The history of costume goes back about 300 years. Currently, course in tailoring is an important basic course for students who specialize in clothing. What do men who actually wear suits know about history of suit making?
First stage: classic costume period
Currently, costume is characterized by cutting pieces of fabric with concept of a three-dimensional geometric structure, and then stitching them into clothes. The "Just Cole" is oldest Western-style men's uniform, dating from around 1670-1770. It's just that Cole's front bar usually doesn't fasten, but only a few buttons above and below waistline, so it wouldn't be rude not to button a modern single-breasted suit, but button only top one of two buttons. for wearing habits.
The second stage: period of dresses and costumes
The men's robe is an orthodox example of a suit dress from 1770s-1870s. Until first half of nineteenth century, semi-leggings called "kiorot" were popular among European men and nobility.
After French Revolution, it was popular to wear pontalons to express their opposition to nobility. Later, in second half of nineteenth century, legs became mostly loose, forming the style of modern suit trousers.
Stage Three: Standard Claim Period
The Pouch Dress is a standard suit popular around 1870-1970.
The fourth stage: period of everyday costume
The "Raonki Jacket" is origin of everyday suits and has been around since 1850.
There are also some "minor" trends in costume design, such as:
1940s "Military uniform": off-the-shoulder suit (1940)
During World War II, people admired mighty military style, and military style was very popular among men and women. Starting around 1940, “Brave” look became popular in menswear. The so-called "Brave" means bold. It is characterized by use of thick and wide shoulder pads to accentuate broad and strong shoulders of men. lower corner of anterior margin also becomes square and rigid. Pants are baggy and have a long stride.
Pastoral style in UK: country style costumes (1982)
The 1980s was retro era. With recovery of world economy, traditional western culture of construction clothing has become appreciated again. The inverted A-line suit in late 1970s returned to traditional British style at this time, but what is different from past is that in this traditional style, people are looking for comfort; bust is more relaxed, lapels are enlarged and buckle position is lowered. . Loose combinations of one-piece tops and trousers in different colors are also popular.
People are looking for an unrestrained casual vibe in a sustainable traditional style, so they can find a sense of traditional beauty in loose and comfortable casual wear. In this context, "pastoral style" of tweed in Britain is very fashionable, and since then casual suits have also become more and more prosperous.