Dressing the 1870s Gentleman
Showcased is a selection of Victorian period clothing for men in the 1870s. Featured are morning promenade suits, morning lounging apparel, a visiting costume, and attire for evening dress.
How to Dress Victorian
The Victorian gentleman followed the rules and protocols for proper dressing. Victorian mens clothing that was both appropriate and simple could never offend, nor render its wearer conspicuous.
Reenacting Not Just Tea-Sipping & Poetry Reading
For those who think reenacting and living history events are just tea-sipping poetry reading events … watch this video!
Fancy Dress Party
An elaborate fancy dress party for the rich and famous with fabulous fancy dress costumes was given in New York.
Victorian Period Clothing – 1868
Victorian clothing for men in the 1860s feature billiard and smoking jackets, serviceable dressing gowns are made of dark gray woolen serge, buttoned and laced shoes are more fashionable than boots for street wear, scarf rings of coral, watch-chains.
Clothing and Textiles of the Civil War
As the 1860s marched on, the war took its toll not only in lives lost but on fashion, supplies, and every aspect of life. Pictures of civil war period clothing.
Victorian Shoes, c. 1850
Colorful Berlin wool work men’s shoes, or slippers. This colorful pair of Victorian shoes, or Berlin wool work slippers, are from the mid-19th century. Berlin wool work was a style of embroidery very popular during the Victorian era.
Victorian Smoking Cap
A smoking cap or lounging cap was popular as informal Victorian mens wear from the late 1840s through the 1880s.
Pattern for 1857 Victorian Shirt
Pattern to make a man’s Civil War era shirt. The pattern given is the size for a shirt for an ordinary sized man. Of course, it must be altered according to the size wanted, increasing or decreasing in regular proportion.
Mens Victorian Vests
Traditional styles of Victorian men’s vests are featured. Illustrated are the Victorian gentlemen’s Dress Vest, Double Breasted Men’s Vest, Step Stand Men’s Vest, and No-Collar Men’s Vest.
Waistcoat for the Victorian Gentleman
During the mid-19th century, gentlemen’s waistcoats had a tendency to feature luxurious fabrics such as silk brocade or velvet, and at times even decorated with colorful silk embroidery.
Braces or Suspenders
Braces, or suspenders, were worn from the end of the eighteenth century to the beginning of the 20th century. Mid-nineteenth century braces were crafted in silk, canvas or velvet with silk or berlin woolwork embroidery.
Smoking Cap Pattern
Make an authentic Victorian smoking cap with directions and pattern from a Victorian magazine.
Men’s Fashions from 1720 to 1957
A marvelous fashion documentary reveals what it took to be stylish throughout 200 years of British history as it explores men, women, and children’s costume from 1720 to 1957.
Fashions in Detail, 1700–1915
A fascinating look at the details of luxurious textiles, exacting tailoring techniques, and lush trimmings.
His and Hers … Side by Side
Side-by-side displays of men’s and women’s outfits from the 1700s through the 1900s.
Dressing for Sporting Life
Explores the relationship between active sportswear and fashion from the mid-19th century through the present.
Dressing the Part in The Conspirator
A look at the costume design for the film The Conspirator highlighting the process of researching, designing, and producing accurate costumes for the 1860s.
Men’s Vintage Shoes
These Edwardian era men’s shoes were never worn and are like new!