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The 10 Best Work Vests

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of work vests, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked work vests in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific work vests have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


 

#1 Rated Work Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - 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: 4.82/5.00 stars from 110 reviews

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
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

 

#2 Rated Work Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Crimson

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

ITEM 003155

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 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

 

#3 Rated Work Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Brown

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

ITEM 006681

$52.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.90/5.00 stars from 31 reviews

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
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

 

#4 Rated Work Vest
Classic Canvas Work Vest - Black

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

ITEM 003153

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.87/5.00 stars from 97 reviews

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
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

 

#5 Rated Work Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson

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

ITEM 002408

$63.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.84/5.00 stars from 70 reviews

My favorite waistcoat.
I wore one of these waistcoats (vests) in a theater production as part of a costume and loved it so much that I had to get one of my own. It fits true to size and is sturdy in its construction. Any time I wear it I get compliments and it coordinates well with jeans, dress pants and my kilt.
Feb 4, 2021
Alan Stillman
Cazenovia NY
US
My favorite waistcoat.
I wore one of these waistcoats (vests) in a theater production as part of a costume and loved it so much that I had to get one of my own. It fits true to size and is sturdy in its construction. Any time I wear it I get compliments and it coordinates well with jeans, dress pants and my kilt.
Jan 27, 2021
Alan Stillman
Cazenovia NY
US
Fine Quality
The vest is a fine quality canvas material and I found it a true fit.
Jan 14, 2021
TheMattAbides
Cottontown TN
US
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson
Not as red as it looks in person. It's more of a dark burgundy/brown colour. Which is more authentic to the era and the more practical nature of it. But otherwise looks and feels fantastic. Has bronze buttons which are easy to do up and undo. Best way to do it is the left vertical row first then the right.
Sep 20, 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
Vest Fit
The quality of workmanship is excellent. I love the look. I'm 5'10 and about 175 pounds and the medium fit well except for one place, the arm pits. I really love this vest yet the arm hole size makes it almost unwearable. I don't have big arms and a large would have been way too big everywhere else. I can still wear it but it is quite tight. Other vests I've bought from you are not like this. You might want to mention this fact to whoever makes these for you. I understand that the world is not perfect and things like this happen. I still love it and might pay to have it altered in the future. Thank you, Dedicated Customer.
Feb 14, 2020
Anonymous

Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson
This vest is a keeper, size as described. Quality product.
Nov 1, 2019
Patrick
Hayward CA
US
My fifth
I now have five vests from Historical Emporium. All are by Frontier Classics. The size chart is right on. The quality is excellent. All I expected!
Oct 3, 2019
Randall
San Antonio TX
US
Vest
Aug 8, 2019
Jethro six shooter
Casper Wy
US
Casual wear
This is great with jeans, and khaki pants.
May 9, 2019
Cally
Columbus OH
US
An excellent addition to my wardrobe
I originally found this when I was looking for some accessories to go with a hat I'd found at goodwill. Unfortunately, it wasnt as good a color match as I'd hoped, but this is not a bad thing! The vest is comfortable, lightweight, and durable enough to wear while doing blue collar work. I'm now going out and looking for shirts, ties, and other accessories to showcase my new vest. I'd particularly recommend pairing this vest with any of the canvas pants Historical Emporium sells. Even if it's a different color, the matching fabric type helps to pull the whole thing together (and the crimson of the vest is a bit saddened, so it's a decent neutral color to build a palette around).
Apr 11, 2019
CountSpiffula
Oakland CA
US
Great waistcoat, but there's a catch.
The waistcoat is of excellent construction, very durable, and pretty to look at. However, as others have noted, it IS a bit on the high waisted side. Me and the person I ordered it for share the same chest measurement, yet while it fits my 5'10" frame well, when he, being 6'1" wears it, there is a visible 1.5" gap between the waist of his pants and the hem of the vest. This is no strike against the vest itself, as it is of excellent quality, but if it could be made a BIT taller, it would have been perfect. Still looks good as the finishing touch on his War Doctor cosplay :) Thank you!
Dec 27, 2018
Ian MP
Montgomery AL
US
Awesome Quality
Went to a party- Felt great in this vest- looked even better- Thank You!!!!
Jun 29, 2018
Robert S

US
More brown than crimson
Excellent quality and fit, but mine at least looks much more brown than the red that shows up in the photos. Maybe I got sent the walnut by mistake?
Apr 18, 2018
Ben

US
Another Hit!
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Crimson, great color, fit perfectly as per sizing instructions, lots of compliments!
Feb 20, 2018
Allan Robson
Welland On
CA

 

