The Quilted shako was introduced to the British army in late 1861. It was the first cloth shako to make its appearance. Repromilitaria Quilted shako is availble with or without a helmet plate
Two of the first British shakos used during the Napoleonic wars during the late 18th and early 19th centuries were the Belgic and Stovepipe shakos.
For excellent quality use Repromilitaria Belgic and Stovepipe shakos
After the end of the Napoleonic wars the British army produced some of the most outlandish headdresses ever constructed. The Belltop was an ornate Regency creation starting in 1816 and continuing in various forms until 1844. Repromilitaria Belltop shakos are of excellent quality.
Repromilitaria Albert shako is a reproduction British shako of high quality. It starts in 1844 and ends during the Crimean War. It was named after Queen Victorias consort Prince Albert who is said to have had a hand in its design
For more information on Repromilitaria British Shakos please use the drop down menu on the SHAKO navigation bar at the top right hand side of this page. It will give you some of the many examples of the shakos used throughout this period and some of the different shako plates availble through Repromilitaria