My full length Civil War Frock is historically correct, beautifully custom tailored and practical for service year round. It is comfortable in hot weather and warm in the snow. It wears well at civic parades and in reenactor settings – and draws numerous compliments. When you feel the soft, rich Union wool – you’ll want one too.
Peter B. Emerick
I chose Williams Clothiers, LLC for my period clothing because I wanted it done right! I first saw a coat Jim made for himself and was impressed with the attention to detail. The right fit and appropriate construction are rare combinations found in the hobby. I had to have one so I asked Jim to make a coat for me. I couldn’t be happier with the product and the entire process was interactive which he assured would happen. True to his word.
His willingness toward quality and tailoring in the period style and methods led me to choose Jim over other competitors. Jim has an eye for fit and a good understanding of how to make that happen. Many folks will state there products conform to a “contract fit” meaning standard sizes for all but tailoring records for dress uniforms indicate fit was important and much sought after. I wanted the ability to have that option and did.
Watching the construction process and the fittings as they came together was very exciting. The detail in material, thread, stitch and cut in the period correct manner was exciting. Many of my previous purchases were off the shelf or self constructed and to watch and appreciate the workmanship was truly to my envy.
Outstanding button holes! Overlaps and lining installed properly. Hand stitching in all the right places with details in thread count that exceed anything I have seen commercially available. Quality materials across the board.
I have no complaints. I only hope he is able to maintain this level of quality as demand for his products rise. I’ve been in this hobby all my life and I’ve seen some great people come and go, in regards to reconstruction of great products. Don’t let industry burn-out happen to you!
I gave Jim period buttons to sew on my coat. I was concerned that the loss of one might occur. As I examined the attachments I could see that he went the extra mile to ensure they would not disappear.
I chose Williams Clothiers, LLC because I know that what I receive will be top quality and accurate for my impression. Having Jim take the measurements ensures that it will fit right and look good. The clothing is far better quality then any of the competitors. The excellent hand sewing and quality of the fabric stands out to me.
Incredible attention to detail in the construction and for the period.