Male ensemble (c. 1870)

Male outfit consisting of a frock coat, a waistcoat, a pair of trousers and a shirt.

The frock coat tailoring is typical for the last decades of 19th century, quite loose, without a distinct notch in a waist. It is double breasted frock coat.

The frock coat is made of a woollen fabric, collar lapels of a silk fabric.

The front of a waistcoat is slightly pointed, buttoned with a row of small buttons. It is a highly built-up model, proper for elegant but not for evening events.

A waistcoat has been made of jacquard. There are four small welt pockets at the front.

The trousers’ cut is quite close-fitting. Pockets are placed in the side seams as in the majority of formal trousers worn towards the end of 19th century. A fly is button-through. At the back there is a waist regulation. The trousers have got stretchy braces fastened to properly spaced buttons.

Woollen fabric has been used to sew the outfit.

A male shirt from the second half of 19th century. The shirt has a stand-up collar, to which a proper collar is attached with the use of collar studs, cuffs are also detachable. There is an oval bosom at the front of the shirt, which is fastened with studs. The shirt’s bosom is heavily starched and it holds the trousers clasp. The shirt’s tailoring is loose. It has been made of cotton fabric.

A tie is made of silk.