1817 Dandy In Blue Tailcoat, French. White breeches tucked into black boots with tan leather high tops, fob at waist, high white cravat, red waistcoat, black top hat and walking stick. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.1817 Dandy In Blue Tailcoat With White Breeches Tucked Into Boots As Seen In Bridgerton and Jane Austen Times. #Bridgerton #JaneAusten #RegencyFashion #RegencyEra books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionMen1800-1819 Click To Tweet
1810 Three Piece Gentleman’s Purple Court Suit, French. Worn by a rich and fashionable gentleman after Napoleon Bonaparte revived court traditions when he crowned himself Emperor of France in 1804. Gentlemen were expected to wear extravagant court dress, but the working class despised these luxurious fashions and royal overspending. Wastage of France’s money spurred French peasants to rise up in revolt and create the French Revolution. via Metropolitan Museum, N.Y.C., U.S.A.metmuseum.org1810 Three Piece Gentleman's Purple Court Suit, French. #RegencyFashion #HistoricalFashion #France. https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionMen1800-1819 Click To Tweet
1805-1808 ca. Man’s three-part court suit of coat, waistcoat, and breeches, French. Wool broadcloth embroidered with silk and metallic threads, spangles, and glass. Plum colored broadcloth embroidered with plum colored and white silk and chenille, silver thread, spangles and brilliants. Supposed to have been worn by the Hon. James Bowdoin, U.S. Minister to Spain, 1805-1808, at a ball given by Napoleon at the Tuileries. Worn with 01.110 and 01.111.
PROVENANCESaid to have been worn by the Hon. James Bowdoin, U.S. Minister to Spain from 1805-1808; to his grand-nephew, James Bowdoin Winthrop by inheritance; to James Bowdoin Winthrop’s nephew, Robert C. Winthrop, Jr. by inheritance; gift of Robert C. Winthrop, Jr. to MFA, February 1, 1901.
DIMENSIONS Coat: center back (collar to bottom of coat): 106 cm (41 3/4 in.)
Waistcoat: center front: 55.2 cm (21.75 in.)
Breeches: center front: 67.9 cm (26.75 in.)
CREDIT LINEGift of Robert C. Winthrop. ACCESSION NUMBER01.110-112 via Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, U.S.A.
19th Century Early Cotton Trousers, British. Buttons at waist, drop down front flap with buttons. and cut with excess material to allow easy movement. via Metropolitan Museum New York City, U.S.A. metmuseum.org. The style of men’s breeches worn by men at the end of the 1700s and early 1800s, or in Jane Austen’ lifetime.
19th Century Early Brown Trousers, American. Button waist, drop down front flap, or fall, and extra fabric in the back for easy movement. via Metropolitan Museum New York City, U.S.A. metmuseum.org
Though these pants are American, the men in Jane Austen’s life would have worn similar trousers in England. The horizontal front flap was called a ‘fall’ which unbuttoned to drop down. https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionMen1800-1819
1807 Regency Couple, French.Dressed As In Jane Austen’s times.Back view of a lady’s white dress with a cute back bow, long draping scarf with knotted ends, and straw bonnet with a blue ribbon and bows. Gentleman in a long grey coat, orange vest, extremely high collar of a ruffled shirt, tight taupe pants tucked into topped boots, and with a fashionable short curly hairstyle. Fashion Plate via Costume Parisien.
19th Century Early Typical Regency Era Men’s Pants With Drop Down Front Flap. Breeches, pantaloons and trousers usually opened by front flaps which dropped down and were fastened with buttons. No belts but pants were instead held up by tight-fitting waists and adjusted to fit snugly by ties or buckles in the back. Back seats were baggy to allow a man to sit and stand comfortably. Typical of a gentleman’s pants worn during the early 1800s, or the Regency Era, or Jane Austen’s times. They have a front flap, or fall, a back waist tie and buttons and ties to secure the breeches below the knee.
1785–1800 ca. Cotton Breeches, American or European. Man’s cotton breeches, drop down, or fall, front opening, button fastening at the waist, extra material in the back allows more movement for riding etc., and buttons secure the leg openings so they can be fitted to wear with boots for riding. via Metropolitan Museum, NYC, U.S.A. These are the sort of pants that the men Jane Austen knew would have worn for riding or in the country.
1800 Outfit Of A Young Man With Grey Cutaway Coat, French.
A Regency Era, or early 1800s, gentleman was outfitted in more practical fabrics, such as wool, cotton and buckskin rather than the fussy brocades and silks of the late 1700s. The men in Jane Austen’s life would have worn an elegant outdoor ensemble like this for everyday excursions around the countryside.
What was fashionable in the late 1700s? Extravagant colors and fabrics and outrageous styles were all seen in these flamboyant fashions. Take a look at their dresses, suits, hats, shoes and bedroom fashions. books2read.com/suziloveFashWomen1700s
18th Century Late Women’s Fashions. A conical body shape was still fashionable while the shape of the skirts changed. The wide panniers which held the skirts out at the sides mostly disappeared by 1780 for all but the most formal court functions and false rumps, or bum-pads or hip-pads were worn for a time. A low-necked gown, usually called in French a robe, was worn over a petticoat and most gowns had skirts that opened in front to show the petticoat worn beneath. As part of the general simplification of dress, the open bodice with a separate stomacher was replaced by a bodice with edges that met center front. Strapless stays which still were cut high at the armpit, to encourage a woman to stand with her shoulders slightly back, a fashionable posture. The fashionable shape was a rather conical torso, with large hips. The waist was not particularly small. Stays were usually laced snugly, but comfortably. Shoes had high, curved heels (the origin of modern “louis heels”) and were made of fabric or leather. Shoe buckles remained fashionable until they were abandoned along with high-heeled footwear and other aristocratic fashions in the years after the French Revolution,
18th Century Late Men’s Fashions. A man’s outfit consisted of a knee-length coat, knee breeches, a vest or long waistcoat, a linen shirt with frills and linen under drawers. Lower legs showed and were an important part of life. Men wore stockings and leather shoes with stacked heels of low or medium height. The whole ensemble would have been topped by a shoulder-length wig and a tricorne, or three-cornered, hat an upturned brim. By end of the 18th century, wigs were out of fashion except for the most formal occasions. Undergarments and knee breeches did not change very much. Coats gradually became less full and die front was cut in a curve towards the back. Waistcoats became shorter. The upper leg began to show more and more and by the end of the century breeches fitted better because they were often made of knitted silk. Shoes became low-heeled with pointed toes and were fastened with a detachable strap or ribbon on the front.Love the gorgeous fashions from the late 1700s? Information and images in History Notes Books 1- 2. #Georgian #Fashion #Nonfiction books2read.com/suziloveFashMen1700 Click To Tweet