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Date: ca. 1833 Culture: British Medium: silk

Date: ca. 1833 Culture: British Medium: silk

Sleeveless Waistcoat, 1750, Germany, Cotton, linen, silk.  Front: silk, red, brown, orange, satin weave; Back: linen, red; plain weave lining. Embroidery: metallic thread, gold, silk, yellow. GERMANISCHES NATIONALMUSEUM | Nürnberg

Sleeveless Waistcoat, 1750, Germany, Cotton, linen, silk. Front: silk, red, brown, orange, satin weave; Back: linen, red; plain weave lining. Embroidery: metallic thread, gold, silk, yellow. GERMANISCHES NATIONALMUSEUM | Nürnberg

I read early on that most men in the 18th century (wealthy men), had three staple suits. Black, great and brown (just like now), but that very few examples survive, as men wore them out.  This is one of the early examples I was able to find. LOVE it.

I read early on that most men in the 18th century (wealthy men), had three staple suits. Black, great and brown (just like now), but that very few examples survive, as men wore them out. This is one of the early examples I was able to find. LOVE it.

1837, Herrenmode für die Oper, links stark vom 18. Jahrhundert beeinflusst mit Frack in Justaucorps-Manier mit Kniebundhosen und Zweispitz, rechts schwarzer Frack mit langer Steghose, aus dem "Petit courrier des dames"

1837, Herrenmode für die Oper, links stark vom 18. Jahrhundert beeinflusst mit Frack in Justaucorps-Manier mit Kniebundhosen und Zweispitz, rechts schwarzer Frack mit langer Steghose, aus dem "Petit courrier des dames"

Suit | British | The Met

Suit | British | The Met

Boy's yellow silk taffeta suit, probably French, c. 1805.

Boy's yellow silk taffeta suit, probably French, c. 1805.

Suit (image 1) | British | 1755-1765 | wool, silk | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2009.300.916a, b

Suit (image 1) | British | 1755-1765 | wool, silk | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2009.300.916a, b

Cotton daydress (1832 - 35) Nr. 2009.300.948a–c (Source: Metropolitan Museum NY)

Cotton daydress (1832 - 35) Nr. 2009.300.948a–c (Source: Metropolitan Museum NY)

Court Suit    Date:      ca. 1780  Culture:      French  Medium:      silk, metal, cotton, glass

Court Suit Date: ca. 1780 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal, cotton, glass

.Too bad men don't dress like this any more.  Oh I guess my men never would have dressed like this.

.Too bad men don't dress like this any more. Oh I guess my men never would have dressed like this.

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