Gabriele Mendella has been a Tailor, Cutter-Fitter of Period Uniform and Costume Reproductions; specializing in military uniforms of the 18th and 19th centuries since 1997. Gabriel provides uniforms for historical re-enactments, TV documentaries and movies. Services include period and contemporary pattern drafting, cutting and sewing.
Authentic replicas of military uniforms and civilian clothing from the 16th to the 20th century, and especially Lace Wars, Napoleonic, Crimean War, Italian Risorgimento and American Civil War. All have been researched, designed and reproduced for over 20 years by Gabriel. All the sewing and top-stitching is entirely done by hand for periods earlier than the 1860s.
Product / Service:
Standard tailored items can be ordered through the website. All clothing is made to order, unless it is clearly marked in the website Store as a stock item. Allow at least 12 weeks for delivery; unless you are specifically quoted a shorter deadline. However, rush orders can still be received, for a price surcharge of 25%.