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The 10 Best Cowboy Western 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 cowboy western 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 cowboy western 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 Cowboy Western 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: 4.87/5.00 stars from 99 reviews

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
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Black
Hello, I absolutely love this product: the quality of the fabric, buttons, and seams is very high. I use this vest daily, as a working vest for the farms - it stands up to the wear-and-tear extremely well. Thank you very much.
Nov 22, 2020
Joshua Murcott
Glencoe So
AU
An elegant style
I was skeptical at first, but for the price I thought I had to try it and I'm very happy with it now. The fabric is stiffer than I expected, but less than the military version from the same manufacturer. I also own the red version of this model. The ensemble with my frock coat and my cane gives me a very gentlemanly look that I am looking for. I recommend it to you.
Oct 29, 2020
James
Sherbrooke
CA
NICE Comfortable vest
I like vests and really appreciate the ability to get a 'long' fitting vest. This is a great casual vest for any occasion where you want to dress it up a little more than just a shirt!!
Apr 2, 2020
Christopher Lux
San Ramon Ca
US
Vest too short
This is a nice quality vest but it is way too short. For a size 5xl it is about 4 inches to short. I am 6' 1" tall this vest would fit some one that is about 5' 6". I have a 34" inseam for my jeans so it is not like I have a long upper body. The bottom of this vest ends up about 3 to 4 inches from my waste. I doubt I will ever wear this vest do to it being so short. Had this vest fit as it is showed in the pictures I would have given it 5 stars the quality of material and look of it is very good.
Mar 12, 2020
Matthew Burkey
Holdrege NE
US
Big AND tall.
Sep 19, 2019
Eddie
Ohkay Owingeh Ne
US

 

#2 Rated Cowboy Western 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

$52.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.91/5.00 stars from 32 reviews

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
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

 

#3 Rated Cowboy Western 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

$49.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 stars from 84 reviews

Great utilitarian vest
I bought this canvas 4 pocket stylish work and vest for style while doing hard work. Perfect.
Jun 3, 2021
Ben
New York City Ne
Great utilitarian vest
I bought this canvas 4 pocket stylish work and vest for style while doing hard work. Perfect.
Jun 3, 2021
Ben
New York City Ne
Impressed
This vest is better than I expected in a lot of ways. It is well constructed, made of very study fabric, and of suitable length for any number of possible pairings, including wearing with kilts. This vest works well as a winter layer under a jacket, and neatly holds a scarf in place. The pockets are a little bit on the small side, but perfectly adequate to hold a pocket watch, as designed, though maybe a little skimpy for a larger sized handkerchief. I'm really pleased with this item, and am considering getting another one in black.
Mar 4, 2021
Peter Finch
Vancouver BC
CA
An elegant style
I was skeptical at first, but for the price I thought I had to try it and I'm very happy with it now. The fabric is stiffer than I expected, but less than the military version from the same manufacturer. The ensemble with my frock coat and my cane gives me a very gentlemanly look that I am looking for. The color is incredibly beautiful. I recommend it to you.
Oct 29, 2020
James
Sherbrooke
CA
Crimson work vest
Sep 10, 2020
Reggie Garrett
Denton TX
US
Crimson work vest
Sep 10, 2020
Reggie Garrett
Denton TX
US
More of a Burgundy
Jan 9, 2020
Anonymous

not as red
like all your vest the fit is perfect and it looks great its just not as red as I thought it would be its more of a burgundy or dark maroon.
Dec 13, 2019
dgwy
Dallas TX
US
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

 

#4 Rated Cowboy Western 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 111 reviews

Great vest
The vest is heavier than I expected. Sturdy denim, good fit, excellent construction. I will be ordering again
Sep 23, 2021
Chuck
Caroline Wi
US
Dapper and Tough!
May 20, 2021
Anthony
Portland OR
US
vest cut
vest was one inch too short. I buy Filson and your quality is perfect except for cut.
Apr 15, 2021
Whitt Sessoms
virginia beach vi
US
Classic work vest
It is the second one that I have had in several years. It is better than my first one. Only because It has an inside pocket, perfect for my cell phone and is about 2 inches, great for taller men.
Mar 25, 2021
Jimmy

