Man Identifies As Being From The 1820s And Only Dresses That Way
It's good to have your own style. A person who knows their own personality and isn't afraid to express it with what they wear can surely never be a bad thing.
Zack Pinsent is doing just that. Something of a modern day dandy, he has rejected contemporary fashion and has decided that the only clothes that will grace his wardrobe are those fit for a Georgian duke.
Identifying as being from the 1820s, 25-year-old Zack only dresses in flamboyant Regency and historical clothing, saying it's the only way he feels comfortable in the 21st century.
Zack, from Hove, East Sussex, has also got himself a huge online following with close to 40,000 adoring fans keeping up to date with his period tailoring - hang on, that's not very 1820s, is it?
He explained: "It's hard for men, we can't show exuberance but I love what I do and I'm only doing it for my own enjoyment."
On a typical day, he will wear a pair of knee-high riding leather riding boots, a floral waistcoast and riding jacket with long tails. He is often known to wear a top hat and cane when out shopping in Brighton.
According to Zack, it all started when he was 14. He found a box of his great-grandfather's old suits, and realising they fitted him well, he started to wear them.
He said: "At 14, I made the symbolic decision to burn my only pair of jeans in a bonfire. It was a real turning point.
"On non-school uniform days I would dress in three-piece suits, but when I got to sixth form I started to dress in historical clothing every single day.
"I was quite surprised that in the leavers' book I was voted as the best dressed.
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"People weren't necessarily saying that to my face but it was clear that there was an undercurrent of respect."
All of Zack's outfits are researched, designed and sewn by himself, with some outfits taking up to a year to perfect before he puts them on outside the house - and he usually gets good feedback from the public.
He said: "The response is almost always completely positive, and genuinely lovely.
"And it isn't just a Brighton thing, I've been all over the world and people are inquisitive and appreciative.
"Even when I was in London and a huge group of football fans were walking towards me, my natural reaction was to tighten up and look down.
"But even then they were good-natured."
Zack has a huge legion of online fans who adore his historical clothing, but has also been getting quite a substantial amount of interest from female followers.
He said: "I've received many marriage proposals and many other things.
"I think it is indicative that women want a gentleman and someone that cares about his presentation and appearance.
"For me, it is a bit of wrong-tree-wrong-forest situation."
Good on you, Zack.
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