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The 10 Best Work 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 work 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 work vests in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific work 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 Work Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Black

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

ITEM 003153

$54.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 stars from 104 reviews

Classic canvas vest
The vest of a solid working man, not some brocade wearing effeminate banker, a man's man vest. Sturdy, well made, durable. Feels like body armor. Get one.
Aug 11, 2022
Cody King
Tuscon AZ
US
Looks and fits great
This Vest looks and fits great. I wanted to get 3 but they only had 1 left in stock, which probably say something about how popular this vest is. But I will keep checking back until they get more in stock.
Apr 14, 2022
D Starr
Portland OR
US
Black canvas work vest
Great looking vest. Fits just right. Price was good, quality is good, shipping time was outstanding.
Mar 17, 2022
Rich M
Id
US
Best vest
I ordered the classic canvas work vest it is made really great for a cheap price you would think it to cost more for that kind of quality of a vest I love it
Mar 3, 2022
Jessie
Thomasville No
US
Classic canvas work vest
The vest I ordered and received is of the highest quality and workmanship. I am well pleased
Feb 17, 2022
Tony
Elm grove Wi
US
8 years later
I purchased this vest in October of 2013 and 8 years later it still holds up to the test. I had to have it taken in and the tailor was surprised to work with canvas but it fits even better now than it did the day I bought it. I immediately followed up with the same vest in crimson and will be repurchasing this color again for a richer black. The black color, though faded, is still good 8 years later. All pockets are functional. Purchase with extreme confidence. I have about a 53" gut at 6'3" and the 2XT is an absolute perfect fit.
Oct 27, 2021
Zach
Rockford IL
US
My Daily Apparel!
Aug 19, 2021
Matthew
Silverton OR
US
So happy
I grew up on old western and I have always liked the style of the vests they wore. This vest is perfect, it has that old style and looks great as casual wear or dressed up. It is everything the discription says. I could not be happier
Jun 15, 2021
Tom S
Syracuse Ny
US
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Black
Bought this as a work vest, and is far beyond my expectations. Sturdy, looks good, and easily cared for.
Apr 9, 2021
dana hawkins
lincoln NE
US
Great vest
Just what I wanted Great prices Fast shipping Thank You
Apr 7, 2021
Frank
San Rafael CA
US
classic canvass work vest - black
been wanting a vest like this for a while now, been to several places looking . I typed in cowboy vest on the internet and came across your site. I want everything.... keep the good products available and THANK YOU....
Mar 4, 2021
Brett Gesaman
Ashville Ne
US
Great Vest
This vest is very well constructed and looks great. I frequently wear this vest as a part of my regular wardrobe. I love the 5 functional pockets!
Feb 5, 2021
DrewL
Niles MI
US
Classic Canvas Work Vest
Love it. Looks great on my husband. Very well made.
Jan 27, 2021
Nancy A...
Mattawan Mi
US
Love it!
Just love the vest. Fits perfectly.
Jan 27, 2021
Jeffrey J Boehler
Lebanon LE
US
Perfect
Fits perfect. Finest quality. More than I expected. I'm blown away.
Jan 14, 2021
Jeffrey
Lebanon Pe
US

 

#2 Rated Work Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Brown

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Brown Cotton Solid Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006681

$54.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.91/5.00 stars from 35 reviews

