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Mens formal dress, 1770s

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:54 pm
by Thomas Hayman
Hi, wanting to branch out from 15th century and do some of this late period stuff. I've eyed up this Velvet suit http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashio ... index.html .

However, i can't seem to find anything more about clothing from the period. Does anyone have any good links to books or websites that explain more about the construction of this kind of formal wear please??

Thanks for your help.

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:25 am
by Mark P.
I'll get in before anyone else does and post the link to the C18th page of 'The Costumiers Manifesto'

http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/18thlinks.htm

(http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/18thlinks.htm)

MP

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:30 pm
by Gerry
Do you know which group you want to branch out with ? They may have more specific information about the dates that they portray.

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:49 pm
by Thomas Hayman
Not yet, i've had a quick look but nothing takes my fancy. Ieally i'd like to do something where i get to go full whack, kit wise..