1800s

Timeline created by kerria1117
  • 1749

    1749
    At the beginning of the 18th century the male silhouette differed greatly from that of today. A typical outfit consisted of a full-skirted knee-length coat, knee breeches, a vest or long waistcoat, a linen shirt. Waistcoats became shorter. The upper leg began to show more and more and by the end of the century
  • 1769

    1769
    This more casual style reflected the dominating image of “nonchalance.” The goal was to look as fashionable as possible with seemingly little effort. This was to be the new, predominant mindset of fashion.”
  • 1779

    1779
    More attention was paid to individual pieces of the suit, and each element underwent stylistic changes. formal attire earlier in the century gradually gave way to carefully tailored woolen “undress” garments for all occasions except the most formal.
  • 1789

    1789
    As the century progressed, the male silhouette slowly changed. By the middle of the century the wig was usually tied back. By the end of the century it was out of fashion altogether except for the most formal occasions. 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 buckle and straps.
  • 1799

    1799
    Throughout the period, men continued to wear the coat, waistcoat and breeches. More attention was paid to individual pieces of the suit, and each element underwent stylistic changes.