Shirt, Regency / Napoleonic

The cut and style of this linen shirt exemplifies the style fashionable at the turn of the 19th C. This is a universal style and shirts with similar cuts dating from 1750-1820 can be found in most major costume collections including the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; the Germanisches National Museum, Nuremberg, Germany; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA and Platt Hall Museum of Costume, Manchester, England.

Cut on a standard rectangular pattern with full body and sleeves, square gussets under the arms and triangular gussets in the neck.  The shirt features a tall shaped collar which fastens with a button. A stock or cravat is generally worn around the neck so only the edges of the collar are visible. The full sleeves are gathered into a  band which is fastened with a button. Clean finished front opening and hem. Our standard little or no visible machine stitching.

Available in 'One size fits most' with the following approx. measurements:

  • Body is approx 42" long from collar to hem
  • Body is approx 54" around
  • Sleeves are approx 32" from center back to sleeve side of the cuff band
  • Sleeves are approx 20" circumference

Shirts are available in 3 grades-

  • 'Officer' in fine linen with ocean pearl buttons.  Collar is 4.5" wide, cuffs are 3.5" wide
  • 'Soldier' is made of heavier/coarser linen with wood button at cuff and string tie at neck. Collar is 3.5" wide, cuffs are 2" wide
  • 'Custom' shirts will be made to the customer's measurements and details (fabric, size, collar height, etc./ +$25)

PLEASE NOTE: Jeffrey is wearing his shirt with a black linen cravat which is not included with the shirt. The trousers and hat belong to the model. We regret that we do not offer other uniform pieces.



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  • Model: BSD-SH12
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5lbs




This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 09 July, 2016.