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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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 85 reviews

Big AND tall.
Sep 19, 2019
Eddie
Ohkay Owingeh Ne
US
loose fit
i am a bit disappointed that the fit of the vest is not as represented in the photo. The photo shows a nicely tapered fit, although the actual cut is much more straight and becomes too loose at the waist. There is a buckle in the lower back for taking up some of the extra material, but it becomes much to bunchy in the back when the front looks better. The canvas material will also take some working in so it feels more supple.
Mar 29, 2019
Dan
Seattle WA
US
Classic canvass work vest
Just right. Solid construction. Fits true to size.
Dec 20, 2018
Scott Lackman
Lewes De
US
Great Canvas!
This is an excellent vest. Great 1800's style and has a stiffer lining that doesn't wrinkle as badly as some canvas garments do.
Nov 30, 2018
Bushwack Bob
sacramento ca
Awesome product
When the weather cools off I wear a vest. These canvas work vests are just what I need to work on our little acreage. They are well made and very comfortable.
Sep 6, 2018
Paul
Alvarado Te
US
Excellent Vest
This vest is true to size based on the measurements provided on the website. I am consistently impressed with quality of clothing from Historical Emporium and will continue to be a loyal customer. I highly recommend this vest.
Aug 16, 2018
N Loveland
Brooklyn NY
US
High quality clothing
This is a great looking, well-made vest that is both "pretty and practical." It's a nice deep black (although being canvas, I would expect it to fade a bit with wear and time; we'll see). Plenty of pockets, sturdy fabric, easy care -- just a nice article of clothing that would look as good with a pair of jeans as it does with a victorian costume. We got an XL Tall for my 5'11" husband -- this style is quite short in the torso, typical of the era it represents, and if you have any sort of a belly, it seems like the regular length doesn't quite meet even a high-waisted trouser. The longer length solves this really nicely, so it's a good option for the wider among us as well as the taller! ;-)
Jul 19, 2018
mousketracy
Orlando FL
US
Awesome Classic Vest
Wonderful vest, great fit. Shipping time is amazing, its almost as if I ordered and it was dropped at the door. Can't believe how quick shipping is from this wonderful company. Price to quality is amazing, its as if it was priced back in that era because its very well made and the price is super low for what you get. Will be ordering lots more, just have so many things to choose from. Thanks again for the wonderful clothing and quick shipping!!
Jul 19, 2018
Jim
copperas cove
US
Great for Teachers!
I am a High School History teacher at an international boarding school in Kentucky. My goal is always t make History "fun" for my students. These are high quality period vests made for heavy use! I am excited about the two I have, and will be ordering more soon!
Jun 29, 2018
Chuck
Oneida Ke
US
For Real
My Granddad was a road engineer who was also a prospector. Although his vest was really a mess when we dug it out, this working vest is as close as anyone is going to get to the feel of daily wear of the last part of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th. Because I have a long torso and knew the shirt I was going to wear with this vest was a bartender blouse, I ordered a 3X tall, but normally I would use a 2XT. This gives me plenty of room to carry a small pistol (fake) inside the vest, as well as accommodating the frilly bartender's blouse. Really nice workmanship at a reasonable price.
Jun 28, 2018
William C. Weaver
Louisville KY
US
vest
Excellent choice !!!! Made my wardrobe a thing of beauty. Recommend to anyone looking for that certain something to stand out in a crowd .
Apr 6, 2018
Grimm
copper hill vi
US
Classic Work Vest
Vest is a good fit and will be looking forward to ordering another color which you are out of stock right now.
Mar 21, 2018
mudpuddle
Freeport Ma
US
Nice Vest
Excellent fit and rugged design. Thanks for providing top quality products.
Mar 17, 2018
Don
Sidney Oh
US
Fits perfectly!!
Feb 24, 2018
Anonymous

