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Showing posts with label Men's fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Men's fashion. Show all posts

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Another Costume Parisien MEN's Fashion 1817-1820

Couple of cuties
Here are two, make that four - now six- more Men's Regency (Empire) Fashion.  One coat in the Russian style, another announces a new type of ... hat?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Costume Parisien Napoleon-era fashion plates for MEN

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!