Great fitting vest
I've shop for plenty of vest and this one the cut and fit is perfect
Oct 29, 2020
MARK
Lancaster PA
US
Vest
Outstanding product
Jun 11, 2020
JoeyB
San Antonio Te
US
Amazing
Great quality,perfect fit. Love the color
Jun 11, 2020
Cricket
Cave city Ke
US
vest
I have liked wearing a vest for years and I love the old fashion styling I get here. They are great quality and fit just right. I have bought several items from these people and have never been disappointed. Great quality and fair pricing!
May 28, 2020
Randy
Randolph Te
US
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

 

#5 Rated Cowboy Western 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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.78/5.00 stars from 23 reviews

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

POPS
These vests will be used in a wedding they liked mine so much the groom wanted one
Jun 11, 2015
Pops
North Charleston So
US

 

#6 Rated Cowboy Western Work Vest
Sable Brushed Cotton Vest

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

ITEM 002574

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.74/5.00 stars from 43 reviews

Quality Vest
Very nice. Excellent Quality as usual
May 10, 2021
Jess N.
Roachdale In
US
Conversion experience
I now own and wear daily several pairs of 1800s trousers and have acquired this, my second vest. Have never been a vest fan but I am now--this and my other vest are in daily use now and look spectacular--very well made, too.
Jan 5, 2020
Robert
Philadelphia PA
US
Good Quality
This is my second time buying an "Old West" vest for my costume as a "Living History" re-enactment player. The first attempt was at another web site and the sizing turned out to be an educated guess, it didn't fit. At the Emporium the sizing instructions were accurate and it fits perfectly! I also appreciate that I can purchase the components of my character/outfit one at a time and still have that continuity that the whole outfit looks like it was purchased together.
Sep 5, 2019
Finder
Round Rock TX
US
Nice vest!
Mar 7, 2019
Johnny O
Oakland CA
US
Great Vest!
This is a well made vest. The material is a heavy duty cotton and feels like very soft canvas. I gave it 4 stars only because of the plastic buttons. They are heavy duty buttons, but I would have paid more money for a vest with buttons that were more period correct (such as wood or another natural material). Also, the tag on the vest says "Gunslinger Vest" and the brand on the label is Frontier Classics. So it is designed as a western style vest. I was wanting something in a Victorian style to wear with my bowler hat, but it will also go well with my western hat. I ordered a size Large and it fits true to size. I wear a size 42 suit and it was a little big, but was able to adjust it down to my size with the tab belt on the back. Plenty of pockets.
Feb 14, 2019
Steven
We
US
This Vest is Amazing!
Quality is spectacular and the shipping is as if I walked into the store and purchased it, delivery from the west coast was quick like I've never seen. Customer service top notch, size of clothing was as described. Best to get one size larger as with all dress clothes due to the high waist. Best clothing company ever!!
Jul 19, 2018
Jim
copperas cove TX
US
Sable Brushed Cotton Vest
Great fit and quality. Very comfortable. This is one of my favorites. I wear it often to work.
Apr 19, 2018
Tom

THE USUAL HIGH PRAISE
I have purchase numerous shirts, pants ,and vests prior to this purchase. Every piece of clothing has been sized correctly, very well made, and of excellent materials. This vest is no exception to that praise. The shipping service was incredibly fast this time. I do not hesitate to recomend this company and their wares and have numerous times to numerous people. I am a Single Action Shooter Society competitor ( Cowboy action shooting ) . All of the clothing has survived long rugged wear on the shooting range and a great deal of physical activity, with little or no signs of wear. When I want period correct clothing there is no other choice, in my mind -- HISTORIC EMPORIUM
Jun 22, 2017
HEAVY BEAR
Rochester Ne
US
Great Vest for Reasonable Price
This is a great quality, great-looking vest. Sewing quality is outstanding. The material is thick and soft. Buttons are quality, too. I normally would fall into the Large sizing, which I ordered initially, but had to re-order a Medium, which fit perfectly.
Jan 26, 2017
Kent S
Johnston Io
US
Historic
Wearing this vest is not only comfortable, but remarkably historic. I have only received compliments when I wore it - everyone has asked me more about it, and I've told them right away about the Emporium. Works superbly with a cravat and a pocket watch. Hopefully, one day, the mainstream fashion can return to this golden age! We can only try.
May 12, 2016
Titus
Sydney
AU
Just what we needed for our wedding.
We were looking for a vest for my (now) husband. We finally found the right one on the site. We bought 2 sizes as we didn't know which would fit best. We chose the smaller one and returned the larger one. We had a family member take in the vest a bit because it was still a little big, but there is no way my husband would be comfortable in the next size down. All in all the vest was just what he was looking for and he looked great at our wedding!
Aug 20, 2015
ndy26
worcester MA
US
Wonderful!
Excellent fit for me, look great, well constructed. What more can on say? I would recommend, especially with matching trousers. I look particularly dapper in these at work.
Jan 23, 2015
Carlos G-F

