The day finally arrived! After months of preparation, my husband sallied forth with his hat and his cane, journeying in his “curricle”, to the Book Week Parade!
His first duty of the day was his Customary Morning Yard Supervision in the carriage-parking facilities at the front of the school. He was in a prime position to be admired! I overheard many comments in the carpark about how good he looked!
Admittedly, some students mistook him for Willa Wonka from the Chocolate Factory… hmmm, there is something seriously wrong there… But these are school kids we are talking about! And I am not really sure how many of them have been indoctrinated by their parents from an early age as to the importance of good English literature!
I had decided to accompany him in one of my lovely Regency dresses, as I was taking part in some of the Book Week activities for the day. The benefit of this was that I was able to get some photos of us both dressed up together! Because – really – who knows if this will ever happen again!
My little girl was also suitably dressed up in her little Edwardian outfit, though she refused to wear the bonnet! I managed to get a few pictures of her with it on before she wouldn’t allow it near her head.
Dressing-up is my cup of tea. Hopefully one day it might become my husband’s cup of tea too!
This concludes my series on the fashions of Regency Gentlemen. To read all of these posts in order, go to My Regency Journey and look under My Mr Knightley.
MY Mr Knightley – the introduction
My Regency Journey: Making an Embroidered Morning Negligee – more about my dress
Dress-ups for a Baby – more about my little girl’s outfit