A wealth of cultural and social heritage combined with technique and craftsmanship
Since the early part of the eighteenth century, Stewart Christie & Co. have kept detailed handwritten entries on the changing nature of dress and uniform. Our archive serves as a record of the evolution in both civilian and military attire, much of which is still relevant today. Our archive contains many interesting and historical details, from invoices to Sir Walter Scott, for his trews (some that our archive suggest, remain unpaid) to the inception of ladies uniform styles for the British Army. Handwritten and sketched, it provides an insight into the world of clothing before off-the-peg garments were readily available from fashion retailers, as the are today. Being part of the national archive of Scotland, appointments can be made to view this record of social history by contacting our Stewart Christie & Co. Edinburgh store.