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X Rare Antique Empire 18th 19 Century Mens White Trouser Pantaloon Long Pants For Sale
X Rare ANTIQUE Empire 18th 19 century MENS White Trouser Pantaloon long pants
THESE ARE EXTREAMELY RARE GAURENTEED AUTHENTIC END OF THE 18TH CENTURY TO BEGINNING / FIRST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY MEN'S HIGH WAISTED DANDY WHITE COTTON TROUSERS OR PANTALOONS , LONG PANTS FOR DAYTIME WEAR . THESE ARE SO SCARCE THEY ARE HARD TO FIND EVEN IN MUSEUM COLLECTIONS . I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE PROVENANCE OTHER THEN THEY CAME FROM A VERY WEALTHY FAMILY . I BELIEVE THEY ARE AMERICAN BUT THEY MAY BE FRENCH . THEY HAVE two VERY DEEP HIDDEN SLIT SIDE POCKETS AND A SMALLER WATCH POCKET . THE FLY HAS A SOMEWHAT COMPLICATED COVERED BUTTON FLAP THAT TUCKS OVER AN OPENING FOR THE PURPOSE OF URINATION . ( THIS DESIGN WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE IT EASIER TO GO WITHOUT TAKING ONES PANTS DOWN BUT THE OPENINGS WERE SO HIGH THAT UNLESS ONE WAS A GENTLEMAN OF TRULY IMPRESSIVE ENDOWMENT , THE PANTS REALLY HAD TO BE COMPLETELY TAKEN DOWN AFTER MUCH BUTTON FUMBLING TO SUCCESSFULLY FINISH THE TASK AT HAND ;~) . THEY HAVE A SECTION WITH HOLES IN THE BACK FOR LACING / ADJUSTING THE WAIST SIZE AND BONE BUTTONS FOR SUSPENDERS . THE CRAFTSMANSHIP IS EXQUISITE . THEY ARE ENTIRELY HAND SEWN AND HAVE THE MOST AMAZING NEAT AND TINY STITCHES EVER . CONDITION IS EXCELLENT TO MINT FOR THEIR AGE . A COUPLE OF MISSING BUTTONS AND VERY SLIGHT MOSTLY EVEN SOILING . NOTHING THAT WOULDN'T COME OUT IN A LIGHT SOAK . NO HOLES , WEAR ETC .THE LITTLE TRIANGULAR PIECE AT THE CENTER REAR TOP SEEMS TO BE UNSEWN ON THE TOP . NOT SURE IF IT WAS NEVER FINISHED OR THE SEAMS CAME UNDONE OR WHAT ? THEY BELONGED TO A VERY TALL AND SLENDER GENTLEMEN BEING WHITE THEY WERE TOUGH TO PHOTOGRAPH BUT I PROMISE THEY ARE EVEN BETTER IN REAL LIFE !
FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS AND I WILL ANSWER THEM AS BEST AS I CAN .
HERE IS SOME ADDITIONAL HISTORICAL INFORMATION Pierre Seriziat in riding dress, 1795. His snug leather breeches have a tie and buttons at the knee and a fall front. The white waiscoat is double-breasted, a popular style at this time. His tall hat is slightly conical. Artist Jean-Baptiste Isabey wears a cropped riding coat and dark breeches tucked into boots. He carries his hat and gloves, 1795. A Directoire dandy in 1797, by Girodet; Portrait of J. B. Belley, Deputy for Saint-Domingue. This gentleman wears a double-breasted frockcoat in dark blue over a buff waistcoat. His gray trousers have straps under his shoes. His slightly conical tall hat sits in the windowsill, Germany, c. 1815. Overview
This period saw the final abandonment of lace, embroidery, and other embellishment from serious men's clothing outside of formalized court dressâ€”it would not reappear except as an affectation of Aesthetic dress in the 1880s and its successor, the "Young Edwardian" look of the 1960s. Instead, cut and tailoring became much more important as an indicator of quality.
This was also the period of the rise of hair wax for styling men's hair, as well as mutton chops as a style of facial hair.
Breeches became longerâ€”tightly fitted leather riding breeches reached almost to the boot topsâ€”and were replaced by pantaloons or trousers for fashionable street wear. Coats were cutaway in front with long skirts or tails behind, and had tall standing collars. Lapels were not as large as they had been in years before and often featured an M-shaped notch unique to the period.
