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Arthur padded vest black sleeveless Arthur padded vest black sleeveless 2
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Arthur padded vest black sleeveless

Mytholon
146560000
57.77 €
The Arthur Black Sleeveless Quilted Vest is a must-have fashion accessory for any lover of medieval style. Manufactured by the renowned German brand Mytholon, this vest combines the elegance of the time with the comfort and functionality of modern materials. Made of high-quality canvas and polyester, this vest guarantees durability and resistance. The 4...
Black Fletcher pirate vest Black Fletcher pirate vest 2
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Black Fletcher pirate vest

Mytholon
147470000
32.98 €
Are you ready to embark on an adventure full of style and elegance? The Fletcher pirate vest in black is the perfect complement to give a unique touch to your outfit. With its sleeveless design, you can wear your favorite shirts underneath, giving your outfit a touch of sophistication. The Fletcher Vest has been designed with your comfort and mobility in...
Brown Sleeveless Arthur Quilted Gilet Brown Sleeveless Arthur Quilted Gilet 2
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Brown Sleeveless Arthur Quilted Gilet

Mytholon
146570000
57.77 €
The brown sleeveless Arthur padded vest is the perfect garment to show off a unique and sophisticated style. Constructed of high-quality canvas and polyester, this vest provides you with exceptional comfort and unmatched durability. Its design has 4 buckles on the front, which add a touch of originality and allow a perfect fit to your body. In addition,...
Medieval hand-knitted vest Irvin, brown
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Medieval hand-knitted vest Irvin, brown

Leonardo Carbone
158350000
25.84 € 28.71 €
Discover the incredible Irvin model hand-woven medieval vest in brown! This exclusive vest is the perfect complement to show off an authentic and original style in your medieval events. The Irvin vest is made of 100% cotton, which guarantees excellent quality and comfort. Its hand weaving gives it a unique and handmade look that will make you stand out...
Classic Renaissance vest Charles model, tobacco brown color Classic Renaissance vest Charles model, tobacco brown color 2
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34.44 € 38.27 €
Discover the charm of the Renaissance with our classic Renaissance vest Charles model in tobacco brown. This vest, made in Germany by the renowned brand Leonardo Carbone, is the perfect accessory for those who want to look elegant and sophisticated. The vest is made of 100% cotton, which guarantees its softness and comfort when wearing it. In addition,...
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Short medieval vest in cotton

Leonardo Carbone
041950000
23.68 € 26.32 €
Discover the short medieval cotton vest by Leonardo Carbone! This vest is perfect for both men and women who want to show off an authentic and elegant medieval style. Made in Germany to the highest quality standards, this vest is handcrafted from 100% cotton. The Leonardo Carbone brand is recognized for its commitment to excellence and authenticity in...
Pirate vest in velvet Pirate vest in velvet 2
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Pirate vest in velvet

Windlass Steel Crafts
112740000
62.70 €
The Velvet Pirate Vest is the perfect addition to any pirate, gothic or simply stand-alone ensemble. This Napoleonic designed waistcoat is made from high quality decorated velvet, giving it a luxurious and sophisticated look. Gold and black trimmings add an elegant and mysterious touch to the vest, making it clear that you are looking at a real pirate. In...
Vest of the Dark Sea Scoundrel Pirate Vest of the Dark Sea Scoundrel Pirate 2
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Vest of the Dark Sea Scoundrel Pirate

Windlass Steel Crafts
113370000
87.45 €
Do you want to look like a real Dark Sea pirate? Well look no further, because we have the perfect vest for you. Introducing the impressive Dark Sea Rogue Pirate Vest, a one-of-a-kind garment that will make you stand out at any event, whether you choose to wear it on its own or pair it with Blackbeard's, Buccaneer's or Captain Morgan's pirate coat. Each...
Medieval peasant vest Maron, Brown color Medieval peasant vest Maron, Brown color 2
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Medieval peasant vest Maron, Brown color