Canvas vest
Without a doubt...my favorite vest. I bought a 2nd soon after receiving the first.
Feb 8, 2018
Robert McCully
Kamloops Br
CA

 

#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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 27 reviews

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
Fantastic
Much more stylish than I expected from a "work vest" and incredibly comfortable. I intend on adding another in a different color to my wardrobe
Jun 4, 2018
Ben Rothman
Independence Io
US
Very Nice
This vest is much nicer in person than in the pictures! A rich caramel color and enough length to wear with levis. Nice deep pockets and you can just throw it in the wash when you need to clean it up.
Apr 27, 2018
jeff
Las Vegas NV
US
Canvas Vest
All AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA's
Apr 22, 2018
Mully
Clarksville TN
US
Classic Canvas Work Vest
I like the design, the color (brown), and the feel of the material. However, vest was too snug at the waist and too short. I sent it back and ordered a larger size, plus tall, and am waiting for delivery.
Mar 10, 2018
Doghall
Penfield NY
US
Canvas Work Vest
I ordered a walnut work vest and like it so much that I ordered one in brown.
Mar 8, 2018
Charles
Bullard Te
US
Great Versatile Vest
Great versatile and durable vest. I wear them to work. Depending on the rest of the outfit, they can be dressy, casual, or western. I liked them so much I have gotten one in each color.
Jan 19, 2018
Sparkplug
Medford OR
US
canvas work vest
A very nicely made article of clothing,no doubt. And also fits true to size. This is the 2nd I have purchased. A shame that all colors arent available in tall though. This tall seems to fit a lot better with jeans. I have the on in crimson also..and the color is wonderful, but its not available in tall. Wish it was. But at any rate..a great garment.
Dec 28, 2017
Ace
Florence SC
US
dyed it
The color looked terribly with khaki pants. So I tried to dye it black, it came out dark brown. It looks good. Thread and label didn't change color. Must be made of some kind of plastic. So it's dark brown with tan stitching. Looks good.
Dec 7, 2017
Ralph
Walnutport Pe
US

 

#3 Rated Work Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Walnut

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

ITEM 003154

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 103 reviews

canvas work vest
This is my fourth HE vest. I couldn't be happier with each and every one. I'm sure there will be more in my future!
Oct 3, 2019
Craig Bytwerk
Muskegon Mi
Great look
Bought this with the plum cravat. This looks great.
Jun 21, 2019
Anonymous

Dapper Dude
I bought the black Classic Canvas Work Vest a couple of year ago. Love it! While browsing and searching the website recently, I found the (brown) Walnut version. Now, I can coordinate with my black hats and western boots or my brown hats and western boots. The vests look great with jeans. When wearing it, I prefer to button the top button on my shirt, also. It creates cleaner lines, looking good with either short point button-downs or plain collars. Chambray shirts, plaid, striped, or solid oxfords blend well, yielding results ranging from rugged looks to downright dapper. Occasionally, I add a bolo tie. The options are numerous. The fit is excellent. Construction appears to be durable and well-finished. I like the liner inside. Canvas fabric is a nice weight. The pockets are quite handy. The notched collar adds a special touch. I get lots of notice and positive comments regardless of the color -- from people of all ages. Simply put, the Classic Canvas Work Vest is a functional, comfortable, stylish, well-made garment that I enjoy wearing. It's one of those things that makes me feel good to wear it. I look forward to wearing my vests for years to come.
May 23, 2019
Ollie
Houston Te
US
Work vest
Very well made. Very comfortable and perfect fit I will definitely buy the one in black as well. Awesome product
Apr 24, 2019
Wes Axson
Goshen In
US
Canvas Work Vest
The quality and workmanship on the vest are outstanding however I have a 41" chest and the medium was too tight to breath comfortably while sitting down and the large is more like an extra large with over 4" of overlap in the front which makes the arm holes protrude forward in a very noticeable way. There needs to be a size in between for this vest. Unfortunately this vest simply does not fit me.
Mar 29, 2019
Jerry
Mo
Love this vest
It's probably my favorite article of clothing now. Sturdy construction and looks great with modern or period clothing
Mar 23, 2019
Tony B
SHARON SPRINGS Ka
US
Awesome as usual
This is not my first vest and will not be the last one. Love them. People always ask about my vest and I can give them the story behind them. Always a good quality, quick ship and great service.
Feb 7, 2019
Tom
EAGAN MN
US
Great vest!
This vest is made very well & the cotton material is very thick. I really like the canvas. I ordered walnut but I received a black vest. That being said I really like the black one & will order another walnut one...
Oct 19, 2018
Khayman
Erie CO
US
vest
Great, fits perfectly!
Oct 11, 2018
Anonymous

