What's the best place to get Civil War uniforms?
June 3, 2014 6:57 AM Subscribe
I've wanted a Union Civil War uniform for a long time. There are a lot of places online to get them. Can anybody recommend one over another? Some particulars inside.
posted by atchafalaya to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My interest stems from my recent discovery of an ancestor who served all over the war from Vicksburg to Atlanta to the Grand Review, in an Iowa infantry regiment.
I'm not super interested in reenacting the Civil War, this would be more for Halloween and other costume occasions. Obviously I'd like to get equipped for the least amount possible.
Ideally I'm looking for a basic uniform: Kepi, shirt, jacket, pants, and possibly a greatcoat.
I'm also a Major, so I'd like an officer's uniform. What about the shoes? I see shoes online but they're as much as a uniform is. Are there acceptable substitutes?