History - Shoes
Gorgeous shoes, women's and men's, through history.
1803 The Three Mr. Wiggins By James Gillray ( 1756-1815) British caricaturist. Three handsome young men walk arm-in-arm. They have a strong family resemblance, and are dressed alike in tail-coats with sleeves gathered at the shoulders, stocks, frilled shirts, double-breasted waistcoats, riding-breeches, boots with deep tops and long powdered hair tied. Via britishmuseum.org (PD-Art)
1800 March 11th A Prince of the Old School. By James Gillray. Elderly man in round hat, straight coat, wide boots of Hessian pattern but not fashionable shape, neat side-curl and queue. "Easiness of Deportment and Elegance of indescribable Debonair about Beaus of Old School which would be ridiculous for Puppies of the day to think of imitating." Lord Chesterfield Letters.' Via British Museum, London, UK. britishmuseum.org (PD-Art)cart
1803 Well Dressed Gentleman's Daily Outfit, French. Blue tailcoat, vest, white frilled shirt, high collar with white cravat, fawn Redingote or coat, breeches tucked into black boots with wide tan tops, gloves, walking stick and black hat. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.
1818 Gentleman’s Outfit, French. Cutaway coat with a fur collar and extra long tails, blue trousers finishing at his ankles, blue vest, high white cravat, black shoes, black top hat, walking stick and cured hairstyle with small sideburns. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.
1806 Waiting for the Saint-Cloud Coach, Place de la Concorde, France. Couple waits for coach. Woman wears fashionable hat, or capote, an Empire style blue Redingote or Pelisse with long sleeves with mancheron, or gathered sleeve. Man in tailcoat buttoned at waist, breeches tucked into riding boots with tan tops and a 'haut-de-forme', or top hat. via suzilove.com & Illustrations by François Courboin,From Octave Uzanne's 'Les Modes de Paris, via Brown University Library, U.S.A.