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By the early 19th century the standard men’s outfit had evolved a bit from the mid-18th-century styles. The Work Smock and standard Workshirt stayed the same, but the waistcoat worn over the shirt was shorter, and trousers were commonly worn instead of breeches. Neckwear was still very standard at this time, and a cotton cravat was worn. The shoes were similar to those worn in the 18th-century, but in an outdoor working situation like this, laces typically replaced buckles. To top it all off, the round straw hat provided plenty of protection from the sun. *
*This information is only intended to serve as a general recommendation. If you belong to a reenacting group or work for a historic site, we strongly recommend you check with your group first before purchasing this outfit.
Pictured Right: SH-124 Cotton Workshirt.
Alternatives: CK-124 Blue-Checked Cotton Workshirt, RS-124 Red-Checked Cotton Workshirt, LH-124 Linen Workshirt, OH-124 Cotton Osnaburg Workshirt, SH-131 Off-White Cotton 19th-Century Trade Shirt, OH-131 Cotton Osnaburg 19th-Century Trade Shirt, or RS-131 Red Flannel 19th-Century Trade Shirt.
SW-132 Early 19th-Century Waistcoat.
Pictured Left: CR-371 Cotton Cravat.
Pictured Right: LN-123 Work Smock
Alternative: Fall-Front Breeches of any fabric option. Fall-Front Trousers in any fabric option are also an option for lower-class civilians and militia.
Pictured Left: CS-925 Men's 18th Century Buckle Shoes.
Any of our men’s shoe buckles.
Alternatives: The tabs on our Straight-Last Shoes can be folded back or trimmed, then punched with two holes on each side for lacing.