1880-90.The frock coat, for example, once considered appropriate anywhere before six in the evening gradually became formal daytime attire by the 1880s The grey frock coat would have been considered correct dress for a promenade in the park. Black or navy was deemed appropriate for more formal activities.
1890-1895, Plate 041. Fashion plates, mens 1880-1939. The Costume Institute Fashion Plates. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Woodman Thompson (b1752524x) | These men’s vests are from 1894. #fashion