Male ClothingGuidelines (Upper class)
NO MILITARY UNIFORMSARE BE WORN BY CIVILIAN MALES LIVING WITHIN THE TOWN
All clothing must be made with period correct materials andaccording to period construction techniques and patterns. At a minimum, all Buttonholes need to be handdone.
1. ASuit of clothes that include a sack coat or frock coat, a vest/waistcoat andtrouser are required. All garments areexpected to be of materials appropriate to the garment type and socio economiclevel of the wearer. Cloth can be wool,linen, silk or period blends such as linsey. Frock, Paletot, Tail and Sack coats are all acceptable patterns. Suitable cloth weaves for garments includebroadcloth, cassimere, satinette and kersey.
2. Buttonsshould be made with period materials: shell, glass, china or bone buttons onshirts; bone or tin buttons on pants; 1851 patent hard rubber buttons, cloth or“coin” buttons on coats.
3. Shirtsshould be made of linen, cotton, wool, or appropriate blends. Most often, well to do and aspiring men wouldwear white shirts, but documented shirts made of patterned or print materialare acceptable.
4. Suspendersmust be of correct construction, no “Y” backs.
5. Neckwearof correct pattern and materials appropriate to the socio economic status ofthe wearer are encouraged. If tied,please ensure they are tied correctly. Pre-tied Cravats or “Cheater” ties did exist and documented styles areacceptable.
6. Shoes,bootees or boots with all leather soles and made of leather and correctmaterials are required.
7. Hatsof felt that are properly blocked or of straw are required and should be wornoutdoors.
8. Underclothingthat is period appropriate and made of correct material is encouraged. No visible modern underwear.
9. Hairand facial hair must be worn in a period correct style.
10. Accessoriessuch as gloves, canes, pocket watches, satchels and wallets should be ofdocumented styles and construction. Modern items such as wrist watches are not to be worn or visible duringthe event.