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europeanafashion: “ Men’s dressing gown with attached waistcoat, chintz, c. 1750-1799. Collection Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Inv. no. 21651. Copyright: Centraal Museum. ”

The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches until 1800, when trousers began to replace breeches. Fashionable suits were usually plain woollen facecloth for practical urban or rural wear; woven silks for more formal evening occasions; and highly trimmed and embroidered silk satins and…

Lee Lapthorne Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear Lookbook: Dramatic Prints, Dedicated Details Artistic Modern Men’s Fashion Structure More

Teddy boys-- late 40's and 50's- Think this has to be my favourite fashion sense for men from this time!!