London Fashions for the Winter of 1831.
Very scarce hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 610 x 540mm, (24 x 21¼"). Slight mount burn. Repaired vertical tear from top edge to centre.
A large fashion plate showing the various fashions in men's and boy's clothing at the end of 1831. The plate is divided into two halves, the bottom showing outer and domestic urban wear while the top shows formal wear and country sportswear. The functional sportswear devleoped in England for the country gentleman, as shown in the top right corner, used wool which could be easily tailored. This new form of tailcoat crossed the divide between urban and country fashion due to its functionality and style. It is at this stage that styles from London start to challenge Paris' leadership and Mayfair becomes the heart of men's fashion.
[Ref: 37822] £580.00