Podcast Episode 17: Embracing Your Eccentric Historical Self with Zack Pinsent, Historic Tailor

Hey Everybody!

Woohoo! We have a new episode of Fashion History with American Duchess to share with you today! Earlier this year, we managed to get our favorite English [historic] tailor, Zack Pinsent, to sit his bum down for a fun skype session/interview.

Zack Pinsent via Instagram

If you don’t know Zack, well, you should. He’s a bright young thing in our historic costuming world (literally, he’s 23) and is totally making a wonderful name for himself as a historic tailor. Self taught, hungry for information, and incredibly talented, Zack usually leaves us drooling onto our smart phones while lurking through his Instagram.

As with most of our interviews, what begins as an interview about how Zack became what he is, and learned what he knows, we found ourselves discussing eccentricity, masculinity & fashion, and embracing the real version of you. Something that all of us need reminding of every now and then.

There was also a funny screenshot of him drinking wine, because, being in England, it was the evening for him (and just the beginning of the work day for us!)

Wine, Headphones, and Banyan for Mr. Pinsent. Abby is giggling. 
Here is the tartan that Zack mentions in the episode. Via Instagram

If you want to get to know Zack better (and, trust us, you do.) head on over to his Facebook Page, Instagram, or Website.

He’s also a special guest at this year’s Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove in Louisville, Kentucky! (Abby and Lauren will be there, too…)


  • Ms. Rebecca

    April 14, 2018 at 1:39 PM

    Abby & Lauren
    I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. I love Zacks fashion sense. There were some really good points about wearing well made clothes daily. Interesting points made about America being so vast. It does feel like we are isolated at times (especially in Nevada.) it makes it all the more fun to wear historical fashions though. I personally enjoy seeing how people react when I’m wear my historical garments in public.


  • Rebecca Olds

    April 17, 2018 at 11:09 AM

    Thank you for this wonderful interview! Zach is a delightful young man, "charming" in the truest sense of the word. I had the pleasure of meeting him at TORM this year and hope our paths cross again soon.

  • toastchef

    May 13, 2018 at 5:54 PM

    What a delightful interview! So many great points, and I'm happy to know I'm not the only person who, in museums, kneels on the floor to look underneath garments and is always wishing for mirrors to be able to see more garment details!

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