Men's Clothing & Accessories

Men's dress clothes haven't changed much in the past hundred and fifty years. Many of today's tuxedos would pass for Victorian. There are, of course, a few differences, mainly in terms of accessories. A Victorian gentleman was not completely dressed without a top hat, gloves, spats and a cane.

How to Tie a Bow Tie

Images

Man's Suit

Photo 1868

Photo #2 1868

Man w/Top Hat Photo 1869

Man w Bowler & Cane 1870

Men's Evening Suits

Men's Suits

Gentlemen 1877

Victorian Couple 1877

Victorian Couple 1868

Gentleman 1879

Men's Victorian Vests

More Vests

Men in Aesthetic Dress (on right, for more info see The Aesthetic Dress Movement)

Men's Fashion Plates 1865 - 1879

Victorian Photos of People: A list of links with descriptions

Gentlemen's Emporium Not many pictures, but great information on Victorian menswear.



Places to Buy Patterns for Men's Clothing

Laughing Moon Mercantile has a very good pattern for a men's Victorian Shirt with collar and cuff variations, and a pattern for a double breasted frock coat.

Folkwear Patterns has a Victorian Shirt pattern and a Victorian Vests pattern.

Honest Tom's Sutlery is aimed mainly at Civil War Re-enactors but several of the patterns it offers are also suitable for Victorian re-enactment.

Wingeo has a Frock coat pattern and a men's dress coat pattern.





Places to Buy Men's Clothing

There are several companies on e-bay that sell tailcoats and accessories that would be appropriate for Victorian re-enactment. Two of the easiest to deal with are Tuxedos by Mike Dante and the Tuxedo King

River Junction Trade Company is aimed mainly at Civil War Re-enactors but several of its products are also suitable for Victorian re-enactment, particularly their Frock Coat, Victorian Shirt, Pullover Shirt, Band Collar Shirt, Riverboat Gambler's Vest, and Trousers. Their prices are more reasonable than most other places.

USHist/AzRAHist is aimed mainly at Civil War Re-enactors but several of its products are also suitable for Victorian re-enactment.

Gentlemen's Emporium

History in the Making

The Knight Shadow

The Other Woman sells a Victorian style men's corset.



Places to Buy Men's Accessories

The Hat Store sells quality hats on E-Bay at exceptionally good prices. You can contact Dave, the manager, by e-mail at HatManDave@AOL.Com

Uniformal Wearhouse sells top hats, derby hats, gloves, canes, spats, bowties, cufflinks and shirt studs at reasonable prices.

Top-Hats.com High Quality hats

CostumeZone.com sells a collapsible top hat for $49.99.

Detachable Collars: Free downloadable patterns

River Junction Trade Company is aimed mainly at Civil War Re-enactors but several of its products are also suitable for Victorian re-enactment, particularly their Bell Crown Hat, High Derby Hat, spectacles, dress gloves, suspenders, paper collars, cane, and shoes.

USHist/AzRAHist is aimed mainly at Civil War Re-enactors but several of its products are also suitable for Victorian re-enactment.

Cowboy Emporium has several nice walking sticks.





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