Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: HIATUS – WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?

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Bruce
Participant

Terry,
I have been greatly enjoying your costumes in OUTLANDER. My question is pretty technical. It seems to me, most of the mens clothing, specifically, the jackets, appear to be cut slightly more modern in the chest and shoulder. The sleeve cap is cut for a more square shaped shoulder as opposed to the cap found in more period clothing, which would make for a more rounded, natural shoulder. It also looked like there was actually a sleeve head in the some of the sleeves. I was wondering if that was a choice, to make a contemporary shoulder and chest rather than a truer period one. I do realize that the less money/status a character has, the less the clothing will have a tailored fit, but those men with money/status should have truer fit.

The shoulder,chest and sleeve head are more like this picture I am attaching.

Again, Thank you for all your wonderful work.