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Top 5 Suits

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 suits, 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 suits in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific suits have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


 

#1 Rated Suit
Lucille Walking Suit - Black

 Victorian Old West Ladies Dresses and Suits Black Cotton Print |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005310

$177.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Beautiful Dress, worth the investment!
I was impressed with the quality of the dress. I had a Wild West themed event to attend and this dress was perfect. I am sure I will make good use of it. I bought the white lace up boots to finish off the look.
Dec 9, 2019
Perla
Rancho Santa... CA
US
Black Walking Suit
I love this outfit! The materials and laces used are quality and the dress is well made. The outfit is perfect for the Dickens Christmas event in our town. I'll have a lot of fun wearing this for our bell choir event!
Oct 31, 2019
Tess
Wellsboro Pa
US
Wonderully made
My husband particpates in an Annual Gentlemen's Motorcycle ride and I wanted an outfit that would match his look. This suit is beautifully made. Since we live in Colorado and have lot's of red dirt and dust, I expect the white ruffles will quickly get dirty and will probably add some black ruffles to the bottom hem. I have to admit I only own one white tank top and that is it for that color here! Did I say my husband loves me in this??
Sep 20, 2019
Liz
Colorado Springs Co
US
Walking Suit
Exactly as I had expected. Size fit perfect. Delivery on time. Easy ordering. Well-made.
Oct 6, 2018
Barb
FL
US
high quality, great value
I'm a man, years ago for Galveston's Dickens on the Strand, my late wife got one of these in brown, and I got a merchant outfit - the frock coat, vest, top hat, etc. This year, a new lady friend of mine and I decided to be a little wacky for the Houston Museum of Natural Science Halloween party. My late wife's outfit was a pinch too tight, so I got this for me. I was an 1880's lady sheriff, handcuffs, etc, I tell everyone how well made, authentic and comfortable the clothes are and hope to get more friends to buy from you as we all go to Dickens this year. People are used to stuff from Party City or those temporary Halloween stores and are really impressed with high class stuff and are of an age that we can spend a little more on fun. (but I'm done with any gender bender til next Halloween)
Nov 8, 2017
proczach
Houston TX
US
Lucille walking suit
Love dress. Size ran big
Apr 11, 2015
Anonymous

The dress feels natural
I do not and have not worn a dress in many, many years, but I really enjoyed putting this dress on along with the Hoop Underskirt. I am a short person and both the Skirt and the Hoop Underskirt will need to have some adjustment done to the length but otherwise, I am very happy with them. I ordered a size larger than I normally wear but it may be I actually do wear the size I ordered. I am excited to actually put it on for the Christmas parade this weekend. Thank you very much for having the Vintage Clothing available for purchase. I will continue to shop and buy as the need arises.
Dec 9, 2014
nancot
Bartlesville Ok
US

 

#2 Rated Suit
Riverdale Linen Suit - Natural

 Victorian Old West Mens Suits Ivory Linen Solid |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006401

$193.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.57/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

3 piece suit
I ordered 2 sets of this suit for a film project. Good quality, fit, and style. Very happy with my purchase.
Feb 19, 2021
Michael
Nashville Te
US
3 piece suit
I ordered 2 sets of this suit for a film project. Good quality, fit, and style. Very happy with my purchase.
Feb 17, 2021
Michael
Nashville Te
US
Fitting issue
This suit is well-made and lightweight. However, the fitting leaves a lot to be desirec. I measured my frame as per guidance. However, the suit does not fit my frame, which is unfortunate. I am 6 ft tall and have long slim but muscular arms and legs. I have broad shoulders and chest. The waistcoat has had to be adjusted to its slimmest fitting, and looks fine now. The jacket itself, the underarms are too low, and the sleeves too long - reaching my knuckles. The waist has a very high rise favoured by elderly men and the thigh area of the legs is generous to the extreme - too generous for me. The suit would be ideal for a person with a larger frame, thicker thighs and upper arms, and a paunch. I must emphasise that this is a fitting issue that is personal to me.
Jun 24, 2019
Marcus Mac
UK Li
UK
Great summer suit
lovely fit. Lovely linen, lining lets it down a little. But a fantastic product for the price. Wish i could buy an extra pair of pants
Mar 15, 2018
Anonymous

