Today I was researching fashion for my upcoming December release Wicked Little Secrets which is set in London in the 1840s. I thought that over the next two days, I would share some lovely, er… I mean, handsome fashion images from the French journal L’Élégant : Journal Des Tailleurs found in the
Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Enjoy!
The Sharp Dressed Victorian Man – Men’s Fashion in 1844 – Part II
Some more fine looking gentlemen from the French journal L’Élégant : Journal Des Tailleurs found in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. If you can’t get enough of this historic hotness, be sure to check out Men’s Fashion in 1844 Part I ...
Gallery of Victorian Men’s Fashion from 1837 – 1843
The following is a sampling of men’s fashion images in the years 1837 – 1843 from the French journal L’Élégant : Journal Des Tailleurs found in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. If you’re interested in seeing more images, please follow the journal link. Click on an image to enlarge it. ...
Fashion from Journal Des Dames et Des Modes 1818 — Part I
This afternoon I was glancing through a publication from the Kyoto Costume Institute when I found a reference to “Journal Des Dames.” I hurried back to my computer and found the journal in the library of France! While I was working on my latest WIP, I kept Photoshop running and...
Fashion from Journal Des Dames et Des Modes 1818 — Part II
I’m having great fun restoring fashion images from the 1818 editions of Journal Des Dames et Des Mode that I found in the library of France. I should have more pictures ready to post tomorrow or the next day. Click on a thumbnail below to the view the entire image. Enjoy! ...
Fashion from Journal Des Dames et Des Modes 1818 — Part III
Here is my final posting of fashions from the 1818 editions of Journal Des Dames et Des Mode that I found in the library of France. I think these images are my favorite of the three gallery posts. Click an image to enlarge and see in its entirety....
1870s Hodgepodge: His and Hers Dressing Rooms, Bathing, a Bride’s Trousseau, Rules of Victorian Mourning, and Many Fashion Illustrations.
Today, I’m going to be a bit global. I will excerpt from an American book and use ladies’ fashions from France and men’s fashions from England. That’s the beauty of being a lazy researcher with a blog. Enjoy! From The Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Etiquette: A Complete Manual of the Manners...
Late Victorian Fashion
From Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1893. Click on an image to enlarge it. ...
Fashion in Really Old Movies
Usually I’m digging through old archives looking for images that display what people wore and how their surroundings looked. Tonight, I thought I would try something a little different. I ran a search on old films. I think you will enjoy these gems from www.archive.org. Click on the image to view...
Les Modes from 1902
Once again I am watching Top Gear while photoshopping old images from Les Modes that I found in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. It’s all about fast cars and beautiful clothes that I can’t own. But a girl can dream… Susanna’s note: I love the above dress. Susanna’s note: I want that...
6 Replies to “The Sharp Dressed Victorian Man – Men’s Fashion in 1844 – Part I”
Sharp enough to cut themselves.
Are the short people children?
@Nancy, I hope so!
I love the coats…and I hate the pants in stripes and check! 🙂
@Gaia, There are some really heinous stripe and check combinations in years prior to 1844. And those pleats!
I miss my pantaloons and snowy white cravats. I dread getting to this period. Tweeted.
@Ella, oh, I love the Victorian era. Just imagine the fashion fun you could have with characters in these clothes!