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Your outfit, gentlemen, may be as elaborate or as simple as you wish.

A dark pair of pants, white shirt, string tie, and dress shoes will be fine.  Perhaps you would also like to add a vest.  If you are feeling especially dapper, you can come in black tie and tails, as Rhett Butler did.  All gentlemen MUST wear gloves, preferably white cotton gloves.  If you can, come in uniform.  We welcome both Union and Confederate soldiers - no skirmishes, please!

You may get ideas from movies or the internet.  Here is a great site that will show you not only what to wear, but also how to make it:

http://www.shasta.com/suesgoodco/newcivilians/gents/menswear.htm
You can purchase a costume pattern, refurbish your own clothing or clothing bought at a thrift store, or you may purchase the clothing from E-bay or other websites.