UK
Nice Earth tone
I really like how this can fit into almost any earth tone outfit. Works with tans, olives and browns. The only drawback is the shorter "gunslinger" flat front doesn't work on me as well. However it seems to be very sturdy with strong buttons.
Sep 29, 2014
D.C Commuter
Di
smashing
Handsome more help on the sizing chart would be appreciated. I think men are getting bigger (sorry) and so what used to be a med could be a large? Anyway it was a birthday gift much appreciated.
Jul 9, 2014
elysian fields
berkeley ca
US
Awesome Vest!
The vest is great! Even better quality than expected, fast shipping, fair price, awesome style, and just plain and simply great!
Mar 28, 2014
Brandon Bothur
Baltic CT
US

 

#7 Rated Cowboy Western Work Vest
Abilene Vest - Navy

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

ITEM 004336

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Average Rating: 4.78/5.00 stars from 23 reviews

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
Pe
Abilene Vest Navy
Pleased with quality & price.
Jul 17, 2015
Anonymous

Abilene Vest
This Abilene vest was exactly what I was looking for. It is well tailored and looks great. I ordered a second Abilene vest of a different color within a week of receiving this one.
Apr 17, 2015
Dennis M
Olathe Ka
US

 

#8 Rated Cowboy Western Work Vest
Commander Vest - Crimson

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

ITEM 003875

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 26 reviews

Brett
i ended up with the commander vest in crimson because my first and second choice of color must be the same as everyone else. black and walnut were both sold out in my size. you guys must be doing something right. your products are obviously popular because i'm waiting on other things to be restocked in my size. XL .. keep the popular sizes well stocked and keep on with a good thing. THANK YOU
Apr 1, 2021
Brett
ashville ne
US
Commander Vest
This vest looks amazing, Very well made of a sturdy denim-like material. The Dark Burgundy colour goes well with a white shirt. The sizing is accurate, which means if you are not sure order the next larger size.
Dec 28, 2019
Graham
Kelowna BC
CA
Awesome Vest
Quality made. Fits perfectly. Looks great with my kilt. Highly recommended
Nov 21, 2019
Mike
Rahway NJ
US
Just right, sort of a 2 in one vest
I ordered the smallest size, as I'm very skinny and stuff like this is hard for me to get a good fit in, and it fits pretty much perfectly, wish they offered more of their vests/coats in a 35 chest. I was expecting a costume quality piece, but when I opened it a tried it on I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. The canvas feels like it'll last a decade or two, almost like how a carhart jacket feels. Worth the price for sure. I haven't seen anyone else mention this, but if you undo the top 2 buttons you can turn down the lapel and it gives the look of a traditional vest, so you can wear it in different fashions. Not to mention its very comfy
Oct 15, 2018
Isaac R
TN
US
Commander Vest
As a new customer I held off reviewing for a more complete experience. After a couple months, I could not be happier! Since I enjoy vests I plan to buy as many as I can.
Oct 11, 2018
Craig
Muskegon Mi
Steampunk Attire
Vest is a little tight but otherwise very appropriate for Steampunk Carnival Ball.
Jan 18, 2018
Gordo
Key West Fl
US
A handsome waistcoat
It was the perfect complement to a pirate costume I was assembling. Thank you!
Aug 10, 2017
Anonymous

First time is a winner!
This is the first time I've ordered from Historical Emporium. I've perused the items for some time, but never had the courage to order. Well, I was not disappointed! The vest is exceptionally well made and exactly what I was looking for. The next time I need something, I won't hesitate to order again!
May 11, 2017
stanlissa
Fort Worth TX
US
andrew
another perfect piece from history!
Feb 24, 2017
Andrew P
Palm Springs CA
US
Crimson vest
The vest was of high quality material and just what i was looking for to round out my costume.
Apr 20, 2016
Anonymous

