New Year Update

Happy New Year! After a restful break over the Christmas holidays, Elgar Shirts is back and we’re looking ahead to 2019.

2018 Reflections

In December we spent most of the month in the workshop completing orders for the Christmas post, and reflecting on the year gone by.

In 2018 we’ve had success with our vintage look 20th Century clothing. Our 1920s Peaky Blinders style shirts were particularly popular and a garment we’re keen to continue with this year. Waistcoats made headlines during the World Cup, but as any Elgar Shirts customer knows they’ve never gone out of fashion! Our waistcoats were given a tweak in 2018 and feature new, beautifully vibrant lining.

As 2018 progressed we were keen to try something new and after a request from a customer, we began to make utility kilts. This was a fun challenge for us and they’ve been a great garment to show off at events, where customers can try them for size.

At the end of the year we decided to end our stock production of nightshirts and robes. We love the good quality and comfort of nightshirts, but by ending this line we can make space for new products. Currently you can still find our end of line nightshirts for a discounted price until stocks last. We won’t be making stock any longer, however nightshirts are available on custom request if you’d like one – just send us an email.

Looking ahead to 2019

One of our big plans for 2019 is to make trousers for men and women. We are developing both Victorian and 18th Century trousers for men, as well as early 20th century styles for men and women. After attending several vintage fairs in 2018 we loved the “Land girl” look and this is a style we’re keen to explore this year.

In addition to trousers, we are continuing to make new waistcoats and shirts alongside our popular existing garments and styles.

Currently we’re building our list of shows and events next year and a full list will be available soon. We’ve got more Steampunk and vintage fairs booked for 2019 and we’ll update you in the coming weeks.

Discussions with customers and special order requests continue to inspire us to develop new styles and experiment with historical influences, so your contact is always welcome. Don’t forget to spread the word to any friends or family who you think would love what we make. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thank you for your support and custom last year and we look forward to showing you our new garments in 2019.