A commission for a 1790s event late this January at the wonderful Lungholm Estate at the southern tip of a Danish Island.
Nils was portraying a dandy younger man who did not lack in taste. Not a type of man he usually identifies with. Dandyism is a concept coined later than 1790 but you start to see the style develop already at this point. Nils needed jacket, vest and pantaloons and as I LOVE sewing mens wear from this era it was a joy to get to do more of it. All patterns were from Laughing Moon Mercantile who does great historic patterns based on extensive research. I highly recommend them - they have quite thorough sewing guides too for both historical accuracy and costumes.
Here Nils is looking broodily out on the dreary January weather.
Model: Nils Sjöstedt
Photo: Atropos Larp Studio, Carl Nordblom
A few very quick snaps of the costume before I sent it off to Nils:
Thin dark green wool jacket with golden metal buttons. Long cuffs, tail on the back with pockets in them and double breast. Semi lined.
Green, gold and white silk front vest with matching fabric covered buttons. On the back a lace closure for adjusting the fit.
Basic pantaloon trousers meaning they have been slimmed in the leg. Front closing incl. clap, two side pockets and grommets with lace for adjusting the back.
Luckily Nils was super happy with the result. Despite not looking his most cheerful on the picture he voiced how the costume helped him feel dapper as hell. Personally I’ve seen no man not looking amazing in this kind of clothes but I am happy he felt it too.