Contemporary dandy, 25, shuns current fashion to dress like an 1820 gent

A tailor from East Sussex revealed how he decided to shun modern fashion after burning his only 14-year-old jeans to become a modern dandy.

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Zack Pinsent, 25, has been wearing only Regency and historic clothing for the past decade and says that this is the only way he feels comfortable in the 21st century.

Typical daily looks for the self-proclaimed man include a pair of knee-high leather riding boots, an embroidered waist and a long-tailed riding jacket.

Zack, who lives in Hove, has received an enormous online follow-up with nearly 40,000 admiring fans who keep abreast of his period changes.

Zack Pinsent, 25, in the photo, has only been wearing Regency and historical clothing for the past decade and revealed that he made the & symbolic decision to burn his only pair of jeans at the age of 14 & # 39;

Zack Pinsent, 25, in the photo, has only been wearing Regency and historical clothing for the past decade and revealed that he made the & symbolic decision to burn his only pair of jeans at the age of 14 & # 39;

The tailor from Hove, East Sussex, examines all his appearance before he buys and designs the material. Some styles from Zack may need a year to make up

The tailor from Hove, East Sussex, examines all his appearance before he buys and designs the material. Some styles from Zack may need a year to make up

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The tailor from Hove, East Sussex, examines all his appearance before he buys and designs the material. Some styles from Zack may need a year to make up

He said: & # 39; It's hard for men, we can't show exuberance, but I love what I do and I only do it for my own pleasure. & # 39;

His obsession with historical wear began when his family moved home at the age of 14 and they came across a box full of old suits from Zack & # 39; s great-grandfather.

Fortunately, Zack & # 39; s period fitted him very well and he started to wear them as much as possible.

He said: & # 39; When I was 14, I made the symbolic decision to burn my only pair of jeans in a bonfire, it was a real turning point.

Zack & # 39; s obsession with historical clothing began when his family moved home and they came across a box full of the old suits of his great-grandfather, which fit the then teenager very well

Zack & # 39; s obsession with historical clothing began when his family moved home and they came across a box full of the old suits of his great-grandfather, which fit the then teenager very well

Zack & # 39; s obsession with historical clothing began when his family moved home and they came across a box full of the old suits of his great-grandfather, which fit the then teenager very well

Zack, pictured in modern clothing at the age of 14, explained how he used to wear three-piece suits on non-school uniform days, but began to dress every sixth form in historic clothing.
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Zack, pictured in modern clothing at the age of 14, explained how he used to wear three-piece suits on non-school uniform days, but began to dress every sixth form in historic clothing.

Zack, pictured in modern clothing at the age of 14, explained how he used to wear three-piece suits on non-school uniform days, but began to dress every sixth form in historic clothing.

& # 39; On non-school uniform days, I dressed in three-piece suits, but when I came to the sixth shape, I started to dress in historic clothing every day.

& # 39; I was pretty surprised that I was chosen as the best dressed in the book of the leaver.

& # 39; People didn't necessarily say that in my face, but it was clear that there was an undercurrent of respect. & # 39;

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It has now been at least ten years since Zack has been wearing modern clothing, the only time he can remember is that he was invited to a theme party from the 1980s.

The tailor, pictured, said: & # 39; I love what I do and only do it for my own pleasure & # 39;

The tailor, pictured, said: & # 39; I love what I do and only do it for my own pleasure & # 39;

The tailor, pictured, said: & # 39; I love what I do and only do it for my own pleasure & # 39;

Zack is depicted at the age of 14 when he started wearing historical outfits

Zack is depicted at the age of 14 when he started wearing historical outfits

Zack, now pictured, often walks around Brighton with a top hat and a cane

Zack, now pictured, often walks around Brighton with a top hat and a cane

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It is now at least ten years since Zack left at the age of 14 and has been wearing modern clothing and said that the reaction to his appearance is usually good.

Zack, pictured with his walking stick and in riding boots, revealed that he had many wedding proposals about his style and finds it & # 39; indicative that women want a gentleman & # 39;

Zack, pictured with his walking stick and in riding boots, revealed that he had many wedding proposals about his style and finds it & # 39; indicative that women want a gentleman & # 39;

Zack, pictured with his walking stick and in riding boots, revealed that he had many wedding proposals about his style and finds it & # 39; indicative that women want a gentleman & # 39;

He said: & # 39; I was really tempted to dress up as someone from the 1780s and asked what century they meant, I decided against it, but next time I will do that. & # 39;

All of Zack's outfits are researched, designed and sewn by himself – some outfits need a perfect year before he places them outside in the house.

