What’s your most outlandish dream for your day-to-day fashion choices? Is it fashion jumpsuits, seven days a week? Ballgowns for brunch? Neon 80s workout wear, at work, at your office job? Well just go ahead and make the leap, with this 25-year-old British man who wears Regency clothing every damn day.
A brief video profile by the BBC of a 25-year-old man named Zack Pinsent has racked up more than a million views on Twitter, and that’s probably because he wears historical clothing full-time and manages to seem at least somewhat chill about it, even as he announces with absolute confidence, “I don’t own or wear any modern clothing.”
Not only does Zach dress like a Regency dandy every day, he specializes in historical tailoring: “Bespoke period clothing crafted with historical accuracy,” his website promises. Therefore he’s really a walking advertisement for his own business—and frankly, a fairly persuasive one. After spending some time perusing his Instagram, I have to admit the dude really does have the stretched-out figure of an illustration from the era, which lends itself very well to the cravats and top hats. It is extremely hard to pull off a cloak with this many layers of cape across the shoulders, but Zack is really carrying it off like he’s a secondary Georgette Heyer character with all the funniest lines.
Here he is in Jezebel’s own neighborhood, the hellmouth that is Times Square:
Here he is in an 18th century silk banyan whose pattern is honestly just very good:
But rest assured that he has some self-awareness: “People might go, ‘Oh, that’s strange. It is strange. If I enjoy what I’m doing, then why change?” he told the BBC.
Go forth and activate your wildest clothing fantasies.