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Civilian Items

Civilian Overshirt

Worn in lieu of proper uniforms, or as part of the civilian's occupational costume, the overshirt was a common garment in the mid-19th century.

Red, blue, grey, white, and striped flannel shirts are frequently found in merchandise listings of ready-made clothes dealers of the period, and photographic evidence shows that these were favored by firemen, sailors, and other manual laborers for their durability yet light weight. Many images of early California prospectors show overshirts being worn.

Ordering the Civilian Overshirt

Please contact Marc through e-mail at [email protected] or telephone (917) 407-9180. For more information about ordering, please visit our Terms & Contact page.

Please contact us with your ideas, and we will quote an estimated price. Shirts start at $110 for plain-cut, wool flannel, and go up to $175 for trim and other customizations.

All prices include shipping and handling.

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