Burgschneider
154230000
29.68 € 32.98 €
Discover the medieval peasant vest Maron in Brown color! This vest, made of 100% cotton, is the ideal complement to your medieval attire. Its authentic and detailed design will transport you to medieval times, making you feel part of it. One of the advantages of this vest is its front closure with ties, which allows you to adjust it to your size and wear...
Medieval peasant vest Maron, green color Medieval peasant vest Maron, green color 2
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Medieval peasant vest Maron, green color

Burgschneider
154490000
29.68 € 32.98 €
The Maron model medieval peasant vest is the perfect complement to your medieval attire. It is made of 100% cotton, which makes it comfortable and resistant. Its classic and authentic design will transport you to medieval times, allowing you to live a unique experience in your historical recreation events. This vest closes in front with ties, which gives...
Medieval peasant vest Maron, black color Medieval peasant vest Maron, black color 2
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Medieval peasant vest Maron, black color

Burgschneider
154500000
29.68 € 32.98 €
Medieval peasant vest model Maron made of 100% cotton. It is an ideal vest to complement your medieval outfit. If it closes in front with ties. Available in black. The Maron Medieval Peasant Vest is the perfect choice for those looking to complete their medieval outfit with style and authenticity. This vest, made from 100% cotton, offers unmatched comfort...
Classic Renaissance vest Charles model, green color Classic Renaissance vest Charles model, green color 2
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Classic Renaissance vest Charles model, green color

Leonardo Carbone
158490000
34.44 € 38.27 €
Discover the charm of the Renaissance with our Charles model Classic Renaissance Vest in green. This vest, made in Germany by the prestigious Leonardo Carbone brand, is a true work of art that will transport you to the golden age of history. The Charles model Classic Renaissance Vest is made of 100% cotton, which guarantees its softness and comfort when...
Jinbaori or samurai coat in red-gold Jinbaori or samurai coat in red-gold 2
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Jinbaori or samurai coat in red-gold

Epic Armoury
169460000
40.91 € 45.45 €
The red-golden Jinbaori or samurai coat is a traditional garment that cannot be missing in the wardrobe of a true high-ranking samurai warrior. With its open cut design and mid-thigh length, this coat adds a touch of authenticity and elegance to any Asian-inspired outfit. One of the most prominent features of this Jinbaori is its bordering with wide gold...
Leather pirate vest Tilly model, black color Leather pirate vest Tilly model, black color 2
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148.68 €
Discover the Tilly model leather pirate vest in a captivating black color. Our -Tilly- vest is made from durable leather and is perfect for both court figures and bold adventurers like you. The elegant design of the vest stands out for its broad shoulders, adding a touch of class to your style. With a row of buttons on the front, you can close the vest...
41.24 €
Geoffrey Doublete Medieval Vest in Black Canvas - Mytholon. Do you feel attracted by the majesty of the Renaissance era? Do you want a garment that makes you feel like a nobleman, a musketeer or even a pirate? The Geoffrey Doublete vest is the perfect choice for you, a garment that combines the elegance of yesteryear with quality. of modern materials....
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Brown suede vest Orthello model

Mytholon
239070000
66.03 €
Complete your medieval attire with the -Orthello- brown suede vest. This vest is made from soft suede and closes at the front with swivel buckles. These buckles allow the vest to be individually adjusted to the size of the wearer. To improve mobility, it has openings at the back. The -Orthello- vest is a windproof and robust upper garment that offers many...
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Renaissance jacket various colors

Leonardo Carbone
082760000
57.89 € 64.32 €
Do you want to look like a real Renaissance gentleman? Then you cannot miss the opportunity to acquire our incredible Renaissance Jacket in various colors. Available in black, green and red, this jacket will take you straight back to the golden age of the Renaissance. Best of all, this jacket is made from 100% cotton, making it extremely comfortable and...
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Pirate vest S. XVII