Great Vest
I am a competitive chuck wagon cook and must dress in period correct clothing that could have been worn on the trail. I have several other pieces of clothing, and the vest really compliments the look. It fit well, and is easy to maintain.
Sep 27, 2018
johnnyb
Forney Te
US
Sturdy Quality
This 'duck' vest is sturdy, handsome and practical. Certainly not a cheesy costume piece. Purchased for general use/wear, I expect it will serve a very long time given the quality of the materials and the usefulness of the pockets. Very pleased that it comes in a 'tall' version, the fit is just right on my 6'1" frame.
Sep 20, 2018
Walt Appel
Logan UT
US
Awesome product
When the weather cools off I wear a vest. I really like this canvas vest because it is well made, and comfortable.
Sep 6, 2018
Paul
Alvarado Te
US
Overpriced
Overpriced. Vest is just ok. Shipping cost is way to high. Not worth the price.
Jul 12, 2018
Anonymous

Believe the tape
I've had this vest for a month and I'm very satisfied. High quality construction in tough, heavy canvas. A word about size. I had to send back my first vest because it was too big. I ordered the size that corresponded to a 50, the size I get for suits or sports coats. What I forgot is that's the size that fits at the shoulders then they take it in from there. A vest doesn't have shoulders. When I re-ordered, I went to Wal-mart, bought a tape for $2, measured like they said to in the instructions and ordered that size. It fit perfectly. So my advice? Don't guess. Get a tape. Measure with the tape. Believe the tape. Order what the tape says. A word about pockets. I wear this almost daily as a real work vest and, like others here, I wish it had inside pockets for a phone and/or wallet. It doesn't, so we'll deal with it. I ordered pants to go with the vest and when I took them to be hemmed, I asked the seamstress if she could make inside pockets for me. She was happy to, and since the vest is fully lined, she was able to easily do so with nothing showing from the outside. Looks great. She charged me $20 for the pockets, which I don't if that seems a good deal to you but was worth every penny for me. Buy with confidence.
Jun 20, 2018
R Yoder
MI
US
Vest
Excellent well made , very pleased.
May 30, 2018
Anonymous


 

#4 Rated Work Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Crimson

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

ITEM 003155

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 76 reviews

Definitely a Classic
I recently purchased the Classic Canvas Work Vest in crimson color and was immediately impresses by it. It is probably my favorite vest now, which I own many different types of work and dress vests from the 1880's period of clothing. The materials and workmanship are of the highest quality, and the styling is really nice too. I really like the buttons used on this vest, as I am partial to metal buttons. Even though it is classified as a "work" vest, it is as nice as my "dress" vests! I highly recommend this vest if you are looking for a durable, yet "dressy" vest. Sincerely, Doc
Jul 19, 2019
Doc
Vi
US
Awesome vest
Fits perfectly true to size great color and functional even with today's styles.
Jul 9, 2019
Kdg
Wolcott Co
Crimson Vest
I have purchased 2 of these vests in 2 different colors for my husband and have been very satisfied with both.
Mar 7, 2019
Pat Shipley
Finksburg Ma
US
Great Vest
Fits Perfect, Looks great and is made out of nice sturdy material, I will be wearing this often!
Feb 28, 2019
Mark
Perkasie US
US
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Crimson
Excellent fit, material, and quality of construction.
Feb 27, 2019
Anonymous

