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Postby bonnieprincecharlie » Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:52 pm

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I might acquire a decent mid-eighteenth century gentleman's white short-tie wig.

All efforts to date have proven vain, and whilst I can find hundreds of (nasty) fancy-dress types, I am struggling to find something of re-enactment quality.

Any info would be gratefully received.


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Postby Alan_F » Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:55 am

If price isn't a problem, have you thought of trying the people who make wigs for barristers and advocates? I think the style is pretty much unchanged since the 18th century.


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Postby Mark P. » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:08 am

Try Derek Easton, who has a huge variety of wigs, including period gentlemans wigs. Recommended a couple of times in the costume section.

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9253

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www.derekeastonwigs.co.uk

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Postby bonnieprincecharlie » Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:58 pm

Excellent quality wigs by the looks of things.... Perhaps a bit too good :?

Still open to ideas: thanks to all so far though


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Postby Mark P. » Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:08 pm

I think you might be stuck with either very cheap or expensive, its not a particulary thriving market.

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Postby Henrik Bjoern Boegh » Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:16 am

The ones GGedneyGoodwin makes might be OK..? At lease one can order wigs in ones own haircolour. http://www.gggodwin.com

You're not the only one looking for a good but not too expensive wig! :D

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Postby m300572 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:49 am

And take care of this one when you get it......... :twisted:


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Postby Eric the well read » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:12 pm

Hi,
P.M us after Detling
We could help

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Postby bonnieprincecharlie » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:27 pm

Thanks Eric, will do just that.


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Postby Andysmith » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:43 pm

Try 'Greatwigs' (stick it in your search engine as I can't remember the full website)...look for the 'Prince Charming' (yeah...OK...I know!) in mohair. Cost about £45.00...it does 'moult' a wee bit so liberal coatings of cheap Tesco hairspray finally does the trick. Great Wigs also does an excellent 'long' wig (go for the Chas 2 in brown)...although this is synthetic it is of superior 'theatrical' quality and is very sturdy (none of those irritating and dangerous nylon 'strands' which get in the way. Cost about £45.00 again - DON'T be tempted to go for the 'cheaper options' as these are horrid nylon stuff...the 'Prince Charming' is in white with a 6" plait at the back (you could 'bag' this)...it has three small 'rools' above the ears and would make a suitable military wigge for the mid-18th century. When you're all 'togged-up in your 'gentleman's attire' it should make several ladies swoon...although don't quote me on this. The long wig makes you want to poke passing children and working-classes with your cane and grumble aloud the phrase, "Bugg*r off!"...'tis very theraputic, especially if you wrap up your foot in bandages, sit down, rest it on a stool and then drink copious amounts of port and scoff a mountain of Stilton.



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Postby Henrik Bjoern Boegh » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:57 pm

Andy, I know exactly what you mean! The first time I wore mine I felt like kicking someone poor while they would be lying down. "Take that ye unworthy peasants! Damn it! Now my servants must cleanse the peasant-stench off my shoes..." :D At Lauder I was called "Bonnie Dundee" because of my wig... But I won't wear it for any RaT event, as it has been threatened with being shot. :lol:

Does any one have any clue where the officer in Pultney's got his greyish wig with the rolls above the ears and the tail at the back?

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Postby steve stanley » Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:36 pm

Always suspected Nick had a tail........
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Postby Henrik Bjoern Boegh » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:11 pm

:lol: Sorry, I meant to say ponytail. But then again, he is wearing red... :lol:

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Postby Tod » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:55 pm

That'll be Howard his is better than Nicks.
As if I would ever shoot a poor defencelsss wig, me, no no.no.













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Postby Neil Johnston » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:53 pm

Tod
I thought you only shot poor defenceless wHigs!!
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Postby m300572 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:15 pm

Neil, don't call us, we'll call you..............


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Postby Eric the well read » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:30 pm

[quote="Henrik Bjoern Boegh"
You're not the only one looking for a good but not too expensive wig! :D
Henrik[/quote]

Form an orderly queue?!! :wink:
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Postby Henrik Bjoern Boegh » Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:05 pm

Eric,
That's a very nice wig!!!

Steve,
This weekend I found out that Nick can't be having a tail... He spared my wretched life after the battle and informed that I would get a fair trial.

...But I think he forgot mentioning that I'd probably be found guilty of treason against the crown and be hang, drawn and quartered... :lol:

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Postby Redders » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:51 am

Why complicate an explanation with mere technicalities?

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Postby Tod » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:29 pm

One thing to remember is if you are going to wear a wig it cannot contain any synthetic. That's one of the many reasons we don't wear them.
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Postby Redders » Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:14 pm

tho,if you did, Just see Alistair in the XXXVI.

He has a ponchant for warming people via flame!



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Postby Jonnie Boy » Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:06 pm

Redders wrote:tho,if you did, Just see Alistair in the XXXVI.
He has a ponchant for warming people via flame!

As apparently at Minden. Although I'd had too much falling down juice to remember.

Still, I needed a new hair style. Pity "short and frizzy" isn't me.


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