Coat Fitted knee-length, single or double-breasted, worn open or closed, high stand collars, wide revers , tight sleaves with or without cuffs, wool cloths.
Waistcoat Fitted, Single breasted, high fastenings, stand collar, embroidered or striped silks.
Pantaloons Fitted, ankle-length or long with stirrups, cotton.
Shirt Stand collars, full sleaves, not visible.
Colour Dark colours, Black, blue, green, grey, brown; pale colours for waistcoat and pantaloons.
Accessories Hats with tall crowns and narrow or wide brims, linin stocks, leather gloves, flat pumps, short boots, walking canes.



1807: Day wear. British.  Double_ Breasted wool coat, M notched and wide revers, flap pockets set into waist seam. Ankle-length striped trouser. Spats, side button fastening, worn over black shoes. Blue waistcoat. white frilled shirt, high pointed collar. White neckcloth. Black top hat. (JP)







1806 - 1810

Skirts: As per 1800-05: gored and flat at front and sides, gathered or pleated at the back. No train for day. Embroidered hems.

Bodices: Medium high waist. High cut neck with collar or low cut neck, filled with fichu or neckerchief. Ruffs at neck. Fastening at front or back. Low neck for evening. Scallops and van dyke trim.

Sleeves: Short, puff sleeves especially for evening. Long sleeves


Deborah V. McKeown 2004



Where marked (JP) the text is by John Peacock from his book Men's Fashion: The Complete Sourcebook, 1996 Thames & Hudson Ltd, London. Reproduced by kind permission of Thames & Hudson Ltd, London.

Where marked * Picture and notes are based on notes from Dover Publications.