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Past to Present : Elegant Man Victorian Fashion Clothing, Carte de visite,1865, Photographer: LEWIS 1860

Elegant Man Victorian Fashion Clothing CDV Photo 1860'

Actresses and sisters, Joan & Constance Bennett

We Had Faces Then - Movie star sisters Joan Bennett and Constance Bennett, 1930 Bennett Bennett actress

According to “The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette,” the first rule of guidance for the 1860s Victorian gentleman in matters of clothing is, "Let the dress suit the occasion." It is advised that it is just as absurd for a man to go into the street in the morning with his dress coat, white kid gloves, and dancing boots, as it is for a lady to promenade the fashionable streets in full evening dress.

This is a prime example of a mans suit of the before the morning suit came on to the seen.

Charles Guillaume Frédéric Boson de Talleyrand-Périgord (1832-1910), prince de Sagan - by Nadar  1883

Prince de Sagan in frock coat with carnation, checked pants and velvet vest with piping, fashionable from Photo by Paul Nadar, July The ultimate fin de sieclle touch of elegance was flower in the buttonhole.

Alfred Cheney Johnston: Katherine Burke of the Ziegfeld Follies, 1925-31.

Katherine Burke in a beautiful Ziegfield Follies costume (circa photography by Alfred Cheney Johnston “Beauty, of course, is the most important requirement and the paramount asset of the.

1860s Out Door Dress | There are four kinds of coats which the Victorian gentleman must have: a morning coat, a frock coat, a dress coat, and an overcoat.

Outdoor Dress - There are four kinds of coats the Victorian gentleman must have.a morning coat, a frock coat, a dress coat, and an overcoat.

And, just so you know, this photo is of a random dude from 1865 – NOT the actual person who wrote the ad below.

This Dating Profile From 1865 Is So Pure You’ll Probably Fall In Love

Sack with silk bindings along edges and cuffs Circa A young Victorian man.