Heirloom Leather Gunner's Waistcoat

Our leather waistcoat for men is durable enough to stand up to almost anything.


Incredibly tough buffalo hide—thoroughly washed for a softened vintage-military look—makes this leather waistcoat for men durable enough to stand up to the hardest use. Military-inspired design cues, such as epaulets and a full complement of pockets, including a zip-secured chest pocket, and a pair of snap-flap lower pockets with side-entry access. Full-zip front. Knit waistband ensures a great fit. Green-plaid lining. Interior chest pocket. Locker loop. Leather waistcoat for men in brown. Genuine buffalo leather body; 67% Viscose/37% polyester/3% elastane lining. Professionally clean.
Sizes: S(34-36), M(38-40), L(42-44).


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 3.2 / 5 based on 15 reviews


8 of 15 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 2/5

    Nice enough, but... - 2/14/2014
    By: from Delaware

    I have 2 issues with the order of this vest: 1. There was 1 vest left in Large at a store. The online operator assured me it wouldn't be an issue getting the last Large. They shipped a medium. 2. (Is a matter of personal taste) in my opinion, they over distressed (or aged) the vest. The seams are far too light compared to the color of the rest of the vest. It looks unnatural. Otherwise, the material and quality are up to Orvis' normal standards.

  • 1/5

    Stiff as a board - 2/3/2014
    By: from portland, oregon

    This renditon of tanned buffalo is ver stiff and the leather is extremely wrinkled esp on the back. Did not look lke photo in ad. I have the Spirit Vintalge vest by Orvis with a detachable sheariing colllar and have had many favorable comments from people. This vest is more like a bullet proof vest. Returned item.

  • 2/5

    Overpriced Even on Sale Plus Plus Twenty Percent - 1/30/2014
    By: from New England

    First of all the vest is wrongly sized. I own more than a few leather vests and take a medium. Always! This vest i couldn't zipper. I knew this as soon as I eyeballed it out of the box. Secondly it is grossly overpriced at its regular price. At its sale price plus 20% is just really overpriced. I found the leather rather pedestrian for its price point. Also the front pockets were completely encased in sewn thread. why it was sewn there I haven't a clue. I gave it a two because I like the style. However the vest was poorly executed.

  • 5/5

    High quality, comfortable, good value - 1/16/2014
    By: from Houston, TX

    I've got some other Orvis cool/cold weather gear, and this is just right for days in the 50's and 60's where it's too much trouble to bundle up but you still need something...

  • 5/5

    Perfect Leather Vest! - 9/3/2013
    By: from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I've purchased other Orvis leather vests, but this one has become my absolute favorite! This vest has a casual but rugged look about it. It appeals to the adventurer side of my personality. The vest is perfect for wearing in cooler temperatures, when a coat or jacket is too much. The buffalo leather is thick but supple and the weight does not make it uncomfortable to wear. I like the position of the hand warmer pockets and that it also has a zippered breast pocket. Some vests do not have an inner pocket, but this one does! The size I purchased which is an "XL" was great for me, ( I normally wear a size 44 R coat).

  • 5/5

    Wonderful Vest - 4/17/2013
    By: from Cayman Islands

    I received this vest three days ago and I must say it is one of the best piece of clothing I have ordered in many years. The leather is very good, I will outlast me, the workmanship is high quality and the fit was perfect. I would be wearing it every day however the weather is too hot at the moment.

  • 5/5

    A Very Good Vest - 3/5/2013
    By: from West Coast

    I read derogatory reviews on this vest but mostly good to excellent reviews before I bought this vest. The liberal return policy at Orvis removed any issues with being stuck with an expensive (for me) clothing item I might not get much use from. The order was received, promptly shipped as promised and arrived in perfect condition on the promised date. This vest is the nicest piece of leather clothing I own. The quality of the hide, the stitching and detail work is excellent. It is substantial in weight which will limit the temperature range I can wear it in, but who wants to wear a leather vest in summer? I have worn it under a rain jacket and as outer wear during this west coast winter/spring. The pockets are sized just right and the lining is of a substantial material that will probably last as long as the outer leather. I bought the largest size and it fits me very well. I normally take a 2X shirt and was concerned the vest would be too tight, but I can wear a lighter weight wool sweater underneath and fully close up the zipper and still be comfortable. I am a very happy Orvis customer and feel this was a very satisfactory purchase.

  • 5/5

    Great Purchase - 1/30/2013
    By: from North Fork, CA

    When I first saw this vest I wanted to order it. But the reveiws were negative. Staments like thin leather, not up to the quality of Orvis caused me to not order the product. Well, I must have received a different leather vest because the vest is excellent quality, the fit is perfect, and the look is outstanding. The leather is top notch quality. Great product. I love the vest. It is rugged yet professional . Very comfortable. I am glad the other person who wrote the review that said she almost didnt purchase also wrote in because I agree 100% with her. This is an excellent product. I am thrilled with it.

  • 4/5

    Heirloom gunners vest - 12/16/2012
    By: from Monroe ga

    Quality is the best. It's a lot heavier than I imagined but feels good on. A little mor patina than I would have preferred but ok. I'm glad I bought it

  • 1/5

    Casual Leather Vest - 12/10/2012
    By: from Atlanta GA

    The vest seemed poor quality leather. It did not fit, look cheap and was really disappointing. Not representative of Orvis quality.

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