Vest just my style🤠
Good quality and good customer service!
Feb 7, 2019
Bill Davis
Hendersonville TN
vest
small vest is larger than typical small and will need altered. Is good quality otherwise. S=M size chart
Jan 30, 2019
Kris
Fort Worth Te
as advertised
as advertised. Excellent fit
Jan 23, 2019
Mark Power
Chesapeake Beach MD
US
Sturdy workaday vest
My husband loves your canvas work vests. I've bought him a couple colors already, and he wears them as often as he can get away with it. He loves that it has four functional pockets with enough room for wallet, phone, keys, and glasses. The construction and the material are top-notch. Thank you for a great product!
Jan 19, 2019
Libby
Chicago IL
US
Great Classic Canvas Vest
My husband loves classic western wear. This vest is one of his favorites. High quality, not cheap material.
Dec 27, 2018
Danielle Hamilton
Lacey WA
US
Fine working class weskit
Excellent canvas vest in Burgundy. My last one I outgrew was double breasted, but I prefer this single breasted version. All four pockets work and it is the same canvas front to back, so it still looks good without the coat on. Fits true to size and is easy to clean stains from the canvas with cold water. Great for Victorian London, Western, and Halfling uses! Looks great with a watch chain, I love it!
Dec 20, 2018
Mr. Skinner of...
Fresno Ca
US
This Vest Will Make You Look Good - Guaranteed
I needed some western themed garb for a promo I was shooting. I ordered this and the Walnut Classic Canvas Duster. Together with a bandana, a hat, and a pocket watch, it transformed my actor into a genuine looking cowboy. Wouldn't have looked nearly as good without this vest! The build quality is amazing - especially the stitching - and it stands up to all-day shooting and multiple machine washes without wrinkling or pilling (did not machine dry - hung to dry). The buttons are great quality and sewn to the material well, so I'm not worried about one popping off. Even better, the buttons on the duster match the ones on this vest for a very finished look. I highly recommend this as a wardrobe item for film, video, or any other venture in which you might need western wear. Very impressed, 5 out of 5!
Dec 5, 2018
John W. Clark -...
Versailles KY
US
Canvas Work Vest
Nice vest, well made, seems to run a little large.
May 31, 2018
Robert Goethke
Tigerton Wi
US
Wonderful vest
This vest is well made and looks fantastic. My only issue was the sizing , the 3x was a bit large around the arm holes. No big problem, my wife gets a chance to try out her new sewing machine . Next time I will try the 2x but I will definitely be buying here again.
May 10, 2018
Dean
St john's Nf
CA
My 5th Vest/Waistcoat
I am now the proud wearer of 5 Emporium waistcoats; not all at the same time of course ;) Two wool and three canvas. And I am totally satisfied with each of them. The color is advertised as "Crimson"... not being familiar with crimson, I see it as a unique red-brown rusty color. I like the way the color reflects light! ! I am looking forward to Emporium having an all wool, pinstripe, vest.
May 7, 2018
Best Dressed Man...
Portland Or
US

 

#5 Rated Work Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Wheat

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

ITEM 003156

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.93/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

