18th Century, or 1700s, Men’s Three Piece Suits of Coat, Vest, and Breeches.
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1827 Highbury College, South West Front, London.
Important London Places in the longer Regency years.Continue reading →
A London Guide for the Uninitiated A Guest Post By Joe Thomas
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Weird Historical Pants for Men. No wonder men needed valets! It wasn’t just women struggling into tight fitting clothing! And no wonder it took both sexes so long to dress every day, often changing clothes four or five times a day! Early on were Breeches – Short, close-fitting trousers that fastened just below the knees or above the ankles, with a horizontal front flap called the ‘fall’ and were worn with stockings. Boys of 3 – 6 years stopped wearing loose dress-type children’s garments and went into short pants instead, and were considered ‘breeched.’ In Regency times, breeches were worn tighter to show off a manly physique. Then of course we had Pantaloons By the late 1810s and beyond, these became popular and eventually they evolved into full length trousers. Originally pantaloons were made to suit shorter Hessian boots that fell below the typical knee-breech level and they were worn very form-fitting. Buckskins – Fashionable trousers made from deer skin also showed off every curve of the man’s figure. How could ladies not want to peek? Oooh, what a display of fine, manly figure!! Swoon! And so to more modern Trousers – The word Trouser came into usage in the late 1600′s, so we’ve had trousers around for a long time. But at first, they were mostly for lower classes. Revolutionary France started a trend for sans-culottes, which meant trousers or pantaloons instead of culottes, or knee breeches, which were associated with the aristocracy. … Continue reading →
1827 Highbury College, South West Front, London. Regency Era London Places. … Continue reading →