The History Of Men’s Raiment: 18th & 19th Centuries

September 25, 2013

The History of Men’s Raiment: 18th & 19th Centuries

Earlier this week, we published some of the contents of a pamphlet called The History of Men’s Raiment, first issued in 1912. Here, we look at a few plates representing times nearer our own: the 18th and 19th centuries.

You can imagine how radical it was for Beau Brummel to wear plain, impeccably fitted clothing in his day, but you can see immediately how influential it was as well. Look at the difference between the pre- and post-Brummel aesthetics.