Summer News Update
It’s been a busy summer for us, developing new garments and attending some big events. We organised a photoshoot to show off our vintage styles, including our homage to Peaky Blinders.
This summer, as well as our regular steampunk weekends in Whitby and Hebden Bridge, we made our first visit to the Chalke Valley History Festival, the largest history event in the world. Not just an event for traders and reenactors, but with talks and discussions from famous historians and writers.
It was a scorching weekend but this didn’t stop customers stopping by in full military uniform, like the 2nd Battalion 95th Napoleonic War riflemen. We also loved the variety, from a military band to a Viking Ship. Elgar Shirts’ attendance of the Chalke Valley was our trip to the South West.
Our focus in 2019 has been on developing our new trousers. We’ve been thrilled by the response – virtually every customer who has tried on a pair has bought.
Our high waist trouser is designed for men, but we have found that they can look great on women too. Jane has been wearing them at events and loves them. Our ladies land girl trousers have also been well received.
We have also had a positive response to our 18th century breeches, quite unlike a modern trouser, each leg cut from a single piece of cloth with no inside leg seams. Very comfortable for fencing, dancing and for re-enactors generally – now for sale on the Elgar Shirts website.
Matching Trousers and Waistcoat
We are now making wool trousers and matching waistcoat, teamed with one of our collarless shirts to create a good vintage look,
We have two styles of matching sets available, both made from a lovely fine wool cloth.
We are spending four days over the August Bank Holiday Weekend at the Lincoln Asylum Steampunk Festival. This is our third year at this event but our first time at the Steampunk Campus, an indoor venue at Bishop Grosseteste University. This is Steampunk central and we’re told its the place to be!
In September we are attending Goodwood Revival for the first time. This event is defined by the cars, and by period dress code: tweeds and trilbies for men, furs and frocks for the ladies.