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The 10 Best Victorian 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 victorian 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 victorian 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 Victorian Work Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Black

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Edwardian Mens Vests Black Canvas Cotton Solid Work Matched Separates |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 112 reviews

Amazing vest!!!
The craftsmanship is superb!! I was very impressed with the overall construction and look. So many times when I order big and tall items I'm disappointed. Not with this vest, sizing guide was dead on. Thank you Historical Emporium, you will have me as a customer again!!
Apr 19, 2024
David Alexander...
Cosmos MN
US
It's perfect
I am a pastor and occasionally I have an opportunity to do a service that requires a vintage Parsons outfit. I'm going to be speaking at the 100th anniversary of the Easter sunrise service at a famous rock in my city that has been used by traveling preachers since 1837. My other vest was getting a little too tight so I needed a bigger one.
Mar 1, 2024
Richard Lafever
The Dalles OR
US
Well made.
Nov 15, 2023
george verges
New Orleans LA
US
well made true size, know your size
Oct 13, 2023
Rodney Mc Donald
BANNING CA
US
Grate vest!
This vest is definitely made with care! Durable and functional for any occasion!
Oct 12, 2023
Logan Ranker
BUFFALO MILLS PA
US
Dressy even without a coat.
I wear that vest two or three times a week. The upper pocket is for my monocle.
Oct 5, 2023
Richard Reed
RIVERSIDE CA
US
Nice
Church
Oct 4, 2023
Mark Patterson
COTTONPORT LA
US
Another satisfied Customer
Very good canvas material and well stitched... Seems durable. I use the items that I buy from Historical Emporium for everyday wear and having access to canvas pants and vests at reasonable prices is very nice. Shipping is fast and customer service is THE best I have delt with lately.... I cannot express how happy I am overall with Customer Service for Historical Emporium. The only small drawback is that sometimes the sizes I want are out of stock at the time I want to order. I have checked back at a later date and been able to find the sizes I want, so I would advise others to be patient and check back.
Jun 15, 2023
Cloyd
Io
US
Classic canvas vest
The vest of a solid working man, not some brocade wearing effeminate banker, a man's man vest. Sturdy, well made, durable. Feels like body armor. Get one.
Aug 11, 2022
Cody King
Tuscon AZ
US
Looks and fits great
This Vest looks and fits great. I wanted to get 3 but they only had 1 left in stock, which probably say something about how popular this vest is. But I will keep checking back until they get more in stock.
Apr 14, 2022
D Starr
Portland OR
US
Black canvas work vest
Great looking vest. Fits just right. Price was good, quality is good, shipping time was outstanding.
Mar 17, 2022
Rich M
Id
US
Best vest
I ordered the classic canvas work vest it is made really great for a cheap price you would think it to cost more for that kind of quality of a vest I love it
Mar 3, 2022
Jessie
Thomasville No
US
Classic canvas work vest
The vest I ordered and received is of the highest quality and workmanship. I am well pleased
Feb 17, 2022
Tony
Elm grove Wi
US
8 years later
I purchased this vest in October of 2013 and 8 years later it still holds up to the test. I had to have it taken in and the tailor was surprised to work with canvas but it fits even better now than it did the day I bought it. I immediately followed up with the same vest in crimson and will be repurchasing this color again for a richer black. The black color, though faded, is still good 8 years later. All pockets are functional. Purchase with extreme confidence. I have about a 53" gut at 6'3" and the 2XT is an absolute perfect fit.
Oct 27, 2021
Zach
Rockford IL
US
My Daily Apparel!
Aug 19, 2021
Matthew
Silverton OR
US

 

#2 Rated Victorian Work Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Crimson

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Edwardian Mens Vests Red Canvas 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 90 reviews

