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There are people who've got style and there's people who's GOT a style. For those who think that buttoning that shirt up is dressing up, I’ve got you Zack McLeod Pinsent. Now, darling. THAT is dressing up. 


Of course, this is what some people would call high maintenance. Those who think that zipping up their cargo pants is enough, may consider what Zack does overbearing. But I call it dedication. He dresses as a Regency gentleman every day and he says he does not own any modern clothing. He got rid of his last pair of jeans and has not looked back ever since. And he's in his mid-twenties. I applaud his decision. His is a study in self-assurance. Once you get over the idea that what people think of you is irrelevant, everything is just gravy.


It helps of course, that he is actually a tailor and runs a business that specializes in clothes from the Georgian and Regency periods. How's that for finding your call? And I agree with him, clothes are indeed social history and having something in our wardrobes that has been specially made for us indeed should be super satisfying. Have you ever had anything done specifically for you? It's a very gratifying experience. I think that's why I've had my pants and some of my jackets altered by my local seamstresses. 






Because it's been forever since I had something custom made for me. But I did have something that was custom: it was a pair of pants and a jacket someone saw for me many, many years ago. They were simple, very Yohji Yamamoto, if you will. The pants were loose and  and the jacket was very fitted. The suit -because it was a suit- was in a gray slate color with details in black, with handmade buttons. I loved it. I gave it to someone as a parting gift. He loved that suit and I loved him. I knew it was in good hands.



So, no, I'm not thinking about getting a sewing machine to start making my own clothes. I wish I had that talent. And I am not going to start wearing Regency clothes to go to Trader Joe's. For a taste of the fashion of the 1800's I'll go watch Bridgerton. But I can appreciate when someone has the background (and the backbone) necessary to step out of the beaten path. Bravo, Mr. McLeod Pinsent. Bravo!

XOXO



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  1. I like it, but, to be fair, it's a costume, and a lot of work. I tend to go far more simplistic in my style though I refrain from these "cargo pants" that you mention..
    That said, those over the knee riding boots are a must have!

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    1. Well, yes.
      But considering that he is a tailor and that he does not have 'current' clothes it should not be a lot of work. He's wearing the clothes he has. Costume-y? Probably. But terribly stylish.
      And those boots? Gimme!

      XOXO

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    2. And those boots?

      I'm not the only one who noticed them!

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  2. This guy is AMAZING! I'm following him on his IG!
    He's fabulous! A very nice cute gentleman!

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    1. OMG
      Isn't he? I think he's very interesting and his IG is way too cool!

      XOXO

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  3. He looks amazing. Other than having a tailor, cut/sew pants or a jacket to fit me, I have never had anything tailor made. That would be amazing!!

    I love his style...it's so elegant!

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    1. He does indeed.
      And having clothes tailor made for you is absolutely fantastic. If you think alterations make clothes fit better, just wait until something is made to measure, especially for you. It feels amazing.
      And he's all that and a bag of chips. Style galore.

      XOXO

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  4. He does look quite dapper. But you know me - the less clothing the better. In my days of attending fundraisers, I had a tux tailored to fit. Not designed or sewn, just tailored. I have to admit that it felt proper. XOXO

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    1. Hahaha, and we like you naked, Big.
      And tailored clothes feel fantastic. Multiply that times ten and you'll get custom made. When clothes are made for you (like he does) the fit is fantastic. You could live in those clothes.

      XOXO

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  5. Now that's MY KINDA GUY! I love Regency fashion for men and by gawd, he has the perfect neck and shoulders to rock a high collar coat and foppish cravat! You know how I swoon for Colin Firth as Mr Darcy and for "Gentleman Jack" Anne Lister! Now I swoon for Zack McLeod Pinsent too!

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    1. YES!
      I knew you'd like the post. It's not fair he's quite perfect for the clothes, isn't it? OMG Colin Firth? *swoon* and you know how I like Gentleman Jack.
      You have got to watch Bridgerton if you've got Netflix!

      XOXO

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  6. This is amazing! His talent is phenomenal and his attitude is perfect. He embraces his style and looks good in it. Granted I’d like to see him in a pair of skinny jeans, but he’s fine in his everyday wear, which is more spectacular than any dress up clothes I’ve got.

    XOXO 👨‍❤️‍đź’‹‍👨

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    1. He is very, very talented. And he knows what he's talking about!
      What's not to like?
      And he does look good enough to eat, doesn't he?

      XOXO

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  7. Hmm. Well, we all have our focus in life. This chap. That is a lot of work. Not for me. I like uniforms... as in... this and that... repeat. I don't know why, but I can't get into dressing up. Maybe all those years of wearing costumes on the stage got me over it. And of course, these days? Who is going to see me anyway? LOL. Kizzes. PS I would love to watch you model and strut your stuff. Hee hee.

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    1. Haha
      Yes, he's got his calling. And I forget you did theater and could be many, many characters. But you've got an opportunity very few of us have outside very special occasions.
      And I don't have such a fantastic style. You'd be disappointed! LOL

      XOXO

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  8. He's cute and I suspect he enjoys being a walking advertisement for his business.

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    1. Oh, but of course!
      He is a walking, talking, strutting ad for his own brand.
      Smart boy.

      XOXO

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