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Frenchie
07-14-2006, 08:55 PM
The Historical Clothiers Web site at http://www.njsekela.com/ is being updated. There's a list of items with background information there now, and pics and more information will be added. Go take a look, there's bound to be something you can use! Add it to your Favorites folder!

Here's what's going on: We have reenactors in the field to represent Nick and Historic Clothiers, to talk to other reenactors and help them with whatever they need. I live near Baltimore and I'm the rep for Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. I'm available most days (except Saturdays for now) to come out and talk about what you want, take measurements, answer questions, etc., either one-on-one or at a unit meeting or event. You can contact me at any one of these addresses:

GNLaFrance (at) hotmail.com (best one for now)
Frenchie (at) njsekela.com
TaurusM605 (at) verizon.net

We've been getting e-mails from people who are glad to see us taking a pro-active lead on this. Here's a quote from one:

"While it has been quite some time since we last spoke (years), I have continued to seek out your products when looking to upgrade my impressions. My reasons are simple. I have developed firm confidence and trust in your historical expertise as it applies to the recreations you produce. You do for me what I cannot do for myself. I appreciate and thank you for that... "

I'm excited about this for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the opportunity to learn about period clothing and accessories. Just talking with Nick about what he knows is an education in itself, the man is a walking encyclopedia.

So go look at the Web site and give me a shout!

reb64
07-14-2006, 09:05 PM
I went and checked out the website. Very nice items. i checked out a article on Confederate frock coats too. it compared a new to original. The material in the original showed up well in thephotos. Do you know of any source for a modern reproduction of this material? I have longed searched for jean like this. RH

Frenchie
07-14-2006, 09:22 PM
reb64, I'm still learning this business and can't give you an answer right now, but I'll find out and let you know ASAP. Stand by!

JW&CO
07-14-2006, 11:08 PM
While it is nice to see progress on the website, it is lacking a little. It would be nice if it were better organized, as Nick's wares are set up on other company's pages. Giving all that information with the products all listed in that format on the web page is a little confusing. It is nice to see all that background info on the products and shows the level of research done to bring these products to market.

NJ Sekela
07-15-2006, 08:07 AM
I appreciate your feedback, but keep in mind this is a temporary bandaid solution. Until June 22nd, all of my efforts were towards another website, and I did the total redesign; logos, home page and newsletter, the whole 9 yards. I certainly have the skills to get it to where it has to be.

It is like the plumber with the leaky pipes in his own home. I now have to tend my own garden. The situation was so sudden, that I had to get the text from my old catalog.

How does that saying go? It is either Rome wasn't built in a day or Rome was built after Home Depot opened. I dunno.

Either way, it'll get there, one brick at a time.

My items will be for sale and ready-to-wear at the upcoming Man-a-sass event at the EJ Thomas tent.

I am, &c,

NJ Sekela,
Manf'r.
N.Jers'y.

http://www.njsekela.com
http://www.ejtsutler.com
http://www.carterandjasper.com

VaTrooper
07-15-2006, 12:33 PM
Nick,
Have you made any braces lately? My pard has a pair of yours that are pretty nice.



Wm Shifflett
Cedarnasass mess

NJ Sekela
07-15-2006, 02:48 PM
Sir:

Most of my products are currently in stock and available for immediate shipment at EJ Thomas, info@ejtsutler.com.

Check with them AND Chris Utley at mcutley@yahoo.com!

I am, &c,

NJ Sekela,
Manf'r.
N.Jers'y.

http://www.njsekela.com
http://www.ejtsutler.com
http://www.carterandjasper.com

VaTrooper
07-15-2006, 03:09 PM
Nick,
Thanks. I sent an email to the EJ Thomas folks since they'll be attending 1st Manassas. They dont currently have any listed on their site though.