The 19th-century brought more changes to the sailor’s wardrobe. The outerwear was still a Short Jacket, but it was double-breasted and featured a collar. By this time, the wide Sailor Slops had gone out of fashion, and were replaced by narrow-legged trousers. An 18th Century Workshirt was worn beneath the Short Jacket. An Early 19th Century Waistcoat would also be a good addition along with the Silk Cravat. For going ashore, the Top Hat would have been a perfect finish to the sailor’s wardrobe.
* This information is intended to serve only as a general recommendation. If you belong to a reenacting group or work for an historic site, we strongly recommend you check with your group first before purchasing this outfit.
Pictured: TH-917 Top Hat.
Alternatives: H-2410 Early Fur-Felt Top Hat (pictured right).
Pictured: SH-124 Cotton Workshirt.
Alternatives: CK-124 Blue-Checked Cotton Workshirt (pictured left), RS-124 Red-Checked Cotton Workshirt, or LH-124 Linen Workshirt.
Pictured: SC-369 Black Silk Cravat.
Alternatives: CR-371 Cotton Cravat.
Pictured right: SW-132 Early 19th-Century Waistcoat.
Pictured: PA-125 Fall-Front Trousers.
Pictured: SJ-159 19th-Century Double-Breasted Sailor’s Jacket.
Pictured: CS-925 Men’s Straight-Last Shoes.
Pictured: CS-926 Shoe Buckles.
Alternatives: Any of our men’s shoe buckles, or fold or trim the tabs back on our Straight-Lasted Shoes, and punch a couple of holes for laces.