AU
Riverdale Linen Suit - Natural
Beautiful Suit. Very pleased.
Jun 1, 2016
Mike
Tamborine
AU
Hot weather suit
This is a nice extremely light weight natural linen suit. It feels like it will be perfect for hot summer weather. The plastic buttons are kind of a bummer but they weren't a surprise!
Apr 28, 2016
Anonymous

Summer linen suit
Next year, all being well, a very good friend is 'tying the knot' for the second time. It will happen in the summer, out in the country, in Sweden. The days are very long and bright and hot about then - to make up for the long freezing blackness of the Swedish winter. A light summer suit is exactly what is required, with a crisp Edwardian shirt and a silk cravat - with a Panama hat, of course.
Oct 14, 2015
Ian

CH

 

#3 Rated Suit
Lucille Walking Suit, Royal

 Victorian Old West Ladies Dresses and Suits Blue Cotton Print |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002343

$177.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.79/5.00 stars from 28 reviews

Great purchase
Good quality, is as described and pictured. I love it!
Oct 3, 2019
Anonymous

Very pleased with this product!
Ordered this dress because I would not have had time to make it myself. Was very pleased with the quality & workmanship! The fabric has a really nice feel to it, is a good weight, & the structure of the dress is very detailed & finished off very well. The color & print is beautiful & there is a lot of fabric in the skirt! I will wear it with a hoop slip underneath! Can't wait to wear it for our upcoming party!
Mar 9, 2017
Stacy R.
MN
Pleased
I love this dress. It's perfect for the Victorian events I want to wear it to. It's in 2 pieces; so as I lose weight I can simply fold and sew the waist line and it's hidden under the top. I can also add a few chains and swap out my hat, shoes and bag and I have a Victorian Steampunk outfit. It's absolutely perfect for all the events I have planned for the next year.
Jan 21, 2017
Sylvan
Lompoc CA
US
The dress fits like a glove
Oct 13, 2016
Linda
Sausalito CA
US
Pretty but sizing off
I ordered this suit for a murder mystery dinner fundraiser that was set in Old West days. I won the best dressed award! It is a pretty suit. However, the sizing is really off so bear that in mind when ordering. I had read another review that the skirts run small so I ordered a size larger than I normally wear so the skirt would fit (it did) but then the top was way too big! So, skirt ran small, top ran way big. It would be nice if you could order the pieces indidually so that both would fit correctly.
Oct 7, 2016
Carol
Il
US
Great Dress
Very nice material and beautiful pattern. I'm 5'4" and 148 lbs and it fit beautifully. The length of the skirt will adjusted but is simply a matter of rolling up the waistband without need for any tailoring. This looks wonderful and will be fun to accessorize for our Old West parties and reenactments.
Jun 16, 2016
SCH
Annapilis MD
US
Great Outfit
This outfit is the hit of our play. It is beautifully constructed. The material is high quality. It is just beautiful. Because it is all cotton, I would recommend ordering the next size larger if planning to wash and dry yourself.
Apr 21, 2016
SAMI
Alston GA
US
Was a hit!
I was invited to a party with an 'Old West" Theme. The site of the party was in a historic home with its own saloon. My dress was era perfect and a hit with all the guests. I loved the fit and quality of the dress. Found it to be very comfortable and flattering. Thanks for helping to me to 'fit' in and stand out!
Mar 28, 2016
Nanette
Burbank CA
US
First Rate Quality
Beautifully made. We were very impressed.
Oct 29, 2015
No NamesPlease
Springfield MO
US
Lucille walking suit
The outfit was great. It was easy to wear and I got a lot of comments when I wore it to our World War I commemoration.
May 15, 2015
Deborah Kemp
Secret Harbour WA
AU
dress
Well even though I measured it is too big, I had hoped to move the buttons but a sewing friend says no. I had to leave town the day after recieivng it so haven't returned it yet since the event it is needed for isn't till August should be okay only need the next size down. Having said that the dress is well made, all you tall people don't worry I am 5' 7" and it is way too long but since it has an elastic waist can pull it up so no problem. Very gererous in the bust which is where my problem is that I need another smaller size. Alsa since haven't been able to actually wear it can't say more
Jun 14, 2013
Viv
Surrey BC
CA
Great Quality
Great quality and they got here to PA really quickly. My wife is pretty discerning when it comes to her costumes and she was really pleased. She is 5'1" and the two piece design worked well, no need for alterations.
Jun 2, 2013
Old Vic Torian

