elcome to Periods In Time’s first blog! Our online store just launched July 27, 2017 and we couldn’t be more excited to share our passion for history and performance, whether that performance is re-enactments, theater, renaissance festival, LARP (Live Action Role Play) or themed costume party/event.
I personally have experienced the frustration of trying to put together an authentic outfit and not being able to find crucial pieces. The searching in multiple online sites as well as physical stores is so tiring and frustrating!
I vow to continue to search for the best quality and variety of items to bring an entire historical persona to life all in one convenient spot.
There are so many things I’ve learned in the process of building this business and continue to learn about local and world history. Aficionados of various periods can attest to how much detail there is to learn. Please feel free to comment and share your knowledge as we go along…..
I love to share little “Did you knows?” that I come across, so I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I’ll be exploring the origins and quirks of historical clothing from different times and cultures along with all the accessories. There are so many different types of weapons and armor to explore as well.
The 19th century can be sectioned into distinct eras. The first was an overlap from Federalist to Regency. If you know your American history the Federalist were the dominant U.S. political party and controlled congress from 1789-1801 and was responsible for the adoption of the US Constitution. The Regency era was based in England when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and so his son became Prince Regent from 1811 until 1820 – hence the term Regency was used.
The18th century was full of tightly laced corsets, brocades, lace, periw
The19th century left that format gear behind in favor for a more relaxed and practical attire. (I understand that no one wanted to be associated with the French Aristocracy in the aftermath of the French Revolution, so no more over-the-top designs and powdered wigs!)
The early 1800’s saw ladies wearing loose high-waisted dresses which were so much more practical and showed more of the ladies’ natural form. Men followed very strict tailoring for pants & jackets with “immaculate” linens and highly polished boots as set by the famed Beau Brummel, friend of the Prince Regent. He is the one who set the standard for all “dandy” Regency men’s fashion including the elaborately knotted Cravat.
Stay tuned Readers for next time as we continue….. did you know?....