Solid vest
A really solid built vest in good quality fabric! Well made with four pockets that can be used. It is quite large for it's size. Large is more like an XL (or even an XXL).
Jun 21, 2022
Aleksander Gjøen
Nesttun No
NO
Love it!
I wore the vest to church on Easter Sunday and received several compliments. Fits good looks good and itís of excellent quality.
Apr 22, 2022
Jim
Libby MT
Love it!
I wore the vest to church on Easter Sunday and received several compliments. Fits good looks good and itís of excellent quality.
Apr 21, 2022
Jim
Libby MT
Love this product
Good value. Well made. I have two in different colors. I can recomend this vest.
Mar 31, 2022
John
Jena La
US
Canvas Vest
I've had a few of these over the years and like my vests long. The Tall series fits very well and the vest is of good quality. Thank you
Jan 27, 2022
John Wayne Sitterley
Cornville AZ
US
Best Vest Ever
I ordered a vest as a Christmas gift for one of my nephews. He is tall and the vest did not fit properly, however, the quality was out of this world. I had him select an alternate for exchange and when it arrived (very quickly) I was just as pleased with the quality and the fit was super. He admitted that he used to peruse your site when he was younger (and poorer) and couldn't afford to buy from you, so he was thrilled with my gift. Great job, keep it up and I'll keep buying for him.
Jan 26, 2022
Lori
Portland OR
US
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

 

#3 Rated Victorian Work Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Brown

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

ITEM 006681

$57.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 43 reviews

Wrong size
No occasion. Just thought I would start gathering my western attire. I wore to church and everyone really like it. The only problem I have is that, I measured wrong and I chose my usual size(XL, when I should had chosen 2XL). It doesn't go over my belly, but that's ok, because I can wear it unbuttoned. The bow tie fits great. I want to build a complete western outfit, but I'll have to do it one piece at a time. I would like to get a pair of cowboy boots next or maybe a couple of shirts(Bib styles). Then, I'll work on getting a couple pairs of pants. At least, that's the plan. I'm very happy and glad I found this store. I check this site often and add items to my wish list. Keep up the good work.
May 17, 2024
Peter Sabo
Manhattan KS
US
Canvas vest
This has become a favorite for my husband. Although what he really wanted was this same vest without the lapels. But he's still a happy guy.
Dec 8, 2023
Peggy Stevens
Franklinton LA
US
Very nice
Wear it at work alternating between this and an apron, fits well and protects my shirt and people like my style.
Nov 10, 2023
Leslie Pressler
Yuma AZ
US
Love the Vest
Nov 5, 2023
Ross Cox
San Saba TX
US
Ordered again!
Nov 3, 2023
Lyla Poynter
Greer SC
US
Canvas work vest brown
Excellent quality and fit! I've always liked old west clothing, I used the vest on Sunday church service and I had very good complements. I will definitely buy again from this vendor.
Oct 21, 2023
Juan Rodriguez
LAREDO TX
US
Didn't need
Vest was of a good quality and workmanship. Due to my not needing it because the Trousers didn't fit I returned the vest.
Sep 14, 2023
Kevin
Coopersville MI
US
Decent Vest
Not a bad vest. Not something you'd wear to a wedding. A work vest. Heavy, strong cotton. Durable. Looks a lot neater and formal in the pic.
May 4, 2023
Frank
Boston MA
US
Vest
Great product. Received it very quickly. Always great customer service.
Dec 10, 2022
Leo
Seguin TX
US
Vest
Great product. Received it very quickly. Always great customer service.
Dec 9, 2022
Leo
Seguin TX
US
Exactly what I was looking for.
This vest is spot on. Had to workout an exchange because I needed a tall - MEASURE THE LENGTH! You'll save yourself the trouble. Once I got this vest though I was sold. The quality is great. Nice solid canvas with a beautiful texture. It's already starting to soften and bend more easily with some wear. The buttons and back strap are all super solid. It's just super well constructed, great fabric quality, excellent fit. I'll be back for more. This is exactly what I was looking for. Great quality at a great price. Thanks!!
Mar 30, 2022
Benny Champagne
Portland Ma
US
Daniel
Great Vest
Aug 26, 2021
Daniel E Miller
Riverton WY
US
Brown work vest
Great looking vestments, I am sure glad I found these!. I reccomend this to anyone who loves wearing blue jeans casual, I knew how good this thing is going to look, just as soon as I saw, and touched it, I haven't seen much of any other clothing offered anywhere else this good. Check the sizing, but it's fully recommended. Thnx.
Jun 3, 2021
KENNETH P RAJAGH
CARSON Ca
US
Vest Review
Really like the material and workmanship of the vest. Couldn't be happier. In all likelihood I will be ordering again from Historical Emporium. They have the things I like.
Apr 29, 2021
Larry
Waverly NY
US
Classic Canvas Vest
I really like this vest and plan to use it when the weather warms and stays warm to complete my casual/dress up look. Either with jeans and a casual shirt or with a dress shirt, tie and dress slacks.
Apr 29, 2021
Larry
Brunswick OH
US

