Have you watched the hit drama Bridgerton (yet)? Well, let’s have a closer look at the story on the most fabulous and expensive menswear drama on Netflix.
A bit of background
Bridgerton is an American streaming television period drama series created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes. It is based on Julia Quinn’s novels set in the competitive world of Regency era London’s Ton during the season, when debutantes are presented at court.
What they wear
From a dapper Duke dressed in the finest silk… To Prince Friedrich’s double-breasted tuxedo coat worn when asking Daphne to the social ball of the season… There’s no shortage of style and sophistication, but how much would one of these looks set you back in real life?
We speak with Maximilian Ciampi, the Tailoring Director of 40 Savile Row, part of the Savile Row Company. He has over 20 years of experience working on the bespoke strip and has deconstructed the top five men’s looks from top to toe.
The Prince Friedrich
Prince Freidrich’s outfit is an accurate representation of what would have been worn by the royals of the Regency era. His double-breasted tuxedo coast, adorned with medals and show-stopping shoulder pads is a traditional royal uniform and similar to the one worn by Prince William on his wedding day. It’s likely these clothing items would be made of only the finest materials, right down to the silk gloves.
An outfit fit for a Prince would set you back an estimated £7,900.
(Uniform tail coat = £4,500; Trousers = £2,000; Silk gloves = £250; Boots = £1,150)
The Duke of Hastings
When he was seen at one of the many social balls, he was often dressed more casually than the Lord’s and other people of status around him.
Perhaps on the first night when the Duke and Daphne first realised their love for one another, the Duke is seen in a velvet cutaway tailcoat, tailored trousers, a silk waistcoat encrusted with what looks like semi-precious stones as buttons and a silk scarf.
It’s estimated this look would set you back a cool £8,800.
(Tailcoat = £3,500; Waistcoat = £2,500; Trousers £2,000; Shirt £350; Scarf £450)
Colin Bridgerton was embroiled in a major scandal but thankfully his fashion was less controversial. This look is multi-textured layering a crisp cotton shirt, printed silk waistcoat with gold buttons and a velvet tailcoat. He has opted for a more relaxed and simple black trouser.
It was very common for people of status and wealth to opt for bright colours as can be seen with these styles.
Estimated cost £7,350.
(Tailcoat = £3,500; Waistcoat = £1,500; Trousers = £2,000, Shirt = £350)
Head of the Bridgerton family, Anthony Bridgerton, is a very active Lord who enjoys winding down at a gentleman’s club with a scotch in hand.
He’s impeccably dressed in a green shirt, velvet cutaway tailcoat, crisp white and fitted trousers and polished brown leather boots.
To look like a Lord, it would set you back £7,350
(Cutaway tailcoat = £3,500; Shirt = £350; Trousers = £2,000; Boots = £1,500)
Watch the Bridgerton Series on Netflix