We are small-scale producers – identical twin sisters Catherine and Jane Elgar, who make a range of individual handmade garments in the UK.

We are fascinated by historical clothing and its construction. We love beautiful natural fabrics, and the functional detailing that fits each garment for its purpose.

We base our patterns on historical styles but we design them to suit 21st century people, sourcing quality fabric to ensure our products will stand the test of time.

We make these unique garments ourselves, steadily adding to our range and continuing to develop the styles we sell.

Catherine started the business at the end of 2015 and Jane joined her the year after.

Our Latest News

New traditional style nightshirts

In the dark winter months, there’s nothing more pleasing that a nightshirt. We know the value of comfortable, long-lasting nightwear […]

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New 18th Century Style Garments

Our 18th century style garments continue to be popular with our customers. From poets and dancers to reenactors and history […]

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Autumn 2020 Photoshoot Behind the Scenes

Since the coronavirus pandemic we’ve been fortunate enough to carry on making and selling our garments as usual. But due […]

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Finding the perfect pair of trousers

Last year Elgar Shirts began making trousers so we could offer our customers a whole outfit. They’ve been a great […]

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