Windlass Steel Crafts
112650000
35.70 €
Get the authentic pirate look with the 17th Century Pirate Vest from Windlass Steel Crafts! If you are looking for a unique and original outfit to complement your period costumes, this 17th century lace-up waistcoat is the perfect choice. Made with 100% cotton, this vest guarantees comfort and durability. Available in three color options: red, green and...
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Doublet of the Royal Court

Windlass Steel Crafts
112690000
103.95 €
Discover the elegance and style of the royal court with our Royal Court Doublet. Crafted from a heavy brocade fabric and embellished with a row of antique buttons, this jacket captures the essence of Renaissance fashion. Don't settle for cheap imitations, our doublet is made to the highest quality standards. The 100% cotton and the polyester lining...
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Roman Gladiator vest

016340000
174.00 €
Roman Gladiator vest including flats and strips with self-adjusting belt buckles triple. Made of premium leather. It is standard size.
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Lord Essex Long Waistcoat

Windlass Steel Crafts
112810000
103.95 €
Do you want to look elegant and stand out on any occasion? Then the Lord Essex Long Vest is just right for you. This stunning black Tudor waistcoat is highlighted by its silver brocade, adding a touch of sophistication to your look. The Lord Essex Long Vest is made of 100% cotton, which makes it soft and comfortable to the touch. In addition, it has a...
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SteamPunk Empire Vest

Windlass Steel Crafts
112820000
56.10 €
Discover the unique and fascinating style of the Empire model SteamPunk Vest from the prestigious Windlass Steel Crafts brand. Crafted in luxurious deep gold brocade and carefully detailed antique brass gear wheel design, this waistcoat will transport you to another era. The Empire model SteamPunk Vest not only stands out for its impeccable aesthetics,...
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Velvet Legendary Courtier Vest

Windlass Steel Crafts
112900000
69.30 €
Get ready to feel like a true courtier with the Legendary Courtier Vest in velvet. This exquisite vest is made from the highest quality cotton velvet, giving you a sense of luxury and elegance like no other. The waistcoat features intricate hand-stitched gold brocade work adorning the front, adding a touch of sophistication and style to your outfit. In...
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Don Juan vest

Windlass Steel Crafts
113240000
49.30 €
The Don Juan Vest is the ideal complement for those who want to show off a noble and sophisticated look. Designed sleeveless, this vest is made from luxurious black cotton velvet, giving it a unique elegance. Its characteristic black brocade trimming in wavy lines further enhances its Renaissance design. The Don Juan Vest fastens at the front with a...
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Mercenary vest in cotton

Windlass Steel Crafts
113560000
301.50 €
The Cotton Mercenary Vest is an essential garment for those who seek to look like authentic warriors. It is made of a resistant cotton canvas that guarantees durability and comfort. Its design includes black synthetic leather in the details, which gives it an elegant and sophisticated look. This waistcoat can be worn on its own or combined with any...
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Barbarian Coast Pirate Vest

Windlass Steel Crafts
113580000
110.55 €
This elegant Barbarian Coast model pirate vest will transport you to the golden age of pirates and will make you feel like a true adventurer of the seas. The vest is made from rich blue cotton velvet, giving it a luxurious and sophisticated look. In addition, it is lined in satin to provide you with exceptional comfort. One of the standout features of...
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SteamPunk Cloaktian Vest

Windlass Steel Crafts
113590000
205.50 €
Discover the exquisite style of the Cloaktiano model SteamPunk Vest. This incredible vest will take you back to the days of the French Revolution, perfectly combining classic elegance with a modern twist. Made from a soft black cotton fabric, this vest will not only provide you with unmatched comfort, but will also make you look your best for any...
Medieval hand-knitted vest Irvin, black Medieval hand-knitted vest Irvin, black 2
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Medieval hand-knitted vest Irvin, black

Leonardo Carbone
158360000
25.84 € 28.71 €
Discover the charm of medieval times with the Irvin model hand-knitted waistcoat. This impressive vest, available in an elegant black color, is made of 100% cotton, which guarantees its comfort and durability. The Irvin vest is an authentic jewel of medieval fashion, made in Germany by the prestigious brand Leonardo Carbone. Its carefully elaborated...
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Renaissance vest model Pierre, brown color

