The Proof Is In The (Blood) Pudding

Spring is here and it’s time to reach into the back of your closet and dust off the old wardrobe. How old? How about 1776. What can I say? Banyans, breeches, coats, cloaks, cravats – stockings, hose, leggings and tri-corner hats – I love it all. I had a 7th grade history teacher who was a Revolutionary War re-enactor, and he had the greatest clothes – well, at least I always thought so. He also introduced me to black pudding, aka “blood” pudding – which is basically congealed pig’s blood that people, uh, ate in colonial times, and still do in some regions of America and abroad. Thank you Mr. Beale.

So… without further ado – here are some of my favorite fashion drawings that I’ve made of colonial clothing.

The Cravat:

The Coat & Waistcoat:

Full Suit With Wig, Breeches, Stockings, Leather Buckled Shoes:

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  1. Posted April 10, 2010 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    Great drawings Todd. A modern take on the classics! And I’m open-minded but blood pudding is just a bit out there for me.

  2. Sara
    Posted April 10, 2010 at 3:28 am | Permalink

    I love these drawings, Todd! And I always thought it would be fun to be one of those history actors just so you could try on the clothes!

  3. Posted April 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Yes, please on the clothes. An emphatic no, thank you on the blood pudding. Love the drawings, Todd! I can totally see you in a Revolution-era coat and waistcoat. And a tricorn hat!!

  4. Andy
    Posted April 10, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Todd, these a freakin’ great! Everything about them!!

  5. Todd
    Posted April 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Greg. I think I would pass on the pudding now too…

    I think most history actors have a great time Sara! Do you know of any places around Boston that have them?

    And Audrey… I need a tricorn hat!

  6. Despina
    Posted April 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Nice! Like the boots.
    And also, I remember a school trip to Abigail Adams house here in Manhattan where they had us dress in colonial garb. It was great! Maybe they still do this?

  7. Todd
    Posted April 10, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Andy! Are you still kicking around that project about the Battle Of Trenton?

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