Men's Fashion

Colin Firth as Mr Darcy in his wet shirt – men’s fashion in Georgian England was key to one of the most memorable TV moments of the twentieth century. But there is so much more to the fashions of eighteenth-century men than breeches and white shirts. Take a look at these articles to discover how Georgian men dressed across the century.

Introducing the Suit

The three-piece suit was born on the 7th October 1666 by declaration of King Charles II, ending a long era of the doublet and hose.

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Tartan: pattern of resistance

In the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden, the British Government banned the wearing of tartan, a potent expression of Scottish Highland identity that conveyed a powerful sense of clan loyalty, allegiance to the Stuart royal line and commitment to the Jacobite cause.

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