My entire character, never mind the outfit, started with the tailcoat, which is proof that you should always look in the charity shop even if you were in there last week. The reason my TooA character is a Navy man – or the closest equivalent when you live on a flying island and pilot a zeppelin – is so I could turn up in this coat. The rest of the costume was made to go with it.
Photos taken in-character by photographic wizard Tom Garnett. Period effects on the top picture also by Tom.
Waistcoat: Harlots & Angels Sweeney (pattern | post)
Shirt: Heavily modified from Vogue 8772 (pattern | post)
Trousers: Heavily modified from Sewaholic Thurlow (pattern | post)
Red cravat: self-drafted
Tailcoat: Sue Ryder Vintage, Headingley
Boots: Duo (now owned by Ted&Muffy), end of line sale