aug 8, 2019
James O'Quinn
Fredericksburg Vi
US
Subtle classy vest
May 9, 2019
Jannie49
Rochester Hills Mi
US
Vest
The vest I purchased was exactly as the website described.. the fit cart was right on... Got a lot of compliments on the look of the vest
Apr 3, 2019
Ross Smoker
Selinsgrove PA
US
Quality, durable, classy
Another great Historical Emporium offering! Only knocked a star off because it runs small; I measured, followed the sizing chart, but still needed to do an exchange.
Feb 13, 2019
Peter Wood
Baltimore Ma
Nice vest
Nice vest. Super fast delivery. Would prefer longer delivery and less shipping charges!
Nov 17, 2018
Loozy
Foxboro Ma
US
Perfect!!!!
You guys rock!!!! Fast delivery!!!! Great vest!!!!
Nov 15, 2018
Greg
Huntsville Al
US
I'am a vest Man
New vest fits perfect right out of the box, great quality. I plan on wearing it with my kilt this weekend, then just casually with jeans.
Sep 21, 2018
Peter Lavin
Brielle NJ
US
Great vest
May 17, 2018
Rembrandt78737
Leander Te
US
Nice vest
This is a very nice vest. Made if nice heavy wool tweed and the back is a heavy cotton blend. It is a winter garment. When ordering, order it per your coat size not you waist size. I highly recommend it
May 3, 2018
Rick K.
Cincinnati OH
US
Burford Vest - Gray Tweed
Very nice quality. Excellent customer service. Highly recommend.
May 1, 2018
Rodney
Louisville
US
Instead of a blazer
Bought this to use instead of a blazer. I have large arms and a suit coat that fits my arms will be huge in the middle unless I have significant tailoring done. This was a great option! The size chart was on point, the vest fit perfectly and looks great! The materials are all high quality and it feels so much more substantial than I thought it would. The vest came in a long which is nice as I have a long torso. Definitely 5 Stars!
Apr 5, 2018
Meridian
Sarasota Fl
US
Great vest
I am really pleased with the style, material, construction, and fit of this vest. It met every expectation. I plan on ordering another at some point.
Feb 21, 2018
James R.
Pensacola FL
US
Burford Vest
Excellent vest, with top notch craftsmanship. I am very pleased.
Dec 13, 2017
alan
BATON ROUGE lo
US

 

#7 Rated Dress Vest
Drake Vest - Red

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Red Satin Synthetic Microfiber 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: 4.67/5.00 stars from 33 reviews

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
US
Drake Vest - Red
Just what I was looking for. Looks great. Fits great.
Mar 29, 2014
Anonymous

So who's Drake?
I don't know and I don't care. The vest is just as advertised. It fits well, it's classy, it's smart - what's not to like? My only "complaint" is that the pockets are *too* well sewn up. I was unable to safely undo them before I wore the vest. Ah, well, I tucked my pocket watch into the waistband of my pants as all was well. Still, the stitching is really finished work, not easy to undo. And frankly, I would bet that most of us ordering these items are wearing pocket watches. And that's the worst I have to say. Don't feel uneasy about buying this vest, it's quite worth it!
Dec 21, 2013
Jim
reedsburg wi
US
Dragon Vest
I love this vest. It's very cool!
Nov 25, 2013
Sue
CA
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#8 Rated Dress Vest
Gramercy Vest - Burgundy Velvet

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

ITEM 006672

$73.95

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Average Rating: 4.71/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Gramercy Vest-Burgundy Velvet
Great vest! Just what I wanted. Size was right on.
Dec 13, 2018
Bill
Arlington VA
US
Purchased for Cosplay
I purchased this item for a cosplay. It no longer comes with the gold plain buttons apparently, but silver patterned buttons instead. I'll have to replace the buttons to make it correct for my outfit. Otherwise it is a very nice vest and fits perfectly.
May 16, 2018
Miles
Tampa FL
US
1920's Party
I wore this for my 1920's themed 45th Birthday party and it was an absolute hit! I paired it with arm garters and a boater hat and it did not disappoint. Very good quality and fits true to size. Customer service was great and rushed it because I waited until the last minute.
Sep 10, 2017
Damon Grant
Cedar Hill TX
US
classy
I had the opportunity to wear this vest to a titanic era tea. It is a good looking piece, comfortable , and not quite bright as it looks in some of the product photos. I am quite pleased with it.
Feb 23, 2017
David Eicher
Nyssa Or
US
gramercyvest
Purchased this attend a dinner. It is really great, on time delivery, was very pleased with the style, cut and fit. Will purchase again if need be.
Dec 23, 2016
brian burgoyne
sydney ns
AU
5 stars
AWESOME!!
Mar 3, 2016
William S

US
Gramercy Vest
Just what a fine gentleman needs for an evening!
Feb 4, 2016
Jacob Hawkins
Nashville TN
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#9 Rated Dress Vest
Ladies Classic Canvas Vest - Black

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

ITEM 006902

$54.95

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

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

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

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

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

ITEM 006058

$162.95

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

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