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Aristocratic clothes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Rankiz, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Rankiz

    Rankiz Senior member

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    Is there still possible to obtain clothes similar to what the dukes and earls used in England? I've fallen in love with the details and clothing style, it is something more extraordinary than just a simple suit. I felt like I should've lived 130 years ago.
     


  2. Sanguis Mortuum

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    If you're talking about things like frock coats, then it would all have been made bespoke then, and you would need to get a bespoke tailor to make it now (if you can even find one with any experience making that kind of thing).
     


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    Rankiz Senior member

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    You'll probably have to go to a costume maker for period garments. Where they make that sort of thing for movies, TV and re-enactments. Maybe something like this: http://www.ushist.com/19th-century_wardrobe_f.shtml
    Nope, that is not close to being sofisticated/elegant. Something like this: [​IMG]
     


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    Ede and Ravenscroft does court dress and most of the robes and vestments worn in ceremonial processions. They can probably do whatever you would want but it'll cost you.
     


  6. Rankiz

    Rankiz Senior member

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    If you were inspired by the way the dressed before, what would you do to make your suit/outfit more linked to that period? A specific dress jacket that will fit well? Big loops the picture I linked to, was that normal? Any specific shoes I would opt for? If you know anything about it, feel free to share.
     


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    Maybe to keep it more modern, wear a 3 piece suit with a traditional length overcoat.
     


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    If you were inspired by the way the dressed before, what would you do to make your suit/outfit more linked to that period? A specific dress jacket that will fit well? Big loops the picture I linked to, was that normal? Any specific shoes I would opt for? If you know anything about it, feel free to share.

    I'm sure that outfit would be fine at a costume party, or on Halloween. But I wouldn't try to "link" my outfit to that period, that would be far too costumed and affected.
     


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    That just a double breast vest + topcoat + trousers. You don't have to go to a custom shop for that.
     


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    I don't think it's affected at all, just extremely eccentric.

    The picture you linked is a Japanese cartoon representation of vintage English clothing, and as such is generic and isn't based in a specific 'real' period. You need to identify which specific & real period you're interested in before anyone can help you.
     


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    If you were inspired by the way the dressed before, what would you do to make your suit/outfit more linked to that period? A specific dress jacket that will fit well? Big loops the picture I linked to, was that normal? Any specific shoes I would opt for? If you know anything about it, feel free to share.

    How about the Regency 'bad boy' look:

    [​IMG]
     


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    There are ways and means of assembling the requisite outfit - Favourbrook might be a good start, as when I last looked they offered suitable shirts, cossack trousers, etc, whilst there is at least one waistcoat maker selling via eBay who offers a passable waistcoat. Frock coats have experienced a bit of a vogue for wedding hire purposes, so that might be another avenue, and emporai catering for the Steampunk crowd might be another.
     


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    [​IMG]

    Come on, that's archaic. More like this:

    [​IMG]
     


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