 

#4 Rated Victorian Work Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Gray

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Edwardian Mens Vests Gray Canvas Cotton Solid Work Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 008428

$57.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Looks and wears great
I love the canvas material. Perfect for a vest. Fit is very good. I like the look and have had many compliments.
Jan 12, 2024
Woodrow
Monmouth OR
US
clerk
everyday where-how i dress
Dec 26, 2023
Cyndi Pray
Eliot ME
US
Just what I wanted
I wear it when I'm working in the warehouse and I want a good looking way to protect my shirt, looks great I like it.
Nov 10, 2023
Leslie Pressler
Yuma AZ
US
Good quality not made in China
I am 6'1" medium build. I ordered the XL Tall. Fits perfectly. Good that it has an adjustment buckle in the back as I am slim waisted and cinched it up so it has a nice tapered look. My vest was made in Guatemala, so I am good enough with that. USA would be better, but what are ya gonna do?
Nov 10, 2023
Randy Richards
Albion MI
US
exactly what I wanted
I've a wardrobe for my reenactments and speaking on my war between the states persona. After being invited to participate in a Wild West event I needed a few items to adjust the look. My other vests are coat and tie ones, I needed a working man's look, this is exactly what I wanted and needed. The event isn't until the end of October and I'll be submitting photos then.
Aug 31, 2023
Brian Tidball
Topping Vi
US
Fits the look I wanted...
This vest goes well with the gray trousers and gives me the look I wanted in the way of a slimlined look for myself. Thanks, Historical Emporium!
Mar 16, 2023
Scott
CHARLOTTE NC
US
It works
This is a sturdy well made garment. It is great for working around the property when a jacket is to much and a sweater is too delicate for the job at hand. Size seems to run a wee bit small, but may loosen up after some wear and a wash.
Mar 9, 2023
FF Bud
MECHANICSVLLE Vi
US

 

#5 Rated Victorian Work Vest
Sable Brushed Cotton Vest

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

ITEM 002574

$73.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.76/5.00 stars from 46 reviews

ItâÄôs perfect
Keeping the old west alive!!! It fits perfect looks great, period correct.
Jun 8, 2024
Brandon Harrington
Swall Meadows CA
US
Handsome Dr Kramer
My son loves vest and all of your clothes may be costume but it all is high quality fabric And style. Thank you! Good looking Phd Dr Kramer and my other son Dr Kramer Looked so handsome for his wedding (I bought2 brown and black vest collarless)
May 25, 2024
Janet Kramer
Mukilteo WA
US
Best
Love how this fits me and just what I wanted
Dec 29, 2023
Dylan Maddox
Clanton AL
US
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!
Though the vest is old design itís looks great with jeans or wearing to work. Fits well. Good quality. Will be buying another one.
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

 

#6 Rated Victorian Work Vest
Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Vest

