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Heritage Costumes has created a professional line of historical clothing and costumes. We specialize in authentic looking fashion and style. These high quality costumes are built to last, and can be used for many different characters and periods throughout history.
The Founding Fathers of America came from vastly different backgrounds — and though they were dedicated to overthrowing the strong reign of the British monarchy, not all of the Founding Fathers agreed on political ideas. With best intentions for the future United States, this group of men and patriots came together, compromised, and made history. One of the quietest members of this esteemed group was Roger Sherman, a lawyer from Massachusetts who held strong ideas on what the Constitution should and shouldn’t contain. Though he was soft-spoken and often silent during meetings with fellow delegates, Roger Sherman left an indelible mark on every one of the United States’ great state papers and founding documents.
By the end of his political career, Roger Sherman achieved one unmatchable feat: he became the only person to sign all four of the most important documents in America. Sherman’s signature can be found on the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution. However, he didn’t intend to become a politician. Born in the quiet town of Newton, Massachusetts, Sherman became a well known lawyer in Connecticut’s Litchfield County in the mid 1700s. Though he didn’t have any formal education, Sherman worked his way up the ranks of state government, becoming a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives and a Justice of the state’s Superior Court.
In the 1780s Roger Sherman represented Connecticut at the Continental Congress. There, he signed the Continental Association and became an elected member of the Committee of Five — the group of men who drafted the Declaration of Independence. By 1787, Sherman was back in Philadelphia working with his fellow Founding Fathers on the Constitution. Sherman was the second oldest delegate at the convention, but that didn’t stop him from pushing his political ideology forward. He proposed the Three-Fifths Compromise, determining slaves’ representation for decades to come. It was Sherman who came up with the Connecticut Compromise, which formed the House Representatives for the people and the Senate for the states.
Without Roger Sherman, the division of representation and balances of power in American government would be incredibly different. He even shaped our currency, proposing the use of the cent (or penny) as the lowest amount minted. Long after the Continental Congress ended and U.S. Constitution was cemented, Sherman continued to represent Connecticut as a member of the newly formed House of Representatives. He became a senator in 1791, serving just a two year term before he died in 1793.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes Colonial collection of quality costume clothing, this Roger Sherman costume is authentic to the attire worn by the colonial lawyer. You’ll look just like the patriotic Founding Father himself when you don this historically accurate costume set. To capture the look of Sherman’s traditional colonial attire accurately, this custom-made costume includes a fully lined colonial frock coat, a contrasting brown waistcoat (also known as a vest), a pair of brown knee breeches (or knickers), and a white lace-trimmed colonial jabot with a pair of matching lace cuffs. You’ll look the part of a politician helping to mold America during the 1700s.
Of course, every Roger Sherman men’s colonial costume needs a few accessories, too. You can build the perfect Roger Sherman Founding Father costume with our high-quality, made-in-the-USA line of costume accessories. And no patriot of the 18th century went without his tri-corner hat, colonial socks, shoe buckles, and colonial long rifle. If you’d like to enhance your Roger Sherman attire with our Heritage Costume accessories (which are not included with the purchase of this costume), you can pair this costume outfit with these options from our wide selection of added details to create your very own personalized costume.
This high-quality Roger Sherman colonial costume can be used for a period ball, historical reenactment, masquerade, or simply experiencing a day in the life of a Founding Father during the 1700s. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this Roger Sherman men’s colonial costume is built to last.
Our Men’s Colonial Costume section has many styles and colors from witch to choose.
Self: 100% Polyester
Lining: 65% Polyester 35% Cotton
Trims: Very/Polyester & Cotton Blend
* 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.
We strongly reccomend that this costume be dry cleaned.