Commander Vest - Crimson
Jan 8, 2016
Anonymous

Perfect fit!
Nice quality vest and a perfect fit! People thought this was tailored for me.
Oct 7, 2015
Edward J
Fort Mill So
US
It's really unfair to look this good
Recently I had the opportunity to attend an event called The Steampunk Masquerade Promenade and I was decked out in clothes from Steampunk Emporium. This was the first time I'd worn the Commander Vest, it fit fantastic, and was comfortable all night long. It's quality clothing that's made to last. My entire outfit consisted of the following from (Historical) Steampunk Emporium: Commander Vest Baily Trousers Mini Gauntlet, Brown Black Pearl Ornate Pocket Watch Brown Leather Buckle Suspenders Pin, Gears and Wings Additionally, I wore a black button down shirt where I'd replaced the buttons with "copper gear" buttons, and a steam punk top hat I'd acquired a year ago randomly. Anyway, I got compliments everywhere I turned all night. Men and women alike complimented the style and the look. I think that a big part of this outfit looking so good is the quality of the clothes. Unlike anything you'd pick up in a costume shop, this stuff is made to last. I've actually owned the Baily Trousers for a couple of years now... and I've not been nice to them. They still look great, fit amazing, and have held their color after repeated washing. The suspenders look great and fit well thanks to the elastic on the back. The pocket watch I like so much I've started wearing on a regular basis with my jeans, clipped to a belt loop (finally an opportunity to use that 5th pocket!!!). The Brown Guantlet fit my wrist better than I would imagine as it was listed for women......
May 8, 2015
Mike
Union City CA
US
Great quality, bit tight
The only thing to mention is that the vest is a bit tight. Every other vest I've gotten here an "M" is very comfortable, looks good, and has just a bit of room. This one though is snug. Not uncomfortable, not a 'problem', just keep it in mind. If I were to have gotten a Large I'd undoubtedly have to have it altered to fit correctly.
Mar 12, 2015
Anonymous

Great Vest!
I wanted to write a review about the Commander Vest because from reading the other reviews I had concern about the sizing with some saying that it runs small. I usually wear a 35 or 36 which is right on the border of a small. I ordered a small and medium with the idea I would keep the one which fits and return the other. I opened the small first and it fit perfectly so no need to even try the medium. It is a fitted cut though through the waist which I like very much. It is a very nice looking vest with the aged brass buttons giving it a sharp look. It is a great part of my steampunk outfit and I am very happy with the purchase.
Oct 26, 2014
Sean
New York NY
US

 

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Bailey Vest - Crimson

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Average Rating: 4.82/5.00 stars from 11 reviews

Bailey Vest
Very good high quality vest. Highly recommended. Get use to receiving a lot of complements.
Jul 15, 2021
John
Ar
US
Arm pits to Big
The arm pits in the vest are much to big. I needed to take it to a Taylor to alter. This was the first vest from this company I needed to do this with; all the others were off the rack ready to wear
Jul 25, 2019
R Cook
Seattle WA
US
All's well
A little bright, will have to pick and choose what it goes with. But certainly brightens up my moss Green shirt and pant combination, just as you suggested it would.
Apr 18, 2019
Richard
Bainbridge Ge
US
Bailey Vest is Comfortable
This is the look I wanted for my outfit. The vest is comfortable and well made. I'm glad I found just what I was looking for and that it turned out to be a good quality product.
Dec 18, 2018
Brian L.
Houston TX
US
Crimson striped vest
Love the vest! Cotton material is great for warm weather.
Apr 5, 2018
Dave
Los Angeles CA
US
Crimson Bailey Vest
My husband loved the vest! He will be wearing it to our son wedding. The quality was excellent!
Jul 22, 2017
Kathryn Hall
Florence MT
US
Marlene Blackthorne
This product is outstanding! Thank you!
Jan 4, 2017
Marlene Blackthorne
Rockmart Ge
US
Perfect in every way
Beautifully made with quality fabric- Exactly what I was looking for, and I am highly satisfied!
Dec 2, 2016
Shelly Hall
Hot Springs Ar
US
vest
Good price for this vest. Hubby outgrew his. With slight alteration this fit beautifully.
Dec 11, 2015
R Neilson
Sheridan CA
US
Classy vest
I ordered this vest to have something lighter and brighter to wear during the summer season. I wasn't out in public for more than 10 minutes before I began receiving compliments. Dashing and stylish for any occasion.
Aug 11, 2014
Bart
Boone No
US
Snazzy.
Great medium weight vest, good for the warmer months. Sizing is correct, rare in this world, I'm about a 45 chest and the large fits just right. The stripey fabric goes good with lots of shirts. A Yale man might even wear it over a t-shirt.
Jun 27, 2014
Black Jack Shellac
Waltham MA
US

 

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Commander Vest - Brown

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

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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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