Georgian Fashion for Men ~ All About Color!

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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Judy Buckley

Thank you! Your pictures are a great help as I design a cross stitch family tree including men in 1753 (green coat, matching breeches and deep red waistcoat, bare-headed with wig) and 1780 (a County Court Bailiff … a bit less colourful, but … I need a hat for him!

Maria Foster

My hands are clapping for this piece of information.

Judy Buckley

Thank you very much! I was looking for the difference in style of men’s dress between 1750 and 1783 to make figures for a cross stitch family tree. And your descriptions were a grea help.


Love the late Georgian men’s clothes.
Lovely collection.

Beth Elliott

hank you for sharing your research on men’s clothing of this period. The pictures are wonderful. It was a great period to be a man about town, wasn’t it? No wonder we enjoy reading and writing about it so much.

Stephanie L

I always have several thoughts in regards to men’s apparel during this time period. Firstly, imagining my husband wearing all this is rather hysterical. The man pitches a fit if he has to wear “long pants” (vs. shorts) and anything more than a collared shirt and athletic shoes. Secondly, the lacy jabot and the elaborate embroidery always fascinate me. I agree with Joy, they are prettier than anything I own. I’m glad they moved away from the wigs. Trying to imagine Darcy powdered and curled hits a wall. LOL

J "Joy" Dawn King

It is had to imagine that men were considered masculine with their powdered hair, wigs, ruffles, and prettier clothes than I have in my closet. However, the young man I was behind at the grocery store with his pants below his boxers, his colorful arm tattoos, carrying his daughter’s pink backpack may not be considered by Regency gents as masculine either. Thanks for the blast from the past, Sharon.

Regan Walker

Sharon, I love this post! I especially like that you included dates. My next book is set in 1783 in France and England so this helps me considerably. If you have any resources to suggest, I’m all ears.



Fascinating history of the Georgian and Regency eras. Thank you!

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