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Gentlemen & Tailoring

"Tailoring" as we know it today is a skill that began to develop in the eighteenth century. The articles here, then, cover menswear from the 18th century onwards. Earlier periods are covered in the Medieval-15th c, the 16th century and the 17th century sections, or by clicking the Menswear tag.

Victorian Trousers, pt 1

icon free smI'm back with a tailoring topic that some of you requested and I'm more than happy to supply: how to cut and sew a pair of gentlemen's trousers. 

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Victorian Trousers, pt 2

Victorian Trousers Jason gives detailed instructions on constructing the period trousers he showed us how to draft last month.

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Tailoring the Tailcoat

squarepicModern tailcoats are primarily associated with butlers, but their high elegance has a great appeal even today. Elizabeth shows how to make one from start to finish. 

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A Flared Top Hat, part 1

flared-top-hat-iconWhen is a flat pattern not a flat pattern? When you can use it to create a hat that looks like it couldn’t have been made with a flat pattern...

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A Flared Top Hat, part 2

Top hat, tag sideCovering and finishing a fantasy topper for a Mad Hatter, including printing fabric and making supersized hatpins

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