#6 Rated Work Vest
Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Vest

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

ITEM 002982

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 80 reviews

One-Eyed Horse Productions
These Livingston Brushed Vest are always a winner. My actor needed two(2)in Black. Vests were in stock and fit perfect. Thanks to the adjustment strap on back of vest. Always a great feature and so very helpful.
Mar 19, 2021
Patty
Finksburg MD
US
Only one issue
All of the items I have received have met or been above expectation. The only issue is this particular vest is too short for my frame. But I do like the style and quality of it! Respectfully, Nathaniel Branch
Aug 13, 2020
N Branch
Key West FL
Awesome vest!
I ordered a vest, and I was EXTREMELY happy with the product I received. It was shipped VERY quickly, and it was very high quality. I would absolutely order again from them!
Aug 13, 2020
Shawn M.
Warsaw NY
US
Comfortable and well-made
I am a professional carriage driver and was looking for Victorian period clothing to wear at work. I have absolutely loved this vest. It is constructed of very high-quality material, stitching, etc. It fits me very well. I have a 43-inch chest, and the size Large Livingston vest fits me comfortably and attractively. The only consideration I did not account for was the fact that the brushed cotton material picks up the horse hair easily and I simply keep a lint-roller on-hand to deal with it. I would happily recommend Historical Emporium and this vest to others.
Jan 23, 2020
Riley Quinn Taylor
San Antonio TX
US
BUY... THIS... VEST!!!
SO I'm ito the old west as virtually all customers who come here are, and I also like things to be rugged and heavy-duty enough to last. I also like all-black, and ONLY all-black. And finally, may your respective higher powers of choice bless mother nature's invention of pure cotton. So, with those things said, I can proudly say: I'm happy with this vest as part of my old west style regular everyday wear. I wear my old west stuff (now including this vest) while doing such ordinary things as grocery shopping at walmart once a month. I wear this vest and the rest of my all-black old west all-cotton outfit with my black wool felt low-derby hat, my cotagonal-cornered rectangular-lensed old west sunglasses, my square-toed black leather cavalry boots, my brushed stainless steel mechanical wind-up old west style pocket watch--and so on and so on-- whenever I go to town. And all criticism as to my personal style, be damned. The material this vest is made of has the twill knit of dickies work pants, but feels at least twice as heavy-grade there as, like I'd say equivalent in heavywheight density to modern day cotton duck canvas. It also feels just soft enough to feel nice, yet its texture still has the simultaneous crispness (if that makes sense to you) to also feel as-- if not far more-- durable as any Dickies-like work pants. Yet, thise vest (and now that I've sampled its fabric in person, the entire Livingston black brushed cotton clothing line sold here at H.E.) is...
Dec 13, 2019
They Call me...
Poplar Bluff Mo
US
Vest
Just like the matching Frock coat this vest is extremely well made, comfortable and should last a life time
Oct 27, 2019
MarkD
Yoder CO
US
Great Vest
Well made, nice fit. Very classy!
Oct 2, 2019
Lee
Dearborn Mi
US
Very good quaity
This is a well made and historically accurate vest. I like the way it fits but the material, though cotton, is heavy. I thought it would be much more lightweight for the summer which is why I got the cotton instead of wool. They are closer to a canvas. Otherwise, I would give it 5 stars.
Jul 25, 2019
Bronson
Newburyport MA
US
Vest
The vest is as promised. The material is heavier than I expected and it is warmer than I expected, but that is probably my lack of understanding. I think that the vest will be a reliable garment that I can use for reenactments for many years.
Apr 16, 2019
J Howard Fisk
Springfield MO
US
Great vest!
Fits well and looks good! Now I just need more opportunities to wear it.
Feb 28, 2019
Mike
Houston TX
US
Excellent!
Great piece, high quality fabric, nice pockets, authentic to the era, buckle on back works great! im truly satisfied. i measured myself and order size depending on what i wanted loser or tighter.. and it came in fitting me perfectly!!!!
Jan 3, 2019
Trevor Strother
Oakdale Lo
US
Livingston Set
I bought the Livingston vest in Medium size to match the frock coat for a formal civil war dance; the fabric is soft and the fit is perfect. I can even wear it with modern suit pants and jacket.
Sep 26, 2018
Rick
Herndon Vi
US
Fantastic
The vests are nice. They were a bit shorter than expected, but still acceptable. I feel like they were worth the money and wait.
Aug 10, 2018
Blake
Oh
US
Just what I wanted
Got a gift of some cash & decided to buy this to add to my vest collection. The quality was just as good as all the other vests I've ordered. The only caveat is to be sure of your size. This was one that I got the XXL as the chest size called for it. It fit perfectly.
Jul 26, 2018
Craig Allen
Elgin Un
US
This Is The Vest To Buy!
Let me make this perfectly clear: I'm on old school biker with a number of leather cuts. I have always been a vest person, preferably leather. But when my youngest daughter began planning her wedding this summer she really trimmed her budget in a number of areas and wanted to keep things simple for the wedding party. She asked me to wear slacks, a vest, dress shirt and tie to give her away. The wedding will be outdoors in late July in the South (hot & humid). I wanted a vest that would breathe as much as possible in the heat but it also had to be well made and stylish. When I sent some links of the Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Vest to my daughter she was absolutely elated by it. She rarely gets excited about things, but she was certainly excited about how this vest looked. This vest looks and fits amazing. The crew at Historical Emporium treated me like a king with stellar customer service. I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase, especially when it makes my daughter and wife happy.
Jun 14, 2018
Vintage Old School