Leonardo Carbone
158420000
43.91 € 48.78 €
We present you the impressive Pierre model Renaissance Vest, now available in an elegant brown color in our online store. This vest is a true work of art of Renaissance fashion and is made of 100% cotton, with a soft velvet touch that makes it even more comfortable to wear. The design of the Pierre Renaissance Vest is a sample of Renaissance craftsmanship...
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Renaissance vest model Pierre, red color

Leonardo Carbone
158430000
43.91 € 48.78 €
We present you the spectacular Pierre model Renaissance vest, now available in a striking red color in our online store. This Renaissance vest is a true work of fashion art, made of 100% cotton with a soft velvet touch that makes it even more comfortable to wear. The design of the Pierre model Renaissance Vest is a sample of Renaissance elegance and...
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Renaissance vest model Pierre, black color

Leonardo Carbone
158440000
43.91 € 48.78 €
Discover the elegant and sophisticated Pierre model Renaissance vest in its black version. This exclusive vest is made of 100% cotton with a soft and luxurious velvet touch, which makes it a garment of high quality and durability. The Pierre model Renaissance vest is the perfect complement to show off a unique and distinguished style. Its design inspired...
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Renaissance vest lined Heinrich model, red color

Leonardo Carbone
158460000
41.92 € 46.58 €
Looking for the perfect vest to complete your renaissance outfit? The Heinrich model is just what you need. Available in a vibrant red color, this vest features a soft velvet texture that adds a touch of luxury and sophistication. Its slim and elegant cut is ideal to combine with shirts, pants and skirts, and will make you stand out in any medieval or...
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Renaissance vest lined Heinrich model, black color

Leonardo Carbone
158470000
41.92 € 46.58 €
Discover the elegant and sophisticated Heinrich black lined Renaissance vest. This vest, made in Germany by the renowned Leonardo Carbone brand, is made of 100% cotton with an exquisite velvet touch. With its renaissance design, this vest will take you back to the golden age of history. Its high-quality lining will give you unmatched comfort, while its...
Classic Renaissance vest Charles model, blue color Classic Renaissance vest Charles model, blue color 2
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Classic Renaissance vest Charles model, blue color

Leonardo Carbone
158480000
34.44 € 38.27 €
Discover the charm of the Renaissance with our Classic Renaissance Vest Charles model in blue. This vest, made in Germany by the prestigious Leonardo Carbone brand, is the perfect complement to show off an elegant and sophisticated style. The Classic Renaissance Vest model Charles is made of 100% cotton, which guarantees its softness and comfort when...
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Classic Renaissance vest Charles model, black color

Leonardo Carbone
158500000
34.44 € 38.27 €
We introduce the classic and elegant Charles model Renaissance vest, now available in black in our online store. This vest is perfect for those fashion lovers looking for a unique and sophisticated style. Made from 100% cotton, this vest is soft and comfortable to wear and can be worn for both formal and informal occasions. The design of the Charles model...
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Brown-black Altair rogue vest in cotton

Epic Armoury
166090000
59.50 € 66.12 €
Epic Armoury's Altair Vest is a sleeveless top designed for the most skilled rogues. Reaching from the shoulders to the knees and is made of soft dyed cotton, this tunic can be a costume on its own or function as a cape in a more intricate design. Move easily through crowded cities thanks to an A-line cut at the front and back hem, while hiding your...
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Brown Dreki Dragon Vest with Hood

Epic Armoury
167450000
141.32 € 157.02 €
The brown Dreki Dragon Hooded Vest from Epic Armory is the perfect addition to your armor set. Designed to be worn over a gambeson and on top of the Dreki armor set, this vest adds a distinctly rugged look to your character. The Dreki Vest is made from twill, giving it a strong, durable feel. Its top grain leather straps and fittings further increase its...
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Wizard robe with hood, black-gold

