The 1840's and 50's were a time of industrial production in the United States and across Europe. Part of that industrialization process was the increase in commercially available mass produced clothing. By the time of the Gold Rush and especially the Civil War, clothing was often purchased ready made in local stores. This style of shirt was popular with the miners who went west searching for gold and this style was later used by workmen and various militia companies during the Civil War. Made of 100% wool flannel, our reproduction is machine sewn with hand finished button holes and is made from a pattern drafted by Jim Miller, a well known Gold Rush historian and living historian. This garment is made to reflect aspects often seen in mass produced clothing, so each button hole doesn't look perfect or like it took 2 hours to produce :^). Our reproduction was patterned from images of original garments and features a wide placket, dropped sleeves, and two front patch pockets.
These are overshirts, so are not tailored to fit. Please order a Small for below size 44, Medium for 44-46, and Large for 46-48, and X large for 48+.
Note - If your size is not in stock at the time of order, a wait of 4-6 weeks may be necessary. Please understand this before ordering, as we cannot accept mid-order cancellations because an item doesn't make it to you for a particular event.