1830s Man’s Double-Breasted Frock Coat, English. Double-breasted frock coat with a nipped-in waist. The broad lapels are faced with silk velvet. This gentleman’s frock coat has a crescent-shaped breast pocket and two larger curved pockets on the front of the skirts. Woolen beaver cloth trimmed with silken velvet. The waisted frock coat came into fashion in about 1816 and became an enduring style. Typically it had a narrow waist and full skirts hanging vertically in front. The frock coat was worn for everyday purposes such as morning dress, usually with a top hat, cane and trousers. By 1830 frock coats were made in a variety of designs according to taste, fashion or type of activity. This example has an out-breast pocket, a feature which appeared on coats during the 1830s. This coat was given by Messrs Harrods Ltd. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. collections.vam.ac.uk. Follow Suzi Love … Continue reading →
1833 ca. Man’s Ensemble, British.
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Blue Tailcoat, cream stirrup trousers with very full waist, vest, shirt, cravat.
1830 and 1831 Furnishing Fabric, English. Roller-printed cottons. Additional colors are added by a surface roller.
Roller printing on textiles was introduced in the late 18th century and at first used mainly for small-patterned dress fabrics.
By the 1830s, it was highly mechanised and had largely replaced block printing of furnishings.Continue reading →
1835 Corset, English.
Cotton corset reinforced with whalebone and cording, hand-sewnContinue reading →