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The 10 Best Old West 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 old west 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 old west 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 Old West 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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.74/5.00 stars from 27 reviews

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
Very impressed
I had been trying to source vests in Australia for a number of months with no luck. I found Historical Emporium by pure chance and decided to give them a go. I ordered this vest along with Humboldt Stripe Vest and Classic Canvas Work Vest - Black in a single order as the three with shipping from the States was still more reasonable than anything that I'd been able to find in Australia. I had deliberately ordered a size up to be safe and on arrival I was very impressed with the quality, style and the time that the vests took to jump the puddle from the US. My tailor when I went to have them taken in (yes I probably should have trusted the sizing listed) also commented on the quality and styling; when measuring and after making the adjustments. Thank you very much (and yes I've now ordered additional vests), highly recommend both the service and product. I'll be back again.
Dec 8, 2016
Steven
Hobart TA
AU
One of my favourires
Sturdy, well made garment.
Dec 8, 2016
Robert N Stephenson
HAWTHORNDENE SA
AU
excellent vest.
A fantastic vest. I'm glad that I decided to order something from this website. It's a wonderful addition to my collection, and I'm certain to be back for more
Sep 15, 2016
Nigel
Waterloo On
CA
Truly Dapper
I received many compliments while wearing this vest to an event. I absolutely love it!
May 5, 2016
Tim
Chicopee MA
US
Dashing in 1830 California
I had a dual purpose for ordering this vest. First, I am a volunteer with the California State Park System at Monterey State Historic Park in Monterey, California. I help to put on a program called "Hands On" which teaches 4th grade students about life in early Alta California in the 1830's. One of the "tasks" I teach the children is branding cattle. I already had this vest in tan canvas, but it was always getting sooty from the branding iron fires. I didn't want to eventually ruin that one with multiple washings, so I ordered this vest to show less ash and soot during a week's presentations. Secondly, I am also a Civil War reenactor and this vest will be often worn with my Confederate Marine officer's uniform when it's too hot to wear my wool vest under my wool frock coat, or at a period ball when I want to be just a bit more formal in my Southern gentleman and officer portrayal.
Mar 4, 2016
Randall W. Hawkinson
Salinas CA
US

 

#2 Rated Old West 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

$49.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 106 reviews

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
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

 

#3 Rated Old West 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

$63.95

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Reviews of this Product

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

 

#4 Rated Old West 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: 4.85/5.00 stars from 87 reviews

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
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

 

#5 Rated Old West 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: 4.88/5.00 stars from 80 reviews

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
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

 

#6 Rated Old West 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: 4.89/5.00 stars from 28 reviews

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
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

 

#7 Rated Old West 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
SteampunkScot


 

#8 Rated Old West Work Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Wheat

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

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$63.95

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Average Rating: 4.90/5.00 stars from 20 reviews

Wheat vest
This style of waistcoat is probably my favourite, though it must have something to do with watching Paul McGann in the Doctor Who TV Movie. So this was an absolute must for me, style wise. It's a very tough and durable material, but it breathes (as long as it's not too tight anyway) so it's ideal for summer which is coming up fast. There's two sets of buttons, so you have to do them all up. But it's not hard to figure it out. The buttons are just bronze ones, the pictures make it look like black and gold ones. A word of warning, this is called Wheat because of the colour, but this means shipping it is bound to be held up in customs. If anything has words like wheat or tobacco in the name they're bound to think it's something it's not. But it should all be cleared up eventually.
Sep 18, 2020
Jamie R.
Hobart Ta
AU
Excellent fit and many compliments
I love this vest and get many compliments on it. It fits exactly as promised and feels very comfortably. My wardrobe has a whole new life with the vests that I have purchased here.
Mar 7, 2020
Bryan
Tyler Te
US
Perfection
My chest measurement (46) was on the border, so I needed to be sure. I e-mailed CS and received sound advise going forward with the XL. The Wheat color is correctly presented in photos 2-4. The more yellowish-tint or hue from photo 1 is not a good representation. I fell instantaneously in love, forevermore!
Sep 29, 2018
Brother Mac
Kennesaw GA
US
Amazing quality!
Mar 29, 2018
Mrs. Z
Fullerton CA
US
Canvas vest
Great vest & a perfect fit
Mar 14, 2018
Ted
Lynchburg VA
US
Excellent as expected
I don't use these for costumes. I wear them for business and always get compliments. They make even a pair of blue jeans or khakis look a bit more dressy. Ladies particularly comment favorably.
Mar 22, 2017
Commander W
Clarksville TN
US
Canvas vest
Excellent. We have had many vests from you. But this and the other we bought are by far the best. For work or other. Just love it. Very classy. The service from Historical Emporium is the best ever. Thankyou
Jan 5, 2017
Valerie
Victoria BC
CA
Great vest
This vest looks nice in the picture but fabulous in person. Very sturdy canvas for keeping a nice crisp look. Sizing worker perfectly.
Apr 2, 2016
Ron
Redding Ca
US
canvas double breasted vest
I have previously purchased a number of vests from you. I am a reasonally tall slim guy and it is actually pretty difficult to determine which size to order for vests. I started ordering mediums but they were very loose fitting, particularly the single breasted ones so I have found that size small is actually a pretty good fit and they look very trim on. The double breasted in size small have been just big enough up until this most recent one. I have the exact same one in black and it is a bit firm but fits OK. This wheat one is real tight across the chest( waist is OK and also too small under the arms. I have not returned it as the postage both ways to Australia is more than the vaue of the vest! Regards Dave
May 7, 2015
Dave Harvey
Narrung
AU
Canvas Vest
Nicely made, just what I was looking for.
Dec 12, 2014
Dan
San Diego CA
US
Another Solid Vest
This is the third color I have gotten of the Double Breasted Canvas Vest. They are so comfortable and stylish, I can't get enough of them. I wear them more than my other vests, and I mostly wear them as regular street clothes, not costuming.
Nov 20, 2014
Mike G
Pe
US
vest
The vest is of high quality and I was very pleased with it.
Aug 12, 2014
Ernie

