Spirit Vintage Leather Waistcoat

Our leather waistcoat for men looks great for both fall and winter.


With its rugged good looks and handsome patina, this leather waistcoat could very well have been your trusted travel companion for decades. Constructed of genuine, distressed cow leather, it's detailed with contrast stitching and trimmed with a soft fleece removable collar, making it ideal for three-season wear. Storage is ample, with two lower front patch pockets with side-entry handwarmers, an upper chest zip security pocket, and two interior pockets. Light khaki twill lining, rib-knit waist. In brown. Genuine cowhide shell, 100% cotton lining. Professionally clean.
Sizes: M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52); about 27½" long in size medium.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 49 reviews


45 of 49 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Great vest - 5/5/2015
    By: from Asheville, NC

    This vest is not only well designed, the fit is perfect...and as is the case with all Orvis products, the quality is exemplary.

  • 4/5

    Quality purchase - 2/25/2015
    By: from Brookings, SD

    I am very pleased with this vest . My only concern is the interior cotton lining and how long it will hold up. Time will tell. I do like the vest enough that I may order its full jacket counterpart at some point in the future

  • 5/5


    Great fit, great service, outstanding quality. All I had hoped for and more!

  • 5/5

    Wonderful Vest! - 2/13/2015
    By: from Fort Worth, TX

    This vest was my first purchase from Orvis. It won't be my last! The vest is luxurious feeling with magnificently soft leather. The removable fleece collar gives it cold and warmer weather flexibility. The vest is windproof, and especially warm in cooler weather when zipped up. No wind gets into this vest and it keeps one's trunk very warm. I also love its looks.

  • 5/5

    Sprirt Leather Vest - 2/5/2015
    By: from Hudson, WI

    This product exceeded my expectations. I have received many complements on it. It is both functional and attractive. GREAT!!

  • 5/5

    awesomse vest! - 2/4/2015
    By: from houston , tx

    this vest is well made and looks great! i recommend it to any man who wants to look great!

  • 5/5

    Spirit Vintage Leather Vest - 1/26/2015
    By: from Oregon

    I don't need much to stay warm even in the winter and I was tired of the soft-shell look. This leather vest suits the purpose perfectly with nice supple feel and weight. I'm not a furry collar type so I removed it to reveal a clean, classic looking leather collar. SIZING INFO: I am 6'1" 205 and originally ordered and XL that was way too big around with huge arm hole cut almost down to my waist. An easy exchange to a Large was perfect! Roomy enough for over a sweater/hoody but trim enough not to look like I'm sporting a big ol' pub tummy. Overall I can see little room for improvement other than the chest pocket being made larger to accommodate a phone.

  • 5/5

    Good Quality And Great Onsale Pricing - 1/20/2015
    By: from Suwanee, GA

    I wanted to try this vest on when I saw it on sale online. My two local Orvis stores did not have in stock but a salesperson helped me order it online at one of the stores. An added bonus was free shipping on that day. So it was a great purchase. I agree with some of the comments about the collar size and material. Improve them and put in two way zipper and you will have a real winner. I am a vest person and it is a great addition to my collection for those cold southern days.

  • 5/5

    Handsome Vest! - 12/31/2014

    This vest is gorgeous! Very well made. The fur collar is detachable, which increases its versatility. My husband was extremely pleased with this gift.

  • 3/5

    All You Need to Know - 12/31/2014
    By: from Ohio

    The collar is quite substantial and warm for the neck when raised. It is also nicely soft - in contrast to another reviewer's comment. That big warm collar is disproportional for the thin leather and thin lining of the vest. I wear XL in everything but bought this in XXL to wear over a rugged, heavy gray zippered Irish sweater. That combo works as the thin vest adds a little extra torso warmth but provides the heavy sweater with an appropriately warm collar. The combo works to keep me warm outdoors in freezing temps. Essentially a heavy sweater add-on. The thin vest with huge collar does not make sense if used as a vest over just a shirt. I think it would not only look ridiculous but your neck would get too hot. In freezing wind I add a heavy, oversized denim jacket and then I really appreciate that big, tall collar - it covers my ears! There is the thin leather, a thin cotton lining, and some soft and thin inner material. Overall its a supple, soft, thin, comfortable construction. The distressing is almost convincing as natural, but just almost. The leather appears to be surface colored (painted) as is furniture leather rather than vat dyed. Where the color is worn off for fake distressing the exposed leather is light pink. I fear the thin leather will tear easily if caught on something. The big front flap pockets and the hand warmer pockets right behind add up to a lot of puffy material at the belly so it will increase your already big belly and make your head look small sitting there in that huge nest of a collar. The hand warmer pockets are great. The exterior breast cell phone pocket is a nice feature and it fits my uncased iPhone snugly - it would stay there even if I did not close the zipper. It may be too tight for a phone with a back cover or other casing. If you take off the removable fake fleece collar you will have a large pointy leather collar that looks 1960's disco in style. The vest care instructions state "Specialist Dry Clean Only." When I received this vest I donned it to check for fit, then put it in the washing machine on warm for a full cycle followed by tumble dry on medium - just to see what would happen. It came out unchanged. I would wash it again. I like this vest only as an add-on to a heavy sweater where it provides additional torso warmth and a warm collar for the sweater.

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