- Feb 17, 2020
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Are their clothes accurate and well made?
"Accuracy" depends on you, not on them.Are their clothes accurate and well made?
During the mid 18th century, the fly front breeches were quite prevalent. My unit doing a F&I interpretation use the fly front breeches. As waistcoats got shorter, the loose fitting fly front breeches were replaced by the flatter and more stylish fit of the fall front breeches. These went from an early narrow fall to a broad fall.
F;y front from about 1720 to narrow fall from 1770's through early 1800's. The narrow fall for the first decade of the 19th century would be quite appropriate. By 1820, the waist coat got quite short exposing quite a bit of the breeches. The broad fall gave a much flatter and stylish line to the breeches as the over coat also became more open to show the waistcoat and the breeches or as the leg length became longer, trousers.Which is funny as I have a pattern for post 1800 trousers and they went back to narrow fall.