Dressing the 1870s Gentleman
Showcased is a selection of Victorian clothing for men in the 1870s. Featured are morning promenade suits, morning lounging apparel, a visiting costume, and attire for evening dress.
How to Dress Victorian
The Victorian gentleman followed the rules and protocols for proper dressing. Victorian mens clothing that was both appropriate and simple could never offend, nor render its wearer conspicuous.
Victorian Men's Clothing - 1868
Victorian clothing for men in the 1860s feature billiard and smoking jackets, serviceable dressing gowns are made of dark gray woolen serge, buttoned and laced shoes are more fashionable than boots for street wear, scarf rings of coral, watch-chains.
Victorian Shoes, c. 1850
Colorful Berlin wool work men's shoes, or slippers. This colorful pair of Victorian shoes, or Berlin wool work slippers, are from the mid-19th century. Berlin wool work was a style of embroidery very popular during the Victorian era.
Victorian Smoking Cap
A smoking cap or lounging cap was popular as informal Victorian mens wear from the late 1840s through the 1880s.
Pattern for 1857 Victorian Shirt
Pattern to make a man's Civil War era shirt. The pattern given is the size for a shirt for an ordinary sized man. Of course, it must be altered according to the size wanted, increasing or decreasing in regular proportion.
Mens Victorian Vests
Traditional styles of Victorian men’s vests are featured. Illustrated are the Victorian gentlemen’s Dress Vest, Double Breasted Men’s Vest, Step Stand Men’s Vest, and No-Collar Men’s Vest.
Braces or Suspenders
Braces, or suspenders, were worn from the end of the eighteenth century to the beginning of the 20th century. Mid-nineteenth century braces were crafted in silk, canvas or velvet with silk or berlin woolwork embroidery.
Smoking Cap Pattern
Make an authentic Victorian smoking cap with directions and pattern from a Victorian magazine.