Vest
Classy.
Dec 28, 2017
Reginald Hafner
Colorado Springs CO
US
Classic canvas work vest
I really like the quality. I will most likely order this vest in other colours as long as I can order in a tall size. Customer service is great and the shipping time is awesome.
Aug 24, 2017
Steve
grand rapids MI
US
Fantastic Vest
This is the second vest I've ordered from Historical Emporium. I got so many comments on my first one I had to purchase another. The quality of the material and the craftsmanship are top notch.
Mar 17, 2017
John
Wichita Falls
US
A practical item
I usually take a "short" in a jacket or coat, but I ordered the "long" because I thought the regular looked a bit too short. I'm glad I did because I like longer vests. I also ordered the large although I normally take a medium shirt -- pay attention to the sizing chart. The large let out all the way is a good fit for me, but one size smaller would have been way too small. Perhaps it is my monitor, but the vest is not the bright yellow shown, but a dull brownish yellow or "wheat" color that you'd expect canvass to be. The canvass is somewhat stiff and was hard to button, but once buttoned, it stays buttoned. I washed some of the stiffness out and expect it to get softer with repeated wearing and washings. It did not shrink in the washing, but I was careful to use cold water. I like the vest very much and wear it daily for warmth and to protect my shirt from getting dirty around horses and snagged on things, but it is indeed an outdoor work vest and not a dress item (I have wool vests for that). I especially like the four pockets and their placements. I have pretty much stopped wearing my watch on my wrist and keep it in one of the pockets instead and my keys are easier to get to if in a vest pocket rather than in my pants pocket. Being cotton canvas, there is no doubt it will stain and so I'm careful not to wear it around grease and oil and other products which will permanently stain cotton.
Feb 24, 2017
John
SANTA MARIA CA
US
I love the vest
I have received the vest and it is exactly as shown and of excellent quality
Sep 16, 2016
Pepic00
Val-des-Monts Qu
CA
just what I wanted
This vest fit perfectly. I have a 38 chest and ordered a medium. I don't like it when I have to tighten the waist too much. With this vest I barely adjusted the belt. Even though it is made of canvas, I can wear it dressing up or with jeans and cowboy boots.
Apr 10, 2015
Jose
Concord Ca
US
work vest
The vest is great. Excellent, quick service. I'll definitely be back.
Mar 26, 2015
Eldon
Acton CA
US
color not as depicted
The quality of the vest is first rate. I sent it back because it was not the color shown. It does not have a yellow hue. It is indeed "wheat," a member of the "tan" or "beige" family.
Mar 19, 2015
Anonymous

US
Classic Canvas Work Vest
Built on a rather "heroic scale," it is often difficult to find the garb off the rack. Historical Emporium has it. It fits! Appropriate for impressions of either work or more formal events, this vest fits the bill.
May 30, 2014
Chuck lynyk
Pomona CA
US
Very happy
I couldn't believe the quality of this vest for the price. It's going to be a very nice addition to my steampunk costume
Mar 20, 2014
Marvin

Canvas Work Vest Wheat
This is a cool vest. I wear suspenders with all my trousers and I thought this would be a nice casual vest with my "emporium" trousers, and other casual pants in my closet...chinos, blue jeans, etc. A vest made with washable cotton fabric is almost impossible to find anywhere but this "emporium". I really like the square cut along the waist and the cotton lining (instead of satin) which is also very hard to find elsewhere. I'm usually a perfect medium, but this vest is a little roomy. If I pull the back adjuster all the way, it fits.....the small would probably be a little too snug for me. I like this vest....ordered one in black too!
Jul 14, 2012
Don R.
Houston TX
US
Mustard-Colored Compliment!
The best-dressed young lady in my local Art Scene spotted my new vest immediately and complimented my Fall Colors! This waistcoat is washable, durable, no-nonsense~ yet perfect Steampunk-design... it seems droopy around the ribs when you take it out of the box, but when you put your pocketwatch,tapemeasure and businesscards in the pockets it comes together perfectly!
Nov 23, 2011
Steampress
Cape Cod MA
A versatile rugged vest
This is my second such vest and while I still use the first one around the house and outside, the new one is even better with slightly deeper pockets. The old one is faded but comfortable and a little wrinkled but still functional.
Sep 20, 2011
Roubodad
Castle Rock WA
Sep 19, 2011
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#6 Rated Work Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Olive

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

ITEM 004412

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Average Rating: 4.47/5.00 stars from 17 reviews

