Nearly everyone looked the same, it was all very dark colors. Colors were dark or light, browns and then there were blacks. Mostly the long frock coats would be black and not the actual articles of clothing. Not much of a variety of a color choice like there is today.
That is until two young men, Charles Dickens and Benjamin Disraeli, changed the color choice in the Victorian era. They brought out a bright and ‘crazy’ fashion choice to everyone. People at first looked at them as different or weird but truly they were bringing in a new fashion for everyone to try. The courtier or the gentlemen wore the very bright and colorful clothes after Charles and Benjamin made their fashion statement. All victorian men that were upper class changed at least twice a day and if not that then even more. They would call outfit number one their, ‘Daytime wear.’ The daytime wear would include Plaids and checks, with knickers. Knickers are pants that reach just below the knee. Of course, the men would wear this during the day, hint the name Daytime. Then they had their ‘white tie and tails’ which I had talked about a bit earlier. The white tie and tails where their evening wear. The ‘tails’ would be the daytime coat they had on earlier in the day. Sometimes the men would wear a corset to keep their stomachs in if they had a bigger or wider stomach. This was later on in Victoria’s reign. Soon men were allowed