What we do

 

The History Bunker Ltd

Who we are and What we do

The History Bunker Ltd was founded in 2006 by Mark Platts and from humble beginnings the company has grown into one of the foremost suppliers of quality reproduction uniforms to the arts and private collectors.

From our base in Leeds, England, a city with a fine tradition of cloth making and tailoring, we have established a worldwide client list.

Initially an e-commerce company, we have expanded to include a showroom and tailoring workshop, which clients are encouraged to visit by appointment only, for further details please see our Contact Us page

Hopefully you have watched our movie and you will now be aware that we work with film, theatre, tv, museums, opera and ballet companies plus living history and private collectors across the globe – please see our Who We Have Worked With section for a more details

 

Not only do we provide off the peg World War 1 uniforms and WW2 uniforms, plus many others, but we offer a bespoke tailoring service. So if our standard sizes are not suitable we can tailor make a uniform to your measurements. You can make an appointment to visit us and be measured up or you can provide your own measurements via phone or email.

In some instances clients do not wish to purchase but to hire or rent uniforms instead, in this case we have large stocks of WW1 uniforms and WW2 uniforms for hire from most of the countries involved in both conflicts.

You can place your order via the website or by email, or if you want to you can give us a call on 0044 (0) 113 2205881 and we can take your order or arrange an appointment the old fashioned way

We make a large number of our uniforms here on site, we employ seamstresses with years of experience in garment making and working within the film and theatre environment.

History Bunker workshop
History Bunker workshop

 

Here we see the start of the tailoring process for one of our British WW1 soldiers uniforms.

Marking out the pattern
Preparing the cloth to be cut

 

 

Cutting out the material

Cutting the cloth
Cutting the cloth

 

Putting a tunic together

Putting a tunic together
Starting to take shape

 

Almost there

Partially completed tunic
Partially completed tunic

Finished tunic, this one was made for the Royal Canadian Artillery Museum in Manitoba, Canada.

WW1 British soldiers tunic
WW1 British soldiers tunic
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