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18th century mens wigs

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:35 pm
by john mackay
HI
Does anyone know where to get a very good 18th century mens wig ? I ve been looking for a while now and now am at a lost end. i got one from a re-enactment supplier just this week i payed £100 for it and I must say it was not worth £20 made of man made fibers and was not even shaped it looked looks a mess. am going to send it back. But i really need a good wig to complet my kit. PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP ME


cheers

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:08 pm
by steve stanley
They are indeed the Holy Grail of 18thcent Re-enactement http://madamejoan.homestead.com/ is highly recommended by those in the US ,but not cheap for the good stuff...I'm just SO pleased the British forces in the colonies cut their hair in 1758.......
Steve

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:40 am
by Mark P.
check this earlier C18th wig thread if you've not seen it.

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=10555

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:06 am
by John Waller
I have a friend who used to make wigs for the English National Opera and has done freelance work including some for high quality re-enactment groups.

Not sure if she is still working in this field but could ask if you are interested. Be warned real hair wigs not cheap.

Cheers

John

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:08 pm
by m300572
Theatrical suppliers may be the best bet - there is a firm advertised in "The Stage" last week who have been making wigs since the 18th C!! I'll try and remember to find it when I next take my offspring to dance classes.

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:48 pm
by john mackay
cheers
people thats a good help

many thanks
john

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:07 pm
by john mackay
Hi
Thanks for the link to Derek Easton wigs. My wig came this morning after only ordering it on tursday. The wig is fantastic a real pro. well worth the money,
thanks again

john

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:28 pm
by Phil the Grips
Gert mincing jessie that ye are!

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:24 pm
by Henrik Bjoern Boegh
John,
may I ask what kind of wig you ordered and approx how much it cost you?

Cheers,
Henrik