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Military Lace

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:19 am
by Scribe
Does anyone know any UK suppliers for worsted lace/braid used on 1750 and 1770 redcoat uniforms. I am making up a 1750 uniform of the 62nd foot and don't know who to speak to about it. Any help would be great.

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:37 am
by steve stanley
Mark P or Redders might know.
Steve

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:36 am
by Merlon.
http://www.handembroidery.com/
http://www.wyedean.com/
Likely to be minimum order quanties, unless you buy a standard stock item

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:07 am
by Nigel
wydean are based in Haworth and well worth a trip to buy from the door so to speak

give them a ring as their opening times can be interesting

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:58 am
by John Waller
Like they said Wyedean. Expensive if not a stock item though. I just bought 100m for just under £300. I think 100m is the minimum order for bespoke lace.

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:43 pm
by steve stanley
I think one of the US traders does a variety...Gedney Godwin maybe ?
Steve

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:04 pm
by Scribe
Many Thanks Guys. Will try Wydean. They seemed to be the best option but I thought I would get some advice from wiser heads before I went ahead.

Cheers

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:06 pm
by Andy R
This time last year when the exchange rate was better, Najecki would have been a good option.

http://www.najecki.com/repro/LaceBook/LaceBook.html

They have this down for the 62nd...
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And regimental buttons
http://www.najecki.com/repro/buttons/Brit/62nd.html

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:12 pm
by steve stanley
That's probably who I was thinking of........Exchange rate ain't TOO bad...It's the US postage & UK VAT/'clearance fee' that can be a killer!
Steve

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:15 pm
by Hraefn
steve stanley wrote:That's probably who I was thinking of........Exchange rate ain't TOO bad...It's the US postage & UK VAT/'clearance fee' that can be a killer!
Steve
Bloody customs..............plus the process appears to be completely random, got charged nowt on a package with £100 worth of stuff in it and stung for £20 on a package with £40 worth! I think it depends on time of day and wether the jobsworth is on.
Good luck.

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:43 pm
by Lord Byron
Hraefn wrote: Bloody customs..............plus the process appears to be completely random, got charged nowt on a package with £100 worth of stuff in it and stung for £20 on a package with £40 worth! I think it depends on time of day and wether the jobsworth is on.
Good luck.
I was reliably informed by Post Office worker a few years ago that how imported items are described on the external label affects whether duty is charged or not - things like "replica" and "copy" are included in the charged duty section. Simpler is usually better (got a greatcoat from America a few years ago which the seller just marked "old coat" and worked fine).

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:45 pm
by Matt_D
Similar lines I had 2 sniper suits which came through as "vintage work clothes" and a soviet tunic which was defined as "cigarettes packed in old fabric for security" right enough there were 3 cigarettes in the pocket.

Re: Military Lace

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:25 am
by Mark P.
Scribe wrote:I am making up a 1750 uniform of the 62nd foot
I missed this when it was first posted, but would be interested to know if you've gone for a '2/4th' or '62nd' uniform for the 1750's?

Re: Military Lace

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:13 pm
by Scribe
Mark P. wrote:
Scribe wrote:I am making up a 1750 uniform of the 62nd foot
I missed this when it was first posted, but would be interested to know if you've gone for a '2/4th' or '62nd' uniform for the 1750's?
the uniform is for an event in Carrickfergus Castle when the French attacked 1759/60. The information I have at the moment says that the 62nd returned from America in late 1759 and at that time would have changed the uniform to the buff facings. I know that while in america they were originally 2nd Batt of the 4th and acted as marines, which may explain why they were garrisoned in defence of the coastal town Carrickfergus. I've decided to go for the buff coloured facings of the 62nd but if you have info about the uniform changes I'd be very grateful for pointers.