Vest
Great product. Received it very quickly. Always great customer service.
Dec 10, 2022
Leo
Seguin TX
US
Vest
Great product. Received it very quickly. Always great customer service.
Dec 9, 2022
Leo
Seguin TX
US
Exactly what I was looking for.
This vest is spot on. Had to workout an exchange because I needed a tall - MEASURE THE LENGTH! You'll save yourself the trouble. Once I got this vest though I was sold. The quality is great. Nice solid canvas with a beautiful texture. It's already starting to soften and bend more easily with some wear. The buttons and back strap are all super solid. It's just super well constructed, great fabric quality, excellent fit. I'll be back for more. This is exactly what I was looking for. Great quality at a great price. Thanks!!
Mar 30, 2022
Benny Champagne
Portland Ma
US
Daniel
Great Vest
Aug 26, 2021
Daniel E Miller
Riverton WY
US
Brown work vest
Great looking vestments, I am sure glad I found these!. I reccomend this to anyone who loves wearing blue jeans casual, I knew how good this thing is going to look, just as soon as I saw, and touched it, I haven't seen much of any other clothing offered anywhere else this good. Check the sizing, but it's fully recommended. Thnx.
Jun 3, 2021
KENNETH P RAJAGH
CARSON Ca
US
Vest Review
Really like the material and workmanship of the vest. Couldn't be happier. In all likelihood I will be ordering again from Historical Emporium. They have the things I like.
Apr 29, 2021
Larry
Waverly NY
US
Classic Canvas Vest
I really like this vest and plan to use it when the weather warms and stays warm to complete my casual/dress up look. Either with jeans and a casual shirt or with a dress shirt, tie and dress slacks.
Apr 29, 2021
Larry
Brunswick OH
US
Perfect
Exactly what I expected. Just the right length and weight of material.
Jan 9, 2020
Jack
TN
US
Best Built Vest
Oct 20, 2019
Diablo Fuego
Chowchilla CA
US
Great Vest
Construction was much higher quality than expected. Should last a long time. Fits well.
Apr 12, 2019
Larry
Freeport IL
US
Classic Vest
Excellent, as described, fit was good,
Feb 8, 2019
Clark
TX
Canvas vest
Item arrived timely, was exactly as described, fits perfectly...outstanding online ordering experience...will order again...
Feb 7, 2019
Ken
Ariton Al
US
Awesome Waistcoat
This is the first best iPhone as an adult. I was very pleased and surprised at the quality of the vest. I would definitely buy another one. Awesome waistcoat
Dec 6, 2018
James
St. Petersburg Fl
US
Great Quality and Price
This is my second purchase from HE, and I'm as pleased this time as the first. The vest is a "sturdy" weight canvas (love it), and very well made. I bought a XXL and the size is perfect for my big torso. My only regret is that I didn't order this as a "Long". It comes right to my waist (what it is intended to do), but being a "big guy" I prefer something that extends below my belt-line a bit. The added 2" in the long version would make this perfect for me. However, I'm NOT going to return it, because it will inspire me to lose a few pounds. Shipping was next day (WOW!!!!), and the price is UNBEATABLE! I will be buying more from this company.
Nov 8, 2018
Diego
Beaverton OR
US
Classic Canvas Work Vest
Very Pleased with quality, fit and pricing
Aug 30, 2018
D Galloway
Springfield MO
US

 

#3 Rated Work Vest
Sand Mountain Brushed Cotton Vest - Tan

 Victorian Old West Mens Vests Brown Tan Cotton Solid Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002571

$67.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.79/5.00 stars from 24 reviews

Unbelievable Quality & Comfort!
I was looking for a straight bottom vest. I probably would have bought this all cotton beauty in sable, but my size was sold out. NO REGRETS! This is not only a soft, well-sized, extremely well-made NOT from China garment, it is really a complement to all my clothes, (most of which are HE products, due to their overall quality). Seriously, one of the best "side features", it is well-lined and just heavy enough not to wrinkle whether riding or sitting for long periods. Frankly, I'll bet any color will be a sound purchase for you, so don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. I did when I bought this Sand Mountain vest, because til now, I've been wearing a black goat hide, pointed front vest. My highest recommendation on this garment.
Sep 15, 2022
Amos
Mineral Wells TX
US
Terrific Vest!
Excellent neutral color tone can wear both classy and casual. Well made. Plenty of functional pockets. Two thumbs up!
Aug 15, 2019
WayneO
Reston VA
US
Sand Mountain vest
Pleasantly surprised by the quality of this vest. Excellent construction and fit. I love it !
Feb 1, 2019
Tom
Wade No
US
fit
this is the third vest I have tried to fit and again it is way to large in arm pits. fits around middle but arm hole poke out forward. looks weird..
Nov 1, 2018
griz
NV
US
Sand Mountain Vest - Tan
I ordered this vest in Medium, which is long enough to wear with Victorian high waist trousers or modern blue jeans. This is a perfect compliment to wear with the Sable Frock Coat and Trousers, and it is dressy enough to wear with modern dark brown suit or laid-back in dark brown jeans and leather jacket. I love the extra pockets, which are deep enough to carry lots of useful items.
Oct 14, 2018
Rick
Herndon Vi
US
Period perfect
This was my first time ordering from Historical Emporium. I must say that I am greatly pleased. The quality of the vest far exceeded my expectations. Well-detailed, and it fits fine. I was also greatly impressed with the speed of delivery. I swear, I barely had it ordered, and it arrived. Thank you!
Aug 17, 2018
Mike
Lily Dale Ne
exceptional
An excellent product, an excellent service.
Jul 12, 2018
Anonymous
Yankton SD
US
Classy
Feb 19, 2018
Anonymous

