1850-1915 Victorian Gents Costume

1850-1915 Victorian Gents Costume


Original black silk top hat, dated to ca. 1910, decorated with holly. Single breasted black woollen morning coat, with black silk covered buttons. Jacqard vest with fabric covered buttons, green cotton lining and back. Purchased white cotton dress shirt with wing tip collar. Green silk Ostonblade tie. Grey woollen trousers and black leather shoes.


source: (l) Fashion et Theorie May 1851 and (r) May 1886

Looking at the two images you can conclude that Men's fashion didn't change as much as women's through the Victorian era.
Around 1850 ladies wore the crinoline dress and around 1880 the bustle dress, two very different silhouets.

Patterns used

Laughing Moon Mercantile, #109 - Men′s Frock Coats & Two Vests (1850 - 1915).
Laughing Moon Mercantile, #107 - Men′s Victorian & Edwardian Shirt (1845-1920.
Simplicity, The Fashion Historian collection by Martha McCain, 5035.

Alternate view(s)

1850-1915 Victorian Gents Costume 1850-1915 Victorian Gents Costume
Inside writing, here you can see his shirt, vest and tie.
We made two different versions of the same vest and also a second version of the ostenblade tie, in black silk.

Costume made in 2006.