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19th Century Costume

We are working on bringing into production a range of "off the peg" costumes for Napoleonic re-enactment. Currently, we only stock a limited number of Napoleonic shirts. We do not produce any other "off the peg" garments for 19th century re-enactment. Some of the simpler garments from our 17th century range are still suitable for use if you need something in a hurry. Shifts and tradesman's coats are all still fairly unchanged and listed here.


Napoleonic Shirts - £25.00
Our shirts are correct for the Napoleonic Wars. Complete with button neck and cuffs.
Shifts, drawstring - £29.00
Underdress, neck and sleeve ends gather with a drawstring (cotton).
Coifs - from £12.00
Women's headcovering, lace as option.
Lace trimmed women's collars - from £20.00

It must be stressed again that the above list is provided purely for convenience and provision of a few basic garments. We prefer to undertake orders for this era as special commission orders.

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Napoleonic Shirt

A tough, durable basic shirt for 19th century re-enactors. Cotton, with collar, button at neck. Cuffed buttoned sleeves with gusset under the arm for unrestricted movement.

Size: Standard to chest (inches), Small 36" to 38", Medium 40" to 44", Large 46" to 48", very small number ex-stock in medium, rest to order only.

Prices from: £25  Goto Top 

Soldier's Coat

We refer to this garment as a Soldier's Coat as it was the standard issue style to most regiments which fought in the English Civil War. It is however a fairly generic coat worn from late 16th century to late 18th century by tradesmen and working class labourers, and examples are to be found in Diderot's Book of Trades. It is a plain coat with a short necked collar, button fastened at the front, sleeve is worn turn backed.
The outer garment is wool and lined in tough calico. Round, wooden bead buttons.

Size: Standard to chest (inches), Small 36" to 38", Medium 40" to 42", Large 44" to 46", XLarge 46", mostly ex-stock depending on colour.

Prices from: £70  Goto Top 

Napoleonic Coat and Trousers

This was a special garment set created for a young lad to grow into. It is in the style of a Napoleonic artillery officer's uniform.

Size: Size: One off special

Prices from: £799  Goto Top 

Cloak, Hooded

Our cloaks are made with function in mind. They are thick, hard wearing, durable and above all keep you warm. That is their purpose, they are made out of thick coating quality wool, and are lined in heavy cotton for strength. They are hemmed at the bottom, no half measures, leaving unhemmed edges is sloppy workmanship. The hood is not the floppy, fall over your face fanciful "widow's" style, it sits properly on your head as it should do. The neckline is correctly shaped and as a consequence the cloak will not ride back and strangle you, it will hang about the shoulders equally.
It is an unintended co-incidence that our cloaks happen to look extremely elegant and move beautifully. We would prefer to think you are looking for a hardy and rugged garment to wear round a blazing campfire on freezing cold nights and whipping winds, and stay snug. You can treat them with waterproofing if you wish, but the wool does possess a natural degree of water resistance and even when the wool is very wet, the lining tends to remain dryish except on the shoulders. Never wash your cloak, preferably do not dry clean it either as the dry cleaning chemicals do horrible things to the natural properties of the wool, simply hang it out to air on fine days and it will last you for many, many years.
Let's not get drawn into the arguments flying about as to whether it is authentic to have hoods attached to cloaks. We are happy that they did but life is too short to argue about these things, so your call, if you are not happy with it, acquire one of our Plain Cloaks and separate Hood instead. Generally available in Black, Navy, dark Green or Burgundy, subject to stock.

Size: Standard

Prices from: £99  Goto Top 

Cloak, Plain

A cheaper alternative to the Hooded Cloak, these are simple, single button fastening cloaks without hood or lining. They are the most basic protection against the weather that has been devised since time began and ideal for living history. We also supply separate full, lined hoods if you so require.
Generally, we use lighter weight wools for this sort of cloak (compared to the Hooded Cloaks which are generally heavier wools). We have a couple of very heavy wool plain cloaks, made of a coating wool, be warned we are not joking when we say heavy! If you are up for wearing them, please note the higher postage costs involved.
Cloaks can be treated with waterproofing if you wish. Never wash your cloak, preferably do not dry clean, hang it out to air on fine days instead. Generally available in Navy, dark Green or Burgundy, subject to stock.

Size: Standard. Heavy wool version costs 5 more postage.

Prices from: £70  Goto Top 


For garments off list, please be prepared to provide a complete set of diagrams or illustrations of the garment(s) and a quotation will be provided for your consideration. Please allow 2-3 months for research, pattern making & testing, cutting and manufacture, dependant on the complexity of the garment.