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Dawn
09-15-2009, 02:44 PM
The boy is in year 2 at school. Term 1 in year 2 they study the Victorian era. All the children have to dress in Victorian costume several times during the term. I knew this was coming and thought it would be easy - ragged trousers, flat cap, dirty shirt. See easy.


No.


My boy wants to be a rich Victorian boy. :giveup:




What the heck did rich Victorian boys wear? :unsure:

ukwdwnut
09-15-2009, 02:49 PM
non ragged clothes lol

lisaw
09-15-2009, 03:27 PM
Lots of velvet wasn't it? :unsure:

Dawn
09-15-2009, 04:14 PM
We have trousers, shirt, waistcoat and cravat already. I guess some white gloves :lol: a top hat and a cane might work. But a velvet frock coat would be awesome.

*wonders where to get a velvet frock coat*

catrancher
09-15-2009, 04:16 PM
What the heck did rich Victorian boys wear? :unsure:

A money belt? :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... just a guess since I'm neither rich nor Victorian!)

Ursula
09-15-2009, 11:01 PM
:point::point::point: HA HA HA HA... those years are firmly behind me now....

Tink
09-16-2009, 02:43 AM
Look in second hand stores, Dawn. Maybe you might get lucky and find a velvet blazer from the 70's that might be adapted to become a frock coat?

I'm picturing wide white collared shirt with deep lace cuffs...

Tink
09-16-2009, 02:46 AM
The Sailor Theme in Boy's Fashions of the 1890s (http://www.victoriana.com/Victorian-Fashion/boysclothing-1890.htm)

Want to have a little fun? About half way down the page... tell Steven he has to wear THAT! LOL!

sunsetlakes
09-16-2009, 07:08 AM
They have a few frock coats in velvet on Ebay try item number 280396775521 it might work, especially if you don't tell him it was originally a girls!! If not, dress him in rags and tell him he was rich but got pulled through a hedge backwards when some poor boys were after his money - not much help am I - lol xx

Disneybumble
09-16-2009, 09:22 AM
A pocket watch is a must. Or maybe a penny farthing :wiggle:

foreverducky
09-16-2009, 12:36 PM
That is very cool though! I never was able to do anything like that in my school years. I hope you will post a picture once he is the dressed up.

Tinkfan
09-16-2009, 12:45 PM
:taunt: It doesn't get any better!!!!!

Dawn
09-16-2009, 02:36 PM
They have a few frock coats in velvet on Ebay try item number 280396775521 it might work, especially if you don't tell him it was originally a girls!! If not, dress him in rags and tell him he was rich but got pulled through a hedge backwards when some poor boys were after his money - not much help am I - lol xx

:laugh:

OK we have already trousers, shirt, waistcoat and cravat. I may have found someone who can make a frock coat for him.

White gloves for a child are proving a problem.

I've bought a Charlie Chaplin cane for him. Need a top hat I guess. And a pocketwatch would be cool too.


This might just work. :thumbsup:

sunsetlakes
09-16-2009, 04:09 PM
You can buy white cotton gloves from chemists in childrens sizes - they are used for excema sufferers. You can also buy them online at places like this White Cotton Gloves for adults and children (http://www.allergybestbuys.co.uk/ebuttonz/ebz_product_pages/whitecottonglovesforadultsandchildren-902.shtml) but I think you have to buy in minimum orders online.

Failing that how about a wedding store or BHS Wedding department? :wave:

Dawn
09-16-2009, 04:23 PM
Ooooh thanks. Will check the local chemists. :D

sazzledazzle
09-16-2009, 05:06 PM
Boy am I glad that my son is quite happy being 'Oliver Twist' this term hahaha those teachers want a good talking to!!!!!
Hello everyone by the way x