Allow This Man Who Lives Every Day as a Regency Dandy to Inspire Your Wildest Clothing Choices

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.”

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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:

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Here he is in an 18th century silk banyan whose pattern is honestly just very good:

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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.

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