Nice Vest!
Took a chance on this vest and am definitely satisfied. Very nice looking and well constructed. Thank you!
Sep 14, 2017
Tucson Smith
LINDENHURST IL
US
Tan Vest
Liked the vest works well with my re-enactments. Good fit and good price.
Feb 17, 2017
Dana
Neodesha KS
US
Compliment Collector
Never before have I received so many compliments, it's amazing the difference a vest can make.
Jan 22, 2017
David
Long Beach CA
US
suprisingly handsome
Well made, warm, comfortable, great value and always receives compliments when worn.
Dec 30, 2016
Bob
NRH Tx
US
Large size
The vest was just as he had hoped but L was really large. We hope to find someone with a sewing machine that can help.
Dec 2, 2016
Anonymous

NO
Very Nice
Vest is comfortable and looks sharp!
Nov 3, 2016
Chester
Green Bay WI
US
fantastic looking
Well made. Best for cooler weather.
Aug 25, 2015
Anonymous


 

#4 Rated Work Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Black

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

ITEM 004531

$70.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.78/5.00 stars from 32 reviews

Vest was perfect!
I used this as a costume piece in a Christmas play. It was just what the costumer wanted to see!
Dec 8, 2022
Robert
Boerne Te
US
Vest was perfect!
I used this as a costume piece in a Christmas play. It was just what the costumer wanted to see!
Dec 8, 2022
Robert
Boerne Te
US
Excellent Products
I can hardly find anything negative to say! Perfect fit, comfortable, and not too badly priced!
Jul 30, 2022
John
Roy Ut
US
Lighter than expected, well built
XXL fits larger than expected, but not drastically. Canvas feels durable. Lighter and cooler than expected. Pockets are reasonably sized and useful.
Oct 1, 2021
sweptbytime

