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history of fashion by Seth Bunger

  • the 1820's

    the 1820's
    By the mid-1820s, men's fashion plates show a shapely ideal silhouette with broad shoulders emphasized with puffs at the sleevehead, a narrow waist, and very curvy hips.
  • the 1820's

    A corset was required to achieve the tiny waistline
  • 1820's

    1820's
    wool as a primary fabric choice for men's outer garments
  • the 1820's

    the 1820's
    By the mid-1820s, men's fashion plates show a shapely ideal silhouette with broad shoulders emphasized with puffs at the sleevehead, a narrow waist, and very curvy hips.
  • 1820's

    A corset was required to achieve the tiny waistline
  • 1820's

    1820's
    wool as a primary fabric choice for men's outer garments
  • Period: to

    mens fashion

  • The 1830's

    The 1830's
    In the 1830’s Frock coats increasingly replaced tail coats for informal day wear.
  • The 1830's

    Full-length trousers began to have the modern fly-front closure
  • The 1830's

    The 1830's
    The crowns of tall hats were less curvy than in the previous period
  • 1830's

    1830's
    in the 1830’s Frock coats increasingly replaced tail coats for informal day wear.
  • 1830's

    Full-length trousers began to have the modern fly-front closure
  • 1830's

    1830's
    The crowns of tall hats were less curvy than in the previous period
  • The 1840's

    in the 1840’s men's fashion plates show the lowered waistline taking on a decided point at the front waist
  • 1840's

    Shirts of linen or cotton featured lower standing collars,
  • 1840's

    in the 1840’s men's fashion plates show the lowered waistline taking on a decided point at the front waist
  • 1840's

    Shirts of linen or cotton featured lower standing collars,
  • 1840's

    1840's
    The crowns of tall hats were straighter than in the previous period
  • The 1850's

    The 1850's
    in the 1850’s Shirts of linen or cotton featured high upstanding or turnover collars
  • 1850's

    1850's
    In the 1850’s Shirts of linen or cotton featured high upstanding or turnover collars
  • 1850's

    1850's
    the sack coat, loosely fitted and reaching to mid-thigh, was fashionable for leisure activities
  • 1850's

    Tall top hats were worn with formal dress and grew taller on the way to the true stovepipe shape
  • 1860

    1860s remained much the same as in the previous decade.
  • 1870's

    1870's
    in the 1970’s Innovations in men's fashion of the 1870s included the acceptance of patterned or figured fabrics for shirts
  • 1870

    1870
    Frock coats remained fashionable, but new shorter versions arose
  • 1870's

    In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis began to sell the original copper-riveted blue jeans in San Francisco
  • 1870

    bowlers and soft felt hats in a variety of shapes were worn for more casual occasions
  • 1880's

    1880's
    By the 1880s the majority of the working class, even shepherds adopted jackets and waistcoats in fustian and corduroy with corduroy trousers
  • 1880s

    1880s
    the dinner jacket or tuxedo, which featured a shawl collar with silk or satin facings, and one or two buttons
  • 1880s

    Shoes of the 1880s had higher heels and a narrow toe.
  • 1890's

    1890's
    The overall silhouette of the 1890s was long, lean, and athletic. Hair was generally worn short, often with a pointed beard and generous moustache.
  • 1890's

    By the 1890s, the sack coat was fast replacing the frock coat for most informal and semi-formal occasions.
  • 1890's

    Knee-length topcoats, often with contrasting velvet or fur collars, and calf-length overcoats were worn in winter.
  • 1900's

    In the 1900's The blazer, a navy blue or brightly colored or striped flannel coat cut like a sack coat
  • 1900's

    1900's
    The long, lean, and athletic silhouette of the 1890s persisted. Hair was generally worn short. Beards were less pointed than before and moustaches were often curled.
  • 1900's

    1900's
    Waistcoats fastened high on the chest. The usual style was single-breasted.
  • 1900's

    Shoes for men were mostly over the ankle. Toe cap, lace up boots in black, gray, or brown were the most common for everyday wear
  • The 1840's

    The 1840's
    The crowns of tall hats were straighter than in the previous period