Nice fit and finish
This vest has an inner lining unlike another I had purchased for a little less about a year ago. It is rugged but still has a high quality feel.
Aug 7, 2019
Leon
El Paso Te
US
Perfect
Good quality fabric, well made, good fit.
May 11, 2019
Grace

US
Great Versatile Vest
Great versatile and durable vest. I wear them to work. Depending on the rest of the outfit, they can be dressy, casual, or western. I liked them so much I have gotten one in each color.
Jan 19, 2018
Sparkplug
Medford OR
US
vest
Very well made from great fabrics. Very comfortable and looks good. Should be made longer. Even with suspenders which hold pants up higher than a belt, the vest is too short.
Jan 4, 2018
Anonymous

Very good
I already have the walnut work vest, so I had that to compare to my new olive work vest. Since the green one is brushed, it has a softer feel than the walnut. It still has a strong feel with good stitching. It will go great with my new frock coat!
Aug 6, 2017
Rex White
Zeeland MI
US
Too Short
The Olive Canvas Work vest is the same quality of the other vest I have bought, with one HUGE EXCEPTION. The vest is TOO SHORT. You need to make this vest in TALL, without exception. Very nice vest, and I will wear it with my suspender trousers, but with nothing else. It is just too short. MAKE IT LONGER, and I will buy three of them.
Aug 6, 2017
Circuit Preacher
Somerset Pe
US
work vest
classic good looks and nice fit. color selections are very nice. the pockets are wonderful size and placed well for use.
Jul 13, 2017
R Bowman
Port Jervis NY
US
Canvas Work Vest
I get a lot of compliments when I'm out and about in my Historical Emporium attire
Dec 29, 2016
Maverick
Simi Valley CA
US
Building the collection
I purchased two vests for my husband after he declared his love of the vest we purchased here for him to wear at our wedding. He was generally pleased with both vests and we will keep them. The only thing we we were a bit disappointed with was that both vests gap around the front armholes - there was too much fabric in the chest area which is easily remedied. Both vests also seemed somewhat short - he would have liked them a bit longer. Other than those two issues he is very pleased. Thank you!
Sep 28, 2016
Susan
Buffalo NY
US
Canvas Work Vest
Appears to be a quality constructed garment of quality materials. Only suggestion would be to tailor the length longer, especially in XL and XXL. It's a little too short in XXL, otherwise it is a five star garment fairly priced. I will be purchasing more items in the near future. Glad you are out there in the market place.
Jan 22, 2016
Hammer
Tallahassee FL
US
Love this vest!
The olive canvas work vest is a nice addition to my collection. Very versatile, fitting in with more colors than one might expect. A darker shade than what you see advertised, more of an Army green.
May 7, 2015
Ray M.
Wheeling WV
US
Beautiful vest
This vest fits my son perfectly. The fabric and stitching and style are beautiful. It's functional and nice to look at! Very happy with it.
Jan 24, 2015
Sudi
Rutland VT
US
Canvas work Vest
A little small for a large should have been labeled as a medium
Jan 2, 2015
Jack Green
Milwaukee Wi
US
Very nice!
A very nice vest overall. Fits well in the chest but could still use a little bit more space in the waist area.
Jul 7, 2013
Burkey
Ve
US
Very nice
Good quality. The fabric is solid, but thin enough to be comfortable wearing in summer.
Jun 22, 2013
SAB
Oslo
NO

 

#7 Rated Work Vest
Burford Vest - Gray Tweed

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

ITEM 003865

$72.95

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Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 83 reviews

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
Buford gray tweed vest
This is a gray herringbone pattern vest. I truly like the quality and fit. I wish all your vests were available in tall sizes. The quality is there, the look is there and the color is perfect.
Sep 20, 2017
Steve
Grand Rapids MI

 

#8 Rated Work Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Walnut

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

ITEM 004532

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Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 27 reviews

