Coats of Many Colours

In the 1780’s new fabric fashions appeared in France which were quickly adopted by men and women of other European nations – that of wearing clothing made from striped fabrics and even animal prints! Stripes had appeared on garments before this date but they dominated this decade, and although horizontal ones were worn, vertical stripes were […]

Putting the Boot in!

  It is a truth universally acknowledged that most modern men, when presented with a range of period costumes to wear for a fancy dress party, will choose to wear those styles which go with boots.  Boots are sexy. Let’s face it, some historical male footwear, to the modern eye, looks clownish, girlish, weird, unmanly…think […]