The Esquire is a simple queue wig, suitable for a wide range of 18th century occupations, occasions and attire. A member of our 18th Century Collection, The Esquire is an 18th century men’s wig built using historical methods, materials and techniques. The hair is made from hand woven strips called wefts. The wefts are sewn to a custom foundation made with hand-knitted mesh. The interior and exterior are historically correct.
The wig is created from human hair and can be made in most natural black, brown, blonde and red colors. It is also available in a wide range of grey blends. You may either select from our color or send us a photo of your own hair color (or the color you wish us to base your wig on).
We offer three styling options for the queue – you may have a braid (as shown), a long curl or the queue may be clubbed. At any time, the style of the queue can be changed.
You may pick zero, one or two buckles (side curls).
The wig will work very nicely with hair powder, should you wish to powder your wig.
The Esquire 18th Century Wig is $1650. We offer a wide range of flexible payment plans – you may choose to make 2, 3 or 4 payments or to spread the cost out monthly for up to 12 months. Like all of our custom orders, your wig will take time to build. If you have a specific deadline, please let us know, otherwise, please allow at least 10-12 weeks for delivery. You can use the form at the bottom of this page to start your order.
If you are ready to place your order, please use the form below. If you have questions about our wigs, please feel free to contact us. To create your wig, we will need a tracing of your head. This tracing will let us build the wig foundation to fit both the shape and the size of your head, which will ensure a comfortable fit with the correct placement of the wig’s hairline.
We also offer “discreet” historical wigs, which are intended to look like the wearer’s own hair has been dressed in a period style, as well as other 18th century options for men. To learn more about these, visit our main Historical Wig page or contact us.