Coat Fitted, single or double-breasted, cut-away fronts, M-notched collars, fitted  sleaves with or without cuffs, gathered sleave heads, wool cloths.
Waistcoat Fitted, Single breasted, high fastenings, stand collar, embroidered silks.
Pantaloons Fitted, ankle-length, cotton.
Trousers Fitted, tight to ankle, stirrups under instep, cotton.
Shirt High collar points, frilled fronts and cuffs, fine linen.
Colour Dark colours, Black, blue,  grey, brown, combination of black and bright colours, light colour trousers.
Accessories Top hats, stocks, leather gloves, short boots worn with spats, flat pumps, walking canes.



1818: Day wear. British double-breasted cloth coat worn open, M-notched collar and wide revers, tight sleaves with gathered head. Embroidered waistcoat . White muslin shirt, collar points turned down, pleated front. White stock. Ankle length white cloth trousers. white stockings. Black slippers yellow gloves. Walking cane. Black top hat. Short hair.  (JP)






1816 - 1820

Skirts: Skirts becoming more triangular. Emphasis on trim between hem and knee, very decorative. Wide flounces or applied trim. No trains, ankle length.

Bodices: Very high waist. High neckline with multi layered ruffs. Van dyke edges. If neck low, worn with fichu or neckerchief. Low neckline for evening.

Sleeves: Long, loose sleeves, banded or tied down as before. Van dyke edge on cuffs.


Deborah V. McKeown 1997



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.