US
Canvas double breasted
Beautiful vest. Fit is what I expected. I really like cotton canvas I thought I would wear it this summer but it is double layered Material so I'll have to wait till winter.
Aug 11, 2014
Lemasters
Clinton Ok
US
Ten-HUT!
The brigadier, the rapscallion stockade runner. It is all here.
Jan 2, 2014
Nasty Camnasta
NY NY
US
David
Great quality good looking vest.
Dec 3, 2013
David
Fayetteville Ga

 

#9 Rated Old West 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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Average Rating: 4.74/5.00 stars from 42 reviews

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
Nice Vest
I purchased this vest with the hope of being able to wear it outside of costuming. I am not disappointed, the fit and finish on the vest is great and assume it will hold up as any garment should. Thanks for great product.
Nov 8, 2013
Anonymous
Detroit MI
US

 

#10 Rated Old West Work Vest
Commander Vest - Black

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

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 17 reviews

Commander Vest
This is my third one. I don't need all the colors it comes in but I would never hesitate to buy another.
May 16, 2020
Craig
Muskegon Mi
US
excellent product
this is my first purchases. i am very satisfied.
Jun 1, 2017
rjm
green bay wi
US
Styling...
I find the most helpful reveiws discuss sizing and not aesthetics. For me, the fit depends on the cut of the garment, I am to thick to wear "skinny" tailored clothes and often, if I go one size larger, it can look like I am wearing my father's clothing. In a sport coat I look for a 43" regular and once again depending of the cut of the garment, along with my own seasonal weight loss or gain, the article of clothing "fits" or looks styling or looks like I am in desperate need of a tailor. Out of the bag, my ordered "Commander Vest" fit nicely and allowed enough room for me to feel comfortable without adjusting the back strap. I purchased this vest for part of a SteamPunk costume I've assembled to wear to DragonCon in the fall of this year. I'm still working on some other applications... Thanks,
May 18, 2017
Dave
Atlanta GA
US
PERFECT!
a perfect fit. I will have to order more!
Jan 26, 2017
Andrew
Palm Springs CA
US
NICE!!!
my husband really likes his vest. we are attending a steam punk conference. the size was accurate as described in the ordering form. the color is perfect. it is a quality vest that he can wear to other functions.
Nov 3, 2016
WDGB
Jacksonville FL
US
Commander vest
This vest is nicely made and fits well. The fabric is heavy holds its shape. I would recommend this item highly.
Oct 8, 2015
Cheril
Solomon Ka
US
great vest
Love the cut. if I weren't such a big guy, it would make me look dashing
Aug 11, 2014
Mike M.
Paris IL
US
Perfect Fit and Appearance
I couldn't ask for better! First of all, my order arrived well before I expected. The fit of the vest is perfect and it looks great. I look forward to placing future orders with Historical Emporium!
Jun 27, 2014
Chris
London On
CA
commander vest
service is first rate. I boo booed and soleceted the wrong size. sent back and waiting.
Oct 4, 2013
jesse gonzales
lakewood wa
US
Review
Quality Quickly.
Aug 16, 2013
Anonymous

SUPER SERVICE!!!!
EXACTLY what I was looking for and a FAST delivery!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Aug 16, 2013
Wild Willy
Ft Worth TX
US
Just Right
Another stellar item from the Emporium. I can see a lot of ways to use this, both for costuming and everyday wear. It seems quite sturdy, too.
Jul 14, 2013
Michael Garcia
PA
US
Wonderful
The vest arrived so quick. It is heavy and very handsome. Love it. Highly recommend the Historical Emporium.
Jun 28, 2013
Ginger
Dolores Co
US
Perfect
The vest is as described, and has a nice weight to it, I've taken to wearing it with my pair of Wahmaker Frontier Canvas Pants in the brown color, with a white or red dress shirt, it adds a nice casual look to the somewhat dressed look that I wear on a regular basis.
Apr 12, 2013
Devin Preston
Danville Ke
US
Military fashion show!
Another fine vest you gotten me into! This high collar vest provides a distinguished and unique look that will have you looking like an officer and a gentleman. It looks great with an ascot or can even be worn with a regular tie and suit for the avantegard anachronistic look. I was impressed with the craftsmanship and durability that is usually reserved for overpriced designer wear. Since it is worn close to the neck, I would suggest getting a size larger than you would normally wear. It has a surprisingly fitted feel.
Apr 5, 2013
Chris
Costa Mesa CA
US

 

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