Eccentric tailor, 25, only wears clothes from the Regency period 200 years ago

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DAPPER Zack Pinsent only wears clothes from the Regency period 200 years ago.

He turned “dandy man” ten years ago and has snubbed high street brands ever since.

He is known to sport a top hat and cane when shopping in Brighton
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Zack designs and sews all his outfits[/caption]

The tailor, 25, said: “It’s hard for men to show exuberance. But I love what I do and do it for my enjoyment.”

Typical daywear is knee-high riding boots, waistcoat, jacket and tails.

Zack often sports a top hat and cane to shops.

But he does admit owning a pair of M&S pants.

At 14 his family found his great-grandfather’s old suits while moving home.

To Zack’s glee they fitted. He said: “I decided to burn my only jeans on a bonfire. It was a real turning point.

“On non-school uniform days I would dress in three-piece suits.

“When I got to sixth form I’d dress in historical clothing every day. I was surprised to be voted best dressed in the leavers’ book.”

Zack, from West Sussex, designs and sews his outfits. Some take a year to perfect.

Rough guide to Regency

IN the Regency period (1811-20) “mad” George III was deemed unfit to rule because of his illness.

His son the Prince Regent took over and became George IV when his dad died in 1820.

FOOD: “Exotic” pineapples were a centrepiece on dinner tables of the rich.

CELEBRITY: Young women carried portraits of poet Lord Byron to swoon over.

ENTERTAINMENT: Murder scenes drew crowds.

FASHION: Women shunned underwear under gowns.


He added: “People in the street are almost always positive.”

Zack, who is in a relationship, has a legion of online fans and even gets marriage proposals.

He added: “I think women want someone who cares about his presentation and appearance.”

Zack Pinsent aged 14 – one of the last times he wore modern clothing
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He has a legion of fans[/caption]

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Zack claims he feels more comfortable in the tight get-ups[/caption]

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Zack Pinset only wears clothes from the Regency period 200 years ago[/caption]

 

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