Buckskin breeches and a claw-hammer coat...men's clothes have never looked better, and probably never will.

Buckskin breeches and a claw-hammer coat...men's clothes have never looked better, and probably never will.

The best (and hardest-to-tie) Regency cravat knot, worn with a Grafton collar.

The best (and hardest-to-tie) Regency cravat knot, worn with a Grafton collar.

Embroidered Petitpoint Braces  ca. 1820-30 and ca. 1840s        Men's braces of the nineteenth century were often highly decorative accessories and would have complimented the richly patterned, colorful waistcoats with which they would have been worn.

Embroidered Petitpoint Braces ca. 1820-30 and ca. 1840s Men's braces of the nineteenth century were often highly decorative accessories and would have complimented the richly patterned, colorful waistcoats with which they would have been worn.

1829 men's suit (frock coat, waistcoat, trousers) by Newton, British, made of wool, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1995.292a–c

1829 men's suit (frock coat, waistcoat, trousers) by Newton, British, made of wool, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1995.292a–c

1830's-1830's Men's tailcoat. Notice the under-vest, clearly visible underneath the waistcoat - you can tell that only a small section of the vest is constructed from a fashion fabric, the rest is muslin.

Coat

1830's-1830's Men's tailcoat. Notice the under-vest, clearly visible underneath the waistcoat - you can tell that only a small section of the vest is constructed from a fashion fabric, the rest is muslin.

1830's-1830's Men's tailcoat. Notice the under-vest, clearly visible underneath the waistcoat - you can tell that only a small section of the vest is constructed from a fashion fabric, the rest is muslin.

Coat

1830's-1830's Men's tailcoat. Notice the under-vest, clearly visible underneath the waistcoat - you can tell that only a small section of the vest is constructed from a fashion fabric, the rest is muslin.

1830s (boy oh boy, I'd love to see men walking around/riding horses/adventuring/paying calls/and otherwise manning it up in duds like these)

1830s (boy oh boy, I'd love to see men walking around/riding horses/adventuring/paying calls/and otherwise manning it up in duds like these)

1834 The cut of mens trousers

1834 The cut of mens trousers

c1830 Mens Underpants or smalls. With the lengthining in mens trousers as we leave the Regency era;  changing from breeches to pants so did their "unmentionables".  The front view can be seen at http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/80002462?rpp=20=1=on=*=Underwear=1

c1830 Mens Underpants or smalls. With the lengthining in mens trousers as we leave the Regency era; changing from breeches to pants so did their "unmentionables". The front view can be seen at http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/80002462?rpp=20=1=on=*=Underwear=1

1820-25- cotton plaid morning coat; Gray linen morning coat- 1820's-30's, Blue and white houndstooth cotton morning coat, made by Ann Tetrick 1836; White linen ruffled shirt 1800-1830; White linen trousers , ca. 1830's Exhibition: Fashion on the Ohio Frontier

1820-25- cotton plaid morning coat; Gray linen morning coat- 1820's-30's, Blue and white houndstooth cotton morning coat, made by Ann Tetrick 1836; White linen ruffled shirt 1800-1830; White linen trousers , ca. 1830's Exhibition: Fashion on the Ohio Frontier

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