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 lovers. We love seeing historical styles on 21st century people.

Fortunately, even during the pandemic we’ve been able to create new garments.

Below are production photos of our new garments. Two new shirts, generously cut, and a midnight blue waistcoat.

The nearest we get to mass production is when we start a new line. First we cut and make 2 garments in each size. Then we add to the stock as we sell them.

Moss green 18th century style linen shirt

This shirt is cut to an 18th century pattern, based on our popular white Napoleonic shirt.

The shirt pulls on over the head and fastens with small coconut shell buttons. The cuffs are also fastened by buttons.

The fine Irish linen used is good quality and lightweight.

Irish loom state linen shirt

This shirt is made from a loom state linen, which means neither finished nor dyed. It’s a soft shade of white, fine, slightly blousy fabric.

This is a long shirt, 8 inches longer than our other linen shirts, but more historically correct. You can even sleep in it, just like men would have done 200 years ago.

Cut to a historic pattern and pre-washed to minimise shrinkage.

High button 18th century style moleskin waistcoat in midnight blue

This waistcoat is made in cotton moleskin in a lovely midnight blue, lined in a navy check linen.

Based on an 18th century design, the waistcoat features a collar that can be worn either up or down. This is ideal to be worn with a neckscarf or frill shirt.

On the back there is a lace-up adjustor to ensure a neat fit.


We hope you like this look at our new garments. All these are now available in our online shop.