Our 18th century clergyman’s wig is based on the wigs members of the clergy in the 17th and 18th century wore. At that time, elaborate, presentational wigs were an important part of daily life for upper class European and Colonial men. Wigs signified rank, wealth, power and status, as well as occupation.
Judges, members of the clergy, scholars, lawyers and liveried servants wore white and off-white yak and horsehair wigs.
All of the historical wigs in our 18th Century Collection, feature historically correct methods and materials. We complete each step of the wig building process by hand.
This 18th century clergyman’s wig is created with handmade yak hair weft sewn to a hand-knit mesh foundation. The materials and techniques, as well as the shape, style and structure are based on period research and examples. Both the interior and exterior are historically correct. Each wig is handmade to fit the wearer and comes dressed as pictured.
We use historically based pomades and waxes to style the Clergyman’s Bob and the other wigs in the 18th Century Collection.
The Clergyman’s Bob wig is $1850. We’re pleased to offer flexible payment options. You may choose 2, 3 or 4 installments, or spread the cost out monthly for up to 12 months.
If you have a specific event or deadline in mind, let us know, otherwise, we will build your wig to accommodate your payment schedule.
As this wig is a custom built item, please allow at least 10 weeks for delivery. Use the form at the bottom of the page to start your order.