Victorian
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How Toxic is Your Hat?
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Have you ever stopped to think about your favourite vintage hat and its connection to the original Mad Hatter in 1865? Fear not for this is not the Daily Mail ...

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Top Made-to-Measure Regency Breeches
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“There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'Do trousers matter?'" P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster once remarked and his reliable manservant responded, ...

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Success for #RedressingPleasure!
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The Museum of London has succeeded in securing £10,000 to preserve its display of 18th and 19th century costumes in a scene of the Vauxhall pleasure gardens. ...

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Get the Victorian Goth Look
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Some Goths revel in a post-apocalyptic world of PVC, huge boots, chains and denim. But others prefer a more romantic look of lace and corsets. This look is ...

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Period-Authentic Confederate Customisation
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Part of the pleasure of re-enactment is getting the clothes right. Yes, of course, there’s the materials (don’t even *think* modern alternatives), but then ...

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Janet Arnold’s Incredible Pattern Books
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Janet Arnold's publications are some of the most popular guides in the costume world. Her drawings are taken from original garments in collections throughout ...

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Costume sales: Is First-come Fair?
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The Royal Shakespeare Company's eagerly anticipated costume sale on September 23, 2017, saw thousands of costume fans queue for hours to get hold of unique ...

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Gems: Bond Stuntman’s Leather Uniform
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That title does not deceive you as there really is an item of clothing that combines multiple levels of awesomeness. A black Victorian hussar uniform made in ...