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    Well, since the ball will be fairly lax in its historical presentation and I hope to gain more mileage out of a tailoring job than an evening of fun. I am going to go for a military shortened coat single breasted with tails (rather than Inverness flaps.) Not unlike Skye Highland Outfitter's "lowlander" jacket.
    http://www.skyehighlandoutfitters.co...er_Jacket.html

    Leaving that unbuttoned and swept back like a sherrifmuir or the Mackenzie Frain doublet. I will allow my light waistcoat and cravat to show. For the ball and civilian occasions I will attach removable cloth buttons and save some pewter or silver buttons for piping and other occasions where I might fancy the "bling"

    Thoughts?

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    Thoughts...

    Sounds like you have a plan...I'd say whatever you do, get something that is multipurpose and multi-use...which sounds like is your intention. Make sure you post pics of the event!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacMillan of Rathdown View Post
    The jacket is way too short, and the belt low enough to look like it belongs on a Hollywood gunslinger, rather than a Regency Dandy! Follow Woodsheal's advice to the letter (he's the man in this department) and you will look smashing.
    I agree with you Scott! Jacket is way too short, belt too low, the white hose need to go, and I am not so sure about the hair sporran since it has a Regimental badge on the cantle. Outfit definitely needs tweeking in order to reach the goal of a Highland man in his native dress during the Regency era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSFMACLJR View Post
    Here's a good starting point (sorry the pic is smal):

    Superb start (love the tartan doublet-LOL!)! The image is wonderful Sandy--I would definitely use this as motivation. Good luck mate and have fun!

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    What years are meant by "regency"?

    Here's Highland costume from 1822. Note the high collar popular at that time:





    and Highland costume in 1835. Note the double-breasted jacket with wide lapels:



    In that photo of a guy, he's wearing a MOD sporran that wasn't invented until the 1980s, which is completely anachronistic in every possible way to the early 19th century.

    In the early 19th century the style of sporran seen in the 1835 costume was common, black hair with a fringe of contrasting white hair overlapping, and tassels with red leather cones. Note that there's no cantle, but simply a stitched red leather rim.
    Last edited by OC Richard; 13th July 10 at 04:11 AM.

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    Well, I didn't have time to do alot of the things I wanted to. My diced hose are still on the needles and the hair sporran didn't get made, and the buckles didn't get sewn on my brogues.

    But I made a mad dash and completed a tartan doublet/tailcoat which I wore with the lace jabot I had knitted some time ago.

    I will take some staged pics soon but here are some random shots that I was in.




    Providing some entertainment between dances. It's always fun to find another low whistle player to do duets with.




    Gentlemen were a bit scarce...





    We did a bunch of fun ECD dances and a few Scottish ones for good measure. All in all it was a wonderful evening.

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    Mighty fine looking outfit, congratulations on your design and needlecraft. I would be very proud if I had created such a fine ensemble.
    Last edited by Downunder Kilt; 12th July 10 at 09:22 PM.

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    Outstanding! You are obviously very talented. Perhaps you did not get everything together the way you initially envisioned, but you certainly accomplished accomplished the goal of putting together a Regency kilt ensemble. Your kit is fantastic as is, and you have a superb foundation should you want to add the other items later. Congratulations.
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    wow... rather I mean WOW!

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    Very nice, way to go, everyone on this site seems to be some sort of awesome craftsman. Whats up with that.
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