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

ITEM 002982

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 91 reviews

Amazing products from an outstanding company
Once again, great items and first rate customer service, coming through when my horrible local post failed me. I have bought from them before and will continue to do so again.
May 17, 2024
andrew Earl
Ferndale MI
US
Virginia City NV
Great match with the Brewster frock jacket .... stepping back in time at monthly Virginia City activities ....
Mar 22, 2024
Gator18
Reno NV
US
Good vest
Already have the Brush Cotton Sack Coat so I knew the matching vest was going to be perfect, Good fit for me, I like the four pockets.
Feb 9, 2024
christopher cato
Romford Essex
UK
Sharp Vest
My husband loves his new vest. The brushed cotton is a very heavy quality material. The vest's short waist makes it very comfortable for daily wear.
Dec 29, 2023
M. Chappell
Louisburg KS
US
Fantastic product!
I am very happy with my purchase. The vest was top-quality, looked great and I wore it as part of a Halloween western get-up. But I think I will be wearing it all the time now!
Nov 1, 2023
Daniel Brady
Vermilion OH
US
Just right
I ordered size XL since I wear 46R coat. The vest fits very nicely and looks real good. Quality is outstanding and the service, including packaging, was excellent. I'm very happy with the purchase.
Oct 20, 2023
BOOTS
SEGUIN TX
US
Very comfortable vest
This is my wedding outfit, period accurate because I am getting married in an 1870 Stage and Pony Express stop. Very excited.
Oct 18, 2023
Walt Mandeville
WASHOE VALLEY NV
US
Incredible
Quality was fantastic and arrived very quickly. Exactly what I was looking for.
Oct 14, 2023
Taylor Hindman
CANTON GA
US
Exquisite
Of very high quality and enjoyed by most those who I've shown it to, bound to be a show stealer this Halloween!
Oct 11, 2023
Brenden Mccrudden
CASPER WY
US
Heavy cotton, feels like armor
Surprised at the heavy weight cotton, less akin to costume wear, more like every day work vest. Buttons are large and tight but will probably loosen up over time.
Sep 22, 2023
Tony C
SAN FRANCISCO CA
US
Timeless
This vest was a birthday gift as I recently returned in-person to my office job. Iíve always loved dressing up for work, but this (incredibly comfortable and durable) vest has elevated my style game to an entirely new level!!! Everything itís advertised to be and more!
Jul 19, 2022
PunkRockPro
Corvallis OR
US
One-Eyed Horse Productions
These Livingston Brushed Vest are always a winner. My actor needed two(2)in Black. Vests were in stock and fit perfect. Thanks to the adjustment strap on back of vest. Always a great feature and so very helpful.
Mar 19, 2021
Patty
Finksburg MD
US
Only one issue
All of the items I have received have met or been above expectation. The only issue is this particular vest is too short for my frame. But I do like the style and quality of it! Respectfully, Nathaniel Branch
Aug 13, 2020
N Branch
Key West FL
Awesome vest!
I ordered a vest, and I was EXTREMELY happy with the product I received. It was shipped VERY quickly, and it was very high quality. I would absolutely order again from them!
Aug 13, 2020
Shawn M.
Warsaw NY
US
Comfortable and well-made
I am a professional carriage driver and was looking for Victorian period clothing to wear at work. I have absolutely loved this vest. It is constructed of very high-quality material, stitching, etc. It fits me very well. I have a 43-inch chest, and the size Large Livingston vest fits me comfortably and attractively. The only consideration I did not account for was the fact that the brushed cotton material picks up the horse hair easily and I simply keep a lint-roller on-hand to deal with it. I would happily recommend Historical Emporium and this vest to others.
Jan 23, 2020
Riley Quinn Taylor
San Antonio TX
US

 

#7 Rated Victorian Work Vest
Burford Tweed Vest - Gray Herringbone

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

ITEM 003865

$88.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.82/5.00 stars from 102 reviews

