Despite my concerns about your interest in last week’s Victorian Batgirl dress (black and white and a fashion sketch), it attracted lots of attention. So much discussion about bats and aesthetics, and links to modern versions of the dress! It rated an 8.3, because while some of you thought it was fabulous, a few of you don’t care for Victorian fancy dress.
This week I felt it was time for a change – we leave the details of the Renaissance, the splendor of Worth, the puffs of James, the wacky sexiness of Victorian fancy dress, indeed, all the frills and furbelows of womenswear, behind.
Instead, we look at menswear. What will you think of this restrained man’s ensemble from the early years of the Romantic era?
The fitted blue silk jacket dates to 1833, and is worn with a palest yellow waistcoat, pleat-front buff trouser-breaches with stirrup bottoms, and a black silk cravat. Simple with a touch of interest, or boring and mismatched?
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