The American Tailor and Cutter Volume 13
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...paid high prices for what they produce. And the sixth is: "Quantity or magnitude, which draws our attention and produces admiration and awe." If we have not these in the Inverness, the ulster, and the box oversack, which are always with us, then we have neither square nor tape-line; and if we have them not with us now in the long-tailed frock and the incipient peg-top trousers, then our great sartorial goose has ceased to have a bill, whose splendid development is beautifully suggestive of those which merchant tailors render. A FEW INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT FASHION. OIFTY years ago, and also much later, fashion plates were usually distinguished by illustrated figures which were never seen in nature. The figures were all wasp-waisted, with large and sharply curved hips; but the introduction of the sack, both as an under and over coat, gradually developed more portly looking figures and more ample looking garments. But outside of the larger cities and towns, this innovation was not suddenly nor yet cheerfully accepted. Flaring skirted or "six-piece" sacks were improvised at first, in order to make them approach, as near as possible, to the surtout that had preceded them. But a sort of sack--that is, over-garments, with no crossseams, something like the modern ulster, except that they usually had one or more capes of various lengths reaching to the elbow or to the hand--were worn long before the modern sack was introduced. After the sack came the Catalonian cloak, the Talma, the Raglan, the Inverness, and various other over-garments, combining the convenience of the sack and cloak. Between the sack and the surtout, however, was the square, the half circle, the three-quarter circle, and the full circle cloaks, the latter...
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- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
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