When I look at men’s fashions in the Victorian era, I don’t think they changed as drastically as the female dresses did over the years. Of course, looking at these outfits, as shown on fashion website linked below, we’re talking about the well-dressed male of the 1850s to 1870s.
The males initially in book one, Toil Under the Sun, are dressed in far less fashionable trends for being common laborers in the construction business. Dirty clothes, tattered sleeves, worn shoes are the norm. They represented the stark contrast between the class line of laborer and master in a world of the haves and have-nots.
To read more about the male fashions, enjoy the site below. You can even purchase a few items to dress up your husband or boyfriend just for fun! Throw away those blue jeans and put some class back into his life.
(1850 – 1870) Full Line of Men’s Early Victorian Style Clothing. Everything a gentleman needs, from head to toe. Hats, coats, shirts, shoes, ties, trousers and beautiful vests. Period correct for theatrical and reenactor use.