Quality product
I bought this to wear on a cruise which sponsored a Roaring 20s evening. Fits great and looks good for the occasion.
Jun 8, 2024
Paul Brady
Manassas VA
US
Very cool style. Fits well. Nice quality
Classic car event
Jun 7, 2024
Darrell Amberson
Cleveland MN
US
Perfect fit, Excellent quality
After much searching I found the perfect vest here. Fits well and is very well made. I gave gotten several vests from other places, and that is not the case. I couldn't have asked for better than I got here. And I will definately order a couple more!
Apr 19, 2024
Robin Saraceno
Denver CO
US
Excellent!
My second vest of this style (outgrew the first, it's still in good shape). Quality of everything I have bought from Historical Emporium is excellent. After ordering I learned I would need it earlier than expected and standard shipping might not work. I called customer service to see if I could upgrade to expedited shipping. Customer Service looked up my order and assured me it would arrive on time with standard shipping, in fact it arrived a day earlier than expected. They could have charged me the extra shipping fee and I would have never known the difference. It is so nice to do business with an honest company that offers great products.
Jan 5, 2024
Travis
Burleson TX
US
Love it
Love this vest. It's been hard for me to find a vest that will fit. I'm 5'9" and wear a 2xlt shirt due to having a bit longer torso. I just wish it was available in more colors..I wear it to church and any occasion that calls for a more formal attire...
Jan 5, 2024
David Turner
Cheyenne WY
US
Super sharp
Wedding, great quality and the perfect flair of class!
Oct 29, 2023
Steve Difonzo
Grass Valley CA
US
I'm totally happy with this
excellent quality and frankly better than i expect given the price. I'll shop here again,
Oct 27, 2023
Tom Cheetham
Monroe ME
US
Well made vest.
Made just a little big width. I will have to take it for alteration. It is a nice authentic vest for any occasion.
Oct 4, 2023
Fuego de Román
CHOWCHILLA CA
US
Lightweight vest for semi-formal occasions
The lighter weight but woolen mix makes for a good semi-formal wear. Added a modern point collar shirt with a tie and collar clip for a routine bread and butter outfit. Cut and collar were perfect.
Sep 22, 2023
Tony C
SAN FRANCISCO CA
US
Little pricey, but nice.
I tend to grit my teeth if I have to spend more than $50 for a vest, but I've got to admit it's very well made. Quality material and stitching. So much so, that after I received the double breasted herringbone vest, I was so impressed with it that I bought the single breasted herringbone vest as well.
Aug 24, 2022
Ink
Conroe TX
US
Gray Herringbone vest
Its pretty dark for being "gray". I do like the metallic buttons and the quality overall is very nice, but should be considering its 3x the $ of every other vest I looked at. Biggest complaint and very disappointed that the backing was a black linen material, fairly thick and heavy which made it very hot. All the pictures showed a light gray backing which was highly desired to match with the rest of the wedding attire. Unfortunate.
Aug 10, 2022
B. Murray
Coeur dAlene ID
Perfect vest
Exactly what I wanted and the craftsmanship and attention to detail is amazing! I actually ordered the wrong size (first time customer) so I sent it back for an exchange. The turn around on the exchange was lightning fast!
Mar 10, 2022
Rick Deloney
HARRISONBURG Vi
US
Classy Dapper Debonair
I love this vest! I provides a nice sense of dignity and elegance to my wardrobe and I'm pretty sure my IQ goes up when I wear it. It's comfortable, seems very well made. For example, even the back is substantial, unlike the chintzy material that so many use! Now I just need to find a quality pocket watch!
Feb 3, 2022
Gary Fritz
Roseville MN
US
Excellent quality
This is just what I was looking for. The vest seems sturdy, built to last. The blend feels nice-- a touch of wool (25%) but not so much that would make it too warm to wear indoors. I wear this as everyday work wardrobe, not as a costume, so I need something that will last. It's also available in tall sizes, which I need, and which are really hard to find in a lapel vest. I buy vests regularly, but am disappointed with most of them. And most cost more than this one. This vest I am extremely happy with. I may even buy another one--something I never do with clothes. It's that good.
Sep 23, 2021
thompst
los angeles ca
US
Herringbone grey tweed vest
Great character garment, I have always admired the character clothes of actors in the old westerns, from great actors to the B-class movies. I reccomend this company for the quality and impressive results in recreating them so well. Checking sizes will help you, however you will not find better than this company anywhere in my impression. Thanks again.
May 20, 2021
KENNETH P RAJAGH
Carson Ca
US

 

#8 Rated Victorian Work Vest
Humboldt Striped Vest

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Edwardian Mens Vests Blue Cotton Stripe Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002568

$73.95

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Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 26 reviews

