Now I'm scanning & cleaning up some Costume Parisien fashion plates. Half the problem is my scanner over-or-under-exposes everything, Once scanned into Photoshop, I just hold the original artwork up and work to get the digital image looking pretty much the same, with less age-related yellowing.
Ackermann's Repository seldom had drawings of men, and they weren't nearly as detailed as the French fashion plates. The rather sad thing is I mostly own post-Waterloo (1815) for men. However, the fashions didn't change that rapidly: once guys discovered comfortable & attractive clothes, they pretty much stuck with it. Well, jeans have replaced skin-tight knit -or buckskin- breeches!