US
Terrific for the price
The vest is surprisingly thick and warm, and the stitching is carefully done. The double buttons are not for show but are all functional. The sizing was also perfect. I am more than pleased with the vest, obviously, and it arrived quickly after purchase.
Jan 14, 2021
Douglas
Fayetteville NY
US
Vest
Looks great! Looking forward to getting a lot of wear out of it this winter.
Sep 3, 2020
Ed Sedwick
Shenandoah VA
5 Star Quality
I was underprepared for just how thick and durable this vest was going to be. It really is a thick canvas material and pairs well with canvas trousers for a formal look that is still functional for work. Do not recommend wearing this on a hot day though, it is seriously a thick fabric. The fabric is so thick I struggle to get my US Marshal badge through the fabric for my cosplay XD!
Jul 25, 2020
Cameron
Adelaide So
AU
canvas vest
I wear a vest all year long, and have many vests. This one is for more dress up occasions and it did the trick. Was impressed with the quality and look.I will be back for other items.
Dec 6, 2019
daveinwyo
Wy
US
canvas vest
Exactly the look I wanted! Great vest.
Dec 5, 2019
CHARLES W. TURNER
Bullard Te
US
Vest
Great quality vest, very sharp! Ordered it to be worn at a wedding and was very happy I did. Excellent company, with great service!
Aug 16, 2018
Nae Nae
Baxter Springs KS
US
Love this vest!
It's a heavier, thicker vest with a straight cut and round bottom. The fit was almost perfect, and I keep getting complimented on it. I may need to find a 'reason' to purchase another.
Mar 19, 2018
Evo Shandor
Twin Cities MN
US
Michael
I have looked for a canvas double breasted vest for a long time, and was unable to find one, until I found Historical Emporium on a search for another item (which I also purchased from them) and was pleased with the vest and its look!
Jan 27, 2018
Michael
Corona CA
US
Vest
this vest is going to be one i wear a lot
May 12, 2017
setab
Green Valley Ar
great purchase
Item arrived in really great packaging and sturdy. Immediately took out and without unbuttoning slipped it over my head and fit was great. Looking forward to wearing for many occasions. Sturdy and great quality into its manufacture.
Mar 1, 2017
Character
Lineville AL
US
Style to show
bought this for a wedding and it was just great. Fantastic addition to any wardrobe.......
Jan 11, 2017
Andy
ON
CA

 

#5 Rated Work 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

$84.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.98/5.00 stars from 52 reviews

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
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

 

#6 Rated Work 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

$70.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 81 reviews

Timeless
This vest was a birthday gift as I recently returned in-person to my office job. Iíve always loved dressing up for work, but this (incredibly comfortable and durable) vest has elevated my style game to an entirely new level!!! Everything itís advertised to be and more!
Jul 19, 2022
PunkRockPro
Corvallis OR
US
One-Eyed Horse Productions
These Livingston Brushed Vest are always a winner. My actor needed two(2)in Black. Vests were in stock and fit perfect. Thanks to the adjustment strap on back of vest. Always a great feature and so very helpful.
Mar 19, 2021
Patty
Finksburg MD
US
Only one issue
All of the items I have received have met or been above expectation. The only issue is this particular vest is too short for my frame. But I do like the style and quality of it! Respectfully, Nathaniel Branch
Aug 13, 2020
N Branch
Key West FL
Awesome vest!
I ordered a vest, and I was EXTREMELY happy with the product I received. It was shipped VERY quickly, and it was very high quality. I would absolutely order again from them!
Aug 13, 2020
Shawn M.
Warsaw NY
US
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

 

#7 Rated Work 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

$84.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 93 reviews

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
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
My husband was looking for a gray vest that looked vintage. This vest filled the bill. Itís stripes are subdued and looks good on
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

 

#8 Rated Work Vest
Abilene Vest - Navy

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

ITEM 004336

$72.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 24 reviews

Abilene Vest
Historical Emporium has a knack of having a the most unique line of fashionable cloths on the planet. The Abilene vest is one of them. A very well made vest and it looks great. It lends itself to bringing a little class to any function you attend. Personally, I prefer natural fibers with the same backing as the front, longer "tall" versions and front-peaks, and wish that these features be extended throughout many of their lines, but the straight cut work vest also has its place. I highly recommend this vest to anyone who wants to improve their appearance and reputation.
Dec 30, 2022
Blond John
Cottonwood Ar
US
Excellent quality, superb fit
I have decided in my old age to wear vests every chance I get. I bought this one to have a navy blue vest. The quality is excellent. The fit is true to size. I have worn it twice now out into the world and have received many compliments. Highly recommend.
Oct 6, 2021
Kyle HINKLE
Corpus Christi Te
US
The perfect everyday waist coat
A perfect waistcoat for everyday wear, and also for wearing with a kilt. Nice tailoring, fits well, and is very comfortable. Not quite as stiff as the similar canvas vests (which soften with wearing), a bit lighter, and just a little more formal. Colours go well with many of the shirts available trough Historic Emporium. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
Sep 24, 2021
Peter Finch
Vancouver BC
CA
A bit darker but still nice
The item is lovely, I've been wearing it quite a lot in fact. The color of the item was a bit darker in Real Life than it is on the Picture but it doesn't matter much to me. I still love it. and I still love the quality this store gives
Feb 6, 2020
Yannick Verley
Watervliet Ea
BE
Very functional
Great vest, but it's a bit hard to iron the old fashioned way. The pockets make it great for organizing all that crap in your pocket. Watch out for guys who are 44 or 46, as they could go L or XL. I got the tight one, but it helps my back.
Sep 27, 2019
Brian Gail Crawford
Logan We
US
Good buy
Nice vest, well built, good fit. I have had lots of compliments, thanks
May 23, 2019
Anonymous

