Yes, it really is all five stars. Contacted HE's customer service department with a question about shirt size both by email and by phone with a further question, and responses were very quick, professional, courteous and accurate. It was great talking to a live person. As for the shirt, which is a Bartholomew in black, the quality and fit are excellent. Likewise, the price is very reasonable, and I can honestly say I feel there is great value here for the money. My only brief concern was that once I had unwrapped the shirt and tried it on, the ruffles on the cuffs appeared to be a little more "over the top" than I expected. However, once the shirt was washed, the ruffles laid down a bit and all came together very well. Of course the acid test was wearing it to work. I operate as a professional costumed tour guide in Baltimore and I was interested in what our female guides would have to say about it. We are rather frank and brutal when it comes to critiquing new costuming for our impressions, so I was waiting to hear what they would have to say when I walked in the door. Immediate nodding and approving facial expressions, and comments like, "Yeah...Cliff...it works." That's all I needed. The shirt stays. This was my first purchase from Historical Emporium, and I will definitely be back to purchase more items over the next few months. I have been in the costumed tour business for a while, and it is hard to find a consistent, quality supplier of historical clothing. I think I have now found my new "go to" company when I need to replace or upgrade my character wardrobe, and without hesitation would recommend Historical Emporium to anyone looking for durable, quality historical clothing at reasonable prices. I am certainly glad that an associate of mine recommended them to me.
Kris F CA, United States
Excellent customer service thanks
Uncle D Lower Saxony, Germany
Very nice Riverdale Linen Suit. Good quality and very comfortable to wear if weather is too warm. Got a lot of compliments wearing this suit at a reenactment event.
Jeff FL, United States
Great quality and fast shipping
Colonel W Vic, Australia
You guys need more stars. Even with checking the voracity of my order (the delivery instructions were atypical) my order arrived in first-class condition in record time. Very happy with my order.
John J W NY, United States
Have purchased several items from Historical Emporium. I am very pleased with the quality of the items, the prices and rapid delivery. Would recommend any time. Will purchase other items in the future when I see something (s) t hat strike my fancy!!!