6/23/2008

Fashion of the week - Coat from circa 1877


I am trying to keep this blog rather free of my own biases, but I have to admit that this is one of my favourite pieces of historical clothing. It is a coat in black, with buttons in the front, lacing in the back and embroidery all over it (please click on the picture to see all the pretty details).

It clearly shows the workmanship that went into all types of clothings, coats included. It was of course meant to be worn by someone with a lot of money that did not have to work and who had servants who could take care of the dirt on the train that would have been unavoidable if the coat was worn in the streets of the 19th century.

1 comment:

Denise said...

This is truly an exquisite piece and far exceed the standards of todays garment industry and the minds of modern fashion designers. This was designing outside the box before there was a box to think outside of.

Garments such a this are worthy of a revival with a modern flair, vintage is in and I LOVE this piece.

DeAlana Bruce; DeSigner DeAlana45@gmail.com