Epic Armoury
167460000
44.63 € 49.59 €
Epic Armoury's Mage Robe is an impressive and mysterious garment designed especially for magic casters. With its dramatic long-sleeved and hooded design, this tunic will not only protect you from the elements, but also give you a unique and powerful look. Made from high quality medium cotton, this tunic is comfortable to wear and durable. Additionally, it...
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Hooded Wizard Robe, black-silver

Epic Armoury
167470000
44.63 € 49.59 €
The Epic Armory Black-Silver Mage Robe is a spectacular, high-quality garment designed especially for magic casters. With its impressive hood and elegant long-sleeved design, this tunic will not only protect you from the elements, but also give you a mysterious and captivating appearance. Constructed from medium cotton and trimmed with a polyester satin...
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The Azog Tunic from Epic Armoury is the perfect addition for those looking for a rugged, rustic look. Designed for orcs, beggars, and forest wardens, this ankle-length tunic is made from high-quality, textured cotton. One of the most prominent features of this robe is its worn and tattered appearance. The hem has been carefully frayed to give it an older,...
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The History of the Vest: From the Middle Ages to Contemporary Fashion

In the category of Men's Vests, Men's Medieval Vests and Medieval and period vests, we find a piece of clothing that has endured throughout history: the vest. From its origin in the Middle Ages to its use as an elegant and versatile garment in contemporary fashion, the waistcoat remains a must-have piece in the wardrobe of many.

The vest has played an important role in men's fashion throughout the centuries. In its historical origin, during the Middle Ages, the vest was used mainly as a protective garment. Made from durable materials such as leather, knights wore it as an extra layer of defense under their armor. At the same time, peasants resorted to vests to protect themselves from the cold and inclement weather.

The distant ancestor of the vest appears to be the Justaucorps, a type of knee-length coat worn by men in the second half of the 17th century and throughout the 18th century. This garment of French origin was later introduced in England. In 1666, the English king Charles II, in opposition to the French fashion of the justaucorps, decided to introduce the term "vest" into the English vocabulary, by which it is still known today.

The Evolution of the Vest in Fashion

Over time, the vest ceased to be simply a protective garment and became an elegant and sophisticated fashion item in the 18th century. It was made from luxurious fabrics and worn as part of a formal outfit. During the 19th century, the waistcoat continued to be an essential item of men's clothing, complementing suits and business attire.

Today, the vest has seen a resurgence in contemporary fashion. It has become a versatile garment that can be worn in a variety of situations and styles. Whether in formal suits or casual combinations, the vest adds a touch of elegance and style to any outfit.

Curious Questions about Vests

  • What was the original purpose of the vest in the Middle Ages?

The vest was mainly worn as a protective garment in the Middle Ages, either under the armor of knights or to protect against cold weather by peasants.

What is the distant ancestor of the vest?

The distant ancestor of the vest seems to be the Justaucorps, a long coat used in the 17th and 18th centuries, of French origin.

Why was the term "vest" introduced into the English vocabulary in the 17th century?

The English King Charles II introduced the term "vest" into the English vocabulary in 1666 as a response to the French fashion for the justaucorps, thus promoting its use in England.

How did the waistcoat evolve in fashion throughout the 18th and 19th centuries?

In the 18th century, the waistcoat became an elegant and sophisticated garment made of luxurious fabrics. During the 19th century, it remained an essential part of men's clothing, complementing suits and business attire.

Why has the vest experienced a resurgence in contemporary fashion?

The vest has returned to contemporary fashion due to its versatility and ability to add elegance and style to different outfits, both formal and casual.

In what situations can a vest be worn in today's fashion?

The vest can be used in a variety of situations, from formal suits to casual combinations, offering a touch of style and sophistication to any outfit.

Discover the rich history of the vest, from its origins in the Middle Ages to its presence in contemporary fashion. This versatile and timeless piece remains a stylish choice in the world of men's fashion.

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