Do you want to buy James Norrington’s waistcoat? Then today’s the day.
15 June, 2009 by goodboysparky
Bonhams auctions off some iconic movie and TV costumes. Doctor Who, Blackadder, James Bond, Elizabeth I., Robin Hood, The Bounty, Dracula – costumer’s paradise! Buy Braveheart costumes and burn them!
My personal highlight, it won’t surprise anybody to hear, is the waistcoat of Commodore James Norrington (RN, retired), though. As I’m broke only 5’2″ tall and could therefore only wear this piece as a nightshirt, I suggest some of you guys bid on it.
SPARKY’S WAISTCOAT – IT COULD BE YOURS FOR £ 300 – 450!
The auction starts on 16 June, 2009, at 11am!
Jack Davenport from Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,2003
A Georgian style ¾ length waistcoat, of cream coloured fabric, with gold braid to edging and pockets, having brass buttons, with floral motif to centre, labelled inside “Angels, The Costumiers“, and inscribed “Jack Davenport, Sept 02“
It looks like the 1748 pattern to me (or the 1774 one with too much lametta). Norrington wore white breeches, though, which indicates the latter. Historical blunder or not – Jack Davenport looked awesome in that uniform.