Ben came to York with me last Saturday so he could try on his jacket. I think the photos speak for themselves…
Don’t worry, he’ll have boots on for the photo shoot.
He convinced me that he doesn’t need to bother growing out his sideburns to look more period because the collar would hide most of them anyway. I couldn’t argue with that.
Look at that posture! According to Ben, just having the outfit on makes you stand up straight.
And is it me, or is it easy to imagine that instead of a cell phone he’s holding, it’s some pocket almanac or calling card or other small hand-held Regency items?
Oh, the transformative power of costume!