Victorian Fashions for Men explores the British styles and clothing throughout the long reign of Queen Victoria from the late 1830s to the first years of the 20th century. Within are a superb overview of the suits, coats, hats, hair styles, accoutrements, shoes and boots that typified the prevailing styles of men's attire for each decade. From those who had enough money to have day and evening wear and clothes for sporting and outdoor activities to those with limited income and wardrobes or laboring folk with little more than the clothes they stood up in.
All decades are illustrated with original photographs, adverts and contemporary magazine illustrations from the authors' own remarkable collections and are accompanied by a knowledgeable and informative text that describes the fashions, their social history context and influences reflected in the clothes of the time.
Laid out in clear and easy-to-follow chronological order, the key features of the styles for each decade will help family historians to date family photographs and will provide a useful resource for students and costume historians or for anyone with a love of fashion and style to enjoy.