Welcome to Regencygentleman! I initially started this blog as a one-off to share my process when researching and creating an 1813 outfit for a ball arranged by the Swedish Regency society (Empirsällskapet). My character was Mr. Philip Elton, the elegant but somewhat slimy vicar created by Jane Austen in her beloved novel Emma. Therefore this sporadic blog continues in his name. The number of gentlemen’s costume blogs is very limited, so I hope to make a contribution (however small it may be) in that field. I am afraid this blogging-thing is also an act of narcissism…
I am an academic and work in a museum. I have a fascination for recreating the past. I am not a trained tailor but have created several historical costumes throughout the years.
Comments and feedback is always welcome.
Thank you for dropping by!