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"Miner" Style Overshirt - Wool flannel

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Miner's Overshirt

The 1840's and 50's were a time of industrial production in the United States and across Europe.  Part of that industrialization process was the increase in commercially available mass produced clothing.  By the time of the Gold Rush and especially the Civil War, clothing was often purchased ready made in local stores.  This style of shirt was popular with the miners who went west searching for gold and this style was later used by workmen and various militia companies during the Civil War.  Made of 100% wool flannel, our reproduction is machine sewn with hand finished button holes and is made from a pattern drafted by Jim Miller, a well known Gold Rush historian and living historian.  This garment is made to reflect aspects often seen in mass produced clothing, so each button hole doesn't look perfect or like it took 2 hours to produce :^).  Our reproduction was patterned from images of original garments and features a wide placket, dropped sleeves, and two front patch pockets. 


These are overshirts, so are not tailored to fit.  Please order a Small for below size 44, Medium for 44-46, and Large for 46-48, and X large for 48+. 


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  • 5
    Miners overshirt

    Posted by Caleb Roosenberg on 24th Mar 2022

    Excellent workmanship and quality, definitely worth the wait. Very comfortable as well.

  • 5
    Miner Overshirt

    Posted by Wade Marcum on 22nd Dec 2021

    Excellent quality in both material and craftsmanship. I have sat on the fence about ordering one for the last 3 years. Finally did and I am very pleased. Great customer service as well. SUM kept me posted about the status of my order and shipping info.

  • 5
    Great Overshirt!

    Posted by Jason Harris on 2nd Dec 2020

    I received my overshirt and was very pleased. It is a great weight wool flannel. The workmanship is excellent. I am very pleased and would recommend it.

  • 5
    MIner Overshirt

    Posted by Unknown on 16th May 2018

    Great product. Easy ordering, good tracking updates and prompt delivery. Item is as promised and fit. Remember this is an overshirt and is cut large and lose. Can't wait to wear this at the next event! Thank you!

  • 5
    First-rate quality and cratsmanship!!!!

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Aug 2017

    Received my gray Jean overshirt last week. Meticulously crafted. Nice and heavyweight Jean wool. Should last for many seasons in the California Diggin's. I would recommend this shirt to anyone and everyone!

  • 5
    Miner style overshirt

    Posted by on 13th Jan 2017

    This is a very well made overshirt. Had nothing but complements about it since I wore it. It's a must for any reenactor. Thanks again!

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