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ONLINE CATALOGUE : MEN'S COSTUME: 1855 - 1875
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DAY WEAR

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The loose fitting, conservative styles of the 1860's and 70's left little room for imagination when it came to gentleman's dress. The single and double-breasted frockcoats, with their full sleeves and skirts well to the knee, set the standard for what a man was to wear to the office or any daytime formal occasion.The waistcoats and trousers offered some relief with their variation in style and fabrics used; single and double breasted waistcoats were worn in subtle colours and patterns, either in contrast to or of the same cloth of the coat. Fabrics for trousers varied from black super-fine wool to large plaids, checks and solid colours in varying weaves.
A gentleman would not be seen out-of-doors without hat, gloves and often walking stick. The beaver fur-felt top hat was in common use while either cotton or kid gloves in off-white,beige or light tan covered the hand.

"The illustration represents the present form of frock-coat, a garment which once more resumes its proper and original position as the fashionable style of coat for morning wear."
Gazette of Fashion, Oct. 1862

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Double Breasted Frock Coat
1855 - 1875
Sac Coat
1855 - 1875
Civil War period double breasted frockcoat
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Civil War peirod  single breasted sac k coat

Fully lined, 4 button style with waist seam and two inside pockets in skirt. Edges finished in narrow topstitching or braid.
In black or navy superfine wool with cotton sateen lining. Woolens in checks and plaids for everyday wear. Also available in Single Breasted style.
SB602.......................$795.00
SB602a with braid.....$835.00
DB603.......................$795.00
DB603a with braid....$835.00
Worn with waistcoat DB604 and trouser TR606

Loose cut 4 button, single breasted coat with piped or patch pockets. Front is lined in same fabric; back and
sleeves unlined.
Available in linen or cotton.
SC601.............................$545.00
Worn with waistcoat SB605 and trouser TR606
 
Triple-Pleated Shirt
 
Single Breasted Waistcoat
1855 - 1875
Double Breasted Waistcoat
1855 - 1875
Victorian men's pleated shirt
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Civil War period single breasted wiastcoat
Civil War period double  breasted wiastcoat with shawl collar
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Single pleated or triple pleated front dress shirt in 100% linen.
Off-white.
In whole or half sizes.
SH608.......$195.00
Detachable collar worn with shirt
DC610 cloth............$30.00
DC610a lintex disposable.....$10.00
DC908b Gold Studs for collars..... $5.00 per set

Fully lined, 7 button waistcoat, with lower welt pockets. Wool fronts, back in matching cotton with strap and buckle.
Wools in solids or striped, brown , grey, or blue.
SB605..............$225.00
Fully lined, shawl collar,4 button waistcoat with
two lower welt pockets.
Fronts in wool or silk; back in matching cotton
with strap and buckle.
In shades of cream, grey or blue.
DB604.......................$235.00
 
Dress Trousers
1855 - 1875
Work Trousers
1855 - 1875
Civil War period fly front dress trouser
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WORK
Men's dress trouser with button fly, side pockets, suspender buttons and back strap.
Woolens in plaids, checks or solids.
TR606 Woolens ..................$235.00
Button fly trouwer with waistband, side pockets and back strap.
In woolens and corduroy.
TR407..................$210.00

EVENING WEAR
formal
By the 1860's, the dresscoat had been relegated to strict use as evening formal wear. The double breasted style with button stand, notch collar and the front cut well to the back marked the definite styling of the coat. Most often black, with matching trousers and contrasting waistcoat, accompanied with the beaver top hat and white kid gloves, evening formal wear was defined in a way that would remain relatively unchanged for the next half century.

 
Double Breasted Dresscoat
1855 - 1875
Dress Waistcoat
1855 - 1875
Civil War period  men's Dresscoat
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Civil War period  men's dress waiscoat with shawl collar
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Three button, double-breasted with two inside pockets in tails and one inside breast pocket.
Fully lined.
100% black superfine wool.
DC610...........$855.00
Worn with waistcoat DWT610 and trouser TR606

Four, five or six button shawl collar waistcoat in brocade or silk in various shades. Two lower welt pockets, back strap and buckle.
DWT610..........................$245.00
 
Bow Tie
 
Stock with Bow
 
Cvil War period bow tie
Cvil War period silk stock with bow
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In black satin or silk
ACC060........$55.00
In black satin or silk
ACC060a..........$75.00