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Jerkins, Doublets & Vests

Gentlemen of the Middle Ages and Renaissance made a bold statement with their upper apparel. We offer a wide array of period jerkins, doublets and vests for various historical periods. Many of these are either quilted or made of fine brocade fabrics.

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Pirate Vest

This 17th-century lace-up vest is made of 100% cotton. Comes in red, green or navy. Green on closeout.

Airship Flying Vest

This Steampunk Attire is made of faux leather and has a two-tone color scheme, high Nehru collar, a zip-up front, and a bib front held in place by ten antique brass clockwork buttons.

Aramis Doublet

This doublet is crafted from a rich, black and silver cotton velvet brocade with the collar, sleeves, and waistline made of royal black cotton velvet. Accented by velvet covered buttons and silver lace. Has removable sleeves.

Black Pirate Vest

This vest is made of cotton velvet with polyester lining. Features gold and black trims decorated in a Napoleonic style and 18 antique brass buttons. Adjustable back strap. Dry clean only.

Clockwork Vest

This cotton, fully-lined vest features intricately detailed buttons and hewn string stitching along the edges. Pair with Clockwork Open Coat for the perfect look.

Don Juan Vest

This Renaissance vest is made of rich cotton velvet and features heavy black brocade trim and string closure across the front. Complete the look with Don Juan shirt, pants, sash, mask, hat, and Cape.

Duke of Suffolk Faux Leather Doublet

This Black Royal Doublet featured is made of faux leather and cotton velvet. Dry clean only.

Empire Cravat

This long formal Cravat is made of polyester blend and measures 64" long with a tapered cut which is 16" at the widest point.

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Dr. Frankenstein Canvas Shop Apron

I thought this would be a fun thing to wear when I grilled out this summer. When I got it, I was shocked at the great quality of this piece! i think I'll can wear this when I do my woodworking, too! The lightning bolt looks bad-ass on it, too!
Reviewed by: David, May 04, 2018

Review of: Pirate Vest

I purchased 2 vests one Green
Reviewed by: Paul, March 07, 2018

Review of: Leather Jerkin

I am 5'10" and 155 lbs. I have a slim build and the Size M fits great over my other padded shirt. It feels heavy and well made. I wear it for my Viking costume for DragonCon and other cons.
Reviewed by: Brian, March 02, 2018

Review of: Legend Vest

Sizes trend very small. Got my XL  b/c 2XL ( my shirt size) not available.  12" Gap in front, unable to close.  Doubt a 2XL would be close either,  I am not huge. 2XL shirts suit me fine. Just sayin... otherwise , quality very good.
Reviewed by: Angus, January 13, 2018

Review of: Black Pirate Vest

I am very happy with this product. It is a little short though it is a very quality product
Reviewed by: Brian, September 15, 2017

Review of: Don Juan Vest

Great stylish vest!
Reviewed by: Joseph, April 20, 2017

Review of: Leather Jerkin

Excellent craftsmanship; the leatherwork details are very well done. No unnecessary ornamentation (fitting with the target period).

As others noted, as there is currently no L size available, I ordered an XL.  The XL was quite large, and I didn't want to hire a leather worker to resize it, so I returned it and exchanged the XL for a M hoping it too would run a little large. The exchange was easy and I was sent the new M jerkin within two-weeks.  

The M fits me fairly well; slightly tight in the chest, and I will need to lose 10lbs before the next event. The straps are adjustable only to about an inch, though there is room to pierce an extra hole with an awl.

I plan to wear this item with the padded shirt also sold by MRL.
Reviewed by: Eric, August 28, 2016

Review of: Leather Jerkin

I bought this as a "Deal of the Day" and it was a really great deal. It would certainly be worth the regular price as well, but getting it for so much less made it even better!
This is a really great product. The leather is supple and beautifully tanned and it is cut well for a really nice fit. I have yet to wear it without receiving compliments on the quality and authenticity. Excellent piece.
Reviewed by: , July 13, 2016

Review of: Pirate Vest

The vest is great.  Fits good, looks good and he loved it.  The pirate things were for his B'day.  He loves them all and will go great with his pirate outfit. Also, I was pleased with the speed of shipping.
Reviewed by: Marilyn, July 02, 2016

Review of: Legend Vest

I got the balck and white one for my wedding! You cant go wrong with this! Fits perfect!
Reviewed by: Allan, June 10, 2016