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This is a decorative vest, made during the mid-nineteenth century. This vest would have been worn by an upper or middle class man. It relates to the overall project because of the vibrant usage of fabric color, red, and the print which reflects…

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A red-orange dress coat, made in the late nineteenth century. This coat would have been worn upper or middle class because of the details, including engraved buttons with the letters H.H. This piece shows the details and bright colors which…

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This frock coat is made from brown silk and velvet. The frock coat was considered daytime clothing as the buttons offered little protection from the elements. This piece, while made with high quality materials, is still an example of a more subdued…

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This purple waistcoat, made in the middle of the Victorian era, shows middle ground between the Renunciation and Free Fashion movements. The color of the vest showcases a high quality fabric in a bright color, but the lack of patterns and the more…

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This double-breasted suit from the late Victorian Period would have been worn during the summer months. This piece, while plain white, would have been normal dress for men during this period. The details of the suit like the mother of pearl buttons,…

GRESLEY - 1840 - OF all useless beings, the mere man of fashion is .pdf
The article , attributed to Gresely, scorns men that place a lot of attention of their physical appearance and fashion.

Hints about men's dress.pdf
The article offers advice to the reader, focusing on the importance of shoes and hats. The article suggests a black hat over lighter colored hats and gloves whenever possible. This advice illustrates a more economical approach to clothing, but also…

1894 - Men's Fashions..pdf
This article details the styles of clothing that men should try to wear. The styles of the American fashions are noted as well as a need to distance men's clothing from the styles of women. The piece discusses the fashions of England, France and…

1890 - Suggestions to Wives, Mothers, and Sisters..pdf
The article, featured in the London Journal, details to women how they can help the men in their lives dress better and what fashion changes men should be making. This piece illustrates the role that women were seen to have in their households.…

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This is an example of a Norfolk Jacket, a style originally popular in outdoor activities was later adopted by the general public. This style of coat was also adopted by the Rifle Corps in the 1860s. The jacket is made of Harris Tweed and the boxy cut…
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