Costume advice, 'working' class, English/Scottish 1825-50

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Costume advice, 'working' class, English/Scottish 1825-50

Postby nathan » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:03 pm

Hi all, i have been doing earlier (everything up to C15th) periods of re-enactment for the best parts of 10 years now. For a number of reasons (mostly centering around an impending move to Canada) I'm starting to look at later period stuff.

Wondered if somebody could recommend a good book covering civilian clothing of the period concentrating on lower class stuff (blokes kit for starters, but the occasional frock wouldn't hurt).

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Postby steve stanley » Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:42 pm

PM me if you like...I've been doing some research on the Fur Trade of the period(Canadian & US)...and know some useful websites & books.

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Postby auldMotherBegg » Fri May 30, 2008 6:16 pm

'Periods in Highland History', by Hugh Cheape and I.F. Grant (published by Shepheard and Walwyn). There are many references to ordinary people's clothing worn in Scotland at that time.

Also, 'Highland Folkways' by Isabel Grant (published by Birlinn) is another good one, and has lots of wee sketches of stuff they had as well.

Good luck with the move to Canada! :)

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Re: Costume advice, 'working' class, English/Scottish 1825-5

Postby 1850victorian » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:40 pm

I have done extensive research on men's clothing in the 1840-1860 period in the UK specialising in the working and poor underclasses, feel free to contact me, I also make most of my own clothing using period correct methods and materials only,

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