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Personal logo Dr Mathias Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Jan 2011 7:13 p.m. PST

Hello, I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice regarding sites/sources for mid-late Victorian era clothing. I'm looking for a relatively legit and functional three piece suit (with a tailcoat/morning coat) shoes, and tophat. Nothing flimsy, Which pretty much excludes area costumers. I've no idea which sites are reliable, cost effective, and high quality.
Thanks!

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member23 Jan 2011 7:30 p.m. PST

Does the Mrs sew?
That may be the best route.

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Jan 2011 8:35 p.m. PST

Dragonmarsh in Riverside, California. They take part in the Dickens Festival every year and I know the owners. Misty does great garb dragonmarsh.com

Wyatt

Personal logo Tacitus Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2011 12:14 a.m. PST

I can second Dragonmarsh.

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jan 2011 1:02 a.m. PST

interesting store, but I couldn't find much in the way of clothes on there website.

Company D Miniatures24 Jan 2011 3:02 a.m. PST

I will have a look in my wardrobe :-)

Personal logo Volstagg Vanir Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2011 6:29 p.m. PST

Gentleman's Emporium?

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Personal logo Dr Mathias Supporting Member of TMP Fezian26 Jan 2011 8:47 a.m. PST

Thanks for the links all. I'm considering making the ensemble myself, with Mrs. Dr Mathias' help. This is one of those cases where spending a little money would save a LOT of time ;)

CCollins15 Feb 2011 11:33 p.m. PST

The sewing academy is a great resource, particularly for those interested in threading a needle, as if you needed another time intensive hobby?

thesewingacademy.org

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