Lucille Walking Suit, Royal
It fits perfectly! A little long but by turning the waist band once, I didn't even need to shorten it. Better quality than I was expecting.
May 10, 2013
Bonnie Guthrie
Silverthorne CO
US
Lucille Walking Suit
I am very happy with the Lucille Walking Suit. I am only 5ft, 3" and it is a little too long for my height, but I am able to hem it and it will be perfect for my purpose. I model vintage era clothing with a group of ladies and we donate all the proceeds to charity. The color is beautiful!
Mar 10, 2013
Blanche J. Vohland
Moraga CA
US
Outstanding Walking Suit
This is as always from you an outstanding and very nice outfit.... My wife really likes it and is very happy with it and of course so am I..... Thank you for your outstanding service also......
Mar 1, 2013
Glenn L. Rose
Farmersville Te
US

 

#4 Rated Suit
Ladies Edwardian Suit - Navy

 Victorian Old West Ladies Dresses and Suits Blue Cotton Solid |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002596

$130.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.92/5.00 stars from 12 reviews

Risk Worth Taking!
I don't know how I missed the existence of this suit for so long. I will chock it up to not really wearing skirts and therefore paying more attention to the men's section. However, when I went looking for something to pair with my Gibson girl blouse, I did a serious double take, given that I'd bought a pattern for basically this exact outfit years ago, back when I had dilusions of learning to sew well. I'd even planned on using these exact colours! Needless to say, I had to have it. Enter my wacky build. According to my chest measurement, I'm a S. According to my waist measurement, I'm a L. L was out of stock, so Mum and I looked at each other and, after some debate, decided that since I frequently wear M jeans, it would be worth it to order the M. Fingers crossed, I placed the order and... ...PERFECT FIT! I about did a little dance when I tried it on, but there wasn't room in Mum's bathroom! And it's well made and the weight is lovely and the skirt twirls! This will undoubtedly become my 'most worn outfit with an actual skirt' in short order. I want to go to the park in it and just walk around looking amazing.
Apr 6, 2022
Gale
Seattle Wa
US
Lovely suit
Jul 4, 2019
Anonymous

Lovely Suit
I ordered this suit to attend Historical Romance Retreat 2019 in September. It will be my suffragette outfit. The workmanship in this suit is beautiful. I love it.
Jun 21, 2019
Sharon Pauley
Columbia MO
US
AlmostPerfect
This is a beautiful suit, well made. Sizing is always an issue with me so I have to be very careful in selecting a size. The chart was a big help. The skirt is long but can be adjusted to my height.
Aug 31, 2018
HistoryBuff
Augusta GA
US
Awesome
Very high quality. Adjustable waist. Arrive on hanger. Great value for quality. Wish blouse was reasonably priced. It was $60 so just went with my own white blouse. Same for hat. Still great
Oct 4, 2017
Sue
PA
My wife...
Was absolutely lovely in this outfit when we were engaged in a personal appearance a couple of weeks ago.
Feb 11, 2016
Morgan
Mechanicsville va
US
Top notch costumes
I recently ordered costumes to try on for a part I have in an Historical Drama later this year. I chose the Ladies Edwardian Suit together with a blouse in natural and the cameo on the black velvet ribbon. The costumes are very well made, they are a good price for the quality you get, and if you order by measuring they fit perfectly. All skirts are adjustable at the waist and are designed so they can be hemmed to your height. I was able to easily send back the costumes I did not choose easily and recommend this costume source.
Feb 2, 2016
Georga
Oak Park IL
US
Ladies Edwardian Suit-Navy
Excellent quality. Compliments when I wear it. Comfortable to wear and elegant.
Jun 7, 2014
Anonymous

