1860s Out Door Dress | There are four kinds of coats which the Victorian gentleman must have: a morning coat, a frock coat, a dress coat, and an overcoat.

Man in frock coat with plaid vest, 1855. from Karl Kohler's Kostumewerk

According to “The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette,” the first rule of guidance for the 1860s Victorian gentleman in matters of clothing is, "Let the dress suit the occasion." It is advised that it is just as absurd for a man to go into the street in the morning with his dress coat, white kid gloves, and dancing boots, as it is for a lady to promenade the fashionable streets in full evening dress.


1860s Farmers - During the 19th century, sack coats (worn by the man on the left), button down shirts, and soft, felt hats, usually wide-brimmed, were frequently worn. The men in the image below, which dates from the 1860s, wear overalls, but they were not as commonly worn until around the 1890s. 1860s Farmers 1860s Farmers: Image courtesy of Joan L. Severa, Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900, 1995

Wow, nice, frock coat - 1850-1870

Hats, 1840-60's. Village Hat Shop Gallery, Chapter 15 - Victorian and Second Empire 1840-1870.

Man’s Tailcoat. Probably England, 1825-1830.

How to Dress Like a Victorian Gentleman from the 1860's.

Frock Coat 1790 The Victoria & Albert Museum

Man's Frock Coat | Collections Online

Circa 1875: A young man in a Victorian bowler hat. Photo: Hulton Archive, Getty Images / Hulton Archive

Victorian Morning Costume Features a suit of grey Scotch stripe; the coat is the single-breasted university style with short turnovers closing by two buttons on the chest. The edges are plain and there are pockets in the back pleats. The sleeves have cuffs and two buttons at the seams. The suit includes a single-breasted university waistcoat and trousers.

Green wool frock coat and vest, American, 1870s, KSUM 1984.21.1 ab.

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1860s evening dress.

Malet's 'new' frock coat (see scene with tailor). There are no pleats or gathers. The cut would tend to highlight an athletic walk.

1863 Out Door Dress

Victorian men Dibs on the right one.

How to Dress Like a Victorian Man http://www.victoriana.com/Mens-Clothing/How_to_Dress_Like_a_Victorian_Man.html