Compliments galore
The vests are amazing great quality and fit. Compliments galore!
Apr 3, 2019
JOSEPHCAT
Sylmar Ca
US
Abilene - Navy
Nice fit, good looking, hope to order more items in future.
Feb 28, 2019
mud
Ma
US
Wear it all the time Now
I originally purchased this vest as part of a Victorian outfit to wear at a special occasion, but I like it so much that it's become a regular part of my wardrobe.
Feb 13, 2018
John A.
Trenton NJ
US
abiline vest
i saw 5 years ago on the internet the historical emporium page, iwas really impressed,the clothing are very nice, very well made respecting theVictorian era.........ipersonally wear just the cotton vests, because iwear denim every day, but those vest are very well made, excellent cut .fabric and so on........even with denim those vests look totally togheter with jeans, cusual but elegant!!!!!i hope more man they will start to wear vests again like in the past...when the man's were elegant!!!!!!
Jan 4, 2017
rudy
hawthorne ca
US
Plenty of pockets
I bought this vest for wear mainly as an underlayer to the Model 1876 U.S. Army blouse for Indian Wars reenacting. This blouse has no external pockets (unlike modern military uniforms), and only a single internal pocket. The Abilene vest, worn as an under layer, provides pockets enough for all of the small items which I need to have close to hand when reenacting.
Dec 23, 2016
John H Tuomala
Reno Ne
US
Great looking vest
Great material and color of vest. Picked up a medium and found it to be a good fit with minimal adjustment.
Nov 22, 2016
MDP

US
Dark but quality
This vest is darker than it appears, but that doesn't mean you won't have a handsome navy blue tone coming through. It can look black in poor lighting, but most of the time it'll be noticeably blue. Material and buttons are sturdy. I recommend adding a pocket watch to this, especially with a silver chain.
Jun 10, 2016
Titus
Sydney NS
AU
Abilene vest
What a nice vest! I actually decided to purchase this vest for work. I work at the Post Office and this vest in navy works perfectly. I definitely will be picking up some other items in the future! Thanks for a great product!!
Apr 29, 2016
Anonymous
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Abilene Vest Navy
Pleased with quality & price.
Jul 17, 2015
Anonymous


 

#9 Rated Work Vest
Ferndale Striped Vest - Brown/Navy

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

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 21 reviews

Rod Dyer
This is now my favorite vest i have about six from your collection. great quality & price Thanks
Jan 14, 2021
Rod
Los Angeles Ca
US
Love it!
Love it! Quality of the fabric and styling are excellent! Great crossover piece with a classy touch for my favorite looks -- can go from formal to casual depending what it's combined with. Something I can wear to work, church, and downtown. The rounded bottom hem works nicely for displaying a fancy belt buckle. The Large size is slightly big for my 44" chest, but the adjustable buckle in the back makes it work, sizing is comfortable without buttons straining. Love the four front pockets, plenty of options for storage. The color is better described as brown/black, not brown/navy. The darker stripe is a soft black, not a blue tone. Love the brown/black stripe as it is, coordinates with more of my shirts/pants/jackets than the brown/navy would. The vertical stripes give a subtle slimming look.
May 9, 2020
Leatherbearman
Oxnard Ca
US
Vest
I intend to wear the vest in several upcoming event as a living historian
Aug 22, 2019
Bruce Kidd
HARLINGEN TX
US
Quality vest
I already had the pants but now I needed the vest. They were out of stock on the mediums so I had to get a large & take it in. I'll def check availability. Great quality!
Sep 22, 2016
Tony Taylor
Potomac Il
US
A Dandy of a Vest!
Bought this and the matching Ferndale Striped spats to complete my patent medicine salesman 'living history' persona and am 1000% pleased with the fit and appearance. Both items look great in the website photos but are even more impressive in person. Really liked the higher neckline on this vest and the 4 pockets in front are perfect for everything from my pocket watch to a small bottle of 'cure all'. Thanks Historical Emporium for offering such great merchandise!
Jun 26, 2016
Prof. Q

