Now that I have completed a Regency wardrobe for myself, I have been keen to begin a Regency outfit for my husband.
Now I need not call you Mr Knightley, I may call you my Mr Knightley.
Emma Woodhouse, Emma movie (1996)
The wardrobe of a Regency gentleman consisted of:
- a shirt
- a cravat
- (and a post on how to tie it!)
- a waistcoat
- a tailcoat
- and various accessories like shoes, a top hat, stockings, fob watch, cane, etc…
This outfit will be worn for Book Week later in the year, and hopefully my very own Mr Knightley might be persuaded to wear them on some other occasions as well!
The first item in the wardrobe is an 18th Century shirt!
To follow my progress, as well as the progress of my other Regency wardrobe items, go to My Regency Journey.
Sources and Relevant Links
Emma – the movie (1996)
Emma, by Jane Austen – read online