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Offline Frenchie

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1883 Issue Shirt
« on: August 23, 2006, 10:55:33 pm »

Those of you who portray US Army enlisted men in the latter part of the 19th century ought to take a look at what is probably the best-made, most authentic reproduction of the 1883 issue shirt. It's made by Nick Sekela (Historic Clothiers) and you can see it at Click on the Historical Reproductions link, then the Model 1883 Shirt link.

Nick has only recently revived his Web page and needs to find the time to describe this item in detail. However, I've found he is easy to contact directly and happy to tell you about it. He has one of those "Blackberry" doo-dads and may get back to you only a few minutes after you send your e-mail.

Nick sells his wares through two vendors who specialize in high-quality items for Civil War reenactors and civilians:
E. J. Thomas
Carter & Jasper Mercantile
Nick also has regional representatives, see the following for contact information:

By the way, feel free to ask about anything else that is or isn't shown on the Web page. Nick has great resources and is willing to discuss just about anything you may have in mind. Tell him Frenchie LaFrance sent you!
Yours, &c.,

Guy 'Frenchie' LaFrance
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Re: 1883 Issue Shirt
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2006, 11:38:38 am »
Those are good looking shirts.
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