Here’s Why This Man Has Been Wearing Historical Clothing Since He Was 14

We’d all like to dress fancier than we do, but that would mean we’d have to get rid of our old clothes and buy a whole new wardrobe. Well, a man from Brighton, UK, named Zack Mc Leod Pinsent could give three pents about modern clothing. In fact, he has worn historical clothing since the age of 14 and owns a business that can do the same for you.  

No Need to Dress Down

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25-year-old Zack Mc Leod Pinsent from Brighton, UK, didn’t like the idea of dressing down. In fact, he despised it. So he took an interest in tailoring and started creating historical costumes he would actually like to wear.  

Goodbye to You

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Zack recalls that he burned his last pair of jeans when he was 14 years old. From that moment on, the only thing he would wear on was historical clothing that made him feel like he was Victorian royalty. And let’s face it, Zack’s the bee’s knees!  

He Could Care Less

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He undoubtedly gets a couple of stares and maybe a few negative comments every now and then, but he simply doesn’t care. At the end of the day, what matters is that he’s happy and confident in what he chooses to wear.  

He’s Knowledgeable

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Zack knows his way around fabrics too. He’s got a preference for linen, particularly when summertime is right around the corner. “Light natural fabrics are the best for summer. My favourite is #linen. Linen feels beautiful against the skin and is incredibly cooling and wicks away moisture unlike other fibres,” he said on Instagram.  

It Boosts His Confidence

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Despite the naysayers, Zack feels like he’s walking on air and that he’s the tallest, most elegant man walking around town. His historical ensembles make him feel confident. Nothing wrong with that!  

Not Going Back

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You can’t put a price tag on the level of confidence he has gained since he leveled up and came to terms with his unique style. He has no intention of ever dressing like a modern-day man ever again and his followers actually love him for it.  

He Has Some Support

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There are a lot of people who actually respect Zack for his decision to dress like a man from the past. And it wasn’t long before he realized he could actually turn this into a full-fledged lucrative career.  

He Focuses on Period Pieces

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Thanks to his business, Pinsent Tailoring, people from all over the world are reaching out to purchase period clothing from the 1660s to the 1920s that are crafted with historical accuracy.  

He’s Insta-Famous

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Zack even has an Instagram page called pinsent_tailoring, which currently has 311,000 followers. But that number is bound to grow as more people reach out to enquire about buying one of his costumes.  

Living the Dream

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This is both awesome and fun! It’s always nice seeing someone living out their artistic dream. His talent and dedication know no bounds. What started out as a style choice easily became a successful business.  

Being True to Himself

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Some people might say he’s gluttoning for punishment by dressing like this. But Zack’s living his best life and unapologetically expressing himself. Plus, we’re pretty sure his style will resonate with any true “Downton Abbey” fans out there.  

Written by Camila Villafane

Serial tea drinker. Professional wig snatcher. Content creator and video script writer who may or may not be John Leguizamo’s body double. If you don’t like where you are, move. You’re not a tree.