Toreador suit (image 2) | Spanish | Designer: J. Uriarte | Department Store: Alejandro Velasco | fourth quarter 19th century | silk, metal, metallic, glass, linen | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Late 19th Century Man's Fancy Dress Costume Culture: American Medium: silk satin, cotton, sequins, glass At fancy dress balls in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, well-to-do men and women donned costumes that were exotic, inventive, or historical. Eighteenth-century fashions were especially popular since they flattered women and let men revive their abandoned sumptuousness. Source: http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/90340.html?mulR=29980|122
3-piece suit, Italy, late 18th century. Dark turquoise silk taffeta, embroidered with floral motifs in silver thread, sequins, foil in green and red; waistcoat: ivory silk taffeta with similar embroidery.
Man's Suit Europe, circa 1790, altered circa 1805 Costumes; principal attire (entire body) Coat and breeches: silk plain weave (shot taffeta) with sequins and metallic-thread embroidery; waistcoat: silk satin with sequins and metallic-thread embroidery a) Coat center back length: 45 1/2 in. (115.57 cm); b) Waistcoat center back length: 24 1/2 in. (62.23 cm); c) Breeches inseam length: 15 1/2 in. (39.37 cm); c) Breeches side length: 26 1/2 in. (67.31 cm)