US

 

#7 Rated Work Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Black

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

ITEM 004531

$63.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 28 reviews

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

 

#8 Rated Work Vest
Walden Tweed Vest - Brown Herringbone

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

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Average Rating: 4.98/5.00 stars from 49 reviews

Vest for Wedding
I bought this vest after being less than impressed with my 'old fashioned' vest from another retailer. I absolutely love this vest! It has a full cotton, tan back to it. The cut is great. Going for a bit of a settler look for my wedding on my side, and this one helped me hit the mark. Strong recommendation for the look and quality.
Jul 17, 2021
Mark
Salem OR
US
Mike
Beautiful vest great fit!!
Aug 23, 2019
Mike
Wichita KS
US
Very Pleased
The last night of a planned overseas vacation, we will be celebrating our anniversary at a fairly posh restaurant in London. They absolutely require men in long sleeves and would like a tie and jacket. Not wanting to lug a jacket all over England, I purchased this herringbone vest for him. With dress pants and a bold tie, the vest turns from Old West to English Country Gentleman. We are pleased with the construction and the color.
Feb 15, 2019
London Bound
Springfield MO
US
Herringbone
There are times when my Harris Tweed sport coat is too heavy. This fits the occasion perfectly. Very classy.
Feb 14, 2019
Richard
Bainbridge Ge
US
What I needed
I had a Great Gatsby party to go to and I needed a vest to go with my suit. This was exactly what I needed AND, it is also what I wanted to add to my wardrobe. Love it and received many compliments
Nov 7, 2018
Guy Turchiano
East Northport Ne
US
My Wedding Vest
The vest fit great and the quality is, damn, good. The back of the vest is a light color and different material which was the only thing was like, "ehhhh" about. But great vest!
Oct 2, 2018
Anonymous
Glendora CA
Works great
Arrived quickly without incident. The vest looks awesome, like one of my tailored vests. Quality really exceeded my expectation.
Aug 15, 2018
Monte
Tampa Fl
US
Very nice
Well made and looks very sharp for the bad guy in our Western short film. There is satin fabric in the back. I wish it were all the same tweed material, but it is still very nice.
Jul 30, 2018
Drew
Boulder CO
US
love it
Was exactly what I wanted to wear with my brown derby hat. The match is perfect.
Jul 20, 2018
TONY CARTER
Pacoima CA
Excellent construction
It's difficult to find this size (XLT), and the quality of the material and workmanship is impressive.
May 3, 2018
Eric W
CASTLETON ON HUDSON NY
US
Tweed Vest
Great looking high quality vest. You won't be disappointed.
Jan 18, 2018
Jim
Lutz FL
US
Wedding Vest
I bought this for my wedding. Now I wear it to work. Great vest!
Oct 12, 2017
Mark H
Columbus Oh
US
Tweed vest
Love my vest size is perfect Shipping was fast
Feb 22, 2017
James Osteen
Oakhurst CA
US
Love my vest
I lost quite a bit of weight and needed a classy way to cover my suspenders. This vest fit the bill! I love it and have been complimented often since wearing it.
Jan 21, 2017
Derek
WA
US
Solid everyday wear
I fell in love with the four-pocket canvas worker vests, but eventually realized that I needed something more elegant, but still casual enough for everyday wear. This is perfect for just hanging out, getting things done, stopping for a cuppa, or a casual supper.
Dec 31, 2016
Tommy Phillips
Westminster Co

 

#9 Rated Work Vest
Commander Vest - Crimson

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

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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

 

#10 Rated Work Vest
Canvas Double Breasted Vest - Walnut

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

ITEM 004532

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Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 27 reviews

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

 

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