I have been asked to "do" my first wedding in a couple weeks. I was wondering about period clothing. Any particular places to purchase this attire in the internet? Anyone have some photos to share?
Depends on the period. Styles in 1915 were much different from styles in 1925. What year is your car? I went to the microfilm room at the local public library and looked at newspapers from the mid-twenties. Then I tried to reproduce the styles with modern clothing. (Too hard to find actual vintage stuff in the right size.)
I have done several weddings with our 1910 2 cylinder REO using a duster.
Sorry - 1916
Just wear a tux and you will be fine. Otherwise a relatively expensive place is 'Gentleman's Emporium'. They have lots of period gear.
The Gentleman's Emporium is pretty fairly priced, they have good quality. I wear their clothes on a regular basis and they wear well.
I know a lot of us despise the W word, but my daughter was photographed numerous times at the last Old Car Festival. She purchased her flapper outfit off the Walmart website and it appeared to be a high quality item. She also did a lot of research prior to her purchase and selected something that was reasonably period correct.
Since we're fast approaching Halloween, I would guess they have a good selection of costume stuff on line.
Might be some good ideas here:
What about a nice clean pair of bib overauls?? Peroid correct,use for everything,and you can't wear anything more comefortable!!!!!!!!!!!!Bud.
I'm with Ken, if you have a Tin Lizzy, dungaree overalls, jean shirt and newsboy cap...and you are set to go!
A newsboy cap is often overlooked as an accessory for a T driver. It isn't formal, but it is period correct and way more comfortable than a felt or straw hat.
Dick's look is correct except for the galluses. I hated clip-ons as a kid and more than sixty-five years haven't improved my opinion of them. The button type is still available. I agree on the cap.
As a kid watching films in class, I always thought it ridiculous that in depictions of pioneer times folks were often dressed in period clothes but wearing modern glasses. Related to that are costume specs that obviously have flat window glass for lenses.
Bud is right about the overalls. Period correct, comfy, and lots of pockets for carrying handy stuff.
Straw hat for hot weather.
Cap for cooler weather.
One thing I would do for a more period look is change my modern shirt for the old collarless type like dick is wearing. You can spend fifty bucks for it or buy a used modern shirt at a thrift store and alter it.
Steve, I prefer buttons to clip-ons as well, but this was a tour and the trousers didn't have the buttons (my seersucker suit has buttons). I opted for expedient.
Years ago, Anja ended up with her father's WWII-issue Dutch military glasses. I discovered I could have my prescription put in the wire frames. Eventually, as my prescription changed, I opted for a less modern-looking current frame so I didn't have to keep paying for extra lenses. I bought the shirt specifically to wear with the T.
Last one I did was earlier this year, I didn't charge them anything due to it becoming a verbal binding contract and liability coming along with any contract. So I did it as a favor to the bride.
But I told them I was open for tips for fuel much to my surprise my 30 min drive to the reception netted me an envelope when I dropped the newly weds off, after returning home I found two crisp $100 bills tucked inside.
So it worked out for everyone....
Try the Historical Emporium on the web. Lots of different types of clothing you might like. You can mix and match different types of vests, shirts, pants etc.
Take a look at
Their clothes are very era correct. Their specialty is ladies' outfits but they do have items for men as well. My wife has an outfit from this business and it is quality made in the US.
Because I'm whimsical, I like to exaggerate the attire and pile on everything I can think of including sleeve garters, the old-fashioned type of suspenders that button onto the outside of the pants (and I use removable, clip-on buttons for that), a Colonel Sanders bowtie and a derby hat. -You can find most of that stuff at Gentleman's Emporium.
Inexpensive shoe spats can be found here:
And you can find inexpensive, clip-on suspender buttons here:
And find ridiculously cheap, handlebar mustaches here:
Had to 'period' adjust your summer pose to b&w just because.
I have five pairs of antique mens wool spats available if anyone is interested.
I also have nine mens detachable collars - size 15 1/2.