3 thumbs up
I often have trouble finding a vest that fits. This fits perfectly. Very happy with this vest, so much so I am looking at buying more of other styles!
Aug 28, 2019
Rusty
NH
US
Very nice Waist coat
Very well made of supreme quality materials!
Jan 24, 2019
Wayne M Elliott
Milwaukie OR
US
great vest
Nov 11, 2018
ron
cbs NL
CA
Canvas Vest
My wife ordered this for me for a wedding in Colorado. The fit is great and seems to be very well made. She loves the look of the vest and is very pleased with the quality.
May 29, 2018
Mickey
Greenwood LA
US
Excellent Canvas Waistcoat
This is a very well-made piece, suitable for real work or for wearing almost anywhere. It's not a costume piece by any means. It's fairly heavy, but it never feels hot or restricting. This is my second waistcoat from Historical Emporium, and I'll be getting another soon: I'm getting into the habit of wearing one almost every day!
Jan 25, 2018
VEF
Baton Rouge LA
US
Vest
It is what I ordered, and is good quality.
Dec 28, 2017
Rhoppy
Seaside Or
US
vest
Amazing quality and workmanship. this is my fourth order from them and I am never let down. This vest will last for years if not generations. It does run a touch on the larger size. I buy for stage productions and they get quite a beating. but these are well beyond stage quality and will fit nicely into any wardrobe.
Nov 2, 2017
linda tomasi
Hardwick MA
US
Fabulous Vest
I bought this vest for my husbands Halloween costume and he really likes it and asked if he can wear it for everyday if he wanted to. It is made really well. Good looking vest.
Oct 13, 2017
Cari
Newhall Ca
US
Great vest!
Perfect fit & looks great.
May 23, 2017
Ted
Lynchburg VA
US
Vest
Perfect fit & very comfortable.
May 14, 2017
William
Lynchburg VA
US
Great Waistcoat
Very happy with this purchase. Fit as expected and nice thick cotton material. Have received multiple compliments on it already!
Jan 24, 2017
Liam G
Lynchburg VA
US
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Walnut
Very well made. Looks great.
Apr 7, 2016
Charles B;
Lumberton TX
US
Awesome vest
This vest came so quickly (to Hawaii) it is for my wedding and it is PERFECT!! Well made product...super great quality!! We are beyond pleased.
Sep 24, 2015
Grey
Honolulu Ha
US
Eddie Edwardian
Searching for Edwardian clothing in support of a significant competitive production, Historical Emporium clearly has a corner on the market. The vest choices were almost overwhelming but, by process of elimination, we finally settled on this brown, double breasted version. Love the styling, the double row of buttons, pockets, feel, and square at the waistline. More elegant to see and wear than the description. Excellent choice!
Mar 12, 2015
Alan
Arlington Vi
US
Frontier Suave
Got it for my adult son for Christmas, he's decided he likes vests now for every day wear. I think he wants to become a hobbit. Anyhoo, it was delivered in timely fashion, as ordered, and I asked him how it is and he said "frontier suave". He likes it! He picked it out himself from the on line catalog and forwarded the order form to me, ready to submit. Everything worked slick! I've never even seen it yet, but I'm satisfied.
Jan 3, 2015
Dad B
Tolland CT
US

 

#9 Rated Work Vest
Commander Vest - Walnut

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

ITEM 003870

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Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

Every day wear
Love this vest. Very unique style. High quality material and great for every day wear. Also a great price compared to many “similar” vests. This does fit a little shorter on me than pictured, but it’s a great looking vest.
Jan 12, 2019
Wayne
West salem Oh
US
Awesome!
It is perfect for a themed event I am attending in early April. thanks for providing this and I hope to order other items for future events.
Mar 23, 2018
CFrank1966
Visalia CA
US
Just what I ordered
I ordered a vest for my little brother as I was so impressed by the one I purchased for myself.
Jan 4, 2017
Ted N
St. Paul Mi
US
Just what I was looking for
Beautiful vest. Extremely versatile for either period clothing or everyday wear. I absolutely love it.
Nov 25, 2015
rkreisher
Magnolia Te
US
Good vest
I followed the size chart, but I was in between sizes. Got the larger size, which fit me under the arms just right, but was HUGE at the bottom. These seem to be made for large bellied men. Had it tailored and took two inches out of both sides to fit it all the way to my waist. Moral of the story, these flare out a good bit.
Nov 1, 2015
Anonymous

