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by nick19thind
Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Ageing a frock coat
Replies: 9
Views: 10036

Ageing a frock coat

For a working class/gangs of new york impression how would i give my coat that worn-in secondhand look? It's made of black wool and has only been worn once. I'm aware of the importance of accessorising (mismatched trousers, bowler hat and waistcoat) but how do i get that "tattered 1840s gentleman" l...
by nick19thind
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Smoking in the 19th century
Replies: 5
Views: 3375

Smoking in the 19th century

Recently i acquired some very old pipes that i'm interested in trying out. What brands and flavours of tobacco were popular in Victorian times? There's an old-fashioned tobacconist near my house and i need some advice on what to ask for
by nick19thind
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Crimean Russians
Replies: 12
Views: 14338

Re: Crimean Russians

Whereabouts are you based? And how many others are in your group? The Imperial Russian army had many different uniforms but this one (known as a chokha) is the coolest: http://www.russianswords.com/cherk-cossack1.JPG Although this example dates from the late 19th century similar coats were worn by C...