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Re-enactment Fashion Tips for Men

Plattsburgh’s rich culture around re-enactments makes it the perfect place to explore re-enactment fashion. Events like The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemorative Weekend allow re-enactors to come together to relieve a piece of history, and you can too. Re-enactment fashion is all about research and finding era-correct clothing. We gave tips for women in Issue 5.  Here’s some tips for men: If you are portraying a male civilian, the typical attire is a shirt, knee bridges, socks, a waist coat and a top that was like a tuxedo, short in the front and long in the back. For added detail, men…

Plattsburgh’s rich culture around re-enactments makes it the perfect place to explore re-enactment fashion. Events like The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemorative Weekend allow re-enactors to come together to relieve a piece of history, and you can too. Re-enactment fashion is all about research and finding era-correct clothing. We gave tips for women in Issue 5.  Here’s some tips for men:

  1. If you are portraying a male civilian, the typical attire is a shirt, knee bridges, socks, a waist coat and a top that was like a tuxedo, short in the front and long in the back. For added detail, men would wear scarves around their neck in intricate knots.
  2. If you are portraying an older or upper-class man, you wear knee bridges and trousers as day wear. During this time, a basic shirt was considered underwear, so men essentially were walking around in their undergarments.

If you are interested in re-enactment clothing, then it is important to do your research. Even though you want to be era correct, you can still find ways to adapt and make the best of your re-enactment experience.

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