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Regency Attire:
3. Purchasing Your Costume

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Bespoke tailored clothes are a considerable investment. Some outfits, particularly military ones with lots of gold braid and special headgear, can easily cost over £1,000. This also means that you will want them to be properly authentic. However, some ready-made costumes are available and there are some expert individuals who will make you an authentic bespoke outfit at more moderate cost - ask your local Regency Dance society.

 

Some of our Visitors have suggested the following -
Burnley & Trowbridge Company
http://www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com/
Burnley & Trowbridge Co. USA Providing the most comprehensive and accurate assortment of Fabrics, Notions, Patterns, Research Books, Shoes and Accessories on the Market.Specializing in 17th, 18th and early19th Century
Spencer\'s Mercantile
http://www.spencersmercantile.com
Canadian company - Purveyors of finest quality goods for lovers of heritage, historical, and reproduction items. Sells a wide range of items including silk stockings, sewing patterns, Military re-enactment, etc.
Alwyn Gloves
http://www.alwyngloves.com
Men's leather gloves, white and darker colours
Andy Burke
http://www.andyburke.co.uk
Historical shoemaker
Aylwen Gardiner-Garden
http://www.aylwen.com
Sewing Period Clothing and Accessories for Reenactors, Theatres, Dancers and Museums. Quality Made Clothing, Hand Finishing, Sewing Classes & Workshops
Classic Costume
http://www.classic-costume.co.uk
Makes beautiful bespoke and 'off-the-peg' historical reproduction Regency gowns.
Cloisters Inspirations UK
http://www.cloistersinspirations.co.uk
Range of regency clothing for men and women.
Darcy Clothing
http://www.darcyclothing.com/shop/
Good men's period clothing and accessories
Dressing History
http://www.dressing-history.co.uk/shop/
Milliners and Hanerdashers 18th and 19th century. Includes men's silk stockings
Farthingales, Bath
http://www.costume-hire.co.uk
For Purchase Man's coat from £300 Ladies gown from £100 Man's shirt from £35 Ladies' Spencer, Georgian Top Hat, Waistcoat
Freed of London
http://www.freedoflondon.com
Dancing Shoes for men and ladies
Gabby Marie
http://www.gabbymarieboutique.etsy.com
A source for custom made Regency Gowns.
Harr Shoes (Germany)
http://www.harr-shoes.com
Reproduction period shoes
Jane Austen Centre
http://giftshop.janeausten.co.uk
Men's shirts, Cravats, Gloves, Top Hats, Ladies' Bonnets
Jas. Townsend and son inc
https://www.jas-townsend.com/
A wide range of clothing and other goods appropriate for 1750 to 1840 -
Kevin Garlick (Isle of Wight)
http://www.kmgarlick-shoemaker.co.uk
Reproduction period shoes
London Dance.com
http://www.londondance.com
Under Directory/Retailers, gives addresses for many dance suppliers - e.g. Gamba, Katz, Bloch
Mason Dixon Sewing
http://www.masondixonsewing.com/
Jennifer D'Onofrio - Dressmaker
Makes well fitting stays and beautiful Regency dresses
and petticoats
Mrs Papendick
http://www.mrspapendick.co.uk/
Well made and historically accurate where possible. Very well priced. I will defiantly be buying from them again!!
Ostriches on Line
http://www.ostrichesonline.co.uk
Ostrich and other feathers
Plantagenet Shoes
http://www.plantagenetshoes.freeserve.co.uk
Historical footwear
Regency Regalia
http://www.etsy.com/shop/RegencyRegalia
Regency women's wear: Dresses, Headwear and Outerwear.
Robert Land Footwear
http://www.robertlandhistoricshoes.com
19th Century shoes and boots
Royal House of Whimsy- on Etsy
http://www.etsy.com/shop/royalhouseofwhimsy
A source for Regency era bonnets. This shop has ready-to-wear bonnets, decorate-your-own bonnets with finishing kits, and kits to make your own bonnets from scratch. Custom orders are always welcome.
Sarah Juniper
http://www.sarahjuniper.co.uk
Handsewn boots and shoes
The Button Queen
http://www.thebuttonqueen.co.uk
Expensive old and antique buttons
The Costume Store
http://www.thecostumestore.co.uk
Fans, Parasols and canes. Men's shirts. Ladies' Linen Chemise, Gloves Men's and ladies' Linen buttons & buckles. Feathers, Top Hats, Over knee stockings
The historical hairdresser
http://www.thehistoricalhairdresser.com
They do custom period wigs and hairpieces also sells on ebay under name wigstylesdesign . 18 years of hairstyling
The Needleworker
http://www.theneedleworker.org/
Hello, I would like to update my info for Mason Dixon Sewing. The business has changed to

The Needleworker

http://www.theneedleworker.org/
Vintage Shirt Co.
http://www.vintageshirt.co.uk
Regency clothing for men. Shirts, Cravats, Top Hats, White cotton Gloves, Socks, Handkerchiefs
Vtaca International
http://www.vtaca.com
Ballet shoes, Jazz shoes, Gloves

We are always looking to expand our lists, for the benefit of everybody.

If you have tried other sources and found them succesful, please add them to our list and tell us of your experiences - the good, the bad and the ugly!


 



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Regency Attire:
3. Purchasing Your Costume

Go to Related Pages:
What shall I wear?
Hire your costume
Make your costume