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Children growing up in America’s colonial years saw a significant shift in their clothing options. For the very first time, clothing began to be designed specifically for children, allowing them to wear less constricting, less formal attire patterned after adult styles. Finally, young boys had their very own styles to choose from — though their clothes did bear many similarities to that of their fathers.
Every boys’ colonial-era outfit began with a simple white shirt that covered the body from neck to knee. The long sleeved shirt was considered a boy’s undergarment, a foundational piece worn under more decorative pieces. A boy’s colonial shirt was typically made from fine or coarse white linen. Boys in high class families decorated their shirts with ruffles, or ruffs, at the wrists and neck. Young men in laboring families instead wore linen shirts patterned with small checks or stripes. No matter their class, colonial boys all shared the common attire of a plain white shirt in the years of the 1700s.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes collection of historical clothing, this colonial period shirt is authentic to the fashion and style of 18th century America. This full-sleeve shirt is ideal for Colonial Day, featuring a white poly/cotton blend with a large collar and button-down cuffs for a truly historic colonial look. Pair this colonial shirt with our other 18th century costume pieces and accessories to create a personalized look straight from the 1700s.
This high-quality costume can be used for colonial-themed school events, a history lesson, or simply experiencing a day in the life of an 18th century colonial boy. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this colonial period shirt is built to last.
See our collection of Boys' Colonial Clothing here.
Our boys' colonial clothing section has many styles and colors from which to choose, allowing you to create your very own personal colonial outfit.
Self: 65% Polyester 35% Cotton Broadcloth
* Most items made from polyester/cotton blend treat as polyester.
* Most items made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling cycle is complete.
* If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron.
* Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.
As we cut all of our garments individually (Coats, Vests, Pants, Dresses, Etc.)
Fabric Shades may very & may not match exactly.