1830-1868 romantic and civil war men
Original pieces of fashion for men in romantic and civil war times. Paintings, drawings and fashion plates as well
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Court presentation ensemble | probably British | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Court Presentation Ensemble Date: 1834 Culture: British (probably) Medium: wool, silk, leather, metal Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 40 in. (101.6 cm) Length at CB (b): 32 in. (81.3 cm) (c, d): 40 in. (101.6 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; GIft of the Pierrepont Family, 1941 Accession Number: 2009.300.659a–e
Coat | Unknown | V&A Explore The Collections
Brown wool coat with silver-gilt buttons, British, ca. 1835. Advances in tailoring techniques focussed attention on the construction rather than the colour of men's coats. Tailors skilfully measured, cut and manipulated the cloth to ensure a perfect fit and conceal human imperfections such as rounded shoulders. Here the precise shaping of the collar, close-fitting sleeves and waist seam help show the figure off to its best advantage.
Suit | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1830-40 American, wool, synthetic. The dress coat, as this style of jacket was originally called in the late 18th century, was worn for day and formal evening occasions, with the exception of court which had its own prescribed dress code. Near the end of the 18th century and the first few decades of the 19th century this style of jacket was paired with contrasting colored knee breeches or trousers and a contrasting vest. By the 1820s, a matching suit, such as this one, was more common.