GET THE WHOLE SUIT
I ordered the whole suit; Frock coat, pants, vest and spats. Great quality. I'm 6'2" 215lbs and the XLs are a little on the large size, but I'll be getting them tailored. Not sure if the large would have done it, so not a big issue. LOOKS GREAT. Good weight to the fabric.
Jul 23, 2015
Don Fisher
Hay River NW
CA
Couldn't be better!
This is really one good looking vest! I have quite a few of your vests and am delighted with all of them. I'm a very big vest fan; don't consider myself fully dressed without one. This is the first striped vest I've bought and it certainly won't be the last. Congrats for a terrific product!
Nov 15, 2014
Ski
Mulvane Ka
US
Nice vest
I love the vest. Just want to mention that the navy stripes look black.
Sep 12, 2014
Anonymous

Awesome
The vest was very great quality!!! It was amazing I was very satisfied! I wore it my first day back to school and I think I made an impression I got many compliments and saw many signs of envy This isn't a costume it's a real suit It's a little boxy on me since I'm a girl but other than that it was absolutely fabulous
Aug 29, 2014
Sam
Houston Tx
US
Great Vest - Hubby Loved it
The vest was arrived very fast, the hubby loved it. The quality is great and fits like a dream.
Dec 7, 2013
LaraJ
Minneapolis MN
US
Nice!
Very snazzy.
Jan 15, 2013
Anonymous

Great Vest
Beautiful vest. Just what I was looking for. Fast shipping and great service. Will be back again and again, I'm sure.
Dec 14, 2012
Anonymous

Looks great and fits well
I ordered this along with the matching trousers and we pleased to see how well it fit and how well-made it was. I would definitely recommend this ensemble to anyone looking for durable non-costume period clothing.
Oct 9, 2012
Anonymous
Raleigh NC
US
Pretty classy
Only worn it twice so far- but the poll of those who have seen it suggests this is winner. great stuff. I'll be back for more style thanks for the great product
Sep 12, 2012
Mark Anderson
Fargo ND
US
Very Nice
Seems great. Haven't tried to wash/clean it yet but the quality is nice. Trust the tape measure. I couldn't bring myself to order a size large as 100% of my wardrobe is XL. Ended up having to exchange it. I think I could have even fit a medium. Trust the tape measure procedure they give you. Also, go a size up on the pants as suggested. The Ferndale combo looks pretty sweet.
Jun 22, 2012
bbj
Los Angeles CA
US

 

#10 Rated Work Vest
Commander Vest - Brown

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Vests Brown Cotton Solid Work Clerical |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 003871

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

GREAT VALUE, GREAT APPEARANCE
This product arrived exactly as described. The sizing was perfect and the quality exceeded my expectation for the price paid. Would be a great work garment as well as the canvas style cotton is perfect for hard work situations.
May 7, 2020
JOHN COOPER
Sydney NS
AU
Commander Vest
This is my second, in another color. I hope to have one in every color available. It is a great style and perfectly rendered.
Feb 17, 2019
Craig Bytwerk
Muskegon Mi
Commander vest
Not the one I originally wanted but I like it better than my first choice. It is very well made and am very pleased with it
Jul 20, 2017
J Sutton
Augusta Ks
US

 

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