great suit
Well made suit. I work at a historic home, we give tours and this suit should hold up well for a long time.
Mar 14, 2014
Patricia
Lo
Sepcial suit
This beautiful navy suit is extremely well made. Fabric is good weight and not only looks good, but will hold up. the buttons in the back and the way, the back is made, made it easy to move the buttons to take in the waist a little. Perfect. I'm very pleased with the look, and the quality.
Sep 12, 2012
Mary Kay Voss
Mill Creek wa
US
Impressive
This was purchased initially for a Titanic-themed evening, with future 1910s outings in the future. Anyone who saw it was incredibly impressed and asked where I bought the outfit! It looked very impressive and beautifully detailed. And the sizing was very very generous. The fabric has a nice weight and is well put together. My only gripe would be that it would be nice to mix and match sizes, as while the skirt was a touch large, the jacket was absolutely swimming on me and it will be a shame to have to alter it. All in all, if you're careful about the sizes, then I'd happily recommend it. And the processing and delivery was exceptionally fast.
Apr 23, 2012
MNiChonghaile
Longford
IE
Super dress!
This dress has a very good quality and the colour is great. It goes perfectly with the Darlington Blouse.
Dec 6, 2011
Hiriel
Basel Sw

 

#5 Rated Suit
3-Piece Black Tuxedo - White Vest

 Victorian Mens Suits Black White Synthetic Solid Tuxedos Tail Coats |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006417

$177.95

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Average Rating: 4.62/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Suit to perfection
Awesome suit and speedy delivery
Jul 2, 2017
Kaz jay

Looks good
The suit looks good but the pants are made of very thin fabric. Very difficult to work with and get the measured length. Not great for the money. A bit disappointed.
Jun 9, 2017
Katherine
Grand Blanc Mi
US
Titanic Party Hit
The tux fitted perfectly and was a big hit at the Titanic Party.
Apr 17, 2017
JerseyBoy48
Melbourne Fl
US
WOWED
This tux is far beyond what I expected for the price fit is going to be great once taken care of the paints a will have no problem wearing this out to any ocasion that is formal white tie or Historical reenactments
Feb 23, 2017
Keith
Houston Te
US
WOWED
This tux is far beyond what I expected for the price fit is going to be great once taken care of the paints a will have no problem wearing this out to any ocasion that is formal white tie or Historical reenactments
Feb 23, 2017
Keith
Houston Te
US
O no spots!!!
I received my tux earlier than expected (AWESOME) Fit is perfect as usual. I put on the vest and low and behold marks pencil I believe. Looks as if a pencil was dragged across parts of the vest to makk button placement. On the white vest . This is my only complaint. Hopefully cleaners can remove whilehaving trousers taken up .
Jan 21, 2017
Keith Reeves
Bowie Ma
US
3 PIECE BLACK TUXEDO
FOUND THE SIZE TO FIT PERFACTALY AS ORDERED, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF HAVING THE INSEAM DONE. IMPRESSED WITH THE QUALITY.MY WIFE LOVES IT.CANT WAIT TO WEAR IT AT OUR "SOME WHERE IN TIME" OUTING
Jun 29, 2016
TOM
HOLLAND MI
US
3 piece black tux
great quality superb fit. for the price unbeatable
Jun 9, 2016
Gary Clarke
Broome
AU

 

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