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Although people often stop and stare on the street, Zack says that people are usually very nice.

He said: & # 39; I keep getting comments on the street that it looks like I will meet Jacob Rees-Mogg.

When he stops on the street because of his unusual appearance, most of the reaction is positive. Zack, pictured in Brighton, said some people say he sees that he is going to meet Jacob Rees-Mogg.

When he stops on the street because of his unusual appearance, most of the reaction is positive. Zack, pictured in Brighton, said some people say he sees that he is going to meet Jacob Rees-Mogg.

When he stops on the street because of his unusual appearance, most of the reaction is positive. Zack, pictured in Brighton, said some people say he sees that he is going to meet Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Zack, pictured with two women on the street, said the positive response he's getting is not just a & # 39; Brighton thing & # 39; and that he & # 39; beautiful & # 39; has reactions from people all over the world

Zack, pictured with two women on the street, said the positive response he's getting is not just a & # 39; Brighton thing & # 39; and that he & # 39; beautiful & # 39; has reactions from people all over the world

Zack, pictured with two women on the street, said the positive response he's getting is not just a & # 39; Brighton thing & # 39; and that he & # 39; beautiful & # 39; has reactions from people all over the world

& # 39; The answer is almost always completely positive and genuinely beautiful. And it's not just a thing of Brighton, I've been all over the world and people are curious and appreciative.

& # 39; Even when I was in London and a huge group of football fans walked towards me, my natural reaction was to cling to me and look down. But even then they were kind. & # 39;

Zack works as a tailor in Hove and specializes in tailor-made historical clothing for men and women.

His customer list extends all over the world because Zack believes that the interest of people in ethically produced and handmade clothing has increased.

Zack, pictured with a cloth bag to buy his ice cream, works as a tailor in Hove, specializing in custom-made historical clothing for men and women
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Zack, pictured with a cloth bag to buy his ice cream, works as a tailor in Hove, specializing in custom-made historical clothing for men and women

Zack, pictured with a cloth bag to buy his ice cream, works as a tailor in Hove, specializing in custom-made historical clothing for men and women

Typical daily looks for Zack, pictured, include a pair of knee-high leather riding boots, a floral cardigan and a long-tailed riding jacket

Typical daily looks for Zack, pictured, include a pair of knee-high leather riding boots, a floral cardigan and a long-tailed riding jacket

Typical daily looks for Zack, pictured, include a pair of knee-high leather riding boots, a floral cardigan and a long-tailed riding jacket

He said: & # 39; It is my personal mission to ensure that everything is purchased in the UK and Europe.

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& # 39; My ecological footprint is as low as possible, I am a British manufacturer and a British company that uses only 100 percent natural fibers. I do not use any plastic in my clothing. & # 39;

In 2017, Zack revealed that wearing a T-shirt and jeans was not an option for him, but that he does have his own version of casual wear.

He said: & # 39; When I go to a slum, I wear an 18th century banyan, a nice silk dressing gown.

Zack, pictured with his family from left to right Romi, Alex, Digby, Ben and Lana, has a large online follower of around 40,000 people who follow his style from the regency

Zack, pictured with his family from left to right Romi, Alex, Digby, Ben and Lana, has a large online follower of around 40,000 people who follow his style from the regency

Zack, pictured with his family from left to right Romi, Alex, Digby, Ben and Lana, has a large online follower of around 40,000 people who follow his style from the regency

Zack, pictured, believes that there is a & # 39; revival & # 39; is in the interest of people in ethically produced and handmade clothing
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Zack, pictured, believes that there is a & # 39; revival & # 39; is in the interest of people in ethically produced and handmade clothing

Zack, pictured, believes that there is a & # 39; revival & # 39; is in the interest of people in ethically produced and handmade clothing

& # 39; Why dress in jeans and a t-shirt when you can go to Tesco dressed as Napoleon or something? & # 39;

Zack has a huge legion of online fans who love his historical clothing, but has also received quite a lot of interest from female followers.

He said: & # 39; I have received many marriage applications and many other things.

& # 39; I think it is an indication that women want a gentleman and someone who cares about his presentation and appearance.

& # 39; For me it's a bit wrong tree forest situation. & # 39;

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