Nice quality
Neglected to take into account my larger than I thought it was tummy, but one size up fit great. The quality is very nice, the vest fits well and I like the fit. Like their merchandise very much.
Jul 23, 2015
Searlas
Coos Bay OR
US
Commander Vest
Excellent vest for the price. Well made and perfect for what I needed.
Jun 4, 2015
Richard Modlin
1 Al
US
Good Product
High Quality product. Its getting harder and harder to find vests of any sort locally, so I'm very glad to find Historical emporium. These vests are truly top notch. I dont do the historical/steampunk thing, I just use mine for normal Sunday dress and get very good compliments. I plan on ordering some shirts next
Jan 22, 2015
Alvin
GJ CO
US
Commander vest
Very nice vest, the color matched the derby I purchased very nicely! I would recommend this vest to anyone
Dec 19, 2014
Danny G
Bolivar Mo
US
Love it!!
I just gotta say this is a fine garment, a very fine garment indeed! Much nicer then expected, not a "costume" actual clothing and of the highest order!
Jan 2, 2014
Captain Andre

great vest
This is a great vest. And the choices of colors, I had quite a time deciding. I went with the walnut color. It seems to go with alot of other things. The quality is quite good. I gave it one wash before wearing it. And it looks good. I have been wearing it almost daily. As an added layer to keep the cold out. when I've gone outside since getting this vest. It looks like it should hold up for a long time.
Jan 28, 2013
Bradley Sorenson
Pleasant Grove Ut
US
Just what he wanted for Christmas
My husband requested a new vest to coordinate with the walnut canvas trousers he had previously purchased from Gent. Emporium. He is a blacksmith and travels for history days in our Midwest/Ozark area and really needs pockets for a wallet, reading glasses, nails, etc. This vest has plenty of pockets, and if this vest washes and wears as well as his last vest from the Emporium we'll be very pleased. It looks very dashing, and the brown color doesn't show the coal smudges!
Jan 10, 2013
Anonymous

US
Amazing Product
I absolutely love the fit and color of the vest. It works beautifully to accent a suit or a formal steampunk costume. While the fabric is comfortable and not too restrictive, it proved too thin to support the clamp on the end of my pocket-watch chain. A minor disappointment in an overall wonderful product that I would recommend in a heartbeat.
Oct 18, 2012
Chris P.
VA
US
Commander Vest -Walnut
Great service, vest is a little snug but that's ok. But it looks great and is well made.
Sep 12, 2012
Vince
VA
Joshua
This is the most amazing waistcoat I've ever owned. It's extremely durable and looks fantastic. Since wearing it I get nothing but compliments. I like it so much I bought a second one just in case they stop making it. If you want to look good during the apocalypse then this is the vest for you.
Jun 22, 2012
Joshua
Denver co
US

 

#10 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 |

ITEM 002027

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 19 reviews

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
NICE JOB
Your ferndale vest is good value for the money! Thank you,nice job!
Feb 4, 2012
david schwall
pomona N
US
Fantastic
This vest fits me like it was tailored to my frame just for me by a master tailor. The pockets are really cool an in the right spots for my pocket watch and pocket knife. Looks better in person then on the computer and when matched with the trousers, 100 % awesome. Formal when wearing my Frock coat and top hat or switch hats to a bowler for a more semi formal look. A really nice addition to my suit.
Dec 13, 2011
AlbertJohnson
Northern Canada

 

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