Orthello Suede Leather Vest

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A versatile addition to your historical re-enactment apparel, the Orthello Suede Leather Vest provides incredible period style to any look. Available in black, brown, and light brown color options, the sleeveless suede vest can be worn over a tunic or shirt as a type of leather doublet or jerkin. The leather vest features a short stand-up collar for additional style, and the period garment fastens in the front with several buckled straps. When planning your knight outfit for the next Renaissance fair or other costume event, make sure to choose excellent pieces like this medieval vest to pair with your other clothing and accessories.

This item is handmade, therefore, it may vary slightly from what is shown above.

Key Features:

  • Available in black, brown, and light brown
  • Features stand up collar
  • Buckled straps fasten the front
  • Ideal medieval or Renaissance apparel


  • Made from 10 oz. cowhide suede leather

This is a handmade item that is measured by hand. Please allow for approximately 1-2 inches of variation from measurements shown.

Chest CircumferenceWaist CircumferenceOverall LengthShoulder Width
Small42-47.3 inches40-45.5 inches30.5 inches18.75 inches
Medium43.5-47.75 inches43.5-47.75 inches31.25 inches21 inches
Large47.5-52.5 inches47.5-52.5 inches33.75 inches21.5 inches
X-Large48-52.75 inches48-53.5 inches33 inches22 inches
XX-Large51.2-55.75 inches51.5-55.75 inches34 inches23.5 inches

11 reviews for Orthello Suede Leather Vest

  1. Garrett F.

    This vest looks and feels great, perfect for those who want to look the part, but aren’t going for the fanciest look. I found that if you tend to wear medium shirts, then the medium Orthello will likely work for you.
    The only problem I had initially with this vest was the fastening straps. There was a lot of strap left over once I slipped in the appropriate notch in the buckle. It looked a bit tacky to me, but I was able to solve the problem by slipping the leftover strap back through the buckle, doing this about two times for each strap so that none of them were hanging freely. It looks good and doing this twice over keeps the strap in tightly enough that there’s no need to try to notch the additional passes made through the buckle.

  2. Randolph D.

    I am very pleased with this vest, which is generally quite similar to the leather jerkins worn on Henry VIII’s great ship, the Mary Rose, which sank in 1545. None of the pieces recovered from the wreck had buckles, but that does not mean they were never used in period. A good look and good value for the money. I generally wear a medium shirt but took a chance and ordered a large vest. I like the slightly looser fit.

  3. Andrew L.

    I got this vest in quick time! Unfortunately they didn’t have brown in stock in my size but the black looks sharp! Beware that they definitely run a nearly a whole size bigger than the measurements listed. I thought I would be a Large but gambled with the Medium – the chest, waist, and length all fit perfectly.

  4. Paul M.

    Love this item for our Larp NPC closet, so versatile good quality and a great look!

  5. Matthew Poindexter (verified owner)

    Ordered black, love it; will get a brown soon.

  6. Breandán (verified owner)

    This vest is a great buy- sturdy, light, and it looks good. The only flaw I found- and it was a very minor one- was that the buckets and straps are attached at the edge, leaving a gap in the front even when fully cinched to the last hole, and as mentioned in another review there was a lot of leftover strap. My solution for both was to just tuck the excess strap back through behind the buckle so it hung down and covered the gap. As for sizing, one of the biggest problems with commercially-made armour, clothing, etc. is that it is rarely made for broad-chested folks. I have a 54″ chest and this vest in XXL fits me just fine, not too tight at all.

  7. Andrew Lee (verified owner)

    This is a beautiful vest. I really love it. The front belt straps the close is seem a little thin but they have held up well so far.

  8. retlaw043 (verified owner)

    Love this so much fit very well and well made. Warm as well The one i got was the XX the only thing i didn’t like was the strips they just look so brittle but they hold up.

  9. Jason Rudolph (verified owner)

    Love the vest. I am always impressed with the quality of the items that I get from here. The vest looks fantastic. It works great for many of the outfits that I have.

  10. retlaw043 (verified owner)

    It fits me like a glove the only thing i dont like about this vest it when i bend over the middle starip come undone they could have been a little thinker

  11. matt.degonia (verified owner)

    Looks great. Suede is easy enough to care for. The vest is light and easy to put on,

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