Shirts were made of linen, had attached collars, and were worn with stocks or wrapped in a cravat tied in various fashions. Pleated frills at the cuffs and front opening went out of fashion by the end of the period.
Waistcoats were high-waisted, and squared off at the bottom, but came in a broad variety of styles. They were often double-breasted, with wide lapels and stand collars. Around 1805 large lapels that overlapped those of the jacket began to fall out of fashion, as did the 18th century tradition of wearing the coat unbuttoned, and gradually waistcoats became less visible. Shortly before this time waistcoats were commonly vertically striped but by 1810 plain white waistcoats were increasingly fashionable, as did horizontally striped waistcoats. High-collared waistcoats were fashionable until 1815, then collars were gradually lowered as the shawl collar came into use toward the end of this period.
Overcoats or greatcoats were fashionable, often with contrasting collars of fur or velvet. The garrick, sometimes called a coachman's coat, was a particularly popular style, and had between three and five short caplets attached to the collar.
Boots, typically Hessian boots with heart-shaped tops and tassels were mainstay in men's footwear. After the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815, Wellington boots, as they were known, became the rage; tops were knee-high in front and cut lower in back. The jockey boot, with a turned-down cuff of lighter colored leather, had previously been popular but continued to be worn for riding. Court shoes with elevated heels became popular with the introduction of trousers
The rise of the dandy
The clothes-obsessed dandy first appeared in the 1790s, both in London and Paris. In the slang of the time, a dandy was differentiated from a fop in that the dandy's dress was more refined and sober.
In High Society: A Social History of the Regency Period, 1788â€“1830, Venetia Murray writes:
Other admirers of dandyism have taken the view that it is a sociological phenomenon, the result of a society in a state of transition or revolt. Barbey d'Aurevilly, one of the leading French dandies at the end of the nineteenth century, explained:
"Some have imagined that dandyism is primarily a specialisation in the art of dressing oneself with daring and elegance. It is that, but much else as well. It is a state of mind made up of many shades, a state of mind produced in old and civilised societies where gaiety has become infrequent or where conventions rule at the price of their subject's boredom...it is the direct result of the endless warfare between respectability and boredom."
In Regency London dandyism was a revolt against a different kind of tradition, an expression of distaste for the extravagance and ostentation of the previous generation, and of sympathy with the new mood of democracy.
Beau Brummell set the fashion for dandyism in British society from the mid-1790s, which was characterized by immaculate personal cleanliness, immaculate linen shirts with high collars, perfectly tied cravats, and exquisitely tailored plain dark coats (contrasting in many respects with the "maccaroni" of the earlier 18th century).
Brummell abandoned his wig and cut his hair short in a Roman fashion dubbed Ã la Brutus, echoing the fashion for all things classical seen in women's wear of this period. He also led the move from breeches to snugly tailored pantaloons or trousers, often light-colored for day and dark for evening, based on working-class clothing adopted by all classes in France in the wake of the Revolution. In fact, Brummel's reputation for taste and refinement was such that, fifty years after his death, Max Beerbohm, wrote:
In certain congruities of dark cloth, in the rigid perfection of his linen, in the symmetry of his glove with his hand, lay the secret of Mr Brummell's miracles.
Not every male aspiring to attain Brummel's sense of elegance and style succeeded, however, and these dandies were subject to caricature and ridicule. Venetia Murray quotes an excerpt from Diary of an Exquisite, from The Hermit in London, 1819:
Took four hours to dress; and then it rained; ordered the tilbury and my umbrella, and drove to the fives' court; next to my tailors; put him off after two years tick; no bad fellow that Weston...broke three stay-laces and a buckle, tore the quarter of a pair of shoes, made so thin by O'Shaughnessy, in St. James's Street, that they were light as brown paper; what a pity they were lined with pink satin, and were quite the go; put on a pair of Hoby's; over-did it in perfuming my handkerchief, and had to recommence de novo; could not please myself in tying my cravat; lost three quarters of an hour by that, tore two pairs of kid gloves in putting them hastily on; was obliged to go gently to work with the third; lost another quarter of an hour by this; drove off furiously in my chariot but had to return for my splendid snuff-box, as I knew that I should eclipse the circle by it.
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