Where to buy re-enacting gear?

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Where to buy re-enacting gear?

Postby the*good*doctor » 30 Oct 2010 10:00

Here is a list of re-enacting resources for period uniforms, equipment, ect.
Do you have another source to share ?

VICTORIAN VENDORS

MILITARY
19th Century Tailoring/The Sutler’s Store http://www.sutlers.co.uk/ZULUSECT.html
Regimental Quartermaster http://www.regimental-quartermaster.com/
Thin Red Line http://www.thinred.co.uk/
Replicaters http://www.replicaters.com/victorian.html
The History Bunker
http://www.thehistorybunker.co.uk/acata ... pment.html
International Military Antiques (IMA) http://www.ima-usa.com/

CIVILIAN
Gentleman’s Emporium http://www.gentlemansemporium.com/gentlemans.php
River Junction http://www.riverjunction.com/
Vintage Shirt Co. http://www.vintageshirt.co.uk/

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Re: Re-enacting Resources

Postby balaklava » 31 Oct 2010 15:13

Good folks at the Thin Red Line, however, the business is advertised for sale.

I would stay away from Replicators until good feedback starts to show up on this and other places. I won't say anything good about that firm until I either recover $500 or a jacket order which hasn't been completed since the order was placed in Dec '09.

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Re: Re-enacting Resources

Postby the*good*doctor » 31 Oct 2010 17:42

Johnnie,

Thank you for your feedback....however do you have any additional sources to contribute to the list above ? Finding Victorian War resources for re-enacting can turn out to be “The Great Game”. It would help immensely if we would share our sources to the rest of the community.

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Re: Re-enacting Resources

Postby QSVC » 31 Oct 2010 23:17

I think you've managed to cover most of the better resources in one post, I haven't managed to find anymore though I'd be more than pleased to hear of others.

I could only add that I'd avoid replicaters, my own personal experience has been the goods are hit and miss and while I've known associates that have had success I'd consider that the exception than the norm given comments here and in other forums.

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Re: Re-enacting Resources

Postby Paul in Briz » 01 Nov 2010 10:01

Warwicks in Melbourne do a nice c1900 pair of Brit riding breeches. I purchased a pair and am happy with them.
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Re: Re-enacting Resources

Postby balaklava » 02 Nov 2010 13:54

Greetings, Dr. John. I used Mark Montgomery in Arizona at http://www.britishmilitaryequipments.com, but come to learn there is also Mr. Bill Donner at Heritage Leather at http://www.heritageleathercw.com, in North Carolina.

Both of these gents supplied me with all of the different leather or buff accoutrement items I needed for my Crimean & Indian Mutiny 93rd impressions.

Both were sticklers for correctness, their items were affordable & both a pleasure to deal with. I would spend my money on their goods again.

Also, there is a Mr. Glendon Hovey up in Canada who does mostly 1812 stuff but can make almost anything, http://www.sewhistoric.bravehost.com, I highly recommend that you contact Glendon if there is an impression item you need that you find and haven't been able to acquired.

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Re: Re-enacting Resources

Postby the*good*doctor » 05 Nov 2010 06:18

Johnnie,

Thank you for sharing three more outstanding re-enacting sources along with their web sites. All of them look like some smashing good ones that others can really benefit from. An Indian Mutiny impression sounds most interesting. I do not believe I have ever seen that done before. You must post some pictures for the rest of us to see.

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Re: Re-enacting Resources

Postby the*good*doctor » 05 Nov 2010 06:43

Robert,

Replicaters are indeed “hit & miss”. I listed them because they have some excellent examples of Victorian War reproductions on their site which very few companies offer. With this, others can get inspired and possibly show their own tailor/dealer to reproduce. With poor reproduction companies & others closing, we must keep on the lookout for other sources and share them amongst this very small community of Victorian War enthusiasts.

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Re: Re-enacting Resources

Postby the*good*doctor » 05 Nov 2010 07:11

Paul,

Many thanks for sharing Warwicks http://www.warwicks.com.au/ . It looks like they could reproduce almost anything for the film industry. Sounds like you got yourself a nice specialty product.

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Re: Re-enacting Resources

Postby Paul in Briz » 06 Nov 2010 10:09

Dr John
The breeches were certainly a good buy and are a good fit on my well nourished frame.

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Re: Where to buy re-enacting gear?

Postby Reggie » 13 Nov 2010 21:44

Hi chaps,

http://www.militaryhistoryworkshop.co.uk offers a good range of Slade Wallace equitment. Also occasionally has some original items in the collectables section.

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Re: Where to buy re-enacting gear?

Postby astrang1 » 21 Nov 2010 13:34

Hello,
Visited the Sutlers Store website and sadly it looks like they are no more.
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Re: Where to buy re-enacting gear?

Postby Hillebrandt » 21 Nov 2010 16:16

Sutlers is now www.19th-Century-Tailoring.co.uk

Offers the uniforms/clothing that Sutlers sold but no equipment/accoutrements. They will however put you in touch with their original suppliers, such as Tommy Stemson for Slade Wallis equipment.
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Re: Where to buy re-enacting gear?

Postby the*good*doctor » 26 Nov 2010 05:47

Reggie,

The Military History workshop looks like an outstanding resource ! It also appears that they can do custom work with their workshop. Thank you for sharing this with the group.

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Re: Where to buy re-enacting gear?

Postby the*good*doctor » 26 Nov 2010 05:56

Military Heritage is making some nice early Victorian uniforms. It appears that they may be expanding to later Victorian uniforms in the future.

http://www.militaryheritage.com/crimean.htm

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