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The Things You Think You Know: Myth Busting in Classic Menswear

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Caustic Man, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Andy57

    Andy57 Senior member

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    Don't be sad, Andy. Costume can be fun, and it generally doesn't hurt anyone. I encourage folks to wear what makes them happy. But we're having a pedantic discussion here!
     
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    This is historically correct. Morning dress always allowed for flair in the waistcoat. Bear in mind that until 1920, fancy waistcoats were common with frock and morning coats. Here's Lt. Commander Percy Silberston wearing a black lounge/stroller in 1954, as part of his wedding rig. The trousers are black and white houndstooth. Photo courtesy of Sator. Is the vest flashy? Sure. Is it incorrect for morning dress? No. So there's nothing incorrect about a buff or cream vest with morning dress. You wouldn't wear one to a funeral, but it's perfectly correct morning dress for festive occasions. [​IMG]
     
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    If we can't have a pedantic clothing discussion here, where can we have it? [​IMG]
     
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    Obviously, Lt. Commander Silberston, RNVR, while in the service of His Majesty, had among his ports of call Charleston and New Orleans and became a devotee of Southern Trad.
     
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    This is historically correct. Morning dress always allowed for flair in the waistcoat. Bear in mind that until 1920, fancy waistcoats were common with frock and morning coats. Here's Lt. Commander Percy Silberston wearing a black lounge/stroller in 1954, as part of his wedding rig. The trousers are black and white houndstooth. Photo courtesy of Sator. Is the vest flashy? Sure. Is it incorrect for morning dress? No. So there's nothing incorrect about a buff or cream vest with morning dress. You wouldn't wear one to a funeral, but it's perfectly correct morning dress for festive occasions.

    Note the long watch fob dangling from his waistcoat (vest) - positively Regency!
    Also, his trousers are not creased- very pre-1910.
     
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