Returned Vest
The vest was a little small in the mud section. I have returned the vest and requested a larger size. Thank you
Mar 8, 2024
Steven Platt
Murfreesboro TN
US
Humboldt Stripe
This is my new favorite outfit. I feel like a fancy banker or perhaps a mobster. The color is like a worn/distressed navy and the stipes add a dapper touch that accentuates my 6'3" super slim frame. The buttons match the stripes nicely. I feel as the fabric and pattern will wear well for many years. I'm a bit in between sizes, 42" chest, but the medium fits handsomely. 36" waist is my normal, stayed with 36" and they fit great. I do wish the best came in a tall option, but it covers my suspender tabs and waist strap on my trousers. I couldn't wear it with modern waisted pants, but again I'm 6'3" and 190 lbs. I have several vest and trouser sets from Historical Emporium, super excited to finally have something blue.
Mar 10, 2020
Wayne
Reno Ne
US
clothing
Everything is great and your costomer service is very great
Feb 22, 2018
Daniel alberda
bozeman Mo
US
Humboldt vest
Amazing service, shipping time, and quality of items! I wore the Humboldt striped vest and trousers for my wedding. I will be purchasing more items from this company!
Sep 27, 2017
Devon
One hundred mile... Br
CA
Color
The vest is of course great quality as I have come to expect. Fit is perfect, however with the light on the pictures it gave tje appearance that the color was that of a lighter blue. It is in fact very dark. It is almost a denim vest. Not exactly what I had expected.
May 19, 2017
Gary
Wakeman Oh
US
Humbolt - well made, runs slightly large
Just got my Humboldt vest, this is a very well made and sharp-looking vest. Nice heavy material, in a dark slate blue/grey, with pleasing stripes. This one does run slightly large - I ordered a XXL, and have a 50" chest and stand 6'2". There is definitely room in the chest, and more in the waist, so order your natural size at the most. Would definitely recommend this vest.
Jan 5, 2017
Chad
Sharpsburg MD
Great Waistcoat
Item looked great on web site so I took a chance and purchased. I was impressed with the quality of the item and the fit was just as expected. Wore it to a dinner and got lots of compliments. Great purchase.
Oct 22, 2016
Ken
Vancouver BC
CA
Vest
Perfect fit looks great
Mar 24, 2016
Stephen Whitlock
Okmulgee Ok
US
Beautiful Vest
This is an amazing vest. Fits wonderfully, looks great.
Dec 2, 2015
Matt Hatter
Pleasant Valley NY
US
Vintage Class
Worked beautifully with costume. Made for a perfect gentleman's attire for our Historical Presentation. Thank you.
Dec 1, 2015
NWMomma

Five stars. Feels so real.
Five stars. Feels so real. Higher quality than expected. The 2X fit well, I'm 250 lbs. I wear it for everyday to office or other business type conventions. Highly recommend buying this item
May 21, 2015
R. Wheelman
IL
US
A vision in stripes! (Part 1)
I've never owned a suit that wasn't black, or a black pinstripe; the Humboldt stripe vest (and matching trousers) makes for an excellent change, and one that stands out and gets you noticed. The fit is generous, the colours compliment each other very well (and the buttons match the stripe perfectly), and the texture of the fabric makes the waistcoat suitable for casual wear, as well as part of something more formal, or as I do, for work, on a regular basis (I match the Humboldt vest and trousers with the Livingston black brushed cotton town coat, black boots and a white shirt and black tie combo as in the pictures above - trust me. It works). If you're thinking of buying it, believe me, it'll make a very fine addition to your wardrobe.
Feb 28, 2015
Michael
Sydney NS
AU
Humboldt stripe vest
Sizes vary, I'm a large but had to do medium. Love the vest.
Jan 2, 2015
George
Monterey Ca
US
Quality
I bought this for my hubby for a Steam Punk wedding we are going to but its that good a quality, He is going to wear it for work after
Nov 23, 2014
Karen
AC
AU
Good Casual vest
This one was a bit more like a blue jean vest than I expected but it works well on more casual work days with khaki's as the stripes blend in to match.
Sep 29, 2014
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#9 Rated Victorian Work Vest
Commander Vest - Black

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

ITEM 003869

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 22 reviews

pop
re-enactment
Apr 12, 2024
Stuart Wescott
Manteo NC
US
Nice Look, Great fit
Oct 27, 2023
FenianB
Wood Ridge NJ
US
black commander vest
This vest is awesome! I want it in Crimson, Khaki, and walnut too!
Mar 10, 2022
Ron Olson
Los Angeles Ca
US
Excellent Quality
I purchased the commander vest in black and was really happy with the fit and workmanship. I highly recommend it. Thank you.
Jan 27, 2022
Desierto
New York NY
US
Surprising Quality!
This recent purchase was part of my first order from Historical Emporium. I am astonished by the quality of the workmanship and the excellent fit. At the back of my mind I guess I was wondering,'costume?' I was wrong! This vest is something I will be wearing for years to come!
Dec 11, 2020
Itai
Portland Or
US
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
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#10 Rated Victorian Work Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Black

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

ITEM 004531

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Average Rating: 4.79/5.00 stars from 34 reviews

5'11 200 lbs XL good fit
Twice is a Charm! I ordered a Large the first time and returned it today due to it was too small. Soon as I received it I ordered a Extra Large, it arrived today and is great. Will be ordering the Green one next. Quality Vest for sure.
Jan 30, 2024
TIM D M

US
Great Quality -
This Double breasted vest is of great quality. It is tube shaped rather than tapered so gives a little more room to breath so to speak. Match your size according to the larger; belly or chest. The 36 fit for my husband who normally wears 34 pants. We paired it with two different shirts, the Virgil and Bellamy for different looks. The quality is wonderful, the customer service was 10 out of 10. I would highly recommend any products from Historical Emporium.
Aug 14, 2023
Yvonne
San Jose Ca
US
Vest was perfect!
I used this as a costume piece in a Christmas play. It was just what the costumer wanted to see!
Dec 8, 2022
Robert
Boerne Te
US
Vest was perfect!
I used this as a costume piece in a Christmas play. It was just what the costumer wanted to see!
Dec 8, 2022
Robert
Boerne Te
US
Excellent Products
I can hardly find anything negative to say! Perfect fit, comfortable, and not too badly priced!
Jul 30, 2022
John
Roy Ut
US
Lighter than expected, well built
XXL fits larger than expected, but not drastically. Canvas feels durable. Lighter and cooler than expected. Pockets are reasonably sized and useful.
Oct 1, 2021
sweptbytime

US
Terrific for the price
The vest is surprisingly thick and warm, and the stitching is carefully done. The double buttons are not for show but are all functional. The sizing was also perfect. I am more than pleased with the vest, obviously, and it arrived quickly after purchase.
Jan 14, 2021
Douglas
Fayetteville NY
US
Vest
Looks great! Looking forward to getting a lot of wear out of it this winter.
Sep 3, 2020
Ed Sedwick
Shenandoah VA
5 Star Quality
I was underprepared for just how thick and durable this vest was going to be. It really is a thick canvas material and pairs well with canvas trousers for a formal look that is still functional for work. Do not recommend wearing this on a hot day though, it is seriously a thick fabric. The fabric is so thick I struggle to get my US Marshal badge through the fabric for my cosplay XD!
Jul 25, 2020
Cameron
Adelaide So
AU
canvas vest
I wear a vest all year long, and have many vests. This one is for more dress up occasions and it did the trick. Was impressed with the quality and look.I will be back for other items.
Dec 6, 2019
daveinwyo
Wy
US
canvas vest
Exactly the look I wanted! Great vest.
Dec 5, 2019
CHARLES W. TURNER
Bullard Te
US
Vest
Great quality vest, very sharp! Ordered it to be worn at a wedding and was very happy I did. Excellent company, with great service!
Aug 16, 2018
Nae Nae
Baxter Springs KS
US
Love this vest!
It's a heavier, thicker vest with a straight cut and round bottom. The fit was almost perfect, and I keep getting complimented on it. I may need to find a 'reason' to purchase another.
Mar 19, 2018
Evo Shandor
Twin Cities MN
US
Michael
I have looked for a canvas double breasted vest for a long time, and was unable to find one, until I found Historical Emporium on a search for another item (which I also purchased from them) and was pleased with the vest and its look!
Jan 27, 2018
Michael
Corona CA
US
Vest
this vest is going to be one i wear a lot
May 12, 2017
setab
Green Valley Ar

 

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