Friday, July 10, 2009

Medieval (/Victorian) Goth: 'Romanian Tsarina Great' Coat at Drac-In-A-Box

For once someone has made something that can be read 'medieval goth' and actually looks classy, sophisticated and, le gasp, gothic. It's mostly down to the choice of materials. With a periodic look the fabrics need to be canon or appear as such for the correct impression, and the tailoring has to be impeccable.

Of course, there are some who modernize the historical look, of which I absolutely approve (they all ought to, in my honest opinion), but those who do it should still be aware of the quality and they should respect their source of inspiration. There is a fine line between medieval or Victorian goth and just putting on a costume. Finding ready-made quality clothes done in such style is very uncommon, which sets a high demand on a person's own sewing skills.

Seeing that the fur on this coat is faux, We approve. We order you to seriously consider buying this garment, though We are aware of how expensive it is (£ 385; more if you live outside of UK) and We could not even consider getting the garment Ourselves, because it is not exactly Our style, and, mayhaps more importantly, because We are broke.

It is also available in red. Found it here.


  1. Awesome write-up. I highly agree with your take on modernizing clothes that take historical inspiration. My girlfriend has the blue version of this coat and it looks wonderful on her. Very classy. And yes, the fur is fake. They people who make this coat always use faux fur/leather, but the materials are still high quality, so you get the best of both worlds minus any guilt. :)

    Oh, and sorry for commenting on and old post, but I've been scouring your blog and really enjoy it.

    1. Thank you very much! I'm happy to receive comments on any entries, old or new. Alternative fashion moves more slowly than mainstream, I think, so older garments can be discussed as well.