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18th century mens wigs

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:35 pm
by john mackay
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


Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:08 pm
by steve stanley
They are indeed the Holy Grail of 18thcent Re-enactement 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.......

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

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.



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
people thats a good help

many thanks

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:07 pm
by john mackay